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Why are homes allowed to be built in lava zones? Mauna Loa eruption has Hawaii residents wondering

Hawaii County Mayor Mitch Roth said he has mixed feelings about the idea of restricting or blocking development on the lands that are most at risk from eruptions. There has been talks of banning development in the highest-risk lava zones in the past. Hawaii County Council member Ashley Kierkiewicz reached out to Roth’s administration to put together a general […]

A new way to skip the line: Electronic bag tags are now available on Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines passengers who want to check a bag won’t have to wait for a ticket agent much longer. The airline announced Wednesday that it was rolling out electronic bag tags – first to some elite frequent flyers, and then for purchase by the general public in the coming year. “The last thing our guests want […]

Buying a Holland America Line gift card? Now you can get a bonus one for free

Thinking about giving the gift of cruise travel this holiday season? Now might be the time to buy. Holland America Line is offering customers 10% bonus gift cards when they purchase a gift card of $250 or more this month. The promotion runs from Dec. 2 through 13 while supplies last. “A gift card is a wonderful way to […]

What travelers to Hawaii can expect following Mauna Loa’s eruption, how to see the lava flow

With Mauna Loa, the largest active volcano in the world, erupting, some travelers may be wondering if they can still visit Hawaii. If you’re planning a trip to Hawaii, the short answer is there’s no need to change your travel plans at this time, according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority. There’s actually an influx of travelers hoping to view the […]

10 best hotels and resorts for festive Christmas getaways this year

The holidays are just around the corner, and whether you’re looking to spend a few days in the snow, lounge by the beach or browse colorful Christmas markets, many of the best hotels for Christmas are already stringing up lights and decking the halls to create a magical holiday environment for families. It’s not too late […]

What is needle spiking, what travelers should know: ‘You always think it won’t happen to you’

“Ow!” Micaela looked alarmed when she turned to me at the bar and told me she thought she might have been needle spiked, or injected with drugs.  Prior to her move to London in September for graduate school, my friend Micaela, 27, received a warning from a friend in Germany about the prevalence of spiking throughout Europe – either by […]

Traveling abroad? Make sure to check this on your passport or it might cost you.

While it doesn’t influence our opinions of products, we may receive compensation from partners whose offers appear here. We’re on your side, always. See our full advertiser disclosure. When traveling internationally, no item is more important than your passport. Although passports last a long time (U.S. passports for those 16 and older are issued for […]

45,000+ flights were canceled this summer. Here’s what flyers can expect this winter.

Summer 2022 is now infamous for being a tough one for travelers. People wanted to get out there again, and although airlines posted record profits, they also canceled a huge number of flights, and nearly a quarter of all trips were delayed by 15 minutes or more. “No one can say that the airlines had […]

From coast to coast: Breeze Airways expands to Orange County, CEO talks trends

Breeze Airways received approval to start service to John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, and plans to begin flights there on Feb. 16.  The airline’s first services at Orange County will reach Orlando (MCO) and Breeze’s home-base airport in Provo, Utah. “We wanted to do something different to offer the community something they’ve never had access to before,” Breeze’s Chief […]

Disney World, Universal Orlando closing early ahead of Tropical Storm Nicole

Just over a month after Hurricane Ian forced every major Florida theme park to shut down in a rare move, Tropical Storm Nicole is unraveling more travel plans and sending visitors scrambling. The storm is expected to strengthen to a hurricane before making landfall on Florida’s Atlantic coast late Wednesday. Both Orlando International Airport and Sanford International Airport closed Wednesday […]