| 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...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 2:16 PM
How to make your next trip the most rewarding (in credit-card points), with the least risk (check the insurance) and the fewest hidden fees (at hotels and resorts).
The best returns from flight and hotel rewards credit cards, according to a new survey...
| 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...
| Jul 15, 2014
If you're planning a long-distance overseas trip -- one of those 18-hour marathon nonstops, or even worse, two 12-hour flights with a connection, you might want to take a stopover at an intermediate point, especially when the normal itinerary is back-to-...
| Jul 1, 2014
What's the current status of the major consumer issues in travel? Here's a quick overview:
Transparent Airfares Act. Although you may not have noticed much recent movement on this noxious proposal, my friends in Washington expect it to come up for a vote...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Sometimes it's not your kids or your traveling partner that make your vacation plans expensive; it's your dog.
Traveling with a dog — and 80% of respondents to a recent Petplan Pet Insurance survey say they want to travel with a pet, an increase...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 1:23 PM
A subway train travels faster, but it can't compare with the feeling aboard a good, old-fashioned trolley. Even a slow one.
The people of Toronto are passionate about theirs. Only don't call them trolleys. Here, they're streetcars.
Maybe it's the...
| 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,...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 7:41 AM
From eating to entertainment, college student Amber Deemer is learning to stretch her dollar by being frugal at everything she does. She shares her hot tips on how she travels on the cheap.
The first place to begin is planning in advance by doing...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 1:54 PM
Interstate Highway 43 is the fastest way for Chicagoans to get to Door County, one of Wisconsin's best-known summer vacation destinations. It's also the best way to miss out on Lake Michigan's more rural and budget-friendly shoreline.
Just south 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...