Bekah Wright

    Bekah Wright

  • Terence Blanchard vacations at home in New Orleans

    World-renowned jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard will be in his hometown when the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicks off this weekend. He travels around the world, but this is his favorite place to be.

  • New data: Americans say bring on the heat for spring and summer travel

    The dawn of warmer weather already has travelers focusing on summer getaways. A Memorial Day and Summer Travel Trends study by travel-booking website Kayak reveals that when it comes to summer travel, winter-weary Americans choices are declaring: the hotter the better.

  • Five Miles Up: Alysia Reiner of 'New Black' on her favorite travel bag

    Alysia Reiner, who plays Natalie “Fig” Figueroa on the Netflix hit “Orange is the New Black,” talks travel.

  • Surveys reveal travelers’ favorite hotel amenities

    Hotel perks, bonuses, fringe benefits and certain extra touches make time on the road, well, homier. Those were the subjects of just-released Hotels.com survey results focused on the top room and property amenities.

  • TripAdvisor names travelers’ top picks for US, world destinations

    Travelers planning their summer getaways got hot tips on Tuesday — 50 of them, to be exact, when TripAdvisor announced the winners of its sixth annual Travelers’ Choice Awards.

  • Five Miles Up: Camilla Luddington of 'Grey’s Anatomy' is always on the run

    On ABC’s 'Grey’s Anatomy,' Camilla Luddington plays Dr. Jo Wilson. Here's how Luddington travels.

  • Five Miles Up: Dr. Jane Goodall isn't slowing down at 80

    There’s lots of celebrating to be done for Dr. Jane Goodall this week.

  • Five Miles Up: How chef Alain Ducasse eats up the world

    Not only does chef Alain Ducasse love his work, he’s definitely putting his stamp on the globe in a self-proclaimed “quest for excellence.”

  • Five Miles Up: Joe Morton of 'Scandal' and the Power of Gold

    Upon seeing a photo of Joe Morton, fans of the ABC series “Scandal” may react with a chill snaking up their spine. The image is, after all, of Rowan Pope, father to “Scandal’s” Olivia.

  • Fantasy meets technology in ocean resorts’ underwater art show

    Where does one go to see an art exhibition in the Maldives? Under the sea, of course — the Indian Ocean, to be exact. Two of the island nation’s luxury resorts will be showcasing underwater works from photo artist Andreas Franke’s “Phantasy Fairytale” through May.

  • New online survey data can help travel shoppers find bargains

    Easter, Mother’s Day, summer vacation: Americans are planning now for some of the most-traveled dates in the U.S., particularly for families tied to school schedules. Of course, those dates are also some of the most expensive times to hit the road. The great news: Travel sites including Hotels.com and Hotwire have recently released price surveys [...]

  • Five Miles Up: Hilary Knight looks for another big catch in Sochi

    This isn’t Hilary Knight’s first time at the rodeo, aka Winter Olympics. The hockey player brought home a silver medal from the 2010 Olympic Games. So what does Knight think of Sochi thus far?

  • These airlines had the least and most complaints last year

    Based on the report, air travel complaints issued by airline consumers to the DOT’s Aviation Consumer Protection Division were down 14.1 percent from 2012, with 2013 garnering a total of 13,168 complaints, down from the previous year’s 15,338. So which airlines are getting things right? And which areas are they excelling in?

  • Five Miles Up: Men at Work’s Krumholtz gets lost in travel

    David Krumholtz of the show Men at Work on his travel adventures.

  • Analysis shows true cost of checked luggage on flights: Less than $2 per bag

    There’s no disputing this fact: Fuel prices have fluctuated for years, and they’ve been on an upswing much of the time. Airlines’ baggage fees have risen accordingly — or have they? According to Ellen Creager, aka The Michigan Traveler at the Detroit Free Press, baggage-handling fees just don’t add up. The airlines instituted the fees, [...]

  • Five Miles Up: Find out who funk rocker Ivan Neville texts from the tarmac

    Neville. The name brings to mind New Orleans royalty; a lineage of killer music skills leading to tours that spread the love. Such is the case for Ivan Neville. Recently, he’s been on the road with his band Dumpstaphunk, breaking out songs from their latest album, “Dirty Word.” Neville describes the cuts as “…a little [...]

  • Five Miles Up: Astronaut Chris Hadfield and his final frontier

    While many people respond to FMU’s question about their final trip being to space, Colonel Chris Hadfield has been there not once, not twice, but three times. This year, following a five-month stint aboard the International Space Station in 2012, the Canadian astronaut announced his retirement in order to “take up new challenges.” One such [...]

  • Southwest Airlines selling its first international flights

    Aruba, The Bahamas, and Jamaica. These three sunny destinations just got added to Southwest Airlines’ routes. Indeed, the largest domestic carrier in the U.S. announced its first international flights today. Daily nonstop flights will begin July 1 from Atlanta to Aruba and Montego Bay; Baltimore to Aruba and Nassau plus twice-daily flights to Montego Bay; [...]

  • TripAdvisor reviewers like these hotels the most

    Los Angeles isn’t the only destination rolling out the red carpet for awards season. Announced today by TripAdvisor was the Travelers’ Choice Awards for Hotels. Tying in third place for most winners was the United States. Yahoo Travel caught up with several top properties celebrating their wins. The top-rated hotel in the world, according to [...]

  • Five Miles Up: Why Miranda Otto never leaves home without a tape measure

    This is a big week for Miranda Otto. The premiere of her new Fox series “Rake,” in which she plays Greg Kinnear’s ex-wife/therapist, kicks off Thursday. On Friday, the Australian actress transforms into Leonore, queen of the Gargoyles, going toe to toe with Aaron Eckhart in the Lionsgate film “I, Frankenstein.” With roles like these, [...]