| Nov 1, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Sky-high hotel and restaurant tabs are commonplace in the Napa Valley wine country, but with a little advance planning you can still eat and sleep on the cheap. We scoured Napa and Sonoma counties — from Calistoga in the north to Napa in the south...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 8:15 AM
It's not even the middle of October and I'm already worried — on your behalf — about booking Thanksgiving and year-end holiday travel. Why? Fuller-than-ever planes and increasing demand, thanks to a better economy. We don't often associate...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Some people call Maui the world's best island. Yes, it has great beaches, but to me, it also has too many people and too much traffic. And Wailea, Kaanapali and Kapalua? Beautiful but bland.
I admit I enjoy visiting those resorts as much as you do....
| Oct 16, 2014
| 3:01 PM
Walt Disney World has announced two vacation deals in time for the holiday season, including the return of the "Play, Stay, Dine, & Save" package.
The 5-night/6-day room, ticket and dining plan package can save a family of four up to $600 at 25...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Africa safaris aren't unusual, but a package from Tom Harper River Journeys has an interesting twist by including a three-night cruise on the Chobe River aboard the luxurious 14-cabin Zambezi Queen. The 13-day/12-night land and water expedition starts...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 7:26 AM
Monday October 13, 2014 is Columbus Day. This is a great time to check out some of the Summer Clearance sales going on, as well as additional deals for Columbus Day. Whether you're looking for electronics, clothes, or travel deals, check out this...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Never heard of Trona Pinnacles or Fossil Falls? It's time to put these desert hot spots on your bucket list.
The lesser-known wildlands are as much a part of California's landscape as Yosemite's granite walls, but they haven't gotten much attention...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that have come across our desk recently:
Explore! has a weeklong walking trip in Spain's Andalusia as low as $700 per person double occupancy. For dates in 2015 the price...
| 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 23, 2014
| 9:12 AM
Cruises on the Great Lakes aren't terribly common, but Pearl Seas Cruises, which is in its inaugural season, has ambitious plans for 2015. Pearl Mist, the line's 210-passenger ship, will be sailing a variety of seven-, 10-, 11- and 14-night cruises, the...
| 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...