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Florida’s Best Boardwalks and Family Beaches
What are Florida's best boardwalks and family beaches? On the east coast try Hollywood Beach Broadwalk and on the Gulf Coast head to Pier 60 at Clearwater Beach.For the best family spots, consider the Atlantic's Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park or the Gulf's Fort De Soto Park.
Fredericksburg, VA, More than the Civil War
Two reasons to visit Fredericksburg, VA, besides its historic battlefields: award-winning bourbon from the A. Smith Bowman Distillery plus dinner and an overnight at the historic Kenmore Inn. Fredericksburg, VA, is 60 miles south of Washington, D.C.
Hidden Hotel Fees
Like airlines, hotels are charging fees for many things that used to be free. In 2012 consumers spent more than $2 billion dollars on hotel fees. Here are tips on how to avoid or minimize lodging fees so you won’t get hotel sticker shock upon receiving your bill.
Historic Homes & Art in Winston-Salem, NC
The Winston-Salem, North Carolina, art trail weaves together a tale of tobacco, textiles and three historic houses: Reynolda, R.J. Reynolds' home; the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), textile industrialist James Hanes' home, and Graylyn, home of tobacco executive Bowman Gray.
How to Choose a Family Ski Resort
Family ski vacations build bonds on and off the slopes. The key to a successful mountain getaway, however, is to pick the resort that’s right for your family. Here’s a guide to what to consider from trails, to child care to ski schools and off-the-slopes activities.
How to Save Money on a Cruise
Cruises are good value vacations, providing lodging, food, entertainment and children’s programs for one price. You pay extra for specialty restaurants, alcoholic drinks,shore tours, Internet access and other items. To stay within your budget once onboard, follow these money-saving tips.
How to Survive a Major Airport Delay
When an airport closes due to a widespread storm, knowing what to do to salvage your trip is essential. As a result of a blizzard along most of the East Coast one winter, we found ourselves at a Florida airport on a Sunday morning, amid the crowds and confusion, with a ticket and no flight home.
Italy’s Pompeii and Herculaneum
Travel back more than 2000 years by touring Pompeii and Herculaneum, ancient sites easily reachable from Naples. When the Mt.Vesuvius volcano erupted on August 24,79 A.D, it froze both towns in time, but did so differently. Here’s how cruisers and day trippers can choose which lost world to enter.
Kiteboarding, Puerto Rico
Kiteboarding: can a middle-aged woman of average athletic ability and no previous experience snowboarding or surfing fly through the waves on a kiteboard? Absolutely. I discover this in San Juan on Puerto Rico’s Isla Verde Beach during a two-hour lesson with 15 Knots.
Lancaster, PA, Surprises
In Lancaster, PA, we enjoyed a mix of urban sophistication plus comforting rural landscapes. We expected—and looked forward to-- the farmlands since Lancaster County beats as the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. What surprised us: the galleries, vintage shops, boutiques and good restaurants.
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