Reader Margo Kasdan of Seal Beach recently asked On the Spot whether travel insurance advertising was a giant scare tactic to get people to buy insurance.
The answer is yes, of course it is. But don't tune out the message just yet. In the Nov. 15 On the Spot column, I promised to tell you seven things you need to know about travel insurance.Read more
Is there no end to the Black-Friday/Cyber Monday shopping madness?
Apparently not, at least not this year. Online travel retail companies, same-day travel apps, hotels, tour outfitters, cruise lines and airlines all are having sales after Thanksgiving.
With that in mind, here are some sales that could make planning your next vacation easy. Have a look and happy bargain hunting!Read more
Coolest thing on the slopes this winter: Japanese Pop artist Takashi Murakami's lift tickets for Aspen Snowmass ski resort in Aspen, Colo.
The "wearable art" created by Murakami features quirky characters (pictured above, from left) Pom, the dog; Kaikai and Kiki; and the toothy Mr. Dob. And of course, lots of colorful smiling flowers.Read more
After a major face-lift, the Four Seasons Resort Lanai will be back in business in March and is taking reservations and offering a fourth–night-free promotion as part of the return.
The Four Seasons Resort Lanai, along Manele Bay, has been closed since June 1 for a renovation that includes the redesign of the property’s 217 guest rooms and refurbished public areas and restaurants.Read more
If you're skipping Black Friday's Super Bowl of Shopping tradition this year, you may be in good company. REI's decision to close its 143 stores Thursday and Friday and challenge America to #optoutside has gained momentum.Read more