On the water, we were all in the same boat as it powered from Budapest to Bavaria. But when we stepped onto dry land in a different city each day, each traveler could choose between a Jewish heritage tour or a more standard city tour. And we who had booked our trips in honor of our roots would, for a few hours, explore paths haunted by ghosts.
For many park-goers, the plants and gardening workshops at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival are just background for the real stars of the event: more than 100 Disney character topiaries.
Q: I’ve been charged for two itineraries on Travelocity. I’m trying to get a promised refund for one of them. I recently booked an air-inclusive vacation package from Brussels to Malaga, Spain. I paid $1,128 for the first trip.
Generally, your best bet for deals is now right up until Memorial Day weekend — and even into early June. In the Caribbean, the deals extend well into fall. Travel soon and you can benefit from last-minute offers, plus avoid the crowds.
Longing for alternatives to the conventional, cookie-cutter hotel? New specialty chains from major hospitality companies including Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and Carlson Rezidor will be springing up across the globe in the coming weeks and months.
Chumbe, Tanzania, is said to be the world’s first privately managed marine protected area and still the only one in Africa. Its conservation work is funded by the visitors who come to the island to relax and get a close-up look at one of the most pristine coral reefs in East Africa.
Most tourists making a summer trip to Alaska will pass through Anchorage on their way to cruises, Denali National Park and other scenic adventures. While in Alaska’s biggest city, also home to the state’s largest airport, there are plenty of free things to do.
Bacon macaroni and cheese or deconstructed duck confit? Coconut shrimp or goat cheese fingerling potato tart? Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is holding its first food and wine festival on weekends through the end of April, and in the spotlight is a good mix of the comfortable and the bold.