It's time to exercise your imagination and start stretching your budget. The ideas and info in these stories will help you plan your ideal trip -- whether you're headed to New York (above) or New Mexico, the Summer Games in London or the sunny beaches of Hawaii or the Caribbean.
Here are a dozen travel-news tidbits that will make you a better informed consumer in the new year.
From historical celebrations to Oregon wines to a diamond jubilee in Britain to Warhol in Arkansas, here are a dozen places to explore and enjoy.
An interactive user's to Southern California's airports. Double-click icons for more information.
California national parks: From Alcatraz Island to Yosemite National Park.
Rental car agencies
Here is a list of selected national and international airlines that offer flights out of major U.S. cities. In some cases, an airline may not have its own mileage-reward program but may partner with another airline. Note: "FF" denotes "frequent flier."
States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible.
Here's a list of many of the lines that carry passenger traffic, along with a list of their vessels. Ships that are to have maiden voyages this year also are listed; check with the cruise line, though, because dates can change.