| Jan 24, 2011
Let the other ships have their rock climbing walls and their water slides, their come as-you-are and do-as-you-please ambience. On the new Queen Elizabeth, it's lawn bowling and croquet, formal nights and afternoon teas, assigned seating and fixed...
| Dec 12, 2010
Powerful late-fall storms have dropped many feet of snow on mountains throughout the West, creating some of the best early-season skiing and snowboarding conditions in years. Despite the still-sluggish economy, resorts have spent millions of dollars on...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 12:41 PM
"As I took a photo, a mom came over and suggested I stow the camera . . . I suddenly realized I was in a bad neighborhood."
Europe is my passion and the focus of my work, but Central America long has held a fascination for me. I took my first trip to the...
| Jun 20, 2010
Last winter, when Kelly, my teenage son, and I rode trains for a total of 50 hours across France, Germany, Britain and the Low Countries on a frenetic two-week trip (journalistic research for me), we never waited long or walked far to make a connection....
| Jun 17, 2011
| 1:33 PM
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which marks its first birthday today, has established an enthusiastic theme park following, the kind seen for the books and films featuring a boy wizard created by author J.K. Rowling.
Visitors to Universal's...
| May 18, 2011
| 9:55 AM
MIAMI — In a year when three new Miami-Dade hotels drew widespread attention — and two landed on a travel magazine's list of hot new properties —— it's easy to forget that the region's hotel industry is still climbing out of a...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 9:55 AM
The newest roller coaster in Florida isn't a ferocious, man-eating tiger — but it's no pussycat either.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay's Cheetah Hunt, which debuted last week, carries some of its namesake's qualities in the form of speedy bursts and...
| Mar 9, 2010
Oh, the things hotels will do for a good review.
It's not enough to ask guests for a write-up on a popular site such as TripAdvisor or Yelp after they've checked out. Lately, some innkeepers have been pressuring their customers to say positive things...
| Jan 24, 2010
When a trusted friend told me she loved her last cruise, my curiosity piqued. After all, she lives in a downtown loft and knows her Claret from her Cabernet. Still, I could hardly believe she willingly boarded (more than once) one of those vessels built...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 5:30 AM
I used to think the ride on the Superman shuttle coaster essentially ended when the car reached the climatic 415-foot-high peak. But now that Six Flags Magic Mountain has flipped the trains around to run backward, the fun is just getting started when...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 2:41 PM
OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—The poster's hush-hush tone said it all: "What you see here, what you do here, what you hear here, when you leave here, let it stay here."
Here in the rolling hills of eastern Tennessee, America built one of three secret cities...
| Dec 15, 2010
| 9:00 PM
When "60 Minutes" profiled Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg earlier this month, the TV piece included a look at some of Zuckerberg's personal posts online. They showed that the 26-year-old billionaire, whose website has more than 500 million users, had...