Play sports while on a sea cruise

Play sports while on a sea cruise

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Many people take a sea cruise to relax. Others take a cruise for the parties on board. Now people who enjoy playing sports will have a berth on the newest ship from Royal Caribbean. The Harmony of the Seas will sport more than 30 different options, including golf, badminton, […]

Americans want mandatory fees included in hotel rates, survey finds

Americans want mandatory fees included in hotel rates, survey finds

  If you hate finding an unexpected resort fee added to your hotel bill at checkout, you are not alone. A national survey found that 80 percent of Americans believe that mandatory resort fees should be included in the daily room rate that is advertised to potential guests. The survey findings should be no surprise. […]

Thanksgiving air travel to be highest in 8 years as fares keep falling

Thanksgiving air travel to be highest in 8 years as fares keep falling

Thanksgiving air travel in the U.S. is expected to rise 3 percent this year with 25.3 million people hopping planes, the most crowded the skies have been since the Great Recession. The good news for travelers is that airfares have been on a distinct decline since summer, according to a forecast released Thursday by industry […]

Frontier Airlines raises bag fees for the busiest travel seasons

Frontier Airlines raises bag fees for the busiest travel seasons

If you fly Frontier or Spirit Airlines, the two ultra-low-fare carriers have a holiday surprise for you: higher bag fees. Denver-based Frontier is following the lead of Spirit by hiking bag fees for the holiday period, from Nov. 19 through Jan. 5. At Frontier, the fee of $25 to $30 for the first checked bag […]

Travel Switzerland’s Lake Country by train

Travel Switzerland’s Lake Country by train

After flying into Zurich, I boarded a train to Lugano near the Swiss-Italian border. Traveling with Swiss trains is an experience just as fascinating as your destination. It is the best way to get around. Always on time, the train takes you through a unique diversity of landscapes. With rivers and lakes winding around the […]

Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone offers urban entertainment

Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone offers urban entertainment

ANALYSIS/OPINION Say it with me: It’s not Funkytown, it’s the Funk Zone. From the Stearns Wharf pier to State Street, from the oceanfront to the perching Santa Ynez Mountains and their awaiting vineyards, Santa Barbara, California, is the veritable apogee of the Golden State promise, with all of California’s coastal advantages and few drawbacks – […]

London calling

London calling

Looking for world class food, theater, museums, shopping, ancient history and modern amenities? Someplace easy to get to with no language barrier? London’s calling. On a recent weekend in the capital of our cousins across the pond, I found history everywhere — on the streets, in the museums and on the menus. Along the Thames, […]