Author Archives: Lisa Schwarz
It doesn’t happen often, but there was good news in the April travel price index: The cost of domestic travel went down last month.
The TPI, which is a derivative of the federal consumer price index, tracks changes on the … Hit the jump to read the rest
With the ice age seemingly in full retreat — finally — it’s time for a lot of Minnesotans to make travel plans that have more to do with state parks than getting documents from the State Department.
The old-school way … Hit the jump to read the rest
Ever wonder what a major airport is worth?
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport contributed $10.1 billion to Minnesota’s economy last year2012, according to a new study commissioned by the Metropolitan Airports Commission.
The study focused on direct impacts of the aviation … Hit the jump to read the rest
If you’re a traveler who’s not using Twitter, you need to change that.
I know, I know. You already have too many information streams dumping data at you — recipes on Pinterest, baby pictures on Facebook, spam in your email, … Hit the jump to read the rest
Ten years ago, a woman named Patricia Schultz’s brilliant idea went shooting to the top of the New York Times bestseller list. The “1,000 Places to See Before You Die” era had begun.
New editions, updates, calendar versions and imitators … Hit the jump to read the rest
Back from a recent trip, there will be time later to annoy my Facebook tribe with poetic musings and dozens of scenic snapshots.
Fortunately, you’ll be spared that torture. Now, it’s time to get the lessons (and there are some … Hit the jump to read the rest
When is a posted admission price a price? Or just a suggestion?
That’s a question a judge will decide, at least in the case of New York’s famed Metropolitan Museum of Art. It’s the target of a class-action lawsuit over … Hit the jump to read the rest
So, you’re days away from a big trip, one you’ve been planning for weeks or months. And then … cough. Cough, cough.
You hope it gets better, mainline orange juice and echinacea, and sleep as much as you … Hit the jump to read the rest
It’s a fact of modern times that people with something to say about customer service have a worldwide megaphone to be heard.
Are you a traveler who likes to get comfortable with a destination, returning year after year? Do you already know where your travels will take you this year, next year and the year after that?
Then the concept behind a … Hit the jump to read the rest