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Ann Romney Visits Her Ancestral Roots

Ann Romney Visits Her Ancestral Roots

Scott Olson/Getty Images(LLANGYNWYD, Wales) — Ann Romney will find herself in the middle of an old Welsh love story during her weekend getaway to her ancestral home.  After leaving the London Olympics, she is visiting the 850-year-old Old House I…

Ten Scariest Airports in US

Ten Scariest Airports in US

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Ever grabbed that airplane armrest a little tighter during landing?  Ever felt as if you were taking off in a space shuttle instead of an Airbus?  Well, you may have been taking off or landing at one of the sc…

Hillary Clinton to Be Most-Traveled Secretary of State in US History

Hillary Clinton to Be Most-Traveled Secretary of State in US History

AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton touches down in Latvia Thursday, she will hit a milestone, having traveled to a staggering 100 countries in less than four years. Clinton will become the most-travele…

Seven Cheapest Cities for a Fourth of July Getaway

Seven Cheapest Cities for a Fourth of July Getaway

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Gas prices are going down, down, down.  ABC News reported gas prices in 16 states have dropped to under $3 per gallon and that more are expected to drop under that price point in the coming days.And with the Fourth…

World’s Most Expensive Cities for Travelers

World’s Most Expensive Cities for Travelers

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Americans have an average summer vacation budget of $1,180 per person, according to a recent survey by American Express.  That may sound like a lot but it may not be enough to foot the bill to one of the world’s…

‘Are We There Yet?’ Survey Reveals How Often Kids Ask

‘Are We There Yet?’ Survey Reveals How Often Kids Ask

Noel Hendrickson/Digital Vision(NEW YORK) –  “Are we there yet?” It’s the age-old question asked by kids on family vacations everywhere. And while it can seem like children ask it hundreds of times during the course of a family …

China Forbids International Tourism to Tibet Indefinitely

China Forbids International Tourism to Tibet Indefinitely

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BEIJING) — In a matter of days, the number of expected foreign visitors to Tibet has gone from millions to zero.Chinese authorities alerted foreign travel agencies on Tuesday that they would no longer be issuing entry permits to…

Red Light-Running High During Memorial Day Weekend

Red Light-Running High During Memorial Day Weekend

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Memorial Day weekend means time off from work, hanging out with friends and family, and running red lights.The National Coalition for Safer Roads says that the incidence of motorists flying through red lights jumps 27 p…

Lower Gas Prices Driving More to Travel on Memorial Day

Lower Gas Prices Driving More to Travel on Memorial Day

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Summer unofficially kicks off this weekend and millions plan to hit the road for Memorial Day.The automobile group AAA expects that nearly 35 million Americans will travel 50 miles from home for the holiday weekend…

Traveling Overseas: Best Bang for Your Buck?

Traveling Overseas: Best Bang for Your Buck?

Nick M Do/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — While a growing euro storm may be brewing, the dollar has increased in value — much to the delight of American tourists.The trend over the past few months is clear: the dollar is worth more against the euro. And t…

Which Nation Is Most Likely to Sunbathe Nude?

Which Nation Is Most Likely to Sunbathe Nude?

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It’s not the one you might expect. Expedia’s summer travel survey posed the question on nude sunbathing to 8,600 people around the world and found that only two percent of Americans were likely to shed thei…

Travel Increase Predicted for Memorial Day 2012

Travel Increase Predicted for Memorial Day 2012

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The number of Memorial Day vacationers to travel more than 50 miles from home is expected to increase by 1.2 percent in 2012, according to an annual survey from the automobile group AAA. As is typical, the number…

Photo of Missing Girl Madeleine McCann Used to Sell Travel?

Photo of Missing Girl Madeleine McCann Used to Sell Travel?

Metropolitan Police Service(LONDON) — An advertisement for travel deals in Portugal featured a photo of the missing little girl Madeleine McCann. The website, VoucherDigg.co.uk, used a photograph of Madeleine taken before she disappeared five years ag…

Photo of Missing Girl Madeleine McCann Used to Sell Travel?

Photo of Missing Girl Madeleine McCann Used to Sell Travel?

Metropolitan Police Service(LONDON) — An advertisement for travel deals in Portugal featured a photo of the missing little girl Madeleine McCann. The website, VoucherDigg.co.uk, used a photograph of Madeleine taken before she disappeared five years ag…

Many Americans Plan to Travel More This Summer

Many Americans Plan to Travel More This Summer

Medioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In what may be another sign of an improving economy, a new survey finds 18 percent of Americans are planning to take more vacation trips this summer than last summer.  Eighty-seven percent indicate the…

Unlimited Travel: Deals Too Costly for Airlines?

Unlimited Travel: Deals Too Costly for Airlines?

Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — American Airlines’ “unlimited” first-class travel program offered an “all-you-can-fly” lifestyle to 66 AAirpass holders, some of whom lived it up so much that American had to stop the program, igniting a rash of la…

Report: Boston Is Most Expensive Destination in US

Report: Boston Is Most Expensive Destination in US

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The city of Boston has earned the dubious distinction of being the most expensive destination in the U.S.  That’s according to a new Budget Hotel Report released by CheapHotels.org.The report examined the …

As Travel Costs Rise, Many Americans Still Have Big Vacation Plans

As Travel Costs Rise, Many Americans Still Have Big Vacation Plans

BananaStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A large number of Americans are still planning to go on vacation in 2012, despite rising fuel and travel costs, and Orlando is the top summer destination, according to a new AAA survey.AAA’s Top Summer Land Vac…

Airline Quality at an All-Time High, Study Finds

Airline Quality at an All-Time High, Study Finds

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Airline quality has reached an all-time high, according to an annual report out Monday — “the best year ever in the 22 years we’ve been doing this,” said lead researcher Dean Headley, a business prof…

Texas Warns Spring Breakers to Steer Clear of Mexico

Texas Warns Spring Breakers to Steer Clear of Mexico

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(AUSTIN, Texas) — The Texas Department of Public Safety issued an advisory to “Spring Breakers” this week urging them to avoid traveling to Mexico given the rising level of drug-related violence.”The Mexican government has made gre…

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