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A big player in the cruise industry is diving into the Great Lakes market. Switzerland-based Viking, which built its name plying the rivers of Europe, is extending its reach into North America in 2022 with voyages exploring the largest surface of fresh water in the world. The announcement was made last week at an event in Beverly Hills, Calif., where Viking founder and chairman Torstein Hagen ...

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This past summer, seeking some sanity, I flew to Singapore and from there to Switzerland. I struggle to think of any other two countries where the citizenry is as contented. In my imagination, the two countries meld into a single entity: Swissapore.

LOS ANGELES - My husband, Joe, and I went to Chicago at Christmas to visit my family. Often, you can fly round-trip from Los Angeles International Airport to O'Hare International Airport for about $250 to $300, but the price goes up by at least a couple of hundred dollars closer to Christmas. We found a $499 fare on United in October and bought tickets. We could choose our seats on the ...

NORFOLK, Va. - The expression on my face must have shown my sheer frustration. I had been waiting half an hour for Fred - make that F.R.E.D. (Free Ride Every Day.) This eco-friendly taxi comes equipped with battery power and solar roof and is available on request for those in need of a ride to a specific Norfolk destination. As luck would have it, I needed F.R.E.D. on the day it was scheduled ...

Delta Air Lines announced last week that it has added virtual queuing on its Fly Delta app. Compared to a pager issued by a restaurant as you wait for your table, Delta said the virtual queuing would allow travelers to relax at nearby establishments instead of staying at the crowded gate while waiting to board. Delta will continue using the same boarding order and associated colors, but ...

WHITE SANDS NATIONAL PARK, N.M. - I didn't expect to be hugged today, let alone three times. And by strangers. But that's what happened after I snagged one of the 10 coveted campsites at White Sands National Monument last October, then offered to share it with some people who just missed the cut. None of us knew that, weeks later, White Sands would become the country's newest national park. ...