You can see Rio de Janeiro ahead of the 2016 Olympics by quickly booking this $645 round trip, including all taxes and fees, from LAX on Air Canada or United.
It is subject to availability and the purchase deadline is Wednesday. You must stay at least three days and not more than three months, and you can leave any time before Dec. 9.Read more
Vegetarian and vegan travelers take heart: OpenTable on Thursday released its list of the 52 best vegetarian and vegan restaurants in America.
Fifteen are in California, which gives you new places to experience on your next weekend getaway within the state. The picks are based on more than 5 million restaurant reviews by OpenTable diners around the country plus input from experts, according to a statement.Read more
The people who have just relaunched a website for visitors to Hawaii say they are not in competition with the state’s official travel site.
Hawaii.com draws content from its jointly-owned publications, including the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, but it is much more advertiser-driven than the Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau’s gohawaii.com.
A visit to both websites makes the difference abundantly clear.Read more
For all the stories about fliers behaving badly, Rebekka Garvison might tell you she knows better.
The new mom recently was flying from Chicago to Atlanta with her baby for the first time. She found a seatmate who kindly lulled the crying 4-month-old to sleep and held her for the rest of the flight.
Garvison thanked Nyfesha Miller in a Facebook post on Sept.Read more
Et tu, Amtrak?
The passenger rail service is cracking down on passengers who carry too much stuff. You can take two 50-pound bags and two 25-pound carry-ons, which is a whole lot more generous than the airlines.
Exceed that and you’ll pay the price. Starting Thursday, Amtrak will charge a $20 excess baggage fee for every bag over that limit.
By packing smarter, you still can avoid fees on Amtrak.Read more