Free things to do on drive through Fla. Keys

KEY WEST, Fla. – The Florida Keys offers every water activity imaginable from sailing to sport fishing. But a fishing charter or snorkeling excursion will cost you. Fortunately, the Keys, a series...

DATE: March 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Fla. Panhandle: Fun for budget travelers

PENSACOLA, Fla. – The gleaming white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of Florida’s Panhandle draw millions of visitors each year, but this area isn’t known for glitz, glamour and high-end hot...

DATE: March 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Hotel fees starting to rival those of airlines

How do you know if hotels have gone too far with fees? When Jay Sorensen complains about them.Sorensen runs a Shorewood, Wis., consulting firm focused on helping travel companies generate money...

DATE: March 16, 2013 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

Mysterious moai

EASTER ISLAND, ChileF rom its famed giant stone statues to finding a good, affordable hotel, Easter Island is full of mysteries.There are ancient questions, such as how the statues were...

DATE: March 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Free in LA, from Hollywood to the beach

LOS ANGELES – It’s been called, sometimes derisively, a collection of 72 suburbs in search of a city. Still, there’s a lot of stuff to see and do inside those 72 suburbs that are said to comprise...

DATE: March 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Airlines brace for march of million milers

If you don’t like some of the recent changes to your airline loyalty program, talk to Mike Croswell. He’s a United Airlines “Million Miler” who assumed that his three decades of devotion to the...

DATE: March 2, 2013 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

Nature’s light show

JUNEAU, AlaskaBill Carter had been planning his bucket-list winter vacation to Alaska for 30 years, and he couldn’t have picked a better time to take it. The retired chemist from Jesup, Ga., didn’t...

DATE: March 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

5 free things: Honolulu bargains beyond beaches

HONOLULU – Airfare, hotels, guided tours and pricey luaus – a Hawaii vacation can add up, especially now that hotel room prices are back on the rise. But walk past the expensive hotels in Waikiki,...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

A winter getaway

BOISE MOUNTAINS, Idaho Daybreak’s rose-colored light glows over the snowy mountain peaks surrounding Stargaze Yurt in the Boise Mountains.It’s minus 6 outside, and the January air is so cold and...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

New law aims for rate disclosure on public phones

The trouble started when Tom King’s cellphone died on his way to a job interview last year. He saw a public phone at Washington’s Bainbridge Island Ferry and was relieved, he said, when a sticker...

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

Sunny and relaxing

TULUM, Mexico The all-inclusive Cancun resorts are not known for topless women on the beach or Argentinians with scraggly beards playing Gypsy music. But that’s the norm in Tulum, a Mexican seaside...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Temple Square tops the ‘free’ list of places to visit in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah’s internationally acclaimed ski resorts are the main reason people visit Salt Lake City in the winter, but there are plenty of fun, free and interesting things to do in Salt...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

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