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Delicious Cocktail Recipes from Cool Hotel Bars—Taste Vacation at Home!

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 04/01/2020, 9:00 PM

A great hotel bar serves cocktails drawn from local history, ingredients, and energy. We gathered a few of our favorite drink recipes so you can re-create the flavors of a memorable vacation at home.

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TSA Says You Can Fly with an Expired Driver's License

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 04/01/2020, 12:00 AM

In an announcement overlooked by many amid the coronavirus hubbub, the TSA has said that for a limited time passengers may use expired driver's licenses to get through airport security. Licenses can be expired for up to a full year and remain eligible. The agency made the temporary policy change public in a single tweet.  Not many of us are traveling right now, but the allowance will extend for...

Secret Historic Artifacts in Disneyland That Most People Don't Know Are There

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 03/24/2020, 12:00 AM

Come explore some of the hidden secrets of the world's most famous theme park.

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Ride Disney Attractions Without Leaving Home With These POV Videos

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 03/24/2020, 12:00 AM

With our collection of theme park ride videos shot from the passenger's point of view, a trip to Disney is as close as your remote control....

I Just Flew from the U.K. to the U.S.—Here's What That's Like Now

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 03/18/2020, 12:00 AM

World systems are shutting down and entire countries are banning or expelling foreigners so that governments can take care of their own. I had planned on spending a few months in the United Kingdom researching upcoming Frommer's guides to London and Europe, but given the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, my plans had to change. I decided to fly back to the United States from Lond...

We're Asking If It's Wrong to Recline When We Should Be Furious with the Airlines

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 02/17/2020, 3:00 AM

Once again, Americans are going after each other. And once again, the infighting is misplaced. Today's battle, like so many other battles these days, confuses the real source of the friction: We're being squeezed for cash from above. You might have heard this week about the video circulating on social media in which an airline passenger fights back against a reclining seat by raining blows again...

At Long Last, The One-Seat Amsterdam-to-London Train Trip Is Here

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 02/04/2020, 12:00 AM

This news may enrich your next European vacation. The Channel Tunnel connected England with Europe 26 years ago, but it took this long to get a high-speed train from central Amsterdam direct to central London. And what timing! England just broke up with Europe this week.   The delay wasn't Brexit-related. There were lots of factors, some about train speeds previously being slowed in the countrys...

People Think Packing These Things Will Ward Off Flu, but Not All Will

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 02/01/2020, 12:15 AM

You can't just stay home alone for the rest of your life. If you're going out and traveling in flu season, be informed about what protections you should pack—and what won't help.

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This Twitter Account Tracks the Door Codes to London's Toilets

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 01/23/2020, 12:00 AM

Every traveler knows the misery of not being able to find a loo. When you're spending hours away from your hotel exploring an unfamiliar town, pit stops can be few and far between. In kinder times, free places to pee were bog standard. They included restrooms built into subway platforms and down staircases on busy streets. But most of those public WCs were padlocked decades ago out of fears ove...

At JetBlue, a New High in Baggage Fees Brings a New Low for Customers

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 01/22/2020, 12:00 AM

Which U.S.–based airline charges customers the highest fee for their first checked bag? As of this week, it's JetBlue.  The airline hiked its baggage fee by $5—it's now $35. That's the second increase in two years. JetBlue's charge for checking a first bag is now higher than the rates at United, Delta, American, and Alaska. A second checked bag will now cost JetBlue passengers a steep $45...

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