Over 50 and Traveling Solo? Road Scholar Now Has All-Inclusive Trips Just for You

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 04/08/2024, 8:00 AM

For decades, Road Scholar has been formulating high-quality guided tours of the world's most popular destinations, but through a senior lens. Its all-inclusive group tours, which take as many as 100,000 people a year on vacation, are intentionally geared to the interests and demands of travelers over a certain age. In the past, the minimum target age for customers was 60, but now, it's just 50 year...

Can Visitors to Germany Use Cannabis Now That Recreational Use is Legal There?

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 04/05/2024, 8:00 AM

In 2024, Germany legalized the use of marijuana products for recreational use. Does that mean tourists can buy or use cannabis in Germany now?...

King Charles to Open Scotland's Balmoral Castle, Where QE2 Died, to Tours

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 04/04/2024, 8:00 AM

Fans of the British Royal Family probably thought this announcement would ever be made. King Charles of the United Kingdom has announced that he will be opening Balmoral Castle, his mother's favorite home and the place where she passed away, to visitors. Balmoral's website says this it will be first time such a tour has been offered since the Castle was completed in 1855. On the Balmoral Castle ...

Times Square's Ball Drop Building Reinventing Itself as a Year-Round NYC Attraction

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 04/03/2024, 6:00 PM

It was the building that gave Manhattan's Times Square its name when The New York Times opened it in 1905 as one of the most celebrated early skyscrapers in a celebrated city.But after standing mostly empty for the better part of a century, the structure now known as One Times Square, which overlooks the length of Times Square and is best known as the site of the annual New Year's Eve "Ball Drop," ...

Fee for Global Entry to Rise on October 1, 2024—Apply Now for the Older Rate

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 04/02/2024, 3:30 PM

Global Entry is a special system that allows U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents to skip the long processing lines and security checks at international entry points to the United States. Applicants are pre-screened and, if determined to be low-risk, given an identification number that allows them to use special kiosks upon returning to the U.S., bypassing the miserable queues of incoming t...

Orlando Sanford International Airport's Name Could Confuse Passengers Going to Orlando

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 04/01/2024, 5:00 PM

Sanford's small airport has Orlando in its name and flights from Allegiant Air and Sun Country Airlines, but it's twice as far from Walt Disney World as Orlando International (MCO)....

U.S. Passport Wait Times Are Back Under Control. How Long Will It Take Now?

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 03/27/2024, 4:45 PM

A year ago, as the U.S. government continued to climb out of the bureaucratic hole that Covid-19 and staffing woes had dug, the wait time for a new passport was as long as 13 weeks. During some periods in late 2022 and early 2023, the State Department received some 500,000 applications a week, the highest rate ever seen. That meant that in 2023, a passport that was applied for in late March might n...

POV: Follow the Path of Checked Luggage Through an Airport's Conveyor Belt Network

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 03/26/2024, 2:00 PM

In today's installment of The Internet May Be Destroying Society, but Hey, You Should Totally Check Out This Video, someone put a camera on luggage to show were it goes after airport check-in. On March 21, local TV station WDIV in Detroit posted this invigorating 7-minute video of a piece of checked baggage as it zooms through the Detroit airport's hidden warren of conveyor belts, security scans, ...

This Classic Disney World Attraction Is Now Open for Just 135 Minutes a Day

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 03/25/2024, 11:15 AM

You probably assume the attractions at Disney parks are always available to visit whenever the parks are open.That is not always the case. Some rides run on a schedule that's significantly shorter than the parks' daily hours of operation. At Disneyland, the blockbuster Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, which is probably the most elaborate and most unmissable theme park ride currently in existence...

London's Worst Attractions: Skip These Bad Tourist Traps

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 03/21/2024, 4:00 PM

These things to do in London can be avoided—no matter how much hype you hear....

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