Weekly travel rail, with tips on spring break travel, a look at the top airport Web sites and more.
The Orbitz insiders offer the following tips on how to choose an alternative spring break destination to save money:
- Choose a destination within 300 miles of home. That's a "doable" driving distance -- one that ensures your child won't blow all his vacation funds on gas or airfare.
- Book spring-break travel early, the earlier the better. Not only can you lock in a better rate by booking early, a spring-break travel package can make a great holiday gift.
- Send her off in the most reliable car you own and be sure she and her travel companions map their route before they go, and check in with you when they arrive.
Aviation.com recently announced it’s top airport Web sites, judging them based on navigation, design and content. Here are the top five U.S. airport sites:
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport: www.cvgairport.com
Chicago O'Hare International Airport: www.flychicago.com
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport: www.dfwairport.com
Denver International Airport: www.flydenver.com
San Francisco International Airport: www.flysfo.com
There are many reasons to visit Alaska, but there’s one less reason to go there this winter (and, no, this is not a Gov. Sarah Palin joke) -- the wildly popular Snowzilla of Anchorage has been given the boot. Snowzilla, which in the past has reached heights of more than 16 feet tall, was the work of a single family in a neighborhood of Anchorage, but gawkers, tourists and the media were getting out of hand in the area, so city officials wouldn’t let the family build Snowzilla this year.
Number to Know
$20 million: Amount of money the Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells spent on an addition to the resort. New features include rides, laser tag, a mini-golf course, a bowling alley and more.
GateHouse News Service