Before booking a cruise, a few words of advice

Los Angeles Times – TravelBy Beverly Beyette 03:04 PM PST, January 21, 2009 Match your ship to your personality and your needsReggae bands and singing waiters? Carnival. String quartets and serene service? Cunard. Do you want new and flashy? As a rule, “short cruises [three to five days] are on older, less desirable ships,” says … More Before booking a cruise, a few words of advice

See London like a prince, not a pauper

Miami Herald— EMILY RISTOWAssociated Press London may have a deserved reputation for being royally expensive, but by taking advantage of the free museums and sights in the historic capital, tourists don’t have to feel like paupers. MUSEUMS: Most of London’s major museums are free. The British Museum, the Science Museum, the Victoria & Albert and … More See London like a prince, not a pauper

Budget New York: Cheap yet chic dining, shopping and lodging

By Liz HumphreysSpecial for USA TODAYYou won’t have much trouble finding a chic restaurant, hotel or boutique in New York City. What’s much more difficult is finding one that won’t drain your wallet. However, there’s no need to put off a trip to the fashionable haunts of the Big Apple; we’ll show you how to … More Budget New York: Cheap yet chic dining, shopping and lodging