Sandra Ali’s travel woes: Flight cancelations, lost luggage

Have you heard the old Yiddish saying, “Man plans and God laughs”? That keeps playing over and over in my head. The day before my daughter’s 10th birthday, we had a direct flight booked with Delta Air Lines from Detroit Metro Airport to Las Vegas for a dance competition. It was the national finals, something … Read more

Inflation impacts tourists’ July Fourth vacation plans in PCB

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – The Fourth of July weekend is an opportunity for families to hit the road or fly to a vacation destination. However, fuel costs are affecting how Americans choose to spend their hard-earned money on their vacation in Panama City Beach. “We bought our tickets months ago and we’re really … Read more

Alaçati: Discovering Western Turkey’s Hidden Gem

(CNN) — A brass band fills the air with lively Turkish music as it marches down a cobblestone street. Tourists and locals alike clap and dance, packing the main square. The musicians are dressed in turquoise uniforms with gold epaulettes — colors that match the azure-blue of the Aegean waters of Alaçatı, located on the … Read more

From Antigua to Grenada, snap up a fantastic Caribbean summer holiday for half price

The Caribbean and Bahamas were once called The Isles of Perpetual June, and indeed June, July and August are an often under-estimated time to visit. It’s a time when the region is still reliably hot and hotel prices are lower than in its high season, during our winter months. Now that Covid entry regulations have … Read more

Opinion: Cuts to air travel in Canada are an admission that this crisis won’t be over soon

Ambarish Chandra is an economics professor at the University of Toronto whose research examines airlines, travel and trade. Duncan Dee is a former chief operating officer at Air Canada who was appointed by the minister of transport as the air transportation lead on the panel that reviewed the Canada Transportation Act in 2016. Air Canada’s … Read more

‘The Lost World’: New book highlights Japan’s abandoned rural spaces

(CNN) — Simply saying the word “Japan” can bring up images of manga, maid cafes and neon lights. But for Dutch photographer Maan Limburg, Japan is a series of rural landscapes punctuated by empty houses. Her photographs of these places — from houses departed in the wake of natural disasters to closed-down theaters with the … Read more

A mysterious cult that predates Stonehenge

When McMahon arrived, she explained that the circle of rocks next to me was the remains of a house occupied in the Neolithic period (from 6000 to 4500 BCE), and that this area was once scattered with thriving settlements. Until recently, the prevailing wisdom was that this region had little human activity until the Bronze … Read more

A Canadian traveller’s airport survival guide: what to pack, what to leave behind

A passenger looks for his luggage among a pile of unclaimed baggage at Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport, in Montreal, on June 29. There’s one prevailing piece of advice when it comes to managing air travel in 2022, pack your patience.Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press There’s one prevailing piece of advice when it comes to managing air … Read more

Saunter through Spain and potter through Provence: Last-minute walking holidays available in Europe

Every week our Holiday Hero Neil Simpson takes an in-depth look at a brilliant holiday topic, doing all the legwork so you don’t have to. This week: Last-minute walking holidays. Fresh air and fantastic views await on a host of last-minute walking holidays that are still available around Europe. And you don’t need to lug … Read more

Thousands of flights canceled in U.S. as air travel breaks pandemic record during Fourth of July weekend

Americans didn’t let high gas prices and airport chaos keep them at home this Fourth of July. Millions of travelers packed into airports over the holiday weekend, and many were met with chaos as thousands of flights were delayed or cancelled. The Transportation Security Administration estimates it screened more than 6 million people Friday through … Read more