Artist's rendering of Spirit airplane (Credit: Spirit Airlines)

Not content to be seen as just another low-cost airline, Spirit Airlines today announced it is transforming itself into an "ultra-low-cost carrier."...read more»

The trend of cheap warm-weather destination travel this winter looks like it's going to continue through spring. In the last week, I've seen seven deals for Caribbean vacations, all promising big discounts....read more»

Photo: Southwest Airlines

Budget carrier Southwest wants you to think of it as more than a no-frills airline. That's a tough sell for an airline that still doesn't offer any actual frills....read more»

Maori performers at New Zealand's Te Matatini festival (Photo: Molly Feltner)

Traveling around New Zealand, I was surprised by how thouroughly Maori culture permeated through the whole country. It's amazing to see a culture that had once been so mistreated now thriving....read more»

Honolulu (Photo: Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau)

The discount is good on any Hawaii trip between May 1 and August 15, as long as it's booked by April 30. You can often save money by bundling hotel and airfare together; the real steal is the free rental car....read more»

It's hard to find a city that doesn't have some kind of discount attractions card these days. In the U.S., CityPass now offers cards in 10 North American cities, and for Europe, I just found links to 45 cities on EuropeanCityCards.com....read more»

Garden at the Herb Farm in Ashhurst, New Zealand (Photo: Molly Feltner)

New Zealand's Herb Farm promises natural skin care and healing products. Visitors can tour its gardens, and buy or make their own products on-site....read more»

Like the dodo before it, paper tickets are a dying breed. One group wants them gone by the end of the year....read more»

Are you unfit to visit Canada? I just read an interesting article on CruiseCritic.com about how having any of a list of misdemeanors on your record can render you "criminally inadmissible" to Canada....read more»

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