| Jul 26, 2014
Judith Patrizzi did it. So did Linda Petzler.
They said "yes" when their airline asked whether they were interested in paying extra for a premium seat just before boarding — a kind of offer that's becoming increasingly common in the travel...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 5:10 PM
How cool would it be to escape for a few days for free, without being hustled to buy a timeshare? The Wilson family won't promise your trip to their Royal Peacock mine will pay for itself, but it's possible your discovery will more than pay the cost of...
| Jul 24, 2014
A former employee of the company that launched Chicago's red light cameras testified Wednesday before a federal grand jury investigating bribery allegations, and he said he recounted a secret meeting atop the John Hancock Center and even answered...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Vacation. It's supposed to be a time to kick back and relax, but if you're traveling, there can be a lot of stress, from finding the best deal when making the hotel reservations to getting to and waiting at the airport and even checking into your hotel....
| Jul 26, 2014
Expedia is so sure of its travel prices that it offers a best-price guarantee that matches any lower price found within 24 hours of booking. It refunds the difference and issues a $50 travel coupon.
But what happens when a traveler books a trip to a...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:52 PM
"Follow me," I said to my fiancé, Carlos, as we hopped on our rental bikes in Orléans, just one hour south of Paris on the high-speed Train à Grande Vitesse.
"Anywhere!" he replied.
Once a playground for the French noblesse, the beautiful surroundings...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 5:00 PM
If you dare to visit here — and I'm glad I did — you'll eventually stand beneath the elegant geometry of Gazi Husrev-bey Mosque (built in 1530) or sip a beer at the Sarajevo Brewery (founded in 1864) or tiptoe atop the stone walls of the White...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:31 PM
The spectacle that is this city's Central Market could be a metaphor for the cultural melange that is Suriname.
In stalls outside under the blazing equatorial sun, an ethnic mix of vendors offered fresh and smoked fish, fruits and vegetables, fish eggs,...
| Jul 18, 2014
"Do you want to take a trip? You can say no." Tim Bannon, my editor at the Chicago Tribune, stood at my cubicle on an August day in 2001. Back then, he ran the daily features section. Tim knew I liked to travel for stories, and that if the story took me...
| Jul 15, 2014
Born in Wales, Tom Ellis made a name for himself in the BBC soap opera "EastEnders." The actor, 35, now stars as Dr. William Rush in the USA Network's new medical drama, "Rush." He calls London home, but is currently based out of Vancouver shooting his...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 10:55 AM
Orlando's theme parks and other developers are making big investments in revamping or building entertainment complexes where tourists dine, shop, dance and see shows at night.
Downtown Disney is undergoing a huge makeover, doubling its number of dining,...