The newly announced Viking Ocean Cruises will debut in May 2015.
Renew your passport, hop a flight, pick a flavor, and treat yourself!
VIking Ocean Cruises will debut with two 928-passenger ships.
Entries are now being accepted for the 2013 competition. Win $15,000.
Five new developments along the most popular stretch in one of the USA's favorite cities.
It takes more than long fairways to make a memorable golf course, says Gary Player, a championship golfer and course designer.
Airline passengers say they'd rather sit next to a crying baby than a smelly adult.
Hotels are involving employees in wake-up calls as a nostalgia-driven service for guests.
San Diego is well known for its approach over the parking garage. Here are more famous landings.
Hotel prices in Europe are way down for the summer, but airfares aren't.
Where to eat, drink and shop when you’re in town for the Venice Biennale.
Kotor, a historic city on the Adriatic coast of Montenegro, is more steeped in authentic flavor than you’re likely to encounter in neighboring Croatia.
The gateway to Kentucky’s bourbon country is ensuring it maintains a reputation as a prime player in the spirits world.
For guests who like to spend the night in a place marbled with local flavor, these seven properties, from Maine to California, can accommodate.
At these four restaurants, from Miami Beach to Minnesota, regional flavors are layered with personal stories.
Staying in a treehouse, a caboose and a yurt, and discovering the real reason to take a rustic vacation.
Garmin ’s newest GPS superstar, the Nuvi-3597 LMTHD, has a crisp, high-resolution color 5-inch display screen and is packed with neat features in a half-inch-thick, 7-ounce body.
Earlier this year Alexandria Shankweiler spent three weeks island hopping in Hawaii. As she was hunting for sea glass on Oahu's Mokuleia Beach, she spotted a large rock that looked out of place. As she approached, she realized that it was a sea turtle, perhaps on the beach to escape the 12-foot waves. Shankweiler approached cautiously, she said, and lay on the sand to photograph the turtle. The Los Angeles resident photographed the majestic reptile with a Nikon D700.
Viking Cruises announced Friday that it's getting into the ocean cruise market -- in a small way.
Hotel Terra Jackson Hole in Teton Village, Wyo., sits at the base of the area's famous ski resort and about a mile from the entrance to Grand Teton National Park . As the season shifts from winter to summer, the hotel offers visitors a midweek break on rooms during a 72-hour sale starting at $199 a night.
When Elias Unger looked out from his front porch on May 31, 1889, he was astounded by what he saw. His house overlooked Pennsylvania’s Lake Conemaugh, a 2½ mile-long man-made body of water formed by one of the world’s largest earthen dams. On that morning, the rain-swollen lake was dangerously close to breaching the wall. Read full article >>
Planning my first-ever trip to Atlanta was making me dizzy, and not only because of the city’s dazzling number of offerings. Hunched over a borrowed iPad, flicking among a too-large array of information-loaded travel apps, I soon realized that the kind of motion sickness that keeps me from ever going to an Imax movie apparently applied to large electronic tablets as well. Read full article >>
We’ve gotten a lot of questions from readers lately about chip-and-PIN credit cards, also known as EMV cards (for Europay, MasterCard and Visa, the originators of the technology). Although they’re almost universal in Europe, credit card companies have yet to widely offer them to American customers. For travelers headed around the globe, here are the basics: Read full article >>
My visit to Atlanta started on Page 292. Immediately after landing, I wandered over to Map 14, Grant Park/Summerhill, to experience the “oddest Atlanta tourist attraction.” I had placed my utmost faith in this guidebook, and it honored that trust. At least when it came to Page 292. (Page 321, you are not off the hook. I will deal with you later.) Read full article >>
On a recent trip to San Francisco, I rented a car for four days. But not just any car. Somebody else’s car. Somebody who was on a trip like me, except that while I was landing at SFO,this person was taking off — or more likely was already gone. I’d have the car back long before the person needed it, or so went the plan. Read full article >>
When Kenneth Kirchoff notices that an airline passenger has failed to power off his gadget as instructed, he’ll politely point out the oversight. He might use a nonconfrontational line such as this: “Excuse me — did you realize that you didn’t turn off your device?” What he doesn’t mention during this brief interaction is who he is, what he knows and why you should listen to him. Read full article >>
Valley of Fire sounds like the name of the latest Cirque du Soleil extravaganza, but this 42,000-acre state park, about 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas in Overton, is light-years away from Sin City's cacophony of slot machines and man-made galaxies of marquee lights. For travelers who want — or, more likely, desperately need — a chance to hike past something besides singing hotel fountains, Valley of Fire (parks.nv.gov) delivers a different kind of jackpot.
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?
These top performers will get travelers from Point A to Point ZA zip pocket is like a luxury hotel when you're traveling. If just one garment you're wearing has one, you can check in your ID, credit card and phone, then relax and enjoy the rest of the adventure.
A cross-country drive with the kids can be a great family experience.
Cancun tops the popularity chart with Memorial Day travelers bound for Mexico this year, according to statistics compiled by travel website Kayak.com.
At some point between the time she disembarked from a recent cruise in Miami and returned to Carmel, Ind., someone decided to go shopping with Jody Tzucker's credit card.
Q: I am a U.S. citizen. On return from a recent vacation in Yemen, a Customs and Border Protection officer asked me about why I was abroad for so long. Since I am a U.S. citizen, can't I stay abroad as long as I wish?
Nearly 633,000 passengers either passed through or stayed in hotels before and after their cruises, up 50,000 from 2010, says a new study from the New York City Economic Development Corporation.
The city got the nod Monday for its controversial plan to give the Coney Island Boardwalk a concrete and fake wood makeover.
Bent on reaching younger tourists, the city's tourism arm, NYC & Co. announced plans to launch a new youth-focused initiative, NYC 30, along with a partnership with MasterCard to create exclusive NYC offers for MasterCard cardholders.
Being no cruise aficionado, I approached the Disney Dream with tremendous skepticism. This was only my second cruise, and the sail was only for three nights. Adding fuel to the fire, we were cruising without children. No matter.
It’s the Christmas card that kept bringing holiday cheer. For six decades, the same well-worn greeting card traveled back and forth between two friends.
To New Yorkers, a Florida vacation usually means Miami or Palm Beach with a little Key West or Naples occasionally thrown in. And as for timing, it’s usually anytime except the summer, when South Florida gets way too steamy for most.Well, there’s a ...
The Preakness Stakes takes places this Saturday at Baltimore’s Pimlico Racetrack. If you’re one of the 6,000 people inside the Corporate Village and Turfside Terrace, you’ll be part of the world’s largest farm-to-table event yet: Besides the traditio...
The sprightly town of Aspen is renowned for its four bodacious mountains usually cloaked in a mélange of Burton-adorned ski bunnies and world-class athletes. But just because the snow disintegrates doesn’t mean this affluent Colorado destination does...
Some chefs might consider a tasting menu consisting of truffles, caviar and lobster as “cheating,” but lucky diners — and perhaps Charlie Sheen — consider it #winning.Thanks to Chefs Club by Food & Wine at the St. Regis, tastings of this stature hav...
Baltimore/Washington International Airport said on Thursday that scheduled airfield improvements will prompt closures on both of its primary commercial runways this weekend.
As you shop for airfare for your summer vacation, don’t overlook the cost of fees for bags or changing a reservation that can add quite a bit to your travel bill.
For travelers who want to be among the first to tour the Statue of Liberty when it reopens July 4, tickets are on sale for the ferry ride and tour options of the iconic landmark.
Get information about day trip options.
Refurbished Grandeur of the Seas offers new amenities including poolside movie screenRefurbished Grandeur of the Seas offers new amenities including poolside movie screen.
Well-traveled Orioles manager maintains home base deep in the heart of TexasFew Americans are on the road more than the manager of a major league baseball team. But Buck Showalter, the Orioles' manager, likes to maintain a home base deep in the heart of Texas.
Art Basel Miami Beach plans to stick around in its current location through 2015, though organizers aren't wild about the idea of casino resorts in the neighborhood. My colleague Douglas Hanks reports that the fair's rental agreement with the Miami Beach Convention Center was recently renewed, but organizers have said...
For those of us (an estimated 130,000 people) who wandered South Beach for hours during a windy November night in 2009, this year's version of Sleepless Night will be a welcome repeat. For one, the weather shouldn't force the cancellation of any performances like it did last time. Another plus:...
For the first time this year, Miami-Dade's tourism bureau dedicated June to romance-related deals: weddings, honeymoons, babymoons (yes, they exist), anniversaries, etc. And now one Miami hotel has expanded that, creating a package for those who want to pop the question. The Conrad Miami's Down-on-One-Knee package includes an overnight stay...
The Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association has organized a Hospitality Career Fair, in partnership with Workforce Central Florida, that features more than a dozen local employers.
Need a vacation? Good news: Travel club AAA says more of us will get one this summer, which should benefit Orlando tourism.
The Walt Disney Co. 's theme-park division turned in an impressive second fiscal quarter, with operating income skyrocketing 73 percent from the same period a year ago, according to results announced last week.
Twice a year, Val and Keith Lupton vacation somewhere along U.S. Highway 192 near Walt Disney World, drawn by the state's famous sunshine and the tourist strip's affordable lodging.
It was an outrageous claim: Osceola County was going to get a convention-center complex so big you could see it from the moon.
Hotel-valuation company HVS hosted its first-ever nationwide update last week — linking hoteliers in Orlando with those in 11 other markets for a seminar on how the lodging industry is faring.
Frosty the Snowman went on a crash diet this year. Despite growing fat on big storms in early winter, the white giant of the California snowpack had slimmed down quite a bit by spring.A raft full of paddlers plunges through rapids on the Merced River flowing out of Yosemite Valley near El Portal last spring.
A guide for what you need to buy, read or consume to enhance your recreation and travel experienceThe California coast along Highway 1 south of Big Sur a popular driving route.
State Department of Fish and Wildlife officials on Monday and Tuesday released 3 million juvenile salmon at the mouth of the American River in Sacramento.Scientific aide Justin Mather guides thousands of juvenile chinook salmon, or smolts, into a holding tank Tuesday at theNimbus Fish Hatchery, where they were raised. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife released 3 million near the mouthof the American River, in hopes that they will return in greater numbers than when they were trucked to San Francisco Bay.A sea lion cruises Tuesday at Discovery Park in Sacramento. Three were seen near the salmon release.Scientific Aid Justin Mather corals thousands of chinook salmon smolts into a holding tank at the Nimbus Fish Hatchery in Rancho Cordova on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.…
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Something so rare in these parts as a new trail is to be celebrated, cherished and, most of all, used.Several spots along trail give nice views of the south fork of the American River. Side trails off the route lead down to the water.A wide, smooth trail is one hallmark of the 11.7-mile South Fork American River Trail. As shown here near the Magnolia Ranch trailhead, lovely views are another feature.Great signage is all along the route on the South Fork American River Trail.