Legal Marijuana in Jamaica and Free Wi-Fi in Japan

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 06/10/2014, 6:15 PM

Getting wifi in Japan and legal marijuana in Jamaica: most would assume these would be slam dunks for tourists. But despite reputations to the contrary, it's near impossible for tourists to get online in the "Land of the Rising Sun" (mostly because most locals use broadband). And ganja? That's illegal mon, no matter that everyone's smoking it. But both situations seem poised to change. T...

Would You Bet $25 That Your Flight Will Be Delayed?

By Gretchen Kelly

Posted on 06/04/2014, 11:45 AM

If you’re like most travelers across the U.S., you are probably looking forward to a summer of hurricane and storm-related flight delays, cancellations and missed connections. A new travel insurance brand, AirCare, is banking on it. AirCare, a new product from the Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance group, says it’s the first low cost fixed-benefit flight protection available for flig...

Disney’s “Deep Dive": Four-Day Vacays and the Amazon

By Gretchen Kelly

Posted on 05/30/2014, 9:30 AM

Adventures by Disney has unveiled new vacation options based on their research that shows families want more and more “deep dive” experiential travel—a growing trend that hotels and tour operators are leveraging to inspire travel sales. At a elaborately produced media event in New York, Adventures by Disney’s Senior Vice President and General Manger, Ken Potrock said that “bucket lists” ar...

Wheels Not Wings: Three Tools To Help You Plan Better Bus, Train and Car Trips

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 05/27/2014, 5:30 PM

With the cost of airfare going up, up and away, many vacationers will be traveling closer to the ground this summer. If you’re one of them, here are three websites that could make your time on the road far more pleasant and cost effective. A website devoted to both planes and trains, it made a strategic partnership in late May with Greyhound, making it the only website—beside ...

Getting Cheap Tickets to Broadway Shows Just Got Easier

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 05/15/2014, 10:15 AM

In a savvy move—one likely intended to lure back those theatergoers buying discounted tickets online—the Theater Development Fund has changed the way the line is being handled at the TKTS booths in New York City. In short: if you buy a ticket within seven days of buying your next ticket, you get to jump to the front of the line. All you have to do is show the ticket from the last show, which...

Sydney Gets Lit: Vivid Sydney 2014 Brightens Up the Harbour

By Gretchen Kelly

Posted on 05/14/2014, 10:00 PM

Even on the dullest day, Sydney is a vibrant city. But from May 24 to June 10 Sydney will get “Vivid.” The annual winter (yes, it's winter in Australia now) Vivid Sydney Festival will see Sydney Harbour, including the famed shell-like Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, illuminated by thousands of colored LED lights. The concept of light bulb as idea icon is also in play. The fes...

Bikini (And Speedo) Ban To Be Instituted On One of Spain's Balearic Isles

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 05/06/2014, 8:30 PM

And if you guessed Ibiza, you're dead wrong. But before I reveal which island, a bit of history: In 1838 writer George Sand and her lover, composer Frederic Chopin decided to winter on this Mediterranean isle in the hopes that it would prove a restorative sojourn for the tubercular composer. That guess proved wrong. Not only was the island lashed with driving winds and constant rain stor...

Minions, Mayhem and Universal’s Godzilla-Sized “Footprint”

By Gretchen Kelly

Posted on 05/06/2014, 11:30 AM

Universal Studios Theme Parks & Resorts, flush with funds from its gajillionaire owner Comcast is going mano a mano with Disney in an all out bid to own the theme park world. Speaking at an investor conference in January, Comcast’s CEO Brian Roberts vowed that the telecom giant was “doubling down on theme parks.” Now Universal Studios Hollywood is promoting its newly opened “Despic...

Now We Are Free: Paris Says “Merci” on Anniversary of Liberation

By Gretchen Kelly

Posted on 04/24/2014, 2:15 PM

August 19, 1944 began the “Battle for Paris” that culminated in the City of Light being liberated from occupation when the final German troops left on August 25th. This 70th anniversary year (also the 70th anniversary of D Day in Normandy) the Parisians would like to say “merci” and are doing it in a media campaign announced this week at New York’s Park Avenue Armory. The commercial, whi...

Where in the World is Godzilla? Hint: It's Not Tokyo

By Gretchen Kelly

Posted on 04/23/2014, 12:30 PM

The web is abuzz with talk of the remake of the Toho classic film, Godzilla, premiering around the country in May. Advance word is the remix (this time with Bryan Cranston) is as awesome as the big guy himself. Web searches on travel sites will also call up eager travelers who want to know if they can find a Godzilla museum in Japan. The short answer is no. Unfortunately, there is no G...

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