Should you ask for a refund or reschedule your canceled vacation?

Has coronavirus put an end to your upcoming travel plans? If so, you’re probably wondering if you should ask for a refund or reschedule your canceled vacation. That’s the difficult choice many travelers face right now.

Here are a few expert negotiation strategies to help you recoup the value of your canceled vacation. Read more “Should you ask for a refund or reschedule your canceled vacation?”

Hidden national parks: Try these out-of-the-way destinations for your next vacation

It happened again. We visited a place, only to discover we were a short drive from a hidden national park. An incredible hidden national park. Read more “Hidden national parks: Try these out-of-the-way destinations for your next vacation”

Is it time for a repeat vacation? Here’s how to tell

Sometimes the best vacation is a repeat vacation. I ought to know. I’m in Los Angeles again after just a nine-month absence. There’s something that keeps pulling me back here, and it’s not just the weather. Read more “Is it time for a repeat vacation? Here’s how to tell”

How to have a wild time in Provo, Utah

Everywhere we went in Provo, we saw Charlie. There were signs for Charlie on power poles. We saw Charlie — or at least we thought we saw him — zipping between the apple orchards on the sprawling Utah Valley Hospital campus.

No question about it. Charlie was having a wild time in Provo — and so were we. Read more “How to have a wild time in Provo, Utah”

How to have a North Carolina mountain adventure

North Carolina’s mountains are always an adventure, whether you’re negotiating hairpin turns in the Appalachians or fleeing a freak hailstorm outside of Asheville. Read more “How to have a North Carolina mountain adventure”

These Disney World secrets will upgrade your next vacation

Of all the Disney World secrets I heard when I lived in Orlando, only one made me laugh out loud. It involved the tunnels under the theme park. They exist but are useless to the average park visitor. Read more “These Disney World secrets will upgrade your next vacation”

How to survive Alabama’s Gulf Coast with the kids

On a frenetic holiday weekend, I drove to Alabama’s Gulf Coast with the kids. Maybe I should have known better. Read more “How to survive Alabama’s Gulf Coast with the kids”

Houston with kids: A far-out adventure in Texas

Houston with kids, in the middle of the summer. If those aren’t the perfect ingredients for a family adventure, then I don’t know what are.

A lot of Houstonians flee to the mountains during the hottest months, seeking relief from the 90-degree temperatures and oppressive humidity in Colorado or New Mexico. Read more “Houston with kids: A far-out adventure in Texas”

Take your family to the water now: an expert guide

Even though I call Arizona home, I never waste an opportunity to take my family to the water. And there’s never been a better time of year than now, in the final, fiery throes of summer. Read more “Take your family to the water now: an expert guide”