No question about it, this is a busy time of year for most of us with Thanksgiving on the horizon and December holidays coming on fast. What are these deal zones? The final two zones of the year occur roughly the first two weeks of November, and the first two weeks of December.
Southwest Airlines has marked their very first "unmanned" flight.The company tweeted photos on Oct. 18 of the all-female crew posing before takeoff on the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.The plane was headed from St. Louis to San Francisco.The first "unmanned" Southwest flight on a @BoeingAirplanes 737 MAX 8! All-female Crew pic taken before flying STL - SFO. pic.twitter. ...
Rick Seaney is the CEO of FareCompare, a website that curates the best deals on flights from around the world. Thanksgiving is on the early side this year -- Nov. 23 -- but it may seem light years away if you still have to hang those skeletons and carve those pumpkins. If you plan to fly at Thanksgiving and haven’t booked tickets yet, you are now throwing away $2 per day for each day you delay your purchase.
Cruise travel attracts plenty of haters. Travelers often dismiss cruising as loud and tacky, sleepy and staid, or totally divorced from their destinations. If that’s your take on it, you may be surprised to learn that the cruise industry is in fact fairly diverse, and there are all types of sailings -- from refined trips with nary a poolside DJ in sight, to immersive journeys that offer deep-dives into destinations, to adventure voyages where you’ll find yourself in a kayak more than a lounge chair.
American pop culture icon and entrepreneur Hugh Hefner passed away last week at the age of 91. The home, located in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, became iconic all on its own thanks to Hefner's celebrity-filled parties. Now the Playboy Mansion is owned by 32-year-old J. Daren Metropoulos, who paid $100 million last year for the property.
Ian Dow is living his best life — out of an ambulance. “I'd been searching for a van to convert and was blinded by the Sprinter fad,” Dow, 33, wrote to ABC News of the trendy Mercedes van. “Considering the Sprinter would have cost me $8,000, I felt like I got a screamin’ deal,” said Dow.
New York City hotels tend to fit into two extremes: over-the-top luxury properties or generic chain hotels. The former comes with an astronomical price tag, and the latter usually leaves guests feeling overlooked and underwhelmed.But there's a better way: the New York City guesthouse. This option is as close to having your own Manhattan pied-á-terre as you're likely going to get.Guesthouse hotels are a cross between an inn and a bed-and-breakfast. The properties are usually intimate, charming, and set away from bustling tourist zones like Times Square or Midtown East. ...
Get a birds' eye view of the beautiful fall foliage when you stay at one of these treehouse hotels. Nestled either near mountain ranges or lush forests, these modern treehouses will have you forgetting about the digital world. This upscale, six-bedroom treehouse hotel boasts amazing views of the Great Smoky Mountains.
The point is, Italians have great taste. Here, we’ve outlined the top destinations in Italy where Italians themselves vacation. The southeastern part of the country (i.e., the heel of the boot) is less crowded and more affordable than places like Tuscany and the Amalfi Coast.
With Oktoberfest around the corner, revelers around the world are eyeing Munich, Germany.The beer-fueled feast that’s a centuries-old Bavarian tradition is one of the most revered festivals in the world, drawing close to eight million visitors. (Check out Travelzoo’s exclusive Facebook LIVE broadcast from Munich and Oktoberfest’s opening weekend – Sunday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. Munich time/1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT!)But even after the steins have been emptied and the lederhosen put away, Munich’s appeal endures year-round. There is rich history here, cultural variety and an eclectic visitor ...
A Georgia woman who recounted how she received $4,000 in Delta Air Lines vouchers when she gave up her seat on an overbooked flight says she is now considering taking a free trip with her entire family in tow. "It was like a live auction on the plane," Tracy Smith told ABC News of the moments airline staff began asking for someone to give up their seat.
This is the time of year I get a lot of questions about delayed and cancelled flights. It's mainly due to hurricanes, tropical storms and other severe weather.It won’t be long before winter kicks in, too. Still, delays and cancellations can happen year-round too due to something as simple as a mechanical snafu on a plane.The good news is there are six things travelers can do to get them on their way again, sooner rather than later. Let’s break it down between pre-trip preparation and what can be done in the midst of a delay or cancellation. ...
Theme park fans already know about Kissimmee. The quaint city just south of Orlando gives visitors a straight shot to everyone’s favorite theme parks: Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando and LEGOLAND Florida are all a short drive away.
This Labor Day weekend, more than 16.1 million Americans will jump on an airplane to celebrate the unofficial end of summer, says an airline industry trade group. Airlines for America has predicted a 5 percent increase in air travelers over the seven-day Labor Day travel period, which begins Wednesday, Aug. 30, and ends Tuesday, Sept. 5. Major airlines are adding 133,000 seats to handle the passenger uptick, Airlines for America says.
Italy is a bucket-list trip for many, and with "bene" reason. Read on for 10 important tips to know before you visit Italy. The Italians don't eat the evening meal as late as the Spanish, but it's not unusual for restaurants to open a little later than what we're used to in the United States.
To help you plan your visit, we broke things down even further into what you can expect during each season in Ireland. Unlike many countries near the top of the Northern Hemisphere, Ireland’s winter temperatures are relatively mild. The warm ocean current from the North Atlantic Drift helps keep the temperatures around 46 degrees Fahrenheit.
Booking a last-minute vacation can be pricey, but there are ways to get away without breaking the bank. Jacqui Gifford, the travel director of Travel and Leisure magazine, joined "Good Morning America" to share her expertise on how to cut costs for that spur-of-the moment trip. The best time to book a flight, according to Gifford, is Tuesday.
No one wants to think about Thanksgiving now. Not when there’s still a sliver of summer left.But it’s an absolute must for anyone who will be traveling during the November holiday. Especially those who will head to the airport on the two most popular days of the year to fly. That’s right, the two most popular days of the year to fly are the Wednesday before and Sunday after Thanksgiving.And since Thanksgiving falls on Nov. 23 this year, the most popular days to fly will be Nov. 22 and Nov. 26. The dates will vary, but it’s always the same combo, Wednesday before/Sunday after. ...
For many people, getting the entire family together -- we’re talking grandma and grandpa, parents, and children -- for a few major holidays each year at home is more than enough. For others (let’s call them Clark Griswold types after the Chevy Chase character in National Lampoon's "Vacation" films), the ultimate fantasy is to wrangle in the troops for an epic trip that everyone will remember for the rest of their lives. To gain professional advice, we interviewed Susan Farewell, founder and owner of Farewell Travels LLC, a Westport, Connecticut-based travel design firm.
Monday is predicted to be one of the busiest travel days of 2017 as millions of people flock to the 14 states across the United States in the path of the total solar eclipse. In South Carolina, the last state on the eclipse's path, hotel occupancy along the path could be doubled compared to what South Carolina normally sees in the third week in August, according to the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. Total solar eclipse 2017: What is it and what will happen?
When you're picking a hotel along the Amalfi Coast, two common must-haves include cliffside accommodations with sea views and easy access to the beach. A private stretch of sand is far more ideal -- and staying at a luxury property isn't required. Read on for the best Amalfi Coast stays with private beaches across the board, no matter what your budget.
The island features a three-bedroom home with unbelievable views of the Caribbean Sea. "We offer Bird Island at an exceptional price for an experience best suited for the adventurous who are totally self-sufficient," according to the island's Airbnb listing. Although you have to bring your own food and drinks, Bird Island features a kitchen stocked with condiments, spices and oils.
This rustic-chic lodge that attracts a hipster skier and snowboarder crowd sports decor that's a mix of chalet-style and Scandinavian design, plus stellar views of Mont Blanc. The breakfast room and lounge has an entire wall of tiny cubbies filled with red-accented knickknacks, and out back there's a charming cobblestone terrace, cafe tables and red bicycles for guests to borrow. There are also family rooms with wallpaper in kids' quarters covered in French verb conjugations (get 'em started early!).
Are you a true cheapskate?You are if you do this when traveling: You always use a carry-on to avoid the checked-bag fee. You pack a lunch from home so you don’t pay for airline meals. And first class? Hah! Nothing but economy for you.But true cheapskates do one more thing; they fly on the three cheapest days of the week. For U.S. domestic travel, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays are usually the least expensive days to fly. ...
When families -- particularly ones with small kids -- think of Florida for a vacation, the first destination that usually comes to mind is, inevitably, Disney World. Let's just get this one out of the way: Walt Disney World is the go-to destination for families (and many others) in Florida, with more than 40 million annual guests, most of whom head to the Magic Kingdom.