This week in travel news…


CastleRestaurantsCastle restaurants make for magical meals

Appearing to be lifted from the pages of a children’s fairytale book, castles and palaces in Europe are special destinations that exude intriguing history within lavish surroundings. For food lovers, some castles offer gastronomic specialties that reflect the luxurious atmosphere of the property, transporting guests to a classical era of days gone by.  Click image to read more.

LoveBoatLove Boat’ cast helps kick off Princess Cruises’ 50th anniversary celebration

“The Love Boat” went off the air back in 1987, but the TV hit’s six original cast members are still with us, and they came together this week to be named godparents of Princess Cruises’ newest ship, The Regal Princess.  Click image to read more.

QuantamSkydiving and robot bartenders: The world’s ‘most hi-tech’ cruise ship

What’s longer than five Boeing 747 jetliners, 2.5 times taller than the Great Pyramid of Giza and uses robot bartenders to pour your drinks?  Click image to read more.


LoyaltyBefore Joining a Loyalty Program, Pick Your Destinations First

Airline miles, hotel points, credit card rewards… there are a slew of loyalty programs permeating the travel industry, each with its own quirks and idiosyncrasies. Among all this confusion, the biggest mistake travelers make when it comes to joining a program is choosing the wrong one.  Click image to read more.

Kids10 Most Important Travel Documents When Traveling With Kids

Unlike business travel or backpacking, travel with kids requires quite a bit of pre-planning and paperwork. Sadly, you cannot just arrive at the airport with your passport and an e-ticket on your phone.  Click image to read more.


SkiTo score the best ski deals of the season, book early

Winter storm Astro aside, most of the country has yet to see more than snow flurries in the forecast (if that). It still pays to start thinking ahead to ski season, however.   Only a handful of U.S. resorts are already open—including Killington in Vermont and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado—with the rest scheduled to start their season in the coming weeks. Click image to read more.