The 5 Coolest Things to Do on Your Next Trip to San Francisco

San Francisco is a stunning city with breathtaking landmarks, cool year-round weather and plenty of historical sites. However, it’s also littered with tourist traps that make visitors forget there’s more to this city than eating mediocre seafood dishes at Fisherman’s Wharf and overindulging on chocolate at Ghirardelli Square. Look past San Francisco’s tourist stomping grounds, and you … Read moreThe 5 Coolest Things to Do on Your Next Trip to San Francisco

General Overview of Universal’s Volcano Bay Water Park

This is still hard to believe, but an entirely new water park will open later this spring at the Universal Orlando Resort. Often described as a “water theme park,” Universal’s Volcano Bay will feature a collection of amazing (and colorful) water slides, a massive icon, private cabanas, nighttime offerings, and much more. While we already … Read moreGeneral Overview of Universal’s Volcano Bay Water Park

Royal Caribbean Adds Lifeguards for All Swimming Pools

In a safety-enhancing move, Royal Caribbean International is adding certified lifeguards at all pools across its fleet. “The addition of lifeguards on Royal Caribbean’s ships is a positive move,” says Peggy Rosenthal, franchise owner and vacation specialist, Dream Vacations, Bella Vista, AR. “As a former lifeguard, I respect the water and support moves to improve water safety.” Travel … Read moreRoyal Caribbean Adds Lifeguards for All Swimming Pools

Southwest: We’re low-cost, not no-frills

Delta has sold basic economy fares since 2012. United and American each will phase in the no-frills offering in this spring. But Southwest has no interest in joining the pack, CEO Gary Kelly said Thursday. “Every other competitor, they lavish attention on elite customers and they ignore the rest and that is our biggest opportunity … Read moreSouthwest: We’re low-cost, not no-frills

WATCH: Previewing Norwegian Cruise Line’s New Harvest Caye

When we first toured and reviewed Norwegian Cruise Line’s new Harvest Caye in Belize, we also captured a video of the guest experience including its superman-style zip-line over the beach. Highlights include the marina, shopping village, pier entrance, nature center, kid’s splash park, pool, LandShark Bar & Grill, beach, beach villas, lagoon and the flighthouse … Read moreWATCH: Previewing Norwegian Cruise Line’s New Harvest Caye

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Returns January 4

The 24th annual Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna will return to Walt Disney World Resort January 4-8 with a series of events leading up to the big race that winds through each park and the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. To accommodate the weekend’s multiple events, Disney will make some adjustments … Read moreWalt Disney World Marathon Weekend Returns January 4

New DOT rule would require informing fliers about in-flight phone use

Originally published in Travel Weekly News By Robert Silk / December 08, 2016 The DOT on Thursday proposed a rule requiring airlines and ticket agents (including travel agents) to inform passengers at the start of the sales process if an airline allows in-flight phone calls. The rule would exempt small ticket agents — those with less … Read moreNew DOT rule would require informing fliers about in-flight phone use

Cunard Line, P&O Cruises Cancel All 2017 Calls to Turkey

Originally published in Travel Pulse News by PATRICK CLARKE | DECEMBER 06, 2016 PHOTO: Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo courtesy of Thinkstock)      Turkey’s tourism industry has been dealt some heavy blows of late in wake of deadly terrorist attacks and an attempted coup this past summer. But it seems the hits keep coming. According to Cruise Critic, … Read moreCunard Line, P&O Cruises Cancel All 2017 Calls to Turkey

United’s first Polaris business-class lounge opens in Chicago

originally published in Travel Weekly News..By Robert Silk / November 30, 2016 The new Polaris lounge at Chicago O’Hare features pods with power outlets and pullout desks. CHICAGO — United on Wednesday unveiled its first Polaris lounge, one day before the carrier’s partial rollout of its new Polaris business class. “Our most significant new product … Read moreUnited’s first Polaris business-class lounge opens in Chicago

5 Ways to Get Into the Holiday Spirit in Baltimore

Originally in Travel Pulse News…PATRICK CLARKE | NOVEMBER 16, 2016 With Thanksgiving fast approaching and Christmas just over one month away, there’s never been a better time to visit Baltimore, Maryland. That’s because for travelers planning a fall or winter escape to America’s largest independent city, there’s no shortage of ways to embrace the holidays … Read more5 Ways to Get Into the Holiday Spirit in Baltimore

Is the New Show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios REALLY Worth Seeing?

By Amanda Kondolojy, Tuesday, November 15, 2016 07:14 The new shows introduced in 2016 at Walt Disney World’s have best been characterized a mixed bag. Though we liked Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular, many have criticized this projection-heavy show as feeling more like like a highlight reel than a nighttime spectacular, and failing to focus … Read moreIs the New Show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios REALLY Worth Seeing?

3 Price Changes that Quietly Took Effect This Week at Walt Disney World

By Amanda Kondolojy, Wednesday, November 16, 2016 05:33 Though the cost of admission is always going up at Walt Disney World, it is not just ticket prices that are perpetually on the rise at the resort. In truth, Disney is constantly adjusting and modifying its prices on pretty much everything, from food to souvenirs and … Read more3 Price Changes that Quietly Took Effect This Week at Walt Disney World

This Week in Cruise: New Ships for Rivers, Adventure and More

Originally published in Travel Agent Central News…By Adam Leposa | November 14, 2016 It’s been another busy week for new and under-construction cruise ships. Here are the latest developments to keep on your radar. Filed under : Cruises   From new ships for U.S. rivers to a contest promoting a new luxury yacht, it’s been … Read moreThis Week in Cruise: New Ships for Rivers, Adventure and More

Blind Runner Conquers the Lumiere’s Two Course Challenge during the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend

Fri, November 11, 2016 by Darrell Fry, Sports Media Director, Walt Disney World Resort Walter Beckman from Pensacola, Fla., knows a lot about conquering challenges. Suddenly blind in his early 20s, Beckman overcame many obstacles as he adjusted to a new way of life. This past weekend, Beckman took on a challenge of a different kind, … Read moreBlind Runner Conquers the Lumiere’s Two Course Challenge during the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend

Carnival Spirit to Sail From Sydney Full Time in 2018

Reported by Travel Agent Newswire | October 31, 2016 Carnival Cruise Line has released its schedule of itineraries for cruises from Australia for 2018. Here’s the latest. Carnival Cruise Line has released its latest program of cruises from Australia, including the information that Carnival Spirit will continue to be based in Sydney full-time in 2018. … Read moreCarnival Spirit to Sail From Sydney Full Time in 2018