| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 12:38 PM
I'm in Volterra, my favorite small town in Tuscany, sitting under rustic, noble stones at the base of a palace that made commoners feel small six centuries ago. Bats burst through the floodlights amid ghostly towers held together with rusted iron corsets....
| Sep 21, 2011
| 3:21 PM
(Photos by Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel)
There is a little wisp of Fall in the air, and the kick off of the Fall festival season starts with the 16th edition of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, beginning next Friday, Sept. 30....
| Sep 25, 2011
| 5:40 PM
Halloween Horror Nights gets bigger, better and busier every year -- so much so the annual theme park event seems ready to burst like the bloody entrails spilling from the guts of so many hapless victims at Universal Studios Hollywood.
> Halloween Horror...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 5:24 PM
It saddens and pains me to say it, but the granddaddy of all Halloween theme park events has gotten tired, old and complacent.
After 39 years, Halloween Haunt at Knott's Berry Farm looks like a creaky, middle-aged zombie that's lost its will to rise from...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 6:28 AM
The magic turns 40 Saturday as Walt Disney World and its legacy theme park, the Magic Kingdom, celebrates its 1971 opening.
While on assignment at the Magic Kingdom, Thursday, to make some photographs to accompany the Orlando Sentinel's front page...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 2:20 PM
Many people travel across the Atlantic in search of Old World Europe and to witness traditional culture in action. But with most of Europe firmly entrenched in the modern world, travelers are getting fewer opportunities to glimpse the old way of life....