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Trends and Tips on Traveling with a Disability From Candy Harrington, The Top Expert in this Field

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 01/28/2014, 1:30 PM

Between 14% and 21% of North Americans have some sort of disability.  In the bad old days, that would have meant a stay-at-home life. Not so anymore. I sat down and spoke with Candy Harrington, author of “101 Accessible Vacations: Travel Ideas for Wheelers and Slow Walkers”, and a blogger at BarrierFreeTravel.com, to learn more about the issues that confront travelers with disabilities. Fr...

Today's Top 11 Cruise Deals from AllThingsCruise.com: Something for Every Budget

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 12/11/2013, 9:45 PM

Princess Cruises' Royal Princess: In Europe Next Summer We asked the folks at AllThingsCruise.com to fill us in on the best bargains in cruises happening between now and late summer of 2014. Here's what they suggested, where to book them and what, in the opinion of the sellers, makes each one a steal. Unless specified, all prices are the lowest possible for an inside cabin, and ar...

What’s the Best Vacation For Your “Stage of Life”? How Age Can—and Should—Affect Your Travel Plans

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 08/25/2013, 2:15 PM

“Man is by nature a social animal”, wrote Aristotle. And though he wasn’t commenting on vacations, his observation certainly applies:  who one travels with can be as important to the success of a trip as where one goes. Certain types of travel, as well as certain destinations, attract wildly different demographics, after all. Head to spring break-central, Panama City, Florida in March or A...

Another Cruise Line Extinguishes Smoking on Stateroom Balconies, and Good Riddance

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 08/15/2013, 5:45 PM

USA Today reports that Disney is the latest cruise line to ban smoking on its stateroom balconies, joining Celebrity, Princess, Oceania, and Crystal. I'm all for the ban. Not because it's not very "Disney" (Walt himself was rarely seen without an unfiltered Lucky Strike in his hand) but because it's dangerous and rude. Every cruise ship's lifeboat drill contains a captain's warning not to ...

Solo Travel: New Resources and a Few Tips

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 07/04/2013, 5:30 PM

I’m a big fan of solo travel, but that may be because I don’t have to travel alone all the time. I have a husband and kids, so they come along when they can. But as a travel writer, I’m often on the road by myself, and I find I relish the experience. Instead of having to worry about whether my companions are enjoying the experience, I can simply immerse myself in the culture. That being sa...

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