| Jan 29, 2012
Think of what follows as a travel tapas buffet — tidbits that just might whet your appetite for more. Here are a dozen pieces of information for the 2012 traveler.
1. You will know how much you'll pay to check your bags when you're flying. The...
| May 8, 2012
| 7:05 PM
Name: P-cubed pants
What they are: A line of adventure and business pants from Clothing Arts of North Woodmere, N.Y., that are pickpocket-proof.
How they work: Large pockets with zippers and buttons make unauthorized access difficult, if not...
| Sep 12, 2010
The next time you wonder where to take your next vacation, don't forget to ask when. The right answer could save you hundreds of dollars.
Depending on the season, the elite retreat of Martha's Vineyard, Mass., can be cheaper to visit than Chicago. An...
| Dec 20, 2010
| 2:50 PM
At long last, I'm gold.
That means skipping long airport security lines, preferred seating and — no, not a misprint — free checked bags. It only took seemingly half my life on airplanes, but I am finally a "preferred" flier.
But one question...
| Dec 21, 2010
Did you learn anything about travel from the recent wave of storms in the Midwest and East? Certainly, despite tremendous technological development, you learned (or re-learned) that air travel is still something of a gamble during really bad weather....
| Dec 7, 2010
| 12:28 PM
As any seasoned traveler knows — that's you, Mr. and Mrs. Business Traveler — the second-most maddening word at an airport, right after "canceled," is "delayed." We've all been there: stuck for hours at the gate (or worse, on the tarmac)...
| Dec 26, 2010
We asked readers where they would go if money and time were no object, and where they were likely to go in 2011. Thailand for dental work, one said. A trip with a friend to France, another said. Here are some of the other responses. Bon voyage!
| Dec 26, 2010
When Garth Brooks returns to his limited engagement next month in Las Vegas, some of those in line at the Encore box office may be surprised to find that the price of a ticket has nearly doubled.
The increase — from $125 to $225 — has...
| Dec 15, 2010
A San Francisco-based market-research firm has released its annual gay and lesbian travel survey, and what caught my eye wasn't the leisure travel rankings, in which New York nudged past San Francisco for the top spot. It was the last category: top...
| Dec 5, 2010
What to know
Do your homework before you check in. Go to Hostelworld.com or Hostels.com to read reviews by other travelers and see current rankings, which tend to be reliable. Smaller hostels tend to have a stronger communal feel, though you're in closer...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 1:54 PM
Business travel slows during summer, but it doesn't disappear. It also carries its own unique set of challenges.
Chris McGinnis, a travel consultant who writes and blogs for several outlets, including for the Best Western hotel chain as its business...