News & Features by Laura Kidder

  • Disney World Ticket Prices Increase: Here's How to Save

    Thinking of traveling to Walt Disney World in the near future? The theme park has just raised its ticket prices, but there's still ways to save.

    Posted by Laura Kidder on August 04, 2009 at 11:10:28 AM EDT Tagged: Disney, Florida, Walt Disney World
  • Gifts for the World Traveler

    For the traveler who has everything, something new and practical...

    Posted by Laura Kidder on December 19, 2007 at 11:59:54 PM EST
  • Tips for the Super-Organized Traveler

    There are scads of Web sites on the Internet that can help travelers plan every aspect of their travels, from sending luggage ahead to finding a public bathroom...

    Posted by Laura Kidder on December 04, 2007 at 11:59:55 PM EST
  • Fear Factor: What's Your Travel Risk Tolerance?

    Not everyone is an intrepid traveler. When choosing a destination, it's important to know your limits -- and not only in terms of personal safety and political security. Some places also require tolerance for delays and cancellations, bumpy roads, badly labeled streets, crowded buses, poor sanitation, and big ugly bugs. Other places require a degree of strength when facing heartbreaking poverty -- often made even more startling because it's juxtaposed with extreme wealth. Still other places require concerted efforts just to stay healthy by taking medication or daily precautionary measures or both. The following sources will help you determine just what health, safety, and other issues you'll face in a given destination. How boldly do you go? Share your reasons for traveling to challenging destinations. Centers for Disease Control (www.cdc.gov/travel). The CDC has information on health risks associated with almost every country on the planet as well as what precautions to take. If you're

    Posted by Laura Kidder on January 09, 2007 at 12:10:21 PM EST