All across the continental US, the weather is hot, with daytime temperatures averaging around 80 degrees. Alaska is hot, too.
But hot in Alaska is all about the state’s status as a tourist destination, not the summer temperature, which is about 20 degrees lower than that in the lower 48..
Alaska is the ...Read more
Colorado is America’s rooftop, the place you go to get a natural Rocky Mountain high on crisp, fresh air and clean, outdoor fun. The state’s average altitude is 6,800 feet, and it’s home to 32 of the nation’s highest mountains. Mt Elbert, at 14,431 feet, is Colorado’s highest.
But, Pike’s Peak is really the...Read more
Even with the increased awareness brought by the #MeToo movement, women travelling alone still encounter travel hassles more frequently than men do, especially in Middle Eastern and other countries where prevailing cultures still have double standards for men and women.
Whether traveling for business or pleasure, women ...Read more
Maui, the second largest of the Hawaiian Island, packs an awesome array of natural scenic wonders into its 728 square miles. The beaches alone keep tourists content for days, but there are Maui’s decidedly different but equally interesting towns to visit, and trek into the rugged mountains reveal exquisite island flora and spectacular ...Read more
Walt Disney World features fun adventures from one end of the realm to the other, but one of the most popular with kids of all ages is the Hidden Mickeys hunt.
Yes, Mickey is a presiding presence throughout the theme park, clearly visible in all the usual places -- on the signs, admission tickets and guide maps that ...Read more
Wondering whether she was alone in her concerns, a reader recently wrote in
to relate her personal ‘traveling-with-Fido’ story -- which was, unfortunately, a not altogether pleasant experience.
“Does this happen to other travelers? And, what did I do wrong?,” she wanted to know.
As for her first ...Read more
With increased accessibility and reliance on online resources for information, those glossy travel brochures printed and distributed by tourist boards have pretty much become a thing of the past. People who are planning trips turn to official tourist board and tour operator websites and travel chat rooms for guidance about accommodations ...Read more
Barcelona’s singularly most important and most visited tourist site is Antonio Gaudí’s Templo de la Sagrada Familia (Church of the Holy Family), a building so unique and spectacular it will stop you in your tracks.
Uniquely grand in its scope and imaginative in its detail, the Templo de la Sagrada Familia is one of the world’s...Read more
To avoid the extra cost of checked luggage, save yourself the extra time required to claim it at the end of your flight and spare yourself the stress and woe of misdirected or lost luggage, travel with carryon bags only. You’re allowed to board with two items: one standard size carryon bag on rollers or an over-the-shoulder duffle and one ...Read more
Colorado is America’s rooftop, the state that gives you a natural Rocky Mountain high based on
crisp fresh air and clean outdoor fun.
The state’s average altitude is 6,800 feet, and it’s home to 32 of the nation’s highest mountains. Mt Elbert, at 14,431 feet, is Colorado’s highest.
But, Pike’s ...Read more
Amsterdam’s rich collection of museums has made this city an epicenter for the arts and culture for centuries. The tradition of honoring the arts and culture continues today throughout Amsterdam where the tourists comb the city to see treasured masterpieces on display in some of the world’s finest museums.
The city currently ...Read more
Children’s museums across the nation offer an astonishing array of excellent and entertaining interactive and hands-on exhibitions about scientific phenomena, vastly varied cultures and historical events are designed to educate and stimulate kids’ imaginations. The really good news is that they’re fun for kids of all ages. You can ...Read more
No matter where you live, LEGO is probably part of your home life. It’s hard to imagine that anyone hasn’t experienced the entertaining pursuit of playing architect or engineer with those colorful little plastic blocks. And miniature replicas of landmark tourist attractions are often the result.
It’s quite natural for ...Read more