Air travelers brace for another summer of fees

It isn’t shaping up to be a good summer for air travelers who are trying to stick to a budget. And let’s be honest: Who isn’t watching their bottom line? A few weeks before the traditional start of...

DATE: May 18, 2013 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

Want a better airline seat? Website may help

If you fly, chances are you have a story to tell about an uncomfortable airline seat.Vicki Morwitz does. Hers involves a long-haul plane trip, a minuscule economy-class enclosure and a circuitous...

DATE: May 4, 2013 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

Musical happenings

GULF SHORES, Ala. Karen Pery doesn’t consider herself a jazz fan. Yet for each of the last four years, she’s spent $3,000 and flown nearly 4,000 miles round trip to attend the New Orleans Jazz and...

DATE: May 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Plenty free in D.C.: Here are 5 suggestions

WASHINGTON – There probably are more free things to do in the U.S. capital than nearly any other major city in the world. The most popular museums and the zoo are free, thanks to government...

DATE: May 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Hotels cancel previous policies for cancellations

When heavy rain grounded Amy Li’s recent flight from San Francisco to Cancun, Mexico, she hoped her resort would allow her to cancel her prepaid room. But it didn’t. Instead, she received an...

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

Help ensure travel safety with these tips

NEW YORK – Recent high-profile attacks on tourists in India, Brazil, Turkey and Mexico – including rapes – have raised questions about personal safety for overseas travel, especially for women. But...

DATE: April 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Remembering ‘42’

NEW YORK With the movie “42” bringing the Jackie Robinson story to a new generation, fans young and old may be inspired to visit some of the places in Brooklyn connected to the African-American...

DATE: April 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Bottoms up

CLERMONT, Ky.Bourbon fan Tim Allen started his day of sightseeing by sipping whiskeys crafted at a Jim Beam distillery. Where else are prelunch nips more commonplace than in Kentucky bourbon...

DATE: April 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Is Greyhound leaving riders out in the cold?

The temperature outside the Des Moines, Iowa, Greyhound bus terminal on a February morning fell to a dangerously frigid 17 degrees below zero. But the bus driver who dropped off Ankur Singh and 10...

DATE: April 6, 2013 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

Odds are you’ll like these Vegas freebies

LAS VEGAS – If you've got the money, Las Vegas has a million ways for you to spend it – the limo, the penthouse suite, the finest champagne money can buy – and that's before you even hit the casino...

DATE: April 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

The truth about TSA’s pointless knife fight

The Transportation Security Administration’s surprise announcement that it will allow small knives and previously banned sporting equipment on planes next month was met with concern and confusion...

DATE: March 30, 2013 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

Baseball odyssey goes extra innings

SAN FRANCISCOIf you’re a baseball fan looking to add a new pastime to your vacation itinerary, consider setting a goal to visit all 30 of the sport’s major league stadiums.I began my crusade about...

DATE: March 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

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