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Inconsistent Wi-Fi and ocean views: What it’s like to work from a transatlantic cruise

As many employees do their jobs remotely, even while traveling, I tried working from a transatlantic cruise. The Wi-Fi was generally reliable, but there were interruptions. I had an easier time working in some parts of the ship than others. During a cruise last month, I experienced a version of Murphy’s Law for the era of remote […]

Yes, plane tickets are pricier. Here’s how much more you’re paying, according to Adobe.

If you’ve booked a flight recently, this will not shock you: airline ticket prices are up. What might surprise you, however, is just how much they’ve risen since before the COVID era. A new study out Thursday by Adobe shows that airfares increased 24% from Oct. 2019 to Oct. 2022. “After record spending on physical goods in the […]

Disney darling: Gideon’s Bakehouse owner turns personal passion into recipe for success

It’s pretty much a guarantee. On any given day, when Gideon’s Bakehouse opens its doors, people from all over the world are willing to wait in line for a pistachio toffee chocolate chip cookie or a triple chocolate chip cookie. All cookies at this Orlando-based bakery are made by hand – no machines! – and […]

A veteran’s legacy gives all veterans and Gold Star Families free, lifetime access to national parks

Emily Henkel vividly remembers the first time her late fiancé, Alexander Lofgren, found peace in the outdoors. They had gone camping at one of her favorite spots in Prescott, Arizona. Lying in a hammock, staring up at the sky amid ponderosa pines, she spotted a tear rolling down his cheek. “I was like, ‘Are you all right?… Is something […]

Change of plans: Tropical Storm Nicole disrupts major cruise line itineraries

Major cruise lines have changed their plans due to Tropical Storm Nicole. Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Liberty ship, which departed Monday on a four-day sailing from Florida’s Port Canaveral, skipped a planned visit to Nassau in the Bahamas Tuesday, spending the day at sea instead, spokesperson Matt Lupoli said in an emailed statement. The ship also stopped in […]

Is my flight canceled? How Tropical Storm Nicole is impacting air travel and what you’re owed.

Tropical Storm Nicole started causing troubles for the skies long before it made landfall in Florida early Thursday. Nearly 1,000 U.S. flights were canceled Wednesday and more than 1,300 have been canceled as of 2:30 p.m. ET Thursday, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. Hundreds of those were scheduled to depart or arrive at Orlando International Airport, which closed Wednesday afternoon ahead of […]

Tropical Storm Nicole delays Disney World, Universal Orlando openings. SeaWorld staying closed.

Tropical Storm Nicole made landfall just south of Vero Beach, Florida early Thursday as a Category 1 hurricane, before weakening back to a tropical storm. Florida’s biggest theme parks quickly pivoted ahead of Nicole’s arrival, shuffling operating plans for the safety of guests and employees. Many travelers who waited out the storm in Orlando-area hotel rooms will  be able to […]

This traveler’s wheelchair was left in the rain with no guarantee that it won’t happen again

U.S. airlines reported mishandling more than 800 wheelchairs in October, per the Department of Transportation. Andrew Gurza’s wheelchair was left in the rain during his trip to San Francisco. The airline says it continues to work with Gurza to replace the chair. When Andrew Gurza traveled to San Francisco for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s Remarkable Tech […]

America’s national parks are free to visit on Veterans Day and many are tied to the military

Each Veterans Day, Americans reflect on how veterans have served and sacrificed for this country, but that remains top of mind year-round at historic battlefields, memorials and military parks around the U.S. More than 100 National Park Service sites are directly tied to the military, and all of them are free to visit on Veterans Day, a free entry day […]

Frontier Airlines Tampa-bound flight diverted to Atlanta after passenger seen with box cutter

A Frontier Airlines flight bound for Tampa was diverted to Atlanta late Friday after a passenger in the cabin was seen with a box cutter. The Frontier flight, which originated from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, was diverted to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport about 9:30 p.m. ET after there was a disturbance involving a disruptive passenger who was in […]