Travel Timeline

Costa Rica Named Happiest Country In The World

Costa Rica

Disneyland may disagree, but Costa Rica has been named the “Happiest Place in the World.” The Christian Times is reporting that the University of California, Berkeley Greater Good Science Center conducted a survey of countries around the world, trying to determine which was the happiest country. Over 40,000 students from around the world took part… Read more »

Southwest 72 Hour Sale 2014: Best Round Trip Deals End Thursday

A Southwest airplane in flight.

The Southwest 72 hour sale for 2014 began the morning of October 14, meaning that you only have until the end of Thursday in the originating city to purchase one of those round trip Southwest Airlines tickets for less than $100. Keep in mind that United, Virgin American, and JetBlue are price matching some of… Read more »

Knee Defender: The American Way?

Knee defender, aspect of American psyche.

The Knee Defender is a little slice of America–like a stone-wall General Patton with a scoundrel-ed Bernie Madoff bent. Or maybe the other way around? The Knee Defender is that crafty plastic armament you wedge into someone’s airplane seat to keep them from reclining onto your knees. After all, the best defense is a good… Read more »

Shoestring Honeymoon Under The Stars

Crater Lake has a night sky sure to complete the romantic atmosphere of your honeymoon

Looking for the perfect but economical honeymoon but not sure what’s possible on a shoestring budget? Interested in seeing the Milky Way in a natural setting? Want a holiday that makes you feel closer to nature? Think you need to get away from the city for a few days? You may not have to visit… Read more »

World’s Best Hotels: 10 Big Yesses And 10 Big Nos


For nearly 20 years, Travel + Leisure magazine has shared hotel and resort ‘fan favorites.’ Readers are asked to evaluate value, food, service, rooms and location. But when Travel + Leisure issues its ‘World’s Best’ Awards, it’s not just stats, it’s trends. The magazine shares insight into what places are seeing an increase in tourism;… Read more »