Golden Gate Festival commemorates 75th birthday of bridge

Since its grand opening on May 27, 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge has provided a vital link across the Golden Gate, where San Francisco Bay meets the Pacific Ocean. Before the bridge was built, the quickest way to travel between San Francisco and the headlands of Marin County was by ferry: today, approximately 300,000 vehicles […]

Heavy business travelers at higher risk for health problems

A recent Columbia University research study found that people who travel extensively for business are at higher risk for health problems, including obesity and high cholesterol. According to the study, extensive travelers were 260 percent more likely than light travelers to rate their health as either fair or poor. Extensive travelers were also more likely […]

How to fly with holiday gifts

If you’re flying this holiday season – whether to visit family, spend time with friends or just to get away – it’s possible you might be traveling with gifts for loved ones. However, taking gifts with you may not be as easy as you think. The good news is that you have some options. If […]

Top five international vacation destinations in 2011

Top five international vacation destinations in 2011

Aussie Robbert van Bloemendaal of Rowlett shares his latest Tips on Travel Of all the international destinations being booked for the remainder of 2011 by clients of Travel Leaders, one – London, England – has had a big resurgence in popularity. Rising to number three in Travel Leaders’ 2011 Fall Travel Trends Survey, London is […]

Top five U.S. vacation destinations for the end of 2011

Las Vegas reclaimed its top spot in the recent Fall Travel Trends Survey conducted by Travel Leaders. The desert glamour spot had consistently ranked as the top choice of travelers booking a vacation in the U.S., but recently lost that position to Orlando, Fla., and its fantastic theme parks. The 2011 Fall Travel Trends Survey, […]

Six places to go to spice up your traditional Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day is the perfect time to be with family and friends, sharing a great meal, watching parades and football on TV and kicking off the winter holiday season, and of course to reflect on all we have to be thankful for. But, if you’re thinking about adding a bit of spice to your traditional […]

Tips to help business travelers track ancillary fees

As frequent business travelers know, airlines are generating ancillary revenue through an increasing number of fees for items such as baggage handling, onboard food and beverages, in-flight Wi-Fi access and preferred seats. Because ancillary items are often not purchased at the time of ticket purchase, they can be difficult for business travelers – and for […]

Explore Fiji: from snorkeling and rafting to touring gardens and hot springs

Although the island paradise known as Fiji covers a wide 75,000-aquare-mile area swath in the South Pacific, only 10 percent of is actually land. But, that land is exactly what you might imagine the South Pacific to be: lush, mountainous islands surrounded by clear blue water and edged with sandy beaches that are fringed with […]

Berlin after the fall: much to see and do in a city eight times the size of Paris

 It’s been 50 years since East Germany (under the direction of the former Soviet Union) constructed the Berlin Wall, an imposing concrete barrier with guard towers and other defenses designed to isolate the city of West Berlin from East Berlin and the rest of surrounding East Germany. The wall stood until 1989, when the East […]

Lift your spirits with hot-air ballooning on your next vacation

Each October, visitors flock to the world’s most-photographed event: the International Balloon Festival in Albuquerque, N.M. This year marks the 40th anniversary of this celebration of the beauty and thrill of hot-air ballooning. During this year’s event, Oct. 1-9, there are mass ascensions of hundreds of beautiful balloons from Balloon Festival Park on the mornings […]