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Top 5 Most Dangerous Airports

As if you weren’t nervous enough about flying, Travel+Leisure decides to release a study about which airports have the most safety issues, including near misses on the runway. These events are usually invisible to the average traveler, and a study like this lifts the curtain a bit for us to see how airlines, airports and the FAA are handling passenger safety. Here are the top 5 most dangerous places for landing...

Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival

Anyone who’s planning a visit to Florida in the next week or two may want to spend a day at Disney’s Epcot theme park. Their International Food and Wine Festival has been running all month, and ends November 13. If you’ve never been to Epcot, it’s pretty impressive, even if it’s not as ride-centric as the Magic Kingdom Park (my favorite). The Future World section of the park features technology exhibits...

City Spotlight: St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg is one of the most iconic cities in the world, a major center for literature, music, art and politics for centuries. For one of the most culture-filled vacations you’ll ever experience, don’t miss these must-see sites in the “Venice of the North.” Places to See in St. Petersburg The Winter Palace: For nearly two centuries, the palace was the home of Russian monarchs. The monumental scale of...

Things to do in Utah for Winter Tourists

If you’re thinking about visiting Utah in the winter months, then chances are, you are interested in the skiing. There’s a reason why Utah’s motto is “the best snow on earth”, and it’s because Utah is the home of many world-class ski resorts. Just a hop, skip and a jump from the Salt Lake International Airport, there are 14 ski resorts to help you hit the powder. Whether you opt for airport parking in...

Will Boeing’s New 787s Make Flying Bearable Again?

Although Boeing experienced delays in recent years over its 787 Dreamliner, the first one was finally delivered to Japanese airliner ANA. The new features are turning heads: Bigger windows, vaulted ceilings and a huge amount of carry-on storage space. The pictures of first class certainly do look roomier. Who knows how the airlines will actually arrange things for economy class. (One assumes that the leg-room...

Anatomy of the Perfect Family Ski Vacation

November and December are packed with vacation time for kids and parents, which makes this the perfect time of year for a vacation. The winter weather almost demands that you strap on your skis and head to the nearest winter resort (not necessarily in that order). Before you book your trip, however, look for some of these family-friendly resort features. Patient Ski Instructors Make sure you find a ski destination...

Touring Traverse City, MI: The Cherry Capitol

Far from big city distractions, Traverse City is the ideal spot to find small-town charm mixed with the cultural and culinary options of the city. Since we have family in the area, we’ve returned again and again to sample the mild climate, sparkling water and beautiful forests that surround the Traverse Bay area. If you can spend at least a few days meandering through the city and surrounding coastal and...

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