| Jun 25, 2012
| 6:10 AM
CURAÇAO - There is absolutely nothing wrong with Cozumel or the Bahamas.
But once you've seen them, it's time to branch out.
Cruise lines are experimenting with all kinds of interesting Caribbean itineraries that expose travelers to a broader swath of...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 1:37 PM
"Who would go to Hawaii in June?" a friend asked when I talked about a trip I took to Maui last year.
A travel writer on a budget, for one.
I, too, was skeptical about the timing, but the weather was a perfect 70-80 degrees, with low humidity and...
| Mar 31, 2013
Here are some tips to add to your storehouse of money-saving knowledge. For instance, you can get money back when a hotel room rate drops. Or you may be able to get free airline lounge passes or a hotel upgrade. Here's how.
Getting money back if the...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 2:00 PM
A hotel executive recently told me that flying Singapore Airlines is so pleasant, losing a bag became a positive experience. Airline staff apologized profusely, delivered the bag within a few hours and gave him a free flight.
It made him want Singapore...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 8:36 AM
No estamos en Navidad, pero sí en plena temporada de preparativos para celebrar una de las épocas más lindas del año. Seguro estás afinando tu presupuesto y haciendo planes para venir a esta ciudad que se ve más bonita que nunca en estas fiestas....
| Apr 12, 2013
| 2:23 PM
Lots of ink and pixels have been devoted to the quest for an answer to the question, “When is the best time to buy airline tickets?” My pat answer has always been, “When they’re on sale,” but colleague George Hobica of...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 6:13 AM
ANAHEIM, Calif. - As we walked across the broad, brick-paved plaza, a burst of music swelled, the strings rising to cinematic heights amid a pounding of kettle drums. A man in a crisp white shirt waved and beamed. Perfectly manicured flowers swayed in the...
| Oct 19, 2011
Many of you turn to "opaque" online agencies to get the very best available hotel deals. As long as you can specify the hotel's quality range and general location, if the discount is big enough, you're willing to accept the agency' selection of an...
| Aug 9, 2011
Now that high-speed trains have taken over so much of European short-haul travel, adding rail options to an airfare search system seems like a no-brainer. Ditto allowing for a preference for "premium economy" in a fare search. Surprisingly, only a few...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 8:15 AM
While I certainly am not one to ask my government for additional taxes, I do like to see people and corporations paying their fair share under the current system. The online sales tax collection issue you referenced recently ("Franchot's mistake," Nov....
| Dec 5, 2011
| 10:45 AM
Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently:
The Shakti Sikkim Village Walk offers travelers the chance to journey through the Northern Himalayas on private, guided, customizable...