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In Canada, Bikes on Ice Skates Are a Thing Now

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/26/2021, 7:00 PM

You've gotta love the stubborn ingenuity of people who live in cold-weather climes. Those hardy souls never let a little thing like frostbite keep them from enjoying their favorite diversions. If, for instance, you're in Calgary, Alberta, and you prefer bicycling to ice skating, you don't have to wait until the city thaws (in Canada, that could be a long wait). Instead, just go to Bowness Pa...

The Most Popular Fast Food and Fashion Chains in Each Country

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 01/26/2021, 1:00 PM

Our travel may be curtailed right now, but our curiosity about the world is not. Which is why I was pleased to find a collection of maps on the British banking info site BusinessFinancing.co.uk showing what excites people of different nationalities when it comes to global brands. The info comes from a study that used Google's Keyword Planner to find the most-searched consumer brands worldwide i...

Which U.S. National Park Is Deadliest? Two Studies Have Different Answers

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/25/2021, 8:00 PM

During the pandemic, U.S. national parks have been a haven for cooped-up Americans who are starved for wide open spaces. And while we'd never want to spoil anybody's haven, it's important for visitors to remember that although expanses of wilderness can be majestic, they can also be hazardous, what with all the great heights, extreme temps, churning rivers, wild animals, and other vacation-endi...

No, Princess Cruises Did Not Just Sell the Real Love Boat

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 01/25/2021, 2:00 PM

Social media feeds have recently been filled with nostalgic goodbyes to an iconic cruise ship. Princess Cruises selling off its ‘Love Boat’, went a typical headline.  To a generation that has so many entertainment sources, it's tough to explain just how huge The Love Boat series was. From 1977 to 1986, when there were just three major networks to choose from on a Saturday night, the show's week...

Southwest Airlines Celebrating Its 50th Birthday with $50 Fares

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 01/25/2021, 1:00 PM

At my 50th birthday party, a friend noted that this would likely be the last big celebration of my life—until my funeral. Yes, that came from a friend. But not all birthday wishes have to be as bleak. So we'll celebrate Southwest Airlines turning the big 5-0, and pay only passing notice to the millions of dollars U.S. airlines are losing each week—the very situation that's likely persuading ...

First Cruise Line Announces Vaccine Requirement—Will Others Follow?

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/22/2021, 6:00 PM

Saga Cruises, a small, U.K.–based line that caters to passengers aged 50 and older, announced the world's first Covid-19 vaccine requirement for cruise passengers this week.  In a notice posted to Saga's website, the company says that when it resumes sailings on May 4 with the inaugural voyage of the Spirit of Adventure, all paying customers must have been fully vaccinated for at least 14 days....

Reminder: Now Is a Good Time to Make Summer Reservations

By Frommer's Staff

Posted on 01/21/2021, 5:00 PM

Well, the vaccines are here, and so for the first time in a year, we finally have a clearer vision of the road map to the future. We know that as long as significant chunks of the population are still waiting for their shots, the world won't fully open for normal travel. And we also know that it won't be until next winter or later, according to most predictions, that we can fly internationally ...

“One Night in Miami” Puts Historic Black Hotel in Spotlight—and You Can Visit

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/20/2021, 8:00 PM

The new film One Night in Miami, now streaming on Amazon Prime, depicts a 1964 meeting of four African American icons—boxer Cassius Clay (soon to rename himself Muhammad Ali), civil rights leader Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke, and football star Jim Brown—at a segregated motel after Clay won his first heavyweight championship. The movie's dialogue, adapted by Kemp Powers from his stage play, is in...

Why You Should Never Order Coffee on a Plane (and Other Lessons from a Flight Attendant)

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 01/20/2021, 7:00 PM

TikTok can make you laugh, it can make you dance, and now, thanks to the efforts of a savvy, personable flight attendant, it can also help you travel better (when it's time to travel again). Her name is Kat Kamalani and she's a Salt Lake City-based flight attendant for an unnamed major carrier. On her TikTok channel, she supplies plenty of advice on all aspects of the travel experience. Some of...

WATCH: Snowboarder Posts POV Video of Avalanche He Survived

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/19/2021, 9:00 PM

A Colorado snowboarder was lucky to walk away without major injuries after surviving a frightening avalanche last week in the backcountry near Loveland Pass (pictured above) in Summit County.  Now let his experience be your lesson. Maurice Kervin, a 25-year-old Denver man, has posted to Instagram his POV video of the ordeal in order to provide a cautionary example of how quickly conditions on s...

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