| May 29, 2012
| 8:33 AM
Dear Travel Diva: I'm going to hold my baby on my lap on a flight between Detroit and New York. Do I need to tell the airline ahead of time?
—Mommy and Me
Dear Mommy: No, but I would call and let them know anyway. Here's the reason: A traveler...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 6:51 AM
More than 100 movies have been filmed on the island of Kauai. But in most of them, the Garden Isle stands in for someplace else.
In the iconic "South Pacific," Kauai is the mythical tropical paradise Bali Hai. In "Jurassic Park," it's an island off the...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 8:29 AM
There's a new cruise line in the business and they're visiting places other cruise lines aren't. And they don't have a boat.
The company is called Mauiva, pronounced "Mo-ee-va," and they're in the business of air cruises, taking private airplanes on 6-...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 11:53 AM
PORT HADLOCK, Wash. - If you're one of those nautical types who mystify the medical community every time a blood test discovers saltwater in your veins, here's an "education vacation" for you.
It includes soul-soothing vistas of gunmetal-blue waters;...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 6:53 PM
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Like most of the people soaking up Sunday brunch at the Parker Palm Springs hotel, the hungover-looking dude in slacker attire with the fashionista girlfriend looked as if he had just rolled out of bed at 10:30 a.m. He also...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 7:48 AM
HAZLEHURST, Ga. - Atlanta. June 1936. A few patches of the horse-and-buggy Old South remained as the once slow-moving city first named Terminus and then Marthasville began emerging into the glass-towered mega-metropolis that it is today.
| Sep 25, 2012
| 6:45 AM
HALEIWA, Oahu - If you've vacationed in Hawaii, you know the come-hither scent of flowers, the trade winds cooling the peaks and the warmth of the southern ocean.
Now imagine growing up here, where Barack Obama was born, exposed from the first to a...
| May 14, 2012
| 6:39 AM
SANTIAGO, Cuba — Norma Arias Puente has been learning the hospitality business for more than a decade from a perch overlooking this city's Parque Cespedes and the Cathedral of Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion with its statue of a trumpeting archangel....
| Nov 20, 2012
| 10:36 AM
Warren Harding died here" doesn't quite have the tourist draw of "Washington slept here," but for the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, the distinction of being the only hotel where a president of the United States drew his last breath is enough to put it...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 5:46 AM
LAKE CHELAN, Wash. - Here are three games you can play on a half-day outing aboard a rented motorboat as you explore this fjordlike lake, one of Washington's favorite spots for sun fun:
-Barbie's Dream House: Which classic lakefront cottage - or which...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 7:53 AM
GEYSERVILLE, Calif. — A visit to the Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Geyserville is more than just a wine-tasting amid poetic rolling hills of vineyards.
It's a day destination, complete with an array of non-wine-related activities: swimming pools,...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 1:37 PM
"Who would go to Hawaii in June?" a friend asked when I talked about a trip I took to Maui last year.
A travel writer on a budget, for one.
I, too, was skeptical about the timing, but the weather was a perfect 70-80 degrees, with low humidity and...