- National park tips: Yep, you should see Rushmore. But about the sculptor...
Los Angeles Times, Saturday - 10/22/2016 - 10:47 AM
If you’re on the road anywhere near South Dakota, Mount Rushmore National Memorial is mandatory. But sidestep the ticky-tacky tourist compound of Keystone, S. D. (nearest town to Rushmore). Instead, stay 24 miles away in pleasant, historic Rapid City. If you’re photographing the faces, the light
- Travel Tips: How to Get a Deal at Local Markets
New York Times, Saturday - 10/22/2016 - 06:00 AM
For travelers in search of good prices at local markets, look for handmade items, prepare to bargain — and don’t forget airport shopping.
- Travel Troubleshooter: British Airways won’t cover cab fare
San Francisco Chronicle, Friday - 10/21/2016 - 04:30 PM
 the connecting flight from London to Baltimore was canceled because of a mechanical problem, and a day later I was rerouted to Washington Dulles International Airport.  British Airways had announced that it would refund the cost of transportation between Washington and Baltimore, if the receipt was forwarded to the customer-service department.  I submitted the receipt for $211, the cost of the taxi. No limit restriction on taxi fare had ever been mentioned — if it had, I would have tried to find alternative transportation. If British Airways promised it would cover your taxi fare, then it should have. Why wasn’t it?
- On the Ground: Hawaii Looks Back, and Ahead, as Its Presidential Spotlight Dims
New York Times, Friday - 10/21/2016 - 05:50 AM
With President Obama’s time in the White House almost up, a tour of Honolulu found Hawaiians proud of their native son but wistful about the coming loss of attention.
- As Bookings Plummet, Trump Hotels Are Getting Out-Trumped
NBC News, Thursday - 10/20/2016 - 04:48 PM
Donald Trump may already be calling for a recount of votes — but he may also want to recount the empty rooms at his hotels.
- Al Gore's fight in 2000 was entirely different from Trump saying he won't accept election results
Hartford Courant, Thursday - 10/20/2016 - 02:47 PM
Everything was fairly normal in the 2000 presidential election until about 10 p.m. Eastern on Election Day. Television networks had called the state of Florida for Vice President Al Gore, a critical win that seemed to pave his path to the presidency. Results in other states hinted at a close race;
- Here's why you may not get free drinks in Las Vegas anymore
Los Angeles Times, Thursday - 10/20/2016 - 12:47 PM
Time was Las Vegas casinos served free booze so you would stay and gamble — and maybe loosen up enough to play even more. Now a few big casino companies are shifting gears by rewarding certain gamblers and leaving others high and dry. Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts are experimenting with
- Let someone else do the planning on this RV road trip up California's central coast
Los Angeles Times, Thursday - 10/20/2016 - 10:47 AM
Hit the road, Jack, and crank up the radio for a road trip by RV. Tracks & Trails’ driving itinerary winds up the coast from Los Angeles to San Francisco, with stops in Santa Barbara, San Simeon, Big Sur and Monterey. The 11-day trip includes time to ferry to Channel Islands National Park and hike
- Gay cowboys bring the Wild West back to Las Vegas
Los Angeles Times, Wednesday - 10/19/2016 - 12:47 PM
Barrel racing, bull riding and roping will rule when the World Gay Rodeo Finals return to Las Vegas this weekend. And they may change attitudes about the LGBT community too. “We are just as tough as anybody else,” said Laura Scott, director of the event at South Point Hotel-Casino’s equestrian
- Universal Studios experiments with virtual reality this Halloween
USA Today, Wednesday - 10/19/2016 - 07:48 AM
The theme park adds a virtual Repository to Halloween Horror Nights in Florida.
- Zac Posen Presents New Uniforms for Delta
New York Times, Tuesday - 10/18/2016 - 02:47 PM
The designer, known for his extravagant red-carpet creations, collaborated with the airline to dress its 60,000 employees.
- National park tips: Why you won't see these big Yosemite trees until early next year
Los Angeles Times, Tuesday - 10/18/2016 - 10:47 AM
If your heart is set on a stroll through Yosemite National Park’s Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias, wait until next year. It's closed for restoration until spring 2017. In the meantime, remember that Sequoia and Kings Canyon have plenty of big trees — including General Sherman, said to be the largest