| Sep 28, 2014
| 11:25 AM
Talk about the potential for stress.
The Bennetts raced around Walt Disney World with 11 people, including kids who ranged in age from 5 to 18, while one teen was sick in bed at the hotel.
But Theresa Bennett and her extended family were all smiles --...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 9:28 PM
Of the 20 work days in June 2013 the state's commissioner of insurance spent 17 away from his desk — far away.
Thomas B. Leonardi's schedule that month included trips to Washington, D.C., Rome, Zurich and Seoul. That month's globe-hopping...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Universal Orlando Resort has announced new discounts exclusively for active duty and retired members of the military.
They can get two free days at Universal parks with the purchase of a one-day, park-to-park ticket. Tickets are available until Nov. 30...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 8:09 AM
No question, last-minute travelers can grab great deals. When hotels, resorts, cruise lines and even airlines have unused inventory, they often offer it at deep discounts — sometimes as much as 50 percent and more off original prices.
To be a...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 3:18 PM
Carla Hayden is one of Baltimore's best-known book lovers, one who has spent 21 years at the helm of the city's Enoch Pratt Free Library. When the busy bibliophile takes time off to travel, she appreciates accommodations where books are part of the...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Traveling to a big city can be overwhelming. Here's a website that helps you find — and book lodging in — the neighborhood that's right for you.
What it does: Recommends neighborhoods and hotels best suited to you...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 5:05 AM
As fall begins, the light is as golden as the prairie. The sky is big and blue. This year, with lots of rain, the hills of ponderosa pines undulate in a deep, thick green carpet so solid that the hills really do look black.
One can see why American...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 12:30 PM
I've always been a fan of budget travel tips. For 30 years I've written and lectured about ways to stowaway, picnic and get special deals to be able to afford international travel. My feeling has long been that "you experience more by spending less."...
| Sep 30, 2014
A lot of innovations and announcements either appeared recently or just recently came to my attention. Although none is a game-changer, many provide useful features.
Vacation Rental Metasearch. Several new or new-to-me vacation rental websites have...
| Sep 30, 2014
The hotel chain with the highest ratings for customer satisfaction is Park Hyatt, with a 94 percent "positive" rating. That's according to a report published by Medallia, a prominent customer experience specialist, covering the second quarter of this...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 10:25 AM
In an overflowing, sweat-inducing auditorium two weeks ago, start-ups founded by UCLA students took turns at the front to explain how their app and website ideas would change the world. Across town, USC students made their own pitches last weekend....