Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Looking for unusual vacation spots? Sleep with King Tut

Looking for unusual vacation spots? Sleep with King Tut

If you’re looking for an unusual place to stay while on vacation in the U.S., how about sleeping at a schoolhouse or sharing a bedroom with King Tut? Travel Web site TripAdvisor has compiled a list of 10 of the top quirkiest U.S. accommodations according to its editors and travelers. “Quirky appears to be ‘in’ [...]

When renting vacation homes, ask lots of questions

When renting vacation homes, ask lots of questions

With three adult children, Teri Hurley made sure to book a house with three bedrooms for her family’s Thanksgiving vacation in New York’s Catskill Mountains. She was stunned — and angry — when she discovered that the third bedroom of the rental property was down a narrow, steep set of stairs under a kitchen trapdoor, [...]

Air travelers to see tougher security before beach

Air travelers to see tougher security before beach

March 22, 2010 · , ,

For those who haven’t flown in a while, be prepared to be scanned, swabbed or thoroughly patted down. Maybe all three. Many spring break travelers are about to have their first encounter with airport security measures stepped up after Christmas, when a man was accused of trying to blow up a U.S. jetliner using explosives [...]

Save on Rail Europe round-trip tickets, from $257

Save on Rail Europe round-trip tickets, from $257

The Real Deal: Discounted round-trip tickets in Leisure Select class on the Eurostar route (18 departures daily between London, Paris, and Brussels) start at $257 per person—plus between $10 and $18 in fees. Leisure Select class is more spacious than economy class, with reclining seats and more legroom; you also get complimentary newspapers and a [...]

Park Service predicts peak for Washington cherry blossoms

Park Service predicts peak for Washington cherry blossoms

March 4, 2010 · , ,

Those famous pink and white flowers in Washington are expected to bloom on schedule on trees around the nation’s capital as soon as the end of March, the National Park Service predicted Thursday. Horticulturalist Rob DeFeo, who keeps a close eye on the city’s cherry blossom trees for the park service, said they likely will [...]

South Africa marks 100 days to World Cup

South Africa marks 100 days to World Cup

March 3, 2010 · , ,

With 100 days to go before the World Cup, jackhammers shuddered and bulldozers rumbled Tuesday as workers wearing “Proud to be building Soccer City for 2010″ buttons readied South Africa’s main stadium. Inside, the grass was smooth and inviting. But not far away stacks of pavement tiles waited to be laid, and parking lots and [...]

Mexico’s spring break king rebounds

Mexico’s spring break king rebounds

Mexico’s spring break king — Cancun — is rebounding quickly from last year’s triple blow to its tourism industry caused by the country’s swine flu epidemic, drug violence and a global economic crisis. Those worries couldn’t compete this year against Mexico’s cheap airfare from the United States and phenomenal package deals that include the popular [...]

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