6 Strategies to Make Your Next Family Road Trip a Joy


For some parents the idea of a long family road trip brings on feelings of dread. Such excursions have gone awry before and while they hope...


6 Books to Check out Before Your Family’s Next Walt Disney World Vacation

Planning a family trip to Walt Disney World in Florida can overwhelm even the most well-traveled parent. For many, this vacation is a significant investment and making the most of it does require some research and forethought. Simply showing up …... Read More

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    10 of Earth’s Strangest Places (Video)

    Mother Nature is a brilliant creator overall, but from time to time she gets particularly creative. Here are 10 of Earth’s most unusual features.…... Read more

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    5 Fun Ways to Count Down to Your Family’s Next Vacation

    Family vacations provide precious, uninterrupted time together and memories that last a lifetime. Yet they always seem to end a bit too soon. One way to... Read more

  • FILE - In this May 27, 2014 file photo, an American Airlines passenger plane takes off from Miami International Airport in Miami. U.S. airlines have ramped up an aggressive lobbying campaign that seeks nothing less than converting the government from industry regulator to business ally. The big three legacy carriers, Delta, American and United, want the Obama administration to protect them from competition from foreign airlines, arguing those rivals can undercut ticket prices thanks to government subsidies or cheaper labor.(AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

    US Airlines Are Getting Less Complaints, More Timely

    On June 13, the U.S. Department of Transportation released its Air Travel Consumer Report, which uses statistical measures to transmit information on the quality of services provided... Read more

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    Train Travel: America’s Past, America’s Future

    There was perfect Wi-Fi connection. My computer was open, a cup of savory brewed coffee on the table beside me. America’s heartland was passing by... Read more

  • Using the land setting with SeaDragon video lights brings out the subject. The Micro 2.0 enables getting close to subjects, 8 to 12 inches is about the limit if the image is to be in focus. (Copyright © 2016 John Christopher Fine)

    Mighty Little Underwater Camera Makes Debut

    Ergonomic. The word derives from the Greek “ergo,” to work. The word has come to signify human engineering. I have big hands, not catcher’s mitts,... Read more

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    Turkish Airlines Has Best Inflight Meals in the World

    Skytrax, a British consultancy that specializes in airline and airport reviews, recently came out with its annual rankings of the world’s top 100 airlines and airports... Read more

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    Ottawa: A Garden of Delights

    In May I travelled from New York City to Ottawa for the annual Tulip Festival, and to my delight I found that Ottawa itself was... Read more

  • Pyongyang, DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF: (FILES) - Picture taken 02 April 2005 shows air hostesses on Air Koryo, the North Korean airline waiting for passengers at Pyongyang International airport. Acting in response to a series of civil aviation disasters, France early monday published a list of five airlines banned in its airspace for safety reasons, including four already known plus a Thai company. AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKS (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

    North Korean Airline Air Koryo Ranked Worst in the World

    The worst airline in the world is Air Koryo, a Pyongyang Sunan International Airport-based North Korean airline, according to Skytrax’s latest annual rankings. Of the hundreds... Read more

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    Top 12 Rides at Universal Orlando You Don’t Want to Miss

    In the past, Universal Orlando had a hard time competing with Disney’s king of all mice, but that’s been changing. Universal has really pushed the boundaries of... Read more

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    Gorgeous Guadeloupe: The Caribbean’s Magical Isle

    It’s easy to find the island of Guadeloupe on a map. In the middle of the Lesser Antilles—a chain of tiny islands that arc across... Read more

  • The Hokule’a, a replica ancient Polynesian voyaging canoe, on a two-year worldwide voyage. (BRYSON HOE/POLYNESIAN VOYAGING SOCIETY/’OIWI TV)

    The Hokule’a Is on a Voyage Guided by the Stars and Bound by Kindness

    Polynesian sailors of old read the seas and the skies. Observing the positions of the stars and planets, the swells of the ocean, and even the... Read more

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    6 Strategies to Help You Unplug on a Family Vacation

    Ah, vacation time. You find yourself with your loved ones on your much anticipated family getaway. You’ve all been planning this one for months. The... Read more

  • A biker on the path in Ruisui, Taiwan. (courtesy of Republic of China Tourism Bureau)

    Cycling: One of the Best Ways to Experience Rural Taiwan

    Taiwan has lush subtropical forests, pristine beaches, and crisp mountain air—all accessible by over 2,000 miles of designated biking paths. Combining the popularity of the... Read more

  • (L-R) Peter Friedman, Captain Jason Landau, Lynn Brown, and Captain David Brown on the walkway outside Blue Heron Bridge Scuba and Watersports. (John Christopher Fine, Copyright 2016)

    Team Creates Major Dive Destination Center

    The Blue Heron Bridge spans the Intracoastal Waterway connecting Riviera Beach with Singer Island. It is a massive fixed-bridge that replaced a concrete structure that... Read more

  • A water-squirting tugboat salutes the Queen Mary 2, the largest luxury ocean liner ever constructed, as it arrives at Port Everglades, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Jan. 26, 2004, following its first trans-Atlantic voyage from Southampton, England. (Andy Newman/Cunard Line via Getty Images)

    Saving Money When You Cruise

    “We don’t drink and we don’t gamble. That’s where they make the money.” A couple discussed their most recent cruise. They are regular cruise passengers... Read more

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    Arizona Adventures: Grand Canyon and Tombstone

    My husband and I recently visited two places in Arizona that were on both our bucket lists. Our first stop in the Grand Canyon State... Read more

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