Category: Travel

Fun New Attractions and Hotels in Las Vegas

As if there weren’t enough shiny diversions in Sin City, there are even more newly opened or soon-to-open shows, entertainment venues, resorts and restaurants to amuse, house and feed the approximately 42 million fun-seekers who visit Las Vegas each year. Here’s what’s on the table or in the cards. Unique experiences Eiffel Tower Light Show. The […]

Grandparent, Grandchild Ski-Gen Family Vacations on the Rise

With so many grandparents living hundreds of miles from their grandchildren, some are turning to a fun way to bridge the distance: vacationing together. About 40 percent of grandparents say they travel with their grandchildren, according to a new “Grandparents Today” survey from AARP Research. They report spending an average $1,746 a year on these […]

Delta Airlines Ranks as Top U.S. Airline

Delta Air Lines comes in first in a long-running study that ranks U.S. airlines by how often flights arrive on time and other statistical measures. Researchers who crunch the numbers also say that as a whole, U.S. airlines are getting better at handling baggage and overcrowded flights, and are getting fewer complaints. Academics at Wichita […]

Explore Washington, D.C. for Under $1,500

Washington, D.C., ranks as one of the most expensive cities in the country to live in, but it is actually easy to enjoy this town on the cheap. The greatest expense when you visit is deciding where to stay, of course, and several factors affect the rate — season and location being two key factors. Throughout […]

Hiking the Colorado Rockies With Llamas

Ten to 20 years ago, I would happily strap on a 30-pound pack full of camping gear to trek into the coastal or mountain wilderness of Northern California for a multiday trip. Now in my 50s, I still have that old stamina and wanderlust, but the prospect of tackling steep mountains with cranky knees is […]

How to See the Best of Paris for Under $1,500

Few places stir my senses more than the sidewalks of Paris, crowded with cafe tables and crates of used books. That’s why I return year after year. Staying in love with the city is easy. Staying on a budget is less so, as travelers know, especially when Paris is warm and in bloom. But it […]

How to See San Francisco and Surrounding Area for Under $1,500

In San Francisco, my hometown, nothing soars with as much heart-stopping drama as the towers of the Golden Gate Bridge. Nothing, that is, except the stratospheric cost of living. But high prices shouldn’t deter you from diving into one of America’s most dynamic and exciting cities, so long as you adopt an out-of-the-box approach to […]

Vacation in Playa del Carmen for Less than $1,500

Here’s what I like to do after unpacking and slathering on sunscreen when I arrive in Playa del Carmen: Head a few blocks off the main tourist drag to always lively El Fogón. Guitar-strumming mariachis serenade the locals and visitors chilling out at simple wooden tables. A smiling server brings icy margaritas with a mound […]

Save Money by Visiting Grand Tetons and Jackson Off Season

The lakes. That’s why Grand Teton is my favorite national park. At lower elevations, Grand Teton has six easy-to-access lakes — whether in a car driving along deep-blue Jenny Lake or aboard a boat on 40-square-mile Jackson Lake. But the park’s 100-plus alpine and backcountry lakes are what I love most. On a hike from […]

Cheap Flights to Hawaii, Florida, the Caribbean and More Available Soon

Planning a spring or summer getaway? Low-cost airlines have announced new flight routes from cities around the country to hot destinations in Hawaii, Florida, the Caribbean and more. Here’s where you may find some deals: Southwest Southwest’s hotly anticipated new routes between California and Hawaii began this month with service from Oakland to Honolulu. Next […]