| Jan 12, 2012
If you haven't Googled a flight itinerary recently, you should try it.
Google's Flight Search, the fledgling search engine that lets you find a ticket and book it directly through an airline, is getting better. Much better.
In recent weeks, the new...
| May 1, 2012
Move over, New York; we have a new champion for high hotel prices -- Boston, which the online hotel agency Cheaphotels (www.cheaphotels.org) discovered has the country's highest average nightly rates for budget hotels. The new Budget Hotel report (http://...
| May 8, 2012
| 4:24 PM
Most of us are familiar with sites like Travelocity and Expedia designed to help you plan your next family vacation. You'd think with all the choices, travel agents would be a dying breed.
Well, think again. For the second year in a row, travel...
| May 8, 2012
"You're buying maps? That's totally last century. Just use your GPS and download maps from Google or Bing." That's typical of the responses I get from well-meaning friends when I tell them of my trip planning. Yes, maps may very well be 20th century -- or...
| May 25, 2012
| 9:41 PM
A 42-year-old man who was shot and killed by a stray bullet as he drove through Seattle's Central District was a married father of two and a software engineer at Zillow who died in his father's arms.
The victim, Justin Ferrari, was driving his family...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 12:11 PM
Seattle-based travel site Expedia promises discount hotel rates to anyone looking to travel on a budget. However, a class-action lawsuit filed Monday accuses Expedia and a host of other travel sites of conspiring with hotel chains to fix prices at a...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 6:13 AM
ANAHEIM, Calif. - As we walked across the broad, brick-paved plaza, a burst of music swelled, the strings rising to cinematic heights amid a pounding of kettle drums. A man in a crisp white shirt waved and beamed. Perfectly manicured flowers swayed in the...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 9:35 PM
When technology startups are ready to turbocharge their growth, whether that means quickly expanding into new m arkets or hiring additional talent, they often turn to venture capital firms.
These investors are typically interested in backing early-...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 9:24 AM
Yes, fares on many routes are more expensive this year than last, but airfares are not static and there are (relative) deals to be had any time of year. Here's my best advice for making your airfare dollars go farther no matter what the time of year you...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 6:10 AM
CURAÇAO - There is absolutely nothing wrong with Cozumel or the Bahamas.
But once you've seen them, it's time to branch out.
Cruise lines are experimenting with all kinds of interesting Caribbean itineraries that expose travelers to a broader swath of...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 9:39 AM
If you’re thinking about taking a trip, maybe you’ve seen some offers that sound great. Not so fast. When you try to snag a great airfare online, sometimes it can vanish into thin air. That’s what Consumer Reports’ shopping expert,...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 3:24 PM
(CONSUMER REPORTS) -- If you're thinking about taking a trip, maybe you've seen some offers that sound great. Not so fast. When you try to snag a great airfare online, sometimes it can vanish into thin air.
That's what Consumer Reports shopping expert,...