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Archive for November, 2011

Window Seat or Aisle Seat: Celebrating a Twenty-First Birthday as a Family
Travel News / Cruise Travel / Travel Tools / Destinations / Family/Kids Travel / Europe / USA / Window Seat or Aisle Seat

Window Seat or Aisle Seat: Celebrating a Twenty-First Birthday as a Family

Turning 21 is an unforgettable milestone, but should parents and children celebrate together? Most 21st birthdays involve drinking and gambling―could a parent’s presence allow for more responsible fun? Family travel… Read More…

Video Travel Tip: Traveling with Pets
Travel Tools / Videos / Travel with Pets / Hawaii / USA / Video Travel Tips

Video Travel Tip: Traveling with Pets

Traveling with your pet is always tempting, but there are some things you should know before bringing Fido along for the family vacation. Step one: make sure you know the… Read More…

Travel Tip: Traveling with Food or Gifts
Travel Tips / Luggage & Packing

Travel Tip: Traveling with Food or Gifts

If you’re going home for the holidays, you’re probably bringing a few gifts with you. Before you pack you bags, there are a few things you should remember. All carry-on… Read More…

Malaysia: Highlights from 40 Years of Travel through the Asian Peninsula
Asia / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Southeast Asia

Malaysia: Highlights from 40 Years of Travel through the Asian Peninsula

Travel correspondent David DeVoss has been to Malaysia over 30 times and each time he is greeted by modern innovations as well as reminders of the nation’s multi-ethnic history. DeVoss… Read More…

The Travel Detective on American Airline’s Bankruptcy, Mileage Programs & Industry Changes
Travel News / The Travel Detective® Blog / Airlines & Airports / Travel Tools / Mileage & Reward Programs

The Travel Detective on American Airline’s Bankruptcy, Mileage Programs & Industry Changes

American Airlines and its parent company AMR filed for bankruptcy this morning. This news hardly comes as a surprise given that American has posted losses 14 of the last 16… Read More…

Travel Tip: Unusual Ways to Whale Watch
Travel Tips / Eco Travel

Travel Tip: Unusual Ways to Whale Watch

Winter means its whale-watching season as whales migrate south to warm, shallow waters. There are plenty of boat cruises leaving from Dana Point in Southern California. But what’s cool about… Read More…

How to Get the Best Hotel Rate: A CBS Early Show Report
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tools / Travel Deals / Videos / CBS News

How to Get the Best Hotel Rate: A CBS Early Show Report

Many operate under the misconception that hotels have one rate per room. Think again! On one floor of any hotel, the guests will pay a handful of different rates. With… Read More…

Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio–November 26, 2011–Disney Aulani Resort and Spa
Radio Show / Hawaii

Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio–November 26, 2011–Disney Aulani Resort and Spa

If you didn’t catch this weekend’s Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio broadcast from Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, you can download the full podcast of the show… Read More…

2011 Holiday Travel Gift Guide
Travel Gear / Shopping

2011 Holiday Travel Gift Guide

With Cyber Monday specials across the internet, today is the day to score deals on travel as well as travel products. Gadget guy Phil Baker shares his pick of holiday… Read More…

Credit David Prasad
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Travel Tools

Travel Tip: How to Save Time at the Airport

More planes are flying at full capacity, which means that airports are becoming even more crowded. Before you get stuck in another endless line, think about these time-saving measures. Print… Read More…

Travel Tip: Creative Kids’ Programs
Travel Tips / Family/Kids Travel

Travel Tip: Creative Kids’ Programs

There’s no real definition of terms when a hotel or resort claims to have a kids’ program. But the trick is to look for an activity that actually engages and… Read More…

Travel Tip: Adaptive Sports Programs this Winter Season
Travel Tips / Accessible Travel / Winter Sports

Travel Tip: Adaptive Sports Programs this Winter Season

With snow already falling at some ski resorts, winter sports programs are gearing up. And the good news is, there is a host of adaptive sports programs for disabled travelers…. Read More…

Radio Guest List–Disney Aulani Resort & Spa–November 26, 2011
Radio Show / Hawaii

Radio Guest List–Disney Aulani Resort & Spa–November 26, 2011

What could make Hawaii even more like paradise? A dose of Disney magic, perhaps? Disney’s newest resort integrates Hawaiian culture with the ultimate island vacation. On November 26, tune in… Read More…

Travel Deals: Cyber Monday Updated
Travel News / Travel Tools / Destinations / Budget Travel / Travel Deals

Travel Deals: Cyber Monday Updated

Black Friday has come and gone but you can still score shopping deals on Cyber Monday. Check out all these offers available today and this week. Valid until Cyber Monday:… Read More…

Travel Tip: Skyscraper Adventures
Travel Tips / Adventure Travel & Sports

Travel Tip: Skyscraper Adventures

There’s more to do beyond just taking an elevator to the top of a skyscraper and admiring the view. The world’s tallest buildings are coming up with new–and extreme–ways, for… Read More…

The Travel Detective on Spirit Air & Ancillary Fee Madness
Travel News / The Travel Detective® Blog / Airlines & Airports / Travel Tools

The Travel Detective on Spirit Air & Ancillary Fee Madness

The Travel Detective may be grateful for many things, but he’s sure not happy about Spirit Airways and airlines’ ancillary fee program. I’m angry. Its one thing for airlines to… Read More…

The Old Believers of Lake Peipsi: Uncovering the Secretive Culture
Travel News / Destinations / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Eastern Europe / Europe / Museums

The Old Believers of Lake Peipsi: Uncovering the Secretive Culture

With a history that has seen its share of tears, perhaps it is not surprising that onions are the chief crop of the people known as Old Believers who live… Read More…

A Survival Guide to the Busiest Travel Day of the Year
Travel News / Airlines & Airports / Travel Tools

A Survival Guide to the Busiest Travel Day of the Year

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is often the busiest travel day of the year, and this year is looking to be no exception. Before you leave home, here’s what you can… Read More…

Travel Tip: E-Bikes
Travel Tips / Adventure Travel & Sports / Hiking & Biking

Travel Tip: E-Bikes

You’ve heard of electric cars, but what about electric bikes? That’s right, this eco-friendly trend is growing rapidly in cities around the world. E-bikes involve battery-powered vehicles so you have… Read More…