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Archive: June 15, 2008 - June 21, 2008

The Friday Photo: So Statuesque . . .

Ah, Friday. Where have you been? Since we've lumbered to the end of the week, let's unveil this week's Friday Photo, which is among the more charming pictures to grace this space. So what are these kids up to? We'll let the photographer, Dave Votaw of Salem, Ore., tell us....

By John Deiner | June 20, 2008; 3:33 PM ET | Comments (1)

What's the Deal? Look to Unfamiliar Airlines for Deals

Don't forget smaller foreign carriers when searching for deals to Europe. Not all offer service out of Washington, but even those that fly out of other hubs often offer codeshare agreements. And some sales are so good that it may be worth it to fly out of New York or...

By Carol Sottili | June 20, 2008; 6:44 AM ET | Comments (6)

Park Watch: What's Up in Shenadoah?

After a weekend at Shenandoah National Park, I'm happy to report mountain laurels (click for photo) blooming all through the woods, there are bear cubs (click for photo) and fawns (click for photo) aplenty and Washington's closest mountain-retreat national park seems to be primed for another summer. There are more...

By Christina Talcott | June 19, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

D.C. to NYC: Twice the Bus

MegaBus has doubled its seating and, yes, doubled the fun. Yesterday, the U.K. operator, which last month kicked off cheapie service to Manhattan, unveiled a double-decker bus -- you know, the kind that is usually seen toting around bug-eyed tourists, not driving 65 along the interstate. (Courtesy of MegaBus) The...

By Andrea Sachs | June 18, 2008; 6:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

Waldo on the Road: Hide and Seek

A familiar face showed up at work recently: The bespectacled, pompom hat-wearing, walking stick-carrying, red and white striped shirt-sporting Waldo, of Martin Handford "Where's Waldo?" series (called "Where's Willy?" in Britain, where it debuted in 1987). True, I had not been looking for Waldo for quite some time, but in...

By Christina Talcott | June 17, 2008; 6:29 AM ET | Comments (0)

The Monday Rant: If the Hotel's a Rockin' . . .

Not a week goes by, it seems, when we in Travel don't hear from some poor soul whose vacation was ruined by a bad hotel stay. The question is, what to do about it? Case in point: I recently stayed at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center in preparation for...

By Scott Vogel | June 16, 2008; 6:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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