| Feb 13, 2011
| 12:26 PM
We woke up Saturday morning on the Disney Dream cruise ship to what looked like bad weather, judging from the virtual porthole in our stateroom. But despite a poor start, Day 3 on the Dream ended with the finest food and best entertainment of our Bahamian...
| Jan 23, 2011
Pondering a cruise? There's an app for that. In fact, you'll find several you can use for planning, booking and enjoying cruises. Unless otherwise noted, all apps work on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad (a few may also offer a specially designed version...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 12:25 PM
I just returned with my family from our three-night Bahamian cruise aboard the Disney Dream, where I blogged daily from the ship about our experiences and took photos.
It was the first cruise for my family, Disney or otherwise. We found the ship’...
| Feb 20, 2011
Reporting from aboard the Disney Dream
With all things Disney, you come to expect family fun, fairy-tale fantasy and plenty of pixie dust.
But it's the technology behind Disney's trademark "magic" that seems to set its new Dream apart from other...
| May 1, 2011
The Real Story of What Happens to America
St. Martin's Press: 375 pp., $25.99
Though written by filmmaker-comedian Albert Brooks, the events of his near-futuristic novel "Twenty Thirty: The Real Story of What Happens to...
| May 3, 2009
City crews, dispatched before sunrise, hosed down streets, scrubbed public restrooms and strung up Christmas lights. Boutique shops were placing urgent orders for more T-shirts and swimsuits. The semi-submersible vessel Nautilus added three daily tours of...
| Dec 7, 2008
Even though I'm a travel writer, I sometimes use a travel agent. His savvy advice and careful research save me time and money. Like any professional, he charges fees.
It makes sense. "You wouldn't walk into a lawyer's office and expect them to give you...
| Dec 9, 2008
| 11:18 AM
German Christmas markets sparkle in season By ALEXIS KUNSAK, Associated Press Writer Alexis Kunsak, Associated Press Writer Mon Dec 8, 3:10 pm ET
NUREMBERG, Germany This time of year, the Christmas spirit descends on Germany's cities and towns in the...
| Jan 6, 2009
| 2:18 PM
Consumers are drowning in a sea of bad economic news. So are cruise lines.
Consumers, though, are under no obligation to spend their money, but ships do have to sail.
To fill their ships' berths, cruise lines are floating deals and making offers you...
| Nov 2, 2008
Winter blues? Not here
Party your way down to Cabo for a great price; Carnival's Elation makes a fun, affordable five-day trip.
Itinerary: San Diego to Cabo San Lucas to Ensenada and back to San Diego.
Info: Carnival Cruise Lines, Miami; (888)...
| Apr 15, 2008
Central Park is moving to the ocean _ sort of.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. said Tuesday that an area resembling New York's Central Park will be featured in the center of its Project Genesis ship when it is delivered in late 2009 as the world's largest...