Tipping was once so hated in America that six U.S. states officially outlawed it in the early 20th century. And, yet, tipping in America has survived. And thrived.
Subscribe to Tips/Deals RSS feed
Visiting the Grand Canyon is one of those iconic experiences that we Americans often take for granted. I regularly meet people who’ve never been, even though they grew up in the West. Meanwhile, tourists from all over the world detour thousands of miles just to see the magnificent canyon carved by the Colorado River.
Survival and rescue stories from the deadly crash of TransAsia Airways Flight 235 in Taiwan are inspiring as well as intriguing. They raise the question: Why do some passengers survive plane crashes and others tragically don’t?
Long distance trails inspire contradictory tales of solitude and camaraderie, pleasure and pain. The idea of covering thousands of miles on foot is itself barely believable. Perhaps that’s what makes these adventures so memorable.
Cheap gas is in abundance this winter. If you’re looking for the absolute best price, there are dozens of apps that can save you money at the pump. But each has pros and cons.
Fans of the popular British period drama “Downton Abbey” can visit a number of sites depicted in the television series about life among the upper crust early last century.
There are some unusual museums across the nation, from a funeral museum to an attraction devoted to wet wipes, of all things. They’re all worth a stop, but probably shouldn’t be your only reason for buying a plane ticket.
Heading home for the holidays can come with a hefty price tag. Although gas prices are the lowest they’ve been in years, if you’re renting a car, increased demand during the season means you’ll likely encounter higher prices — especially if you haven’t already locked in a rate.
The dark days of December are being lit up with holiday sparkle all over the map, from creative Christmas trees to giant menorahs. Gingerbread houses, light displays and train shows are part of the fun, too. Here are a few of the biggest and best-known events around the country.
When it comes to changing hotel reservations, the concept of “last-minute” is about to get a bit longer.
Shopping, romance, bucket lists, inspiration and information: All of these things and more can be found in books for travelers that are out this season in time for the holidays. In addition to being gift-worthy, some of the titles make a nice addition to your own coffee-table collection; others are useful for trip planning or may serve as fodder for travel dreams.
For most, an adrenaline high in Las Vegas comes only from a heavy bet at the roulette table. But some thrill-seekers may be looking for something a little more physical. For the true adrenaline junkie, finding something more extreme means wandering away from the bright lights of the strip, and into the large expanse of nature that the Las Vegas valley offers.
In 2010, the price of walk-up, single-day lift ticket at Vail and Beaver Creek ski resorts topped $100. Aspen quickly followed suit, and ticket prices at resorts across the country have consistently increased in the years since. The trend has raised a question that has dogged the ski industry for years: Is the sport becoming unaffordable for the middle class?
The holiday season has some of the busiest and priciest travel days of the year. Luckily, rising prices and packed flights can be worked around. We collected these expert tips to find prices in your budget — even on peak travel days.
Nowadays, more and more air carriers are happy to charge us fees for all the extras that were once complimentary on a flight. If you’ll be flying to see family or friends this holiday season, click through to see some of the most affordable fees we’ve compiled by category and their major airline carriers.
Unless you’ve been stuck in a mine shaft for the past few decades, chances are you’ve heard of Bob Marley and Usain Bolt. Beyond reggae and track icons, however, there are many fascinating things less widely known about Jamaica that make this island of just 3 million people stand out.
In the past 20 years, the Maryland suburbs just outside Washington, D.C., have boomed, and that growth has been accompanied by development and tourism. Now when folks visit Washington, they may choose hotels in Silver Spring, Rockville or Bethesda — all connected to Washington by Metro.
News apps are helping users share information about sights and hidden gems in cities and countries around the globe so other people can benefit from their knowledge.
I learned an important lesson from a food blogger in Kansas City: Talking about barbecue in these parts may involve “fightin’ words.”
During your next hotel stay, would you give up clean sheets in exchange for food vouchers or discounted Internet access?
Hot Springs is a history-lover’s dream. Over the years, visitors to this city of 35,000 in central Arkansas have ranged from baseball stars to notorious gangsters, all drawn by one thing: the naturally occurring warm mineral water that gives the area its name.
There is one thing that the people at Willamette Valley Vineyards want you to know about their annual grape stomp. It is a very important point, one they make several times.
There is no shortage of good food in this northern New Mexico town, where the many casual and gourmet takes on the state’s trademark chile dishes are almost as big a draw as the city’s art galleries and festivals.
- Page 1