Smart Traveler

By Mary Alice Kellogg SpaWatcher is pleased to note that two new — and radically different –  spas have bloomed in New York this spring. One is an intimate oasis, the other an opulent  blockbuster we'll explore in Part Two of Spa and The City. The first to open is

So there I was, at the Delta Airlines counter in the nicest of CDG's international terminals, E, and trying desperately to get back to the US. Because I had excess baggage, I had called ahead to get the skinny. The I got to the counter with my four tiny suitcases

Here’s a new search engine site that you may just have to bookmark. It’s called InsideTrip and it claims to be the most “advanced flight rating technology for consumers.” It’s been in beta for two years and it finally launched on May 20, offering what they call “TripQualitySM.” What that

Keeping track of your frequent flier miles (let alone hotel loyalty points) seems daunting if you’ve got multiple accounts, travel frequently, and have about a million other things to do in your life that seem more important. The downside to not paying attention is that miles have a limited shelf

By Mary Alice Kellogg For those who think that the American Revolution and contemporary exfoliation are clashing concepts, SpaWatcher is here to say they are not. A visit to the Spa of Colonial Williamsburg proves the point. Colonial Williamsburg — 301 landmarked acres encompassing 88 original and 500 reconstructed historic

A converted stable in Winchmere Hill, London. Planning a trip to London this year? Think about renting an apartment for your stay. An apartment or house provides a lot more space than a hotel room. And it's almost always a better value. There are hundreds of apartments for rent all

WHAT’S THE DEAL: EL AL Israel's national airline, is offering savings for families traveling round trip to Israel this summer.  Children under the age of 12 traveling with two adults between June 20 and August 19, 2010 can fly for less.

The Deal: Qantas Airways is offering a short term sale featuring sharply discounted round trip fares.Quantas flights from New York (JFK), Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO) to Sydney (SYD), Brisbane (BNE) and Melbourne (MEL) are on sale. What's the Deal: Flights departing Los Angeles or San Francisco start

  Zurich Airport. By Ed Wetschler It's a good thing Zurich is such a swell town: If you're a world traveler, you inevitably spend time here. For starters, its airport and railroad hubs make it a gateway to other places in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, and the Austrian Alps, which —

This view for $99 a night via craigslist? Photo by Karen Glenn. Interested in renting a one-bedroom cottage with a pool in West Palm Beach for $85 per night? Or maybe a two-bedroom apartment in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco for $150 a night? Or perhaps a studio