Travel

February 26, 2015
By BY ANDREA MILLS amills@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5575
NAPERVILLE – The sap will be on the rise at Naper Settlement in time for Maple Sugar Days.
February 25, 2015
By LYNN O'ROURKE HAYES, The Dallas Morning News, Tribune News Service
With spring break and summer holidays on the horizon, it’s possible your child may be invited to join a friend’s family on vacation. Here are five tips to consider.
By MYSCHA THERIAULT, Tribune News Service
History, architecture and a world-class art scene put Santa Fe, New Mexico, on the short list of many an avid traveler. When we visited friends there during a tour of the American Southwest, I was surprised to learn it also has great food and spectacular canine access. If you’re planning on making your way to this cultural hot spot, there are a number of items you’ll want to include on your travel itinerary.
By RICHARD TRIBOU, Orlando Sentinel, Tribune News Service
I’ll see your Elsa and raise you a Darth Vader.
By TOD CAVINESS, Orlando Sentinel, Tribune News Service
With a population that has grown steadily over the past few years, Palm Coast and Flagler County are proving to be the softest patch of Florida’s many beaches in which to settle down.
By JEN LEO, Los Angeles Times, Tribune News Service
What would you be willing to do for the lowest fare?
By TOM PARSONS, The Dallas Morning News, Tribune News Service
American and US Airways are still working on their merger and are expecting to combine their frequent-flier programs in the second quarter, which is not very long from now.
By BY HUGO MARTIN, Los Angeles Times, Tribune News Service
LOS ANGELES – While filming a movie on the Universal Studios backlot several years ago, actor Jim Carrey decided to give guests of the studio tours an extra thrill.
By LUAINE LEE, Tribune News Service
Tourists know about the treasures found around Los Angeles, but just 65 miles north lies one of the best kept secrets on the West Coast. The little seaside town of Oxnard offers almost everything that you can find in its southern neighbor, but none of the crowds.
By EDDY HARTENSTEIN, Los Angeles Times, Tribune News Service
BROWN BLUFF, Antarctica – Go ahead. Tell people you’re traveling to Antarctica and wait for the responses:
By SCOTT KRAFT, Los Angeles Times, Tribune News Service
SHANGHAI – As the nighttime lights of Shanghai winked to life late on a damp Saturday afternoon, the tour guide said she had one last stop in mind: the marriage market in People’s Park.
February 19, 2015
By BY ANDREA MILLS amills@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5575
ROCKFORD – Family Fun Days are planned through May at Discovery Center Museum. Each offers activities to keep everyone busy.
February 10, 2015
By JEN LEO, Los Angeles Times, Tribune News Service
Uber, Lyft or a good old-fashioned taxi? How do you determine which one offers the best fare? Here’s a tool that can help you sort by price.
By JOSH NOEL, Chicago Tribune, Tribune News Service
LELAND, Mich. — Even the owner of my hotel had the good sense not to be where I was. In a couple of weeks, he said as I checked in at the Whaleback Inn, he and his wife would head to Florida to begin a weeklong Caribbean cruise.
By PAM LeBLANC, Austin American-Statesman, Tribune News Service
With snowflakes swirling and white-spackled slopes glistening, it’s not hard to imagine a few Ice Age mammoths trundling through this winter wonderland.
By PATRICIA SHERIDAN, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Tribune News Service
LAS VEGAS – Nobody likes to get fleeced, especially in Las Vegas, where the odds are stacked in favor of a good time and a lighter wallet. So why are The Venetian, The Palazzo, the Bellagio and other resorts filled with images of sheep, goats and rams? Because this is the time when casinos go all out to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
By KARI HOWARD, Los Angeles Times , Tribune News Service
LOS ANGELES – You know how everyone always writes “I’ll be back!” – and there’s always an exclamation point – in vacation rental guest books?
By PAM LeBLANC, Austin American-Statesman, Tribune News Service
I’m not exactly sure how things have gone from schussing down the snowy boulevards of Aspen Highlands to dancing in ski boots while Champagne drips on my head, but they have – and through no fault of my own, honestly.
February 5, 2015
By BY ANDREA MILLS amills@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5575
Sleigh bells ring, horses wear heavy coats, and the runners are slick. A journey to Harvard can result in a horse-drawn sleigh ride like the ones enjoyed in times past.
February 3, 2015
By TOM PARSONS, The Dallas Morning News, Tribune News Service
Some of the best fares we see are from short-lived sales. We have been seeing some incredibly priced snooze-you-lose fares recently. If you act fast, you can take advantage of some great fares to destinations in the continental U.S., Hawaii and abroad.
By LINDY WASHBURN, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.), Tribune News Service
The rope lies in coils on a red-velvet cushion, encased in museum glass, lit by a single spotlight. It looks about the diameter of my pinkie finger. Its end is torn and frayed.
By TIM JOHNSON, McClatchy Foreign Staff, Tribune News Service
HAVANA – Private restaurants in Havana are exploding in number and soaring in quality, providing a treat for visitors and a surprising bright spot in a nation better known for monotonous food and spotty service.
By GAIL ROSENBLUM, Star Tribune (Minneapolis), Tribune News Service
I had four good reasons to panic as our flight neared touchdown in San Jose, Costa Rica.
By CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS Los Angeles Times Tribune News Service
DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK – It took me several trips here to realize this, but if you know where to look and time it right, Death Valley is one giggle after another.
By ELAINE GLUSAC Fort Worth Star-Telegram Tribune News Service
Among the beauties of travel is the fact that any climate is just a flight away. February too cold? Think Caribbean, or even more southerly. Seeking snow? Head north. The following offer new incentives from opposing poles.
By JEN LEO Los Angeles Times Tribune News Service
Here’s a budget ride-sharing app that connects drivers and passengers for long-distance travel.
By PHIL MARTY Chicago Tribune Tribune News Service
It’s not long until spring break time for the college crowd. From February through March, students around the U.S. will be getting away from campus. An outing with the family may be in the cards, but for many the attraction is partying.

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