| May 8, 2012
| 7:41 PM
Viddy (free, iOS 4.2 or later)
What it is: An app to capture, embellish and share short videos. It's the equivalent of video Twitter, but instead of a 140-character tweet, Viddy lets you share 15-second videos across your social network.
How it works:...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 6:21 PM
Name: SuperTooth HD
What it is: A Bluetooth speakerphone with noise-cancellation technology, voice-activated features, two speakers with 5-watt audio output and a 5.4-watt amplifier for clear hands-free calls. SuperTooth HD is designed to keep your...
| Aug 20, 2011
Here's another spin on the notion of working vacations:
Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort has launched Give & Get, a Volun-Tourism program to reward travelers who give back to the community. Guests who spend part of their vacation helping others will...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 1:06 PM
iTrailMap 3D ($4.99, iOS)
What it is: Three-dimensional trail maps for hundreds of resorts and ski areas worldwide. Available without an Internet connection, so they're perfect for skiers, boarders and hikers out on the trail.
| Feb 7, 2012
| 5:23 PM
My City Way USA (free; iOS)
What it is: Travel-related apps covering 37 cities, each city with its own collection of restaurant finder, tour info, transit schedules, crime reports, dog park locators and more.
How it works: Choose a city, from Atlanta to...
| Dec 11, 2011
The first rule of skiing: There are no friends on a powder day. Technology has infiltrated every corner of our lives, but really, the idea of tweeting my snow stashes is sacrilege.
In the spirit of keeping up with the technology, however, I set aside...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 1:50 PM
Talk about cute.
Sea World's newest dolphin, an adorable 35-pound Atlantic Bottlenose , was clearly the star of the Dolphin Nursery habitat at the park, Tuesday.
The 40-inch calf was born last Tuesday and is bonding, nursing and splashing with mom,...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 12:49 PM
If you're in the mood to surrender to a city's charms, let it be in Barcelona. Life bubbles in its old alleys, grand boulevards and elegant modern district.
Barcelona has an illustrious past, from its time as a Roman colony to its rise as a 14th...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 6:25 AM
Six Flags Great America will open a new rollercoaster for its 2012 season, park officials said this morning.
The new wing-style rollercoaster, X-Flight, will feature suspended seats, a 12-story initial plunge, 3,000 feet of drops, and five inversions,...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 12:15 PM
Europe is safe when it comes to violent crime. But it's a surprisingly creative place when it comes to travel scams. Pickpockets and con artists target Americans not because these crooks are mean but because they're smart.
Americans are known as the ones...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 6:30 AM
For most of the last 20 years, it’s been my job to leave Los Angeles and bring home tips on travel elsewhere. But let’s face it: Elsewhere can get expensive. And there’s a lot of elsewhere here already.
So a year ago, I turned my...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 10:58 AM
Universal Orlando is making announcements next week about features it will introduce during 2012. But we already know what it's not: the revealing of what will go where the Jaws ride operated at Universal Studios.
On its Facebook page, Universal posted...