The Bloggers
Subscribe to this Blog

Archive: March 23, 2008 - March 29, 2008

The Friday Photo: Look, It's a Bird . . .

In a snap, Friday has a arrived, as has our Friday Photo. This week we toss a Travel section tote bag to Richard Gawthrop of Vienna, who captured this bright shining moment during a recent trip to Florida's Kennedy Space Center. We're big fans of anyone accomplishing a long-term goal,...

By John Deiner | March 28, 2008; 2:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

Cherry Blossom Confidential: What You Need to Know

What's a team of inveterate Travel types to do when the best option in town is a staycation? That's the dilemma we're facing this weekend, now that Washington's Japanese cherry trees have reached their peak blooming phase and suddenly there's no place we'd rather be than the Tidal Basin. Besides,...

By Scott Vogel | March 28, 2008; 12:47 PM ET | Comments (10)

What's the Deal: Will Open Skies Mean Lower Fares?

If you've been putting off buying that ticket for spring travel to London in the hopes there will be a sale, get out your credit card. It's time to buy. Virgin Atlantic, United, US Airways, British Airways and others are all offering fares of about $600 or less, including taxes,...

By Carol Sottili | March 28, 2008; 6:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

We Were There: BoltBus's Inaugural Run to NYC

I bolted to the Big Apple for a buck this morning. For less than a cup of Starbucks or Metro fare, I was transported to New York City - with nary a stop and only a few fleeting jams that were no fault of the bus driver's. BoltBus, the new...

By Andrea Sachs | March 27, 2008; 2:42 PM ET | Comments (10)

It Came From the Chat: You Are Now Free to Mortify the Cabin

So I was rereading Monday's Travel chat, right? As you'll see if you click on this link, we promised to give a prize to the chatter who revealed his or her most embarrassing travel experience (that was printable, natch). With the caveat that ours was far from a statistically valid...

By Scott Vogel | March 27, 2008; 7:45 AM ET | Comments (4)

Passport Update: Yes, Baby Will Be Onboard

A few weeks back, I wrote about my sister's efforts to secure a passport for her newborn, Kate. The issue was that the AAA photographer wanted Kate to sit on the stool for the photo -- without any supportive help from mom or dad. However, at that point in...

By Andrea Sachs | March 26, 2008; 3:22 PM ET | Comments (7)

In the News: What's Going on in the Skies?

It's turning out to be a particularly difficult week if you're an air traveler, though isn't every week particularly bad these days? In case you missed it, some developments: * Today, American Airlines has canceled about 200 flights, according to a report by the Associated Press, "so its crews can...

By John Deiner | March 26, 2008; 1:18 PM ET | Comments (4)

First Look: The Clear Lexus Lane? Not So Much

Last week we reported on the new Clear security lanes debuting at National and Dulles airports, and how officials touted them as time-saving boons to humanity. For $128 a year, frequent travelers can bypass the regular security lanes, enjoying the services of special "concierges" who help them with bins and...

By K.C. Summers | March 26, 2008; 6:43 AM ET | Comments (7)

Bus Wars! Another Way to Get to NYC for a Buck

The dollar is really stretching these days . . . all the way to New York City. Today, MegaBus announced that it will offer service between Washington and NYC, with rates starting at $1 each way. This adds some fire to the Battle of the Buses: On Thursday, BoltBus starts...

By Andrea Sachs | March 25, 2008; 1:05 PM ET | Comments (6)

Insta-CoGo: Line Rage at Disney World?

Love Disney, hate Disney, sort of love Disney, really hate Disney: Travelers are generally of mixed opinion on the place. But man, what to make of this? According to a report on Orlando's Fox TV affiliate, a woman named Aimee Krause has accused Alabama native Victoria Walker of beating her...

By John Deiner | March 25, 2008; 7:11 AM ET | Comments (46)

The Monday Rant: New York Hotel Rates

I love the Hotel Wales, a European-style boutique hotel on New York's Upper East Side: the fireplace and fresh flowers in the lobby, the architectural details in the guest rooms, the lace-curtained salon where you can curl up night or day with a latte and a laptop. It's the anti-chain...

By K.C. Summers | March 24, 2008; 6:52 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

© 2010 The Washington Post Company