The birth of Velocicoaster: A look back at Universal’s new species of coaster
Research and development of the coaster has also been years in the making, but overall construction took a little more than two years.
Norwegian plans Florida sailings, stands by vaccine rule
Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has announced plans to set sail from two Florida ports while requiring guests be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 despite state legislation banning businesses from asking proof.
How to get exactly what you want while traveling: Advice from flight attendants
When it comes to traveling, especially on a plane, you’ll definitely catch more flies with honey than with vinegar, as the old saying goes -- meaning, in simple terms, it pays to be nice.
Crowded beaches, increase in travel over Memorial Day weekend signal return to normalcy
Crowded beaches in Florida that grabbed headlines at the height of the coronavirus pandemic are now signaling a return to normalcy on Memorial Day.
Amtrak is resuming a dozen long-distance trips, all across the country
As summer approaches, travel is on the brain of so many -- especially after the last year we’ve had, cooped up and fighting COVID-19.
Attention Bravo fans: BravoCon is coming back later this year
Football fans have the Super Bowl. Movie fans have the Oscars. And Bravo fans have BravoCon, and luckily for them, it’s coming back this year.
Cruise ship fight sent to mediation
A U.S. district judge has ordered mediation in Florida’s lawsuit challenging federal restrictions that have idled the cruise ship industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.
5 convincing reasons why you should visit Colorado for your next trip
There seems to be a buzz in the air -- on social media and in person, more and more people are chatting about the places they’ll go, now that the COVID-19 vaccine is readily available and the world of travel is reopening to the masses.
Truck driver shortage may affect gas prices
Now that the country is reopening, more people are traveling and fewer people are driving trucks. That means there are not enough truck drivers to deliver gas to the pumps.
St. Johns County imposes regulations on short-term ‘vacation’ rentals
The St. Johns County Commission voted unanimously Tuesday, tweaking the county’s Land Development Code to account for short-term rentals.
Are your unused travel vouchers about to expire? How to keep them from going to waste
There are billions of dollars in unused vouchers as travel came to a standstill this past year, and those vouchers will expire.
Americans can travel to Europe, if fully vaccinated
Americans who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will get to vacation in the European Union this summer, according to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. She said this in an interview on Sunday with The New York Times.
Do Not Travel List: State Department recommends Americans avoid 80% of world’s countries
The state department is planning to upgrade dozens of countries to a Level 4 travel advisory, which is a Do Not Travel.
Reluctant to take that first big outing since the pandemic hit? I was, too
If you’re a parent, you probably know the feeling: This mentality that’s just like, “Whatever happens to me, I can probably survive. But don’t let it impact my kids!”
Masterpieces at the famous Louvre Museum are now online for the world to see
Traveling to Paris is a dream for many, and one of the things that winds up on to-do lists is visiting the Louvre Museum. It has some of the most famous artwork in the world.
Carnival says it lost $2 billion in 1Q but bookings are up
Carnival Corp. says it lost $2 billion in the first quarter as the cruise industry remained shut down in many parts of the world by the pandemic.
Carnival, Disney cancel US cruises through end of June
Disney announced Tuesday that is canceling all U.S. sailings through the end of June — including trips on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, which call Port Canaveral their homeport.
Silver Airways to offer nonstop flights between Jacksonville & New Orleans
Silver Airways will offer nonstop flights between Jacksonville and New Orleans starting June 3, the airline announced Tuesday.
Delta cancels over 100 flights, opens some middle seats
Delta Air Lines has canceled about 100 flights due to staff shortages while opening up some middle seats a month earlier than expected to carry more passengers.
Are Covid vaccine passports really viable?
Airlines and others in the travel industry are throwing support behind vaccine passports hoping to boost pandemic-depressed travel, but are they really a viable idea? University of Central Florida Public Health expert Dr. Yara Asi weighs in on the controversial debate.
5 places that aren’t on your California bucket list, but they will be after you read this
Raise your hand if you’re planning a trip (or 10!) for once the pandemic is officially a thing of the past -- or once you’re fully vaccinated and comfortable with traveling.