Sweet Virginia: Explore Roanoke

Sweet Virginia: Explore Roanoke

ROANOKE-Within easy reach of the nation’s capital is another America steeped in history and bootstrap ethics, and welcoming to visitors who take the time to go slow. Radiating out from Roanoke, a mere three- to four-hour amble southwestward from Washington, D.C., and well west of the I-95 corridor, are little towns with names like Floyd, […]

‘A Christmas Story’ house in Cleveland lets you step into the movie

‘A Christmas Story’ house in Cleveland lets you step into the movie

ANALYSIS/OPINION: “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid.” ” Fra-gee-lay. That must be Italian.” “Now where did you hear ‘that word’?” “They traded Bullfrog, I don’t believe it.” The memorable lines from “A Christmas Story” are so numerous that a rundown could become a drinking game – and likely has. But rather than simply reciting the […]

Airlines exchanging miles for Harvey donations

Airlines exchanging miles for Harvey donations

From Travel Pulse To help ramp up support for victims of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation, American and United Airlines are offering bonus miles to anyone makes charitable donations. Members of United Airlines’ Mileage Plus who go to the airline’s fundraising page and give to the American Red Cross, AmeriCares, Airlink or Operation USA will receive between 250 and […]

TripAdvisor may be preparing for a takeover

TripAdvisor may be preparing for a takeover

From Travel Pulse TripAdvisor may be laying the groundwork for a takeover. Previously mentioned as an acquisition target, the company has been making adjustments to its executive severance offerings, which Bloomberg reports might be a sign that the travel site is readying itself for a takeover. The package provides executives who are dismissed within three months of […]

Carnival adds five more Cuba sailings for 2018

Carnival adds five more Cuba sailings for 2018

From Travel Pulse Carnival Cruise Line has announced five additional sailings to Havana, Cuba from Port Tampa Bay in 2018. The Carnival Paradise’s new offerings will set sail next winter with a five-day cruise to Havana departing February 17, 2018. Two other five-day voyages to Havana and Cozumel, Mexico or Key West, Florida are scheduled […]

Myrtle Beach offers ’60 More Days of Summer’ campaign in September, October

Myrtle Beach offers ’60 More Days of Summer’ campaign in September, October

Summer isn’t over until Myrtle Beach says so. Accordingly, the beachfront city in South Carolina will begin its “60 More Days of Summer” campaign Sept. 1 as a way to continue to attract beachgoers and vacationers past the traditional Labor Day marking of the end of the season. Running through October, “60 More Days” focuses […]

Last-minute solar eclipse travel tips

Last-minute solar eclipse travel tips

From Travel Pulse Travelers are making last-minute plans as they gear up for the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21. Flights and hotels to and in destinations located in the path of totality are booking up quickly. Rates are climbing as demand outpaces supply. Luckily, travAlliancemedia President and CEO Mark Murphy has some ideas […]

Rapid City, South Dakota, gateway to the West, Mount Rushmore

Rapid City, South Dakota, gateway to the West, Mount Rushmore

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Rapid City, South Dakota, is where the west begins. It is here, in the western part of what was once mostly empty Dakota Territory, where the Great Plains of the upper Midwest gradually give roll to the volcanic Black Hills, a place sacred to the American Indians for centuries, and thus a fitting place […]

Museum of the American Revolution offers balanced look at both sides of conflict

Museum of the American Revolution offers balanced look at both sides of conflict

ANALYSIS/OPINION: It’s never as simple as us versus them. And even though America’s victory in her war of independence from Great Britain would eventually see her become the most powerful nation in the world’s history, the causes, factors and fallouts from that initial armed conflict are as complex as they are numerous. Thankfully, the new […]

France tour shows where American WWI heroes were made

France tour shows where American WWI heroes were made

VERDUN, France – What the Europeans called “The Great War” was not going well in the early spring of 1917. The generals on both sides were gambling with young lives like spendthrifts in a grim and grisly game of death across a network of trenches separated by 40 yards of desolation called “no man’s land.” […]