Doctors often on planes to deal with emergencies

Is there a doctor on board? Surprisingly often, there is – in half of in-flight medical emergencies – and sick airline passengers almost always survive, a new study finds. The research is the...

DATE: July 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Books keep business travelers sane

Frequent business traveler flier Margaret Bowles disregards in-flight entertainment options and pulls out her Kindle on nearly every flight. Bowles, a lawyer in Winter Park, is now reading Proof of...

DATE: July 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Are ‘custom’ airfares good for travelers?

Should your airline be allowed to offer you a customized ticket? That’s the intriguing and somewhat thorny question being raised by the worldwide airline industry through a little-known proposal...

DATE: July 20, 2013 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

Swimming with the sharks

LA JOLLA, Calif. Just beyond the breakers at La Jolla Shores Beach, hundreds of dark figures cruise through the sandy shallows like a scene in a horror movie. In most cases, the sight of one...

DATE: July 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Where summer and deals sizzle

PHOENIX – Winter turns the Valley of the Sun into a destination, luring visitors from colder climates around the world to the warmth of the desert. Once the searing heat of summer hits, the...

DATE: July 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Legoland Florida expands with World of Chima

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – The world’s largest Lego theme park is expanding again, this time with a water ride, a splash zone and an interactive play area – all welcome activities for vacationing...

DATE: July 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

5 freebies: Not everything in Napa Valley will tap your wallet

NAPA, Calif. – Love the lush and lovely Napa Valley but hate how expensive it can be? You’re not the first. In the late 19th century, writer Robert Louis Stevenson moved his honeymoon to the rustic...

DATE: July 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Kansas’ Tallgrass Prairie Preserve: Glimpse of yesteryear

David Maciewicz, 24, of Utica, N.Y., was struck by the “vast nothing” of the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve in Strong City, Kan. when he visited last year Maciewicz said he was in awe of the quiet....

DATE: June 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

From art to trails, 5 freebies in Helena, Mont.

HELENA, Mont. – Montana’s capital is perfectly positioned as a halfway point between Glacier and Yellowstone national parks, but visitors often decide to extend their stopovers once they get a feel...

DATE: June 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

What to do when car rental reservations aren’t honored

We’re sorry, sir, but we don’t have any cars left. That was my unpleasant welcome to Michigan by Hertz. I had a reservation. They saw the reservation. The problem: Hertz hadn’t actually saved me a...

DATE: June 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Coney Island comes back

NEW YORK Two of New York’s best-known waterfront neighborhoods took a beating last fall from Superstorm Sandy: Coney Island in Brooklyn and the Rockaways in Queens. But crowds are back on both...

DATE: June 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Privacy? There’s no such thing while on the road

Recent revelations of the National Security Agency’s sweeping domestic surveillance programs may have angered many Americans, but for most travelers, it was nothing new. Surrendering your right to...

DATE: June 29, 2013 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

click here to add your event
Area Events
Directory Plus

Search Directory Plus