Whether you're taking the kids on a day trip or a trip around the world, if you're bringing a smartphone or tablet, you'll want to be sure you have these great apps for getting them involved and engaged in your travel adventure.
The Blue Ridge Music Center, at Milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, near Galax, Va., begins its summer Saturday night concerts May 30 – an inexpensive and impressive weekly showcase of mountain music.
To tip or not to tip? That is the question. Tipping in the U.S. is fairly black and white, but the rules get complicated - and incredibly varied - when traveling abroad. If you don't know the guidelines, you're likely either throwing away money or overlooking the people who rely on your tip as part of their income.
Coming to Florida theme parks in 2016: A 200-foot roller coaster at SeaWorld that will be the tallest in Orlando. The reincarnation of King Kong at Universal Orlando. A ride based on "Frozen" at Epcot. A new light show at Disney's Animal Kingdom. A major attraction at Busch Gardens, details still under wraps.
There's a classic way of doing Key West, Fla. It involves dinner at Louie's Backyard, drinks and live music at Sloppy Joe's, photo ops at the Southernmost Buoy, a stop at the Hemingway House, spotting Key West chickens and sunset at Mallory Square. And, of course, plenty of key lime pie, conch fritters and margaritas.
Traditional vacations to Cuba - lazing on the beach all day, for instance - have been forbidden by the U.S. for more than 50 years. But since December the Obama administration has eased some restrictions. Here's information on the types of trips permitted by U.S. law, the paperwork and more:
If you consider yourself a foodie in any way, know this: If you travel to Cuba, be prepared for a squash fest. At every lunch and dinner, we were offered pumpkin soup or cooked butternut squash or squash stew. It was rarely bad but never great, which was true of much of the food we consumed.
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