| Aug 10, 2011
Touristic, glorious and romantic, some of Germany's best attractions are in Bavaria. My favorites are three of King Ludwig II's castles: stocky Hohenschwangau, his boyhood home; the nearby and fanciful Neuschwanstein, his dream escape; and Linderhof,...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 1:09 PM
Rugged is putting it mildly when it comes to 80 percent of Norway. Historically, it was a challenge to live here. That's why Vikings ventured south and so many people left for America.
But I find excuses to return to Norway almost annually. Three of my...
| 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...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 2:01 PM
Legoland Florida's special opening-day offer has ended. The deal, marketed only on Facebook, included a free child's ticket with each adult ticket purchased for Oct. 15, the grand-opening day of the park, which is under construction in Winter Haven.
| 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...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 10:39 AM
After weeks of christenings, celebrities and preview cruises, the Fantasy, the newest ship from Disney Cruise Line, is finally on its official Maiden Voyage this week, a 7-day sail to the Caribbean, including stops at Disney's private island, Castaway...
| 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...