Talk about a great gig. Last year, Ron Faiola crisscrossed Wisconsin, putting 5,000 miles on his car in about three months.
MOUNT KILIMANJARO, Tanzania - We started out dry, clean and happy. We knew that wasn't how we would finish. But it didn't matter. We were headed to the highest point in Africa.
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Scrape the bugs off your windshield and check your radiator coolant because the next few months are stacking up to be one of the top summers for road trips in years.
1. FACT OR FAKEOUT? The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is hosting free poolside movie nights, back by popular demand, this summer. Non-guests can purchase tickets for $3.
During an anniversary getaway with my husband to a rural town in South America, we planned a day trip to explore the Amazon headwaters. As we arrived at our destination, I voted for splurging on a more luxurious accommodation venue with charming thatched roofs, a great river view, refreshing pool and an on-site bar with a relaxing fire pit area. After all I reasoned, what was the point of having a little financial security if we couldn't enjoy it by skipping the $10 hostel beds and warm roadside beer so frequently experienced during the trips of our youth? I happily slapped my cash on the counter, assuming this upgrade meant a more posh vacation experience across the board.
SANTA FE Now that I'm a true road warrior - I can't count the number of times I've driven from Denton, Texas, to Santa Fe in the last year - I'm becoming an expert on what to eat along the way. Depending on my route, there are a few places where I like to stop (Golden Light Cafe in Amarillo, Texas, is a favorite), but I don't always time my driving to coincide with the lunch hour. Plus, as much as I love biting into that green chile cheeseburger, afterward, I'm more in the mood for a two-hour nap instead of the five-plus hours ahead of me.
DETROIT - Michigan travel agency owner Ihab Zaki just returned from taking a group of American tourists on vacation to Iraq.
Q: As an employee of a hotel, I wonder what is the proper way to offer an accessible room to someone I think might need something other than a standard room. I don't want to offend that person if he or she doesn't want that kind of room. Is it rude to offer alternative accommodations when they have not been requested?
SAN FRANCISCO - The Golden Gate Bridge and Chinatown aren't going anywhere, but if you're looking for the city's celebrated street performers, they can prove hard to find.
Students heading to Europe this summer might be shocked to learn that as of this year, the basic multi-country Eurail Select student pass ($317) is no longer good on trains in France. They have to buy the more costly Eurail Global pass ($501) instead.
-The deal: General Tours World Traveler is offering a small, private journey with the eight-day "Alpine Splendors of Japan" package.
The atmosphere in the Plaza de Toros, hot in the afternoon sun, crackled like popcorn, leaving visitors wondering just how long the crowd, growing larger by the minute, would sit patiently and wait. But as late arrivals searched for the last free seats, their concerns melted away.
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Summer is the time for vacations, and all the hassles that come with them: Crowded planes, higher airline fees and unpredictable, often-rising fares.
SAN FRANCISCO - Heads turn when Kenneth Kahn confidently strolls into Hallidie Plaza. The brimstone preacher admonishing through the loudspeaker may monopolize the air, but Kahn squeaks his bike horn when he gains eye contact with strollers, or when someone turns to view the honker shouting "Let's have some San Fran-silliness!"
The era of passenger fees - charges for checked bags, seat upgrades and onboard food - began to take hold in the U.S. when airlines tried to offset their losses from surging fuel prices in 2008.
California Camping: The Complete Guide to More than 1,400 Tent and RV Campgrounds" by Tom Stienstra, $24.99, Avalon Travel, 920 pages
OWYHEE COUNTY, Idaho An ocean of grayish-green sagebrush looms from horizon to horizon as you walk the canyon rims of Owyhee wilderness areas.