Editor in Chief for Travel, USA Today
usatoday.com — A canal cruise boat passes under one of the bridges in Amsterdam. If you're planning on visiting the 'Venice of the North,' look for discounted fares from the U.S. to Amsterdam starting August 26 this summer, fare expert Rick Seaney says.
usatoday.com — A new survey says a majority of U.S. drivers have been led astray by their GPS devices. (Photo: Garmin) If you've ever been led astray by Siri or her ilk - and by now, what smart phone user hasn't? - you'll relate to a new survey that says 63% of GPS-using U.S.
usatoday.com — A United Airlines jet departs Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on April 23, 2013. (Photo: Elaine Thompson, AP) United today announced that it will add a minimum spending threshold in order for its customers to qualify for elite frequent-flier status.
usatoday.com — Cheese and grease are the mainstays at Seaside Heights Boardwalk. Pick up legendary cheesesteaks from Midway Steak House. (Photo: MidwaySteakHouse) The Drifters had it right when they sang "Under the boardwalk, down by the sea, on a blanket with my baby is where I'll be." Boardwalks are where it's at.
skift.com — Fines for snacks on the Spanish steps, bans on performers outside of the Coliseum, and regulations on street food vendors: Italian officials clearly want to clean up Rome, but they risk upsetting its vital tourism sector in the process.
usatoday.com — Drakesbad Guest Ranch in Lassen Volcanic National Park, Calif., is situated in an isolated valley in one of America's most under-appreciated national parks. (Photo: Rick E. Martin) Mention national park lodges, and most people envision an icon such as Yellowstone's Old Faithful Inn, with its soaring, multi-story log lobby.
skift.com — Creating a culture intolerant of counterfeit goods will take years to accomplish, especially since vendors already found their way around a similar crackdown in 2008. New York's reputation may be the main party to suffer when unsuspecting visitors are hit with a heavy fines.
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