Posted on 10/10/2017, 4:45 PM
This coming winter, many thousands of Americans will agonize over whether they can enjoy tropical vacations in the Caribbean of the sort they once knew. Should they even bother to apply for reservations in an area broadly damaged by hurricanes?
Fortunately, a majority of these famed islands was either unaffected by storms or else so moderately damaged that they can be restored and repaired...
Posted on 09/20/2017, 11:00 PM
What happened to Kit Mallinson was the nightmare every parent has when they send their child away on a trip. Last December, the 18-year-old backpacker from Dorset, England, boarded a night bus in Cambodia to visit Angkor Wat. He had just completed a seven-week engagement as a volunteer building clean water pipes in Borneo, and he wasn't feeling very well, so he hoped the overnight trip would give ...
Posted on 09/15/2017, 6:00 PM
Our hearts go out to those island nations that suffered so badly from recent storms—St. Martin, the Virgin Islands, Barbuda, among them. But by assuming that all such islands were equally affected, and by then canceling our general plans to vacation in the Caribbean, we increase the suffering of that area.
It’s important to realize that some Caribbean islands were totally or primarily by...
Posted on 09/15/2017, 6:00 PM
Last year, California, Nevada, Maine, and Massachusetts joined five other states in legalizing the recreational use and sale of marijuana.
The action taken by California is especially significant. With its huge population, greater than that of several other large states combined, California will create the foundation for a giant industry of marijuana tourism, causing millions of travelers...
Posted on 09/13/2017, 3:15 AM
Today, the American Car Rental Association (ACRA), a lobbying group for the car rental industry, is wrapping up its annual Washington, D.C. "Legislative Conference," during which it plots its political agenda and schmoozes lawmakers to help make it happen. But some of its battles against consumer protections have already been won on the state level. AutoSlash, the discount car rental aggregator, r...
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Toxic alcohol is a rising problem at some unethical resorts in Mexico. Here's what you should know—and how to tell if you've had sub-par booze.
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In the wake of the Mumbai, India attacks, Pauline Frommer visits CNN.com to discuss best practices for avoiding danger when you're traveling.
In this series of monthly tips, you'll find some terrific ideas to help you get the most out of every trip. This time around, I share with you seven ways you can make your next journey better for the environment.
It's not difficult to imagine all of the things that could go wrong on a cruise: hurricanes, political upheaval and a sudden illness are just some of the snafus. On the other hand, how many times to things actually go wrong? Hardly ever.
On board viruses start like this: One infected passenger comes aboard, leaves his germs on a handrail and all of a sudden everyone's sick -- just like kindergarten. Though major outbreaks are rare, cruise lines have stepped up their sanitation routines to reduce the chance of transmission.
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