How the Travel Industry Has Changed Since 9/11

Since the September 11th attacks, for most travelers, much has changed, including an increase in costs, inconveniences, and security measures. Laura Martone interviews travel industry veteran Bob Diener for more insights into fees and changes to expect in the future.

Moon New Orleans

New Orleans native Laura Martone offers an insider’s take on the Big Easy, from shopping on Magazine Street to listening to old-time jazz in Faubourg Marigny. Martone also includes a handful of fun trip itinerary ideas, including A Romantic Weekend, Mardi Gras, and Haunted New Orleans. With information on taking carriage rides through the French […]

Avoiding Hidden Airline Fees

Laura Martone is more accustomed to talking cross-country travel by road and not air, but in this piece she goes over some tips and tricks for making a flight more affordable.

Cross-Country Adventures via RV, Part 2

In Laura’s last article, she introduced readers to Phil Bryant, a technical shift lead for a major electric utility, who recently experienced an eye-opening RV adventure with his family. Continuing in this segment, is Laura’s interview of Phil recalling his family’s memorable three-week journey.

Cross-Country Adventures via RV, Part 1

Laura interviews traveler Phil Bryant, who struck out with his family on a very ambitious three-week road trip in a small RV. Phil discusses some of the costs involved and Laura offers up the sights she recommended to Phil during the planning stage.

America’s Best Small Towns for Travelers, Part 7

In the final post of her series exploring the best small towns for travelers in America, author Laura Martone suggests three places to visit on the East Coast. Rich in history and activities for outdoors enthusiasts, there’s something for everyone to be found in these small towns.

America’s Best Small Towns for Travelers, Part 6

In the first five installments of Laura’s Best Small Towns series, she’s described a dozen of her favorite small towns, all of which have less than 10,200 residents and offer a variety of diversions for travelers. In this article, she explores three unique places across the American South.