Colorado tourist attractions reopen dude ranch destroyed
Popular tourist attractions near Colorado Springs have reopened after closures due to wildfires that wreaked havoc in the area.
According to the Travel Weekly trade publication, the Pikes Peak Cog Railway reopened over the weekend as the Waldo Canyon fire moved farther away from the Air Force Academy. The railway website says it’s business as usual and that “Manitou Springs and the Railway Depot were not harmed in the fire … Our heartfelt thanks go to the courageous men and women who have battled this blaze.” It expresses sympathy to all those who lost homes or were harmed by fire.
Police say homeless man spent two years living at expensive hotels in Orlando
A homeless man is now under arrest in Florida for scamming his way into several ritzy hotels near Walt Disney World.
David Price, a drifter living in Florida, was arrested Friday and is presently being held at the Orange County Jail in Orlando, according to MSNBC.com. Price has been homeless for two years but managed to keep living the high life, sneaking into rooms at hotels including the Ritz Carlton, Hard Rock Hotel and Lowes Portofino Bay.
Delta adding more restrictions on pet travel
With high-profile, air-travel-related pet deaths causing an outcry among pet lovers, carriers including Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines have changed some policies for carrying animals on board. But that also means it can now be more difficult, complicated and expensive to fly with a pet, be it for a long-distance move or for a family vacation.
Navigating the rules and restrictions for flying a pet on an airline can be tricky. As of last month, for example, Delta no longer carries pets as cargo or checked baggage on any flights on the Boeing 767.
Navigating Europe with smartphones – and avoiding roaming fees
Whether joy-riding through the French countryside or navigating an urban jungle like Paris, maps are indispensable tools while traveling. A good map can save endless time and frustration. But what once was a solely paper medium is quickly going digital. Though my paper map remains my constant back-pocket companion, technology is making it easier than ever to navigate Europe.
Like many travelers these days, I carry a smartphone to Europe, using it sparingly to make phone calls, send texts, check email, and browse the Internet. And like many smartphone owners, I have become accustomed to the convenience of having maps at my fingertips when I need to find an address or look up directions. But there’s a catch to using these maps overseas: Since they must be downloaded and continually updated on the Internet, you either have to wait until you reach a wireless hotspot or pay international data roaming fees in order to call up a new map.