| Aug 7, 2014
| 6:46 AM
Online travel operator Orbitz Worldwide Inc forecast higher-than-expected revenue in the current quarter as an improving economy spurs spending on air travel and hotel bookings.
Orbitz' shares fell 1.1 percent to $8.96 in early trading on Thursday. The...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:05 AM
It seems we are smack in the middle of amusement park season. I've heard from readers heading to Cedar Point, Holiday World, Disney, Universal and of course, Six Flags.
But trips to theme parks can be hard on the family budget. Here are some tips for...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 12:23 PM
GLASTONBURY – Glastonbury Senior Center, 300 Welles St., 860-652-7638.
Blue Lobster Festival—Windsor, Saturday, Aug. 16, 11:30 a.m. Leave RCC 12:30 p.m. Lunch. Approximate Return: 3 p.m. Cost of $22 includes Meal and transportation....
| Jul 25, 2014
| 11:25 AM
The best way to toast the end of a long, hot summer is with a special family trip during the Labor Day weekend. It’s the perfect time to get serious about back-to-school mode, remember good times past and plan for all the good times yet to come....
| Aug 9, 2014
| 1:48 PM
For all the cringeworthy talk of crushes, conniptions and collapsing marriage, the key to the corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, will be connecting dots — whether prosecutors can link gifts and loans from...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Which one will be the next baseball superstar?
We're sitting on the grass with several hundred parents and kids on a balmy summer night in Falmouth, Massachusetts on Cape Cod watching the Falmouth Commodores play the Orleans Firebirds....
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:13 PM
Osceola County, often overshadowed by Orlando's global image as a vacation destination, is trying to stake out a patch of supremacy in Central Florida's crowded tourism landscape.
Citing its huge inventory of vacation properties for rent, it's...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 5:52 AM
Vacation means warm beaches, breezy campgrounds, posh spas — a break from daily stress and a great way to unwind and leave our cares behind.
Unless you have a pet.
Fido or Fluffy, beloved as they are, can throw a wrench into the best-laid...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Are you sick of searching through crowd-sourced hotel reviews while trying to figure out if the bed will be good enough? A solution is here.
What it does: TripExpert assigns a hotel a score based on reviews in 20-plus...
| Jul 15, 2014
Ten years ago, I compiled a list of some of the travel industry's false and misleading pricing techniques, using the metaphor of a man who observed various promotions as he walked along a city street.
First, he saw an appliance dealer featuring a "side-...
| 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...