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You can still have that sip of champagne on New Year's Eve: It has carbs you will need for your Jan. 1 hike.
The First Day Hikes program is back, with more than 640 guided walks organized at state parks across the country on the first day of 2013. Pulled together by a group called America's State Parks, all 50 states are participating.
Meant to entice the entire family for a bout of...Read more »
What “precious” things would Gollum bring with him when he travels?
Andy Serkis, the actor who voices Gollum in "The Lord of the Rings" movies and the upcoming film "The Hobbit," answers that question during an interview with Lonely Planet, an internationally known guidebook publisher. Getting into character, Serkis explains what Gollum would bring for his travels.
“Why...Read more »
To encourage travel across North America, Megabus is offering 200,000 free seats for travelers between Jan. 9 to Feb. 28, 2013 to more than 120 cities in the USA and Canada.
The express bus service, which is known for offering fares from $1, is giving a chance for people to invite friends or family for a fun weekend trip.
“Megabus.com offers $1 and other affordable fares every day, but...Read more »
Here are some handy travel websites to check out:
recreation.gov Connects you to info on national parks and other federally owned lands, campgrounds and attractions.
usingmiles.com Stores and tracks all frequent flyer information for you and your family.
bags.amadeus.com Authoritative and complete guide to baggage rules by airline. If you are trying to decide which airline...Read more »
Traveling during the holiday season typically involves researching deals, enjoying time with loved ones and experiencing different locations – none of which should be spoiled by scams or con artists.
Vacancy Rewards, a travel service site, is warning against the most popular travel scams this holiday season.
They warn against email chain letters that promise five-star vacations for deals...Read more »
The "Skyfall" premiere may be in the rearview mirror, but the adrenaline rush of James Bond's golden anniversary need not end there.
The International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., recently opened "Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains," which takes a look at Bond baddies from 1962's "Dr. Julius No" on through 2012 cyberterrorist Raoul Silva.
Of...Read more »
The National Park Service is opening John F. Kennedy's boyhood home to the public Nov. 25, the 49th anniversary of the national day of mourning that followed the late president's 1963 assassination.
Kennedy, the 35th U.S. president, was shot to death Nov. 22, 1963, during a visit to Dallas.
Admission to the three-story, 1914 house in Brookline, Mass., is free, with guided tours offered...Read more »
Spirit Airlines' new baggage fees for carry-ons have begun, just in time for holiday travel.
The first domestic airline to charge for carry-ons is, as of Nov. 6, tacking on a fee up to $100 for bags that go into the overhead bins. When purchased in advance online, the fee is $35 prior to check-in, up from $30. Wait until you get to the airport and the charge is $50, a $10 increase; at the...Read more »
Air New Zealand's 'Hobbit'-inspired safety video features Peter Jackson, chance to win premiere tickets
Smartly pulling on one of its homeland's most famous exports, Air New Zealand has a new safety video that references the forthcoming "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."
Flight attendants dressed as elves guide passengers -- many with furry feet -- through the usual instructions about life jackets and location of emergency exits. Gollum makes a digital appearance and director Peter...Read more »
If your mind's already drifting to snow drifts, this may be a trip to book: a Ski with a Pro experience in Deer Valley, Utah.
The Montage Deer Valley resort, already known as a ski destination, has paired with Olympic professionals based in Park City for retreats that allow for plenty of time on the slopes with a top athlete.
Three-day packages, available from Dec. 7, 2012, through April...Read more »