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Top 5 Family Travel Destinations for 2014 (and Possibly Beyond)

Top 5 Family Travel Destinations for 2014 (and Possibly Beyond) Aol On Winter break just wrapped up--so it's time to think about what to do when the kids are out of school this summer. Here, the "Wall Street Journal" and Lonely Planet share their top five family travel destinations for 2014. Can't get to these places this year? Don't...

Off-Broadway Comedy 'Craving for Travel' Showcases Travel Agents Trying to do the Impossible

Off-Broadway Comedy 'Craving for Travel' Showcases Travel Agents Trying to do the Impossible Facebook/Craving for Travel Joanne and Gary, rival travel agents compete for their industry's top honor, the Globel Prize, while trying to address their clients' impossible demands in an Off-Broadway comedy that debuts this week, "Craving for Travel." The 85-minute,...

MapQuest Unveils 10 Top Destinations of 2013

MapQuest Unveils 10 Top Destinations of 2013 Alamy Las Vegas, Nashville and Orlando were the top three searched for cities on MapQuest in 2013. The results are a compilation of destinations searched for on both MapQuest's website and its recently updated-and critically acclaimed-iPhone and Android apps. [Full...

Discover Something New at Home this Holiday Season

Traveling "home" this holiday season? Don't fall into your old routine. Your high school hangout may be an easy go-to, but if you don't live there anymore there's a good chance you're missing out on some great new local spots. (Plus, be honest: you already know what all your...

London, Rome, Paris Top TripAdvisor's Most-Reviewed Cities List

London, Rome, Paris Top TripAdvisor's Most-Reviewed Cities List Alamy The litany of year-end travel-related lists continues. Today, it's TripAdvisor, which unveiled its most reviewed cities. Leading the way: London, Rome and Paris, according to the Telegraph. The top U.S city was New York, which ranked fourth overall -- a stunning...

Sorry Indianapolis, You're No Longer the Sole Location Offering TSA PreCheck Enrollment Background Checks

Sorry Indianapolis, You're No Longer the Sole Location Offering TSA PreCheck Enrollment Background Checks Getty Two weeks ago, the Transportation Security Administration announced that it would began allowing travelers to apply for its PreCheck program, "an expedited screening process" through airport security. Curiously though, the only airport in the country where...

Vineyard and Zipline Trends Collide at the Pinot Express

Vineyard and Zipline Trends Collide at the Pinot Express Chris Leschinsky Vineyards and ziplines have long been used to attract tourist dollars for destinations that, well, could use a little help: Regardless of the area's suitability for growing grapes, plop down a vineyard or winery and travelers will come for a taste and...

Because There Aren't Enough Reasons to Visit San Diego in Winter, Now You Can Ice Skate

Because There Aren't Enough Reasons to Visit San Diego in Winter, Now You Can Ice Skate Hotel Solamar Top reasons to visit San Diego right now: it's warm and you're not former mayor Bob Filner is under house arrest, so there's less of a chance you'll get harassed you want to ice skate outside but don't like the cold ...

Where to Ski In Every State and 16 Ski Vacations Near Big U.S. Cities

Where to Ski In Every State and 16 Ski Vacations Near Big U.S. Cities Squaw Valley The period after Thanksgiving isn't just the start of the holiday shopping season, it's typically the start of the ski season as well. To that end, AOL Travel has posted these two guides to ski vacations: 16 Easy Ski Vacation Ideas from U.S. Cities 50 Ways...

TSA Lets Travelers Apply for PreCheck

TSA Lets Travelers Apply for PreCheck Associated Press Today the Transportation Security Administration (you know 'em as TSA) began allowing travelers to apply for its PreCheck program (or as TSA calls it, Pre✓™). According to TSA, The new application process allows U.S. citizens to directly...

Will You Be a Horrible Restaurant Customer This Holiday Season?

Will You Be a Horrible Restaurant Customer This Holiday Season? Getty Images So you've finished your Thanksgiving dinner and you're finally sick of turkey leftovers. It's time to get out there and hit the great new restaurant that just opened in your hometown or wherever you're spending the holidays. (FYI: Aol Travel knows the hot...

4 Thanksgiving Travel Tips to Save You Time

4 Thanksgiving Travel Tips to Save You Time Associated Press Sure, some of these travel tips are basic. But Thanksgiving travel is looking to be an even bigger mess than normal this year, especially around the East Coast. So this 90-second refresher from Samantha Brown and Mark "Hawkeye Louis" could save you...

Discover Something New at Home this Holiday Season

Traveling "home" this holiday season? Don't fall into your old routine. Your high school hangout may be an easy go-to, but if you don't live there anymore there's a good chance you're missing out on some great new local spots. (Plus, be honest: you already know what all your...

AIR Chicago Radio Station Launches Monday at O'Hare, Midway Airports

AIR Chicago Radio Station Launches Monday at O'Hare, Midway Airports Flickr/France 1978 Just in time for the holiday season-amazing how that works!-this Monday will see the launch of AIR Chicago, "the first 24-hour-a-day airport radio station dedicated to keeping O'Hare and Midway travelers in tune with Chicago Department of Aviation...

If You're Not Already Convinced the U.S. Needs to Upgrade Its Travel Infrastructure, this Video Should Convince You

The U.S. Travel Association released a video this week called "What Could Travel in America Look Like?", complete with Michael Bay-style, slo-mo American flag waving and music from that part of the movie where the hero is at his most dejected. It's a bit over-the-top in...

New York City Expected to be Top Thanksgiving Destination

New York City Expected to be Top Thanksgiving Destination Associated Press Whether it's for the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, to visit relatives or just to do a little drinking, New York City is expected to be the top U.S. travel destination this Thanksgiving, according to TripAdvisor. If you're planning on being part...

U.S. Airports Continue to Increase Healthy Dining Options

U.S. Airports Continue to Increase Healthy Dining Options AP/Larry Crowe So much for the "there's nothing else to eat" excuse for a preflight bender at Cinnabon. According to a new report from the nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, "76 percent of restaurants in 18 of the nation's busiest airports offer at...

Gay Marriage Expected to Boost Hawaii Tourism by $217 Million

Gay Marriage Expected to Boost Hawaii Tourism by $217 Million Associated Press Yesterday Hawaii governor Neil Abercrombie signed a bill legalizing gay marriage in the state. The move means the archipelago should be saying aloha to an influx of tourism dollars. "Now, the island chain is positioning itself for a boost in tourism...

Best U.S. Airlines: 2013 Edition Unveiled By Airfarewatchdog

Best U.S. Airlines: 2013 Edition Unveiled By Airfarewatchdog Flickr/InSapphoWeTrust Eight weeks remain in 2013-including the busy holiday travel season-but apparently Airfarewatchdog has seen enough. Last week it announced its picks for the best, and worst, U.S. airlines of the year. The top three were Frontier, Virgin America and...

Los Angeles, O'Hare Predicted To Be the Busiest U.S. Airports this Thanksgiving

Los Angeles, O'Hare Predicted To Be the Busiest U.S. Airports this Thanksgiving Assosciated Press Los Angeles International (LAX) and Chicago O`Hare International (ORD) are expected to be the busiest U.S. airports this Thanksgiving, according to Orbitz's Insider Index. The two airports switched positions from 2012's ranking, when O'Hare was busiest....

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