Author Archives: Lisa Schwarz
“Mad Men” fan? Nostalgic boomer? Fan of the fabulous era when moonshots and atomic bombs were all the talk? Universal has your number in its brand-new Cabana Bay Beach Resort, which welcomed its first guests on Monday.
The “Cabana Bay … Hit the jump to read the rest
If you’re a serious traveler who’s not using Twitter, you’re missing out. As of last week, you’re missing out on even more: St. Cloud Regional Airport has joined the party as @FlySTC.
As of Friday, you still had a … Hit the jump to read the rest
We’ve been playing the travel enabler for years here at the Times, publishing photos of local travelers on every continent (yes, all of them!) since Just Back From was launched in 2006.
The idea was to have some fun while … Hit the jump to read the rest
There’s a magic moment for vacations and it’s called “shoulder season.”
You probably know that high season means you’ll pay top dollar for hotels, airfare and even food and drink and that low season means you’ll trade better prices and … Hit the jump to read the rest
I had a fun phone call last week from traveler/reader Betty Wolterman. She called to let me know that she’d taken our lead and spent some time exploring the charming downtown of Sanford, Fla. She loved it and said it … Hit the jump to read the rest
When Delta Air Lines rolled out its new spending-based frequent flier policy, it was only half the story. To really judge a loyalty program, you need to know what your points will buy.
Today, Delta told us. And the … Hit the jump to read the rest
The debate and subsequent veto last week of an Arizona bill that some say would have protected religious freedom and others say would have legitimized discrimination against gay, lesbian and transgendered people brought even travel companies into the fray.
Walt Disney World – the granddaddy of Florida theme parks – this week announced its second ticket price increase in a year. The cost of a single-day ticket to the Magic Kingdom will now cost $99, up from $95. As … Hit the jump to read the rest
For people with medical problems, disabilities or other limitations, travel can seem like it’s off the menu of accessible life experiences. Those limitations often affect entire families.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. More travel companies are working … Hit the jump to read the rest
Got an opinion about them? Sure you do. Here’s how to tell Congress where you stand on whether cellphone conversations should be allowed aboard airliners:
Research the proposed rules at www.regulations.gov, docket number DOT-OST-2014-0002.
Submit comments by March 15 online … Hit the jump to read the rest