It can cost up to $200 on large airlines to make any changes to a ticket for a domestic flight, and $400 (or more) for international itineraries. Fly the no-fee airline: Southwest is the only airline that does not charge a change fee. Throw yourself on the mercy of the airline: A few legacy carriers still allow cancellations in extreme situations (such as a death in the family) but not all airlines do.
When on vacation, many travelers are likely to check out their hotel bar for some evening libations. Hotels are, after all, often known for their food and drink offerings. We took a look at thousands of hotel bars around the world and singled out some of the most historic, noted for inventing popular drinks or attracting celebrity clientele.
"Everest has enough dangers as it is," Dr. Kenneth Kamler, the author of "Surviving the Extremes," said. The bodies of four climbers were recovered from a tent on the highest camp on Mount Everest this week, authorities said, bringing the death toll to 10 for this season.The camp was located in an area known as "the death zone," located at over 26,000 feet, where oxygen measures one-third normal levels. "Altitude is not natural to the body," Kamler said.
At the center of the highly-anticipated Pandora: The World of Avatar are two new rides: Flight of Passage and Na'vi River Journey.The land, located inside Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom Park, opens May 27. ABC News got a preview of the the park's largest expansion in history and the chance to enjoy the rides.Na'vi River Journey is a peaceful boat ride, good for all ages. It coasts through a series of caves and showcases the bioluminescence so central to Disney's story of Pandora.The journey culminates with the discovery of Na’vi Shaman of Songs and her beautiful music. ...
"Good Morning America"'s Ginger Zee is getting up close and personal with sharks in the Bahamas today -- and she's taking viewers with her for an underwater experience in live virtual reality. "GMA" is broadcasting live from Zee's dive with Caribbean reef sharks on a wreck called the "Ray of Hope" off of the Bahamas. The live underwater 360-degree virtual reality camera allows viewers to experience the adventure as Zee descends into the water with expert trainers and encounters the sharks.
Love is in the air! After all, June -- one of the most popular months for weddings -- is just around the corner.Travelzoo’s Love of Travel contest is super timely, then: Our search for America’s best travel story will land one lucky twosome with a luxury getaway to Bali! (You can enter through May 26 by sharing your own travel love story using #loveoftravel and #contest on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.)Ah, Bali. Easily a top destination for romantic escapes of all kinds, especially honeymoons. ...
If Cape Town is on your to-do list, you’re not alone: South Africa forges forward to attract visitors all over the world, and the word is out -- its second most populous city is diverse, eclectic and notoriously laid-back. One of the most buzzed-about winemakers in California’s Santa Barbara County region (look for his two labels, Storm Wines and Notary Public), Storm is a native of Hermanus, about an hour from Cape Town.
For those who prefer quainter lodgings with picturesque interiors and attentive service, read on for our list of the most charming hotels in the European country. The Aberdeen Lodge is a charming mid-range hotel with bay windows and ivy climbing up its exterior brick walls. This small guesthouse is located near Dublin Bay and the exclusive Ballsbridge neighborhood.
When it comes to traveling, billionaires can live out their wildest vacation fantasies. Not only is Necker Island (a 30-hectare island in the British Virgin Islands) Branson’s own private island and holiday home, but it’s also a place where other billionaires -- and the Obamas -- regularly choose to spend their downtime. For billionaires, privacy is key when vacationing, which is why the exclusive Necker Island is so appealing.
Between the songs, campfires and mosquitoes, summer camp had its highs and its lows. Fortunately, hotels have adopted some of our favorite summer camp qualities, like fire pits for roasting s'mores, woodsy decor and picturesque natural settings. Take your pick of properties, located from the mountains of Colorado and France to the Catskills of upstate New York, and travel back to a simpler time.
There are many popular destinations around the world that sit more than a mile above sea level, from historic archeological sites like Machu Picchu to ski destinations like Aspen, Colorado. Here, we name six hotels that are perched more than 5,280 feet above sea level. The hike to Machu Picchu is well known as an arduous trek, but you can rest easy in the town of Aguas Calientes at the SUMAQ Machu Picchu.
It meanders along the Golden State's coast for 655 miles, from its southern end in Dana Point (a 20-minute drive south of Laguna Beach) up to Leggett (a six-hour drive from San Francisco). If you're thinking of taking this epic road trip, read on for the 11 stops you need to make along the Pacific Coast Highway. Though San Diego isn't actually along Highway 1, it makes an excellent starting off point for travelers driving up the coast.
There's no doubt Vegas is a foodie city: celebrity chefs like Pierre Gagnaire, Mario Batali and Nobu Matsuhisa dominate the Strip.But none serve the sheer volume of people -- nor the vast number of dishes -- as the Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace.Routinely ranked as the top buffet in Las Vegas, and named by at least one publication as the best buffet in America, it's no wonder an average of 3,500 people dine here each day. ...
Wait, where are the cheap flights for summer? Another good reason to not only compare airfare prices for possible travel days, but also for dates right around the ideal itinerary because it might save a bundle.
According to the IRS, the average individual income tax refund for 2016 was $3,050. The cost includes airfare, hotel accommodations and daily breakfast. The cost includes round-trip flights, all ground transportation and transfers, accommodations, 15 meals and a guide to help get the the most out of the charming country.
Believe it or not, there are plenty of resorts that are characterized by their boutique features (no wristbands, no restaurant reservations required), quiet and intimate vibe, personalized service and great a la carte (and often locally sourced) menus -- all while still presenting the perks of an all-encompassing, everything-included rate. The 96-room Zoetry Agua is one of the most luxurious and tranquil all-inclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic. Catering to couples, the resort boasts an uncrowded white-sand beach, sleek and spacious suites, a pristine pool, 24-hour laundry service, a superlative spa and daily deliveries of sparkling wine and fruit.
The world’s longest flight, from Doha, Qatar, to Auckland, New Zealand, tops 16 hours, a tough amount of time to be stuck in a crowded tin can for even the most patient of people. Same thing you’d do on a New York to Los Angeles flight: Make yourself as comfortable as possible.
Whether you're a honeymooning couple, family taking a winter vacation, or college student on spring break, Mexico has likely made your where-to-travel list. Take a look at six of the most popular destinations in Mexico and where to stay based on your budget. Hearing Cancun may conjure images of booze-filled spring breakers and hordes of tourists, but that's just one aspect of the Yucatan Peninsula city.
At the southern tip of Mexico's Baja Peninsula, Cabo San Lucas has long been a popular vacation spot for sun-worshipping party seekers. For those travelers heading to Cabo San Lucas who want to simplify their vacation by staying at the property most (or all) of the time and eating at the on-site restaurants, all-inclusive resorts are a great option. The all-inclusive, adult-only Pueblo Bonitio Pacifica Resort is a tranquil, upscale resort on a gorgeous beach.
Crashing turquoise waves, clear blue skies, white sand -- a little slice of Caribbean heaven to retire in sounds like a dream. There are plenty of places in the region that offer not only gorgeous scenery, but also good health care and a reasonably sized expat population to keep those social circles strong. If your retirement fund looks more like a dragon's hoard than a few bills under the mattress, the region's most notorious tax haven, the Cayman Islands, might be your dream destination.
It’s easy to understand why San Diego inspires travel, with its 70 miles of beaches, entertainment that ranges from kid-friendly to adults-only and a growing revolution in all things culinary. As a former San Diego resident, I can vouch that the rumor is true: The weather does stay practically perfect year-round. Next time you go, add these suggestions to your San Diego to-do list.
A hotel room with a scenic view is one thing -- but the simultaneously terrifying and electrifying feeling that comes with seeing a city from high above is reason enough for some travelers to make the trip. While some properties focus on designing rooms with jaw-dropping vistas, others extend the viewing opportunities to rooftop amenities like bars and swimming pools. If gazing out at neighboring buildings from more than 60 stories up sounds like a rush, then this list of nine properties across Asia is perfect.
Delta Air Lines purchased pizza for passengers on Wednesday after it canceled hundreds of flights because of severe thunderstorms in the South. The airline said it ordered more than 700 boxes of pizza for some customers who were affected by weather-related cancellations and delays at airports in Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, Ohio, Kentucky and elsewhere. The food deliveries came after the airline canceled some 300 flights, according to ABC affiliate WSB, because of severe weather in the Southeast that brought tornado warnings to some areas.
United Airlines is under fire for barring two teenage girls from their flight because they were wearing leggings -- but the policy United is citing is not uncommon among airlines. In a statement on its website, the airline said that when employees and their guests utilize the benefit of free or discounted travel, they are seen as representatives of the airline itself and therefore must abide by a stricter dress code. “When taking advantage of this benefit, all employees and pass riders are considered representatives of United,” the statement reads.
If you’ll vacation in the U.S., consider a tour of New England after flying into Boston, or revel in the Rockies after landing in Denver. Lately, we’ve also seen good deals to sunny San Diego, Seattle and the always-fun New Orleans. In Europe, deals to Iceland and Scandinavia continue, while Paris has been a bargain for some departure cities.