Authorization — Not Visa — Will Be Needed to Travel to Europe

Confusion last week over not-so-new security rules had travel lovers worried about trying to get visas for trips to European Union (EU) countries. There’s no need. Here’s the real deal. A new mandatory pretravel registration form — not a visa — will be needed by non-EU travelers, including Americans, who want to go to EU countries, […]

IRS May Deny Your Passport Due to Back Taxes

Need a passport for a trip? Be advised that Uncle Sam can clip your wings if you owe $52,000 or more to the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS is urging travelers who are planning to go abroad and need to obtain a first-time passport or renew an old one to pony up. An alternative is to […]

5 National Park Lodges in the West

Many Glacier Hotel is nestled in majestic Glacier National Park. En español | If your ideal national park experience involves sipping a Huckleberry Smash cocktail while gazing at a deep-blue mountain lake, book a room at Glacier National Park’s Many Glacier Hotel in Montana, one of the nation’s most majestic national park lodges. The cocktail […]

REAL ID Guide: What You Need to Know 

In just 19 months air travelers will need the driver’s license/ID card known as a Real ID if they want to board domestic flights, but as states roll out the new cards there has been both confusion and anxiety. Oct. 1, 2020, is the day the Real ID law will finally be enforced. Conceived as part […]

U.S. Airfares Lowest in Decades, but Fees Rising

The average fare for airline travel within the United States has hit the lowest level since the government started keeping track in 1995, after adjusting for inflation. However, that doesn’t count fees that airlines add for things like checking a bag, getting a better seat or moving up in the boarding line. Airlines get an […]

Walking Tours in the U.S. and Europe

Road Scholar The San Juan Islands in the Pacific Northwest are just one of many explorations available from Road Scholar. En español | Forget the tour bus. Exploring by foot is a hot travel trend for 2019 — and why not? You’ll not only top 10,000 steps on your fitness tracker, but you’ll see destinations […]

9 Items to Pack for a Cruise

What to pack for your cruise depends, of course, on where you’re sailing, the length of the trip, anticipated weather and the sort of ship you’ve booked. But there are some general tips and hacks to consider as you get ready for your voyage. 1. Choose your bags carefully. The typical stateroom is too small to […]

Black History Month Events and Exhibits

Museum-goers view the Spark of Conviction: The Global Human Rights Movement gallery at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta. En español | Cities around the country are celebrating Black History Month with activities and exhibitions that touch on everything from arts and aviation to sports and civil rights. For can’t-miss events […]

Amla still in Proteas’ World Cup plans – Gibson

Cape Town – Hashim Amla is still on course to make the Proteas’ 15-man squad for this year’s World Cup in England. The 35-year-old, easily one of the greatest batsmen this country has ever produced, has been sidelined from the game for nearly a month with his father critically ill. It is obviously an extremely […]

Vermeulen boost for Bulls ahead of Sharks clash

Cape Town – The Bulls have been boosted by the news that Duane Vermeulen is available for Saturday’s Super Rugby clash against the Sharks in Durban. The Springbok No 8 left the field in the first half of his side’s 56-20 loss to the Chiefs at Loftus this past weekend and Bulls fans would have […]