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10 Top Alaska Vacation Packages

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 01/09/2019, 1:00 AM

Great ideas for tours and experiences across Alaska for vacationers who don't want to do all the planning by themselves....

Hong Kong Disneyland's Hotels, Rides, and Food: Worth a Visit?

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 01/04/2019, 7:30 PM

Hong Kong Disneyland is the easiest Disney park to see in a single day. Have a look around and see what it's like....

The Celebrity Edge: A Tour of the New Pinnacle of Cruise Ship Design

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 11/28/2018, 5:15 AM

Have a look around the new (2018) Celebrity Edge, a modern breed of cruise ship....

How to Sleep on a Long Plane Flight: Here Are 24 Tips You Should Try

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 10/10/2018, 5:30 PM

Over the years, I have developed some tricks for sleeping on airplanes—long flights, short flights, or any trip on which you need to get some shuteye.

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New Book Publishes Ultra-Rare Images of Early Disneyland

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 09/25/2018, 12:00 AM

Look inside a handsome new coffee table book highlighting rare images from the history of Disneyland....

Is This the King of Airfare Search Sites? The Aggregator of Aggregators

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 09/13/2018, 1:30 PM

For years, we've been telling you that the best places to find cheap airfare are often the "aggregators," which are search engines that scan prices from dozens of different airfare-selling websites to pick out the lowest prices and tell you which site to visit to find them.  But even though these aggregators do their best to level the shopping playing field, or at least to make the shopping game l...

Switzerland Just Won the Gondola War (If That Exists) With This Crazy Tramway

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 09/12/2018, 3:00 PM

Temperatures that plummet 20 degrees below zero. A hostile, windy crag 2.5 miles (4,000 m) high, totally devoid of trees. Air so thin that people can only wheeze, creeping around at 60% of their normal abilities.  It's not hell. It's Switzerland! Those are the conditions that workers endured to give the Alps a new wonder: luxury gondolas on the Matterhorn Glacier Ride, the world's highest cablewa...

A Brand New V&A Design Museum Opens This Week

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 09/11/2018, 6:00 PM

The world-famous V&A museum, founded as an offshoot of the Great Exhibition of 1851, is one of London's most popular attractions, bringing in about 4.4 million visits a year. This weekend, the Victoria and Albert, the more formal name for the powerhouse of decorative arts, will have a presence in Scotland, too. V&A Dundee, billed as Scotland's first design museum, opens on the revitalized...

Your African Dream Trip Is Now Cheaper Than Ever

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 09/10/2018, 8:15 PM

In the past six months, the value of the South African rand has tumbled some 40% against the U.S. dollar. In March, one greenback would get you a bit more than 11 rand. Today, you get over 15. South Africa has been a terrific bargain for years. As long as you can swing the airfare there, which regularly costs around $1,000, you'll find it incredible how cheap things are on the ground.  With ...

Eat on Florence's Streets and You Could Be Fined $580

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 09/06/2018, 4:00 PM

Lots of people choose to visit Italy because they respect the cuisine, but now, eating it with dignity is the law. On September 4, Florence instituted a new penalty for tourists who are caught loitering as they eat. On the narrow lanes of central Florence, local shopkeepers are fed up with visitors who linger in doorways and on stairwells to have a snack.  The biggest complaint, it seems,...

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