A nighttime scare while sailing to Mexico

BAHIA TORTUGA, Baja, Mexico – The adventure has begun. There are many ways to travel, each with their own quirks and problems. I have traveled by plane, train, bus, car and ferry. Sailing a small...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2013 | COLUMN: More Hands on Deck

Book it

NEW YORK – Whether you’re planning a trip in the new year and need some practical advice, or you’d like to give a coffee-table book filled with inspirational photos to someone on your Christmas...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Fliers oppose calls on planes

WASHINGTON – As federal regulators consider removing a decades-old prohibition on making phone calls on planes, a majority of Americans who fly oppose such a change, a new Associated Press-GfK poll...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

What did federal agencies do for travelers in 2013?

Ask travelers what the federal government did for them this year, and you’ll probably get a shrug, at best – or a rant about sequestration, national park closings and the Transportation Security...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2013 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

What’s enough time to make a flight connection?

When Mike Conrad bought an airline ticket from Washington, D.C., to Berlin, the last thing he considered was his connection in Frankfurt, Germany. But the flight, booked through United Airlines and...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2013 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

Travel gifts to keep organized, connected

NEW YORK – Today’s travelers want to be comfortable, organized and connected. With those themes in mind, here are some gift ideas, starting with suggestions from three people who travel for a...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Travels with Fido

If you travel with your dog and prefer small inns and B&Bs over chain hotels, it can be frustrating that so few allow pets. If you listen to some innkeepers’ stories, though, you may wonder why any...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Be prepared before flying with your pet

Millions of people travel during the holidays to visit relatives and friends. But if you must board a plane to see grandma or your best buddy, should your dog or cat come along? Only if your...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

The castle Hearst built

SAN SIMEON, Calif. The coastline that parallels Route 1 in central California is so breathtaking that you might be forgiven for missing the zebras on the opposite side of the road. And that huge...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Texas house tied to Oswald opens to visitors

IRVING, Texas – Baby bottles sit on the kitchen counter in this small two-bedroom home in the Dallas suburb of Irving, just as they would have Nov. 22, 1963. Also the same: the rolled-up blanket...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

In Dallas, events will mark assassination anniversary

DALLAS – Church bells will toll throughout Dallas on Nov. 22 to honor President John F. Kennedy, and a moment of silence at 12:30 p.m. will mark the moment 50 years ago when he was assassinated....

DATE: Nov. 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

What’s that airline credit really worth?

It happened to Louise Andrew twice last month. She made reservations on the United Airlines website, tried to cancel them within 24 hours for a full refund and was told that the airline would be...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2013 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

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