Q: I recently booked a flight from Atlanta to Kristiansand, Norway, on Scandinavian Airlines (SAS). When I tried to check in online, the system said my reservation had been canceled.
I called the customer-service number, and a representative told me there was a payment error that resulted in an automatic cancellation. The airline had given me ...Read more
Imagine a vacation where someone not only cleans your room twice a day, but picks up after the kids. Imagine they can order whatever they like to eat -- and as much as they like -- at no extra charge. Imagine guaranteed-to-please activities, whether the kids are 4 or 14.
Welcome to the world of cruising.
The best part: You can easily stay ...Read more
One of Europe's best organized regions for sightseeing, France and the Low Countries (Belgium and the Netherlands) are better than ever with new people-friendly zones, improved sights and comforting security.
France is a country full of beloved sights. While recent terrorist events may have scared away some travelers, I return every year for a ...Read more
Cam Gigandet ("The Magnificent Seven," "The Twilight Saga" franchise) stars alongside Donald Sutherland and Jeremy Sisto in AT&T Audience Network's latest series, "Ice." In the serialized crime drama, Gigandet's character is thrown into the world of corrupt diamond trading, murder and dubious cartels. For the series, Gigandet, 34, moved his ...Read more
Q: My wife and I recently flew from Paris to Washington, D.C., on United Airlines. The original flight was delayed for three and a half hours while passengers were waiting in line with their boarding passes, and eventually canceled.
We were rebooked on the next available flight the following morning. The United service desk provided notice of ...Read more
Disneyland's Fastpass ticketing system, which lets visitors avoid the long lines for crowded attractions by booking a ride time, has been a free feature since it was created in 1999.
But Disney announced last week that it will let parkgoers use the Disneyland smartphone app to electronically book and redeem Fastpasses, as well as download ...Read more
It would have been a perfect vacation day, if not for the emergency room.
After a bad fall on a Colorado ski slope, the ski patrollers who brought me down the mountain thought I was seriously injured, thus the ambulance trip to the ER, the extra oxygen in high altitude and a CAT scan. Fortunately, I wasn't as badly injured as they thought, but ...Read more
Graceland and Paisley Park. They're as different as Memphis and Minneapolis, as rock and funk, as the 6-foot King and the 5-foot-2 Prince. Elvis had his stud-decorated jumpsuits, an endless supply of silk scarves and a big necklace with his lightning "TCB" (taking care of business) logo. Prince had his colorful custom-designed outfits, an ...Read more
Patagonia: the Camino Home (A Camino of the Soul Book 2)Katharine Elliott
While enveloped in the mystical beauty of this wild Patagonian landscape, and the hike itself, Katharine finds herself transported to joyous, and often humorous memories of her childhood. She shares these touching reminiscences with us in her emotionally descriptive ...
RENO, Nev. -- Hunched on the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada, Reno has long suffered a reputation as a poor man's Las Vegas with snow. Its casinos are more modest than the flashing palaces on the Strip, and even its motto -- "The Biggest Little City in the World" -- feels strangely self-deprecating.
All that is changing, however, as Reno ...Read more
KEY LARGO, Fla. -- Driving the 100-plus miles that link the Florida Keys' limestone and coral islands ranks as one of America's epic road trips.
I wanted to experience it on two wheels instead of four. The plan: Bike the country's "southernmost century," cycling-speak for a 100-mile journey in a single day, from Key Largo to Key West.
We all ...Read more
BEAVER CREEK, Colo. -- My family's idea of the perfect vacation is to follow winter around the world and schuss down a snow-covered mountain as fast as gravity allows.
That's not quite my speed, so I often end up on the sidelines spending the daylight hours of our ski trips alone.
I thought this was my unique problem until I enrolled in a ski ...Read more
Italy -- with more culture, crowds and chaos per square kilometer than anywhere else in Europe -- is most enjoyable when you're up-to-date on its sightseeing and infrastructure news.
As in other European cities, Florence is beefing up security these days. Visiting some major museums -- such as the Accademia (with Michelangelo's "David"), Uffizi...Read more
Based out of Miami, journalist Kimberly Brooks is co-anchor of "Nightline on Fusion." The TV personality -- who got her start working at Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Studios -- is also the host of Fusion's latest documentary, "O Girls," which checks in on the progress of five of the young women who were amongst the first to graduate from the Oprah ...Read more
Q: I recently planned to attend the Miami Broward Carnival to celebrate the birthdays of two of my cousins. In total, 14 of us were traveling to Miami from Canada. My flights were on Air Canada, and I was booked at South Beach Plaza Hotel, a reservation I had made through Booking.com.
Unfortunately, Hurricane Matthew was forecast to hit the ...Read more
Red or green ? That's what everyone asks you in New Mexico restaurants. Translation: Do you want New Mexico's famous red or green chiles?
The story goes that a waitress at Tia Sophia's, the popular breakfast and lunch place on Santa Fe's Plaza, got tired of the question, so she'd just ask people if they wanted both -- Christmas!
Now that term ...Read more
In anticipation of Hawaii’s legendary Aloha welcome, many tourists who visit come to the islands expect to receive flower leis upon their arrival.
Lei-giving is an age old tradition throughout Hawaii, but it is, unfortunately, no longer a matter of course.
Although many who arrive in Hawaii on package ...Read more
There are hidden California treasures nestled in Mendocino's Anderson Valley, where vineyards unfurl along the hillsides and the tiny town of Boonville offers a foodie paradise. Culinary inspiration is contagious in this hamlet, where everyone knows everyone, and we weekenders can dabble in all the deliciousness.
Sampling Table 128's paella, ...Read more
The state of Hawaii is considering bringing back its ill-fated, short-lived, inter-island ferry service after receiving a federal grant to study the issue.
The Hawaii State Department of Transportation received a half-million dollar grant from the Maritime Administration, which it plans to use to hire consultants to explore potential routes.
The passing of the iconic John Glenn -- astronaut, senator and American hero -- served as a reminder to us all of who and what's truly admirable in life. Mind-numbing apps, mediocre professional athletes who make headlines for all the wrong reasons, C-list television personalities famous for reasons no one really knows . . . these are the kinds ...Read more
Both Spain and Portugal have interesting stories to tell and interesting cultures to share. Here's some travel news for those visiting in 2017.
Neglected corners of Spain's cities are being made more inviting for visitors. Sevilla's Triana neighborhood, long considered the "wrong side of the river," is becoming the most colorful and authentic ...Read more