At Universal Orlando Resort's new "Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon" ride, waiting in line has been replaced by lounging on couches and listening to a racy barber shop quartet sing until it's your turn to get on the ride.
As indelible as Tom Scholz’s iconic guitar sound and songs for the landmark first two Boston albums proved, try to imagine ’70s classic rock tunes like “More Than a Feeling,” “Foreplay/Long Time” or “Don’t Look Back” without Sib Hashian’s crisp drumming. Unthinkable.
The world is made up of two kinds of people: Seat savers and the people who give the stink eye to seat savers. Tension between the two may have escalated at Disneyland, where some visitors were spreading out stuff on the walkways, holding space for hours and hours in advance of parades.
Is your family's idea of the perfect holiday gift several feet of fresh powder beneath their feet? At a time of year when cabin fever attacks, the freedom and exhilaration in skiing is the perfect antidote. When you drive up with your folks or the kids, you want the rest of your vacation to be spent having fun - not more driving around. A resort with all the amenities to please everyone fits the bill: Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont. We had a great time checking out all that the resort had to offer - and there was quite a bit to do.
You are always alone atop a mountain, even in a crowd. At a beach - any beach - a solitary figure standing at the edge of your vision can make you feel intruded upon. On the summit of an Alpine mountain, a chairlift dumping out bystanders six at a time will offer you no companionship. I stand next to my wife at nearly 11,000 feet of altitude, in the St. Moritz region of Switzerland, on the highest skiable peak of the formidable Corvatsch massif. I have known my wife for over a quarter century, but she has momentarily become a phantom of herself, unable to interrupt my solitude with even the best of our mutual intentions.
Driving in the British Isles is wonderful — once you remember to stay on the left and after you’ve mastered the roundabouts. But be warned: Every year readers tell me that trying to drive in Great Britain and Ireland was a nerve-wracking and regrettable mistake.
North America and the Caribbean, the largest market for the cruise industry, is getting renewed focus this year. Geneva-based line MSC is basing three ships in Miami for the first time. Jamaica is launching a major port renovation project. And Norwegian is introducing new ships.
Royal Caribbean Cruises’ new Celebrity Edge is the first ship designed in 3D. Part of the new design includes open staterooms connected through balconies, a cantilevered bar and new technology that allows for key-less entry and seamless check-in.