Pam Brooks-Daniels

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Travel Well for Less: How to Save on Accommodations

Ever wonder why someone else always seems to get a better deal for their hotel or travel accommodation than you do? Well, there are lots of ways to score discounted (or even free) accommodations these days. We've done it ourselves in both our personal travel and for our work for International …

3 Unique Theme Parks Redefining the Vacation Experience

Ever since Disneyland opened its doors on July 17, 1955, all kids have had a clear must-visit destination on their bucket list -- the Magic Kingdom ruled by Mickey, Minnie and their friends. A visit to a theme park has been a surefire way to make family vacations magical.<p>Today, theme parks have …

Light Shows and Where to Stay

During the holiday season, as the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, Christmas lights begin to sparkle along the streets. Capturing the imagination of children and adults alike, it is a time-honored tradition to hang white and colored lights across roofs and trees. Some places like to …

Amelia Earhart Found? Not Everyone Agrees

This past summer I posted a story in these pages about my Irish friend Colin Cobb, who heads something called The Stratus Project, which is set to find the plane Amelia Earhart was flying when she disappeared attempting to circumnavigate the world in 1937.<p>But then on October 27th 2014 The …

12 British Sayings Americans Don't Understand

But British people also say some other really weird, confusing things.<p>To celebrate the launch of Business Insider's UK website, we compiled 12 British phrases that will leave Americans utterly flummoxed. You might just see these on our new site.<p>When someone has "lost the plot," it means they have …

7 Things You Absolutely Must Try in a National Park

<i>By Dalia Colon for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>President Franklin Roosevelt once said, "There is nothing so American as our national parks.... The fundamental idea behind the parks...is that the country belongs to the people." If you have yet to explore "your" parks -- there are 401 of them -- then …

7 Trips To Take If You Want To Enjoy Traveling Slowly

Yes, high-tech hotel rooms can be fun but they can also be distracting from the real reason we often travel: To connect with our new surroundings and the local culture and to take time to savor the moment.<p>There are numerous ways to slow down while you travel -- leave the phone behind or visit some …