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Latest Lists: Beer Bars, Best Beds ... and Bedbugs

Right in the middle of our wintry weather come those things that warm the hearts of travelers -- "Best of" lists! For beer lovers, Draft magazine's Best Beer Bars in America list features more than 200 bars across the U.S. Tripadvisor has a two-fer, both its Travelers' Choice 2009 awards,...

By Christina Talcott | January 30, 2009; 10:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

Insta Q&A: Spring Sailing With Teens

To those who say traveling with a toddler is hard, I say: Ever taken a trip with a teenager? The rewards can be great, sure, but keeping these semi-independent creatures amused, engaged and happy on a vacation can be just as challenging as dealing with little kids. With that in...

By Christina Talcott | January 28, 2009; 08:30 AM ET | Comments (2)

A Few for the Road (and Air): Holiday Travel Tips

Worried about upcoming holiday travel plans? We have some tips to help ease your mind. Air travel can be dicey when the weather outside is frightful, so heed these tips from Fare Compare CEO Rick Seaney if you think you might be affected by bad weather: * Before heading to...

By Christina Talcott | December 23, 2008; 07:07 AM ET | Comments (5)

Insta Q&A: Meeting Family Halfway

What do you do when half your family lives in one city, half in another, and neither side wants to make the long trek to get together over the holidays? If you're like reader Carol Dollarhide of Rockville, you compromise and meet somewhere in the middle. Carol writes: My husband...

By Christina Talcott | December 17, 2008; 07:50 AM ET | Comments (5)

Eco-Friendly Travel Options

"One Vacation Can Be Worse Than Commuting for a Year." So reads a troubling headline of a study released last week by the Union of Concerned Scientists, a nonprofit organization that's been doing research into which modes of vacation transport are the most environmentally-friendly. The full report, "Getting There Greener:...

By Christina Talcott | December 11, 2008; 12:41 PM ET | Comments (4)

Friday Photo: I Scream, You Scream...

Some people swear that ice cream is necessary to life, especially on hot summer days. Regular Travel Log reader Jamie Pearson, this week's Friday Photo winner, took the cool treat's application to a whole new level in Spain this summer. She writes: "Ice cream was the only thing that made...

By Christina Talcott | August 8, 2008; 07:07 AM ET | Comments (1)

Kids and Video Games: A Luddite Responds

Today I got an e-mail about a new survey of parents and kids that reveals that 96 percent of kids ages 8 to 14 will bring some form of video game with them on vacation, and that one third of parents surveyed worry that their child will be bored if...

By Christina Talcott | July 9, 2008; 07:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

Disney Whirl: Goodbye "MGM" . . . and Kids

Disney news. There's always Disney news. First up, if you didn't hear, there is no longer a Disney-MGM Studios. This week, the park officially became Disney's Hollywood Studios. It's evidently going to take a while to totally change all the signage, but from now on, that's the name of the...

By John Deiner | January 9, 2008; 07:35 AM ET | Comments (7)

What Happens in Vegas... Your Kids Shouldn't See

Even for me, two visits to Las Vegas in five weeks was a bit much. But there I was for various reasons, in late July and early September. And a question that's been in the back of my mind for ages finally burst forth: Why do parents bring kids to...

By John Deiner | September 6, 2007; 02:28 PM ET | Comments (32)

Zagat Does Disney

Just in time for the annual Orlando invasion, Zagat has released its first Walt Disney World "Insider's Guide," a $15.95 extravaganza of maps, color photos and public opinion on 578 attractions, restaurants, shops and hotels. My snap judgment: It rocks. There are stickers in the front cover so you can...

By John Deiner | May 4, 2007; 09:29 AM ET | Comments (8)

Different Strokes for Family Members

A recent chat question keeps running through my head: This one from a man whose wife wants their vacation to be about sightseeing, museums and theater, and two teens who want beaches and amusement parks. Initially I was thnking about where he could go where both sets of activities could...

By Cindy Loose | February 8, 2007; 09:50 AM ET | Comments (8)

 

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