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Move over ExpressJet and Skywest — there’s a new regional carrier on the tarmac. GLO, a New Orleans-based, business-focused carrier will launch daily flights between New Orleans and Little Rock, Memphis, and Shreveport starting in November. Even better, they’re offering special one-way GLO saver fares from $189. Flights without the offer cost $200-$260 each way. You don’t, however, have to be a business traveler to appreciate GLO; leisure travelers who are considering a multi-city trip through the South should consider flying with them, too. Here’s what they can expect:
Ghost ships really do exist — or, at least, ships with ghosts do. From the USS Constitution to the Star of India, here are nine haunted ships you can visit — some allowing overnight trips — if you dare. Read more
Pensacola, Florida has long been known as a resort destination for beach lovers across the United States. Here, (truly!) white sand blankets the beautiful coastline — reminiscent of the Caribbean, but just a short drive from most southern cities as well as the Midwest. What many people may not know, though, is that Pensacola is rich in history and has a burgeoning food scene. Here’s how to spend a perfect beach weekend.
California’s Mendocino coast, three hours north of San Francisco, is wild and rugged. It’s home to beaches, lighthouses, farm-to-fork cafes, beautiful botanical gardens, and — of course — winery tasting rooms. One seaside property in the area, Little River Inn, is offering rates as low as $159 per night this winter.
San Diego is part of the mainland, but in places, it can feel outright tropical thanks to the sailors and soldiers who brought a love of Polynesia back with them after World War II. While there’s no shortage of attractions in the kitschy, Americanized “tiki” style, there are plenty of places where you can delve into a more authentic sense of Hawaiian and Polynesian culture, too. Here’s a guide.
Salvation Mountain in Niland, California is a roadside attraction that draws legions of visitors to the Colorado Desert (which, confusingly, is not located in the state of Colorado). Built by local resident Leonard Knight in the 1980s as a tribute to his love of God, the 50-foot-tall “mountain” is characterized by fantastically large-scale murals and bright colors that would appeal to any lover of art and quirkiness. Here’s a photo tour.
Plantations, a tavern in the oldest standing building in the Mississippi territory, casino action, blues bars, and charming B&Bs are just a few of the points of interest in Natchez, Mississippi. Established in 1716 by French colonialists, the city — located in the southwest corner of Mississippi, 90 miles from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and just under three hours from New Orleans — is situated on a scenic bluff and is imbued with history, beauty, and the romance of the Mississippi River. Here’s what do, see, eat, and drink during a long weekend in Natchez.
If you’ve always thought that Cannes was the exclusive domain of the glitzy elite, think again. A vacation in this posh French community by the sea is now more accessible, thanks to an off-season promotion at the 4.5-star Hotel Majestic Barriere. This offer takes 75 percent off fall and winter stays, lowering rates to $174 per night.
With expanses of blue ocean everywhere, you wouldn’t think that Hawaii would need man-made swimming lagoons. But the ones at Ko Olina, on Oahu’s southwest coast, achieve something improbable on this naturally picture-perfect island: they’re beautiful.
Some people just can’t escape fame, even in death. These eight famous people are now famous ghosts, and if you’re lucky — or not-so lucky — you might just encounter one of them yourself during your travels. Here’s where to look for their apparitions…
Would you be willing to shill for a brand in order to have your baggage fees covered? (Photo: screen capture from Orion Travel Technologies)
By Billie Cohen for Yahoo! Travel
Pay no baggage fees for a year? Sounds like a dream — or a gimmick. And of course, it’s a bit of both.
Orion Travel Technologies has launched a program that will cover the cost of your baggage fees if you agree to be a walking, traveling advertisement for their clients. Orion was founded by Gary German, who’s worked in the airline industry (as a flight attendant for Continental), in advertising, and as a tech entrepreneur, among other career paths. And now he’s hoping to use your travels to help brands advertise around the world.
Weather. The global political situation. New industry developments. It all impacts the world of cruising. Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip…
- October is National Plan a Cruise Month, when members of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and travel agencies are looking to get reservations on the books for the rest of 2015, 2016, and beyond. We’re paying attention because they’ll be enticing travelers to book by offering a bunch of perks. You’ll see offers like: free beverage packages (Holland America and Norwegian); free shore excursions (Oceania Cruises); credits for massages (SeaDream Yacht Club); free pre- or post-cruise hotel stays (Windstar Cruises); and shipboard credit offers (Azamara Club Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, and Seabourn).
Traveling to San Francisco with only a day to explore? Throw on a pair of comfortable walking shoes, grab your camera, and set out to see the city on foot with this walking itinerary that traverses the city’s best landmarks and most charming neighborhoods.
When crude prices dropped in the 1980s, Tulsa, Oklahoma, the former “Oil Capitol of the World,” dried up like a played-out well. But in just the past few years, this Art Deco-dotted city along the Arkansas River has gotten a second wind. A new generation of restaurants, live music venues, fun local shops, and festivals have brought energy back to the city, drawing comparisons to popular destinations like Nashville and Austin. Even better, living on Tulsa time, as the song goes, is easy on the travel budget. Here’s your guide to a bargain trip.
In New York City, travelers can enjoy cuisines from nearly every country on the planet — so it’s no wonder that many are opting for food tours to get some guidance. Frequently themed by neighborhood or type of food, some tours can teach more than most New Yorkers themselves know, in a short period of time. Plus, you can tap the knowledgeable guide for recommendations for the rest of your trip. Here are four of our favorite culinary adventures:
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