Got the urge to get outside this weekend — and save money? It’s a free-admission weekend at all 405 U.S. national parks Feb. 14-16 in honor of Presidents Day. In Washington state, that means there’s no entrance fee at the biggies such as Mount Rainier National Park and Olympic National Park. Smaller National Park…More
Go wild and free at national parks, national forests and other federally-managed public lands with 11 fee-free days in 2015. There will be no entrance fee charged on the following days, according to this chart from the U.S. Forest Service: 2015 Free-free Days Dates Event Participating Agency Jan. 19 Martin Luther King Jr. Day U.S. Forest Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Park Service Bureau…More
Get in free to Washington’s national parks, state parks and national forest sites this Saturday, Sept. 27, in honor of National Public Lands Day. You can also pitch in and join a work party to help improve public lands, such as at Mount Rainier National Park, where the National Parks Conservation Association will help coordinate…More
Help celebrate the 101st birthday of Washington State Parks on Wednesday. Admission to all state parks is free for the day, a nice thing if you can’t afford a Discover Pass, usually required for entry. But here’s another idea. You know how fire departments have made the change to daylight saving time into a “replace the…More
Celebrate this Presidents Day weekend, Saturday through Monday, Feb. 15-17, with a free visit to a national park, national forest or wildlife refuge. All three days are included as fee-free days for 2014 for parks, museums, trails and other facilities operated by the National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service. In Washington, that includes Mount…More
BANFF NATIONAL PARK, Alberta — It seems the Rant and Rave column is one of the most popular features in the Sunday paper. So I’ll clearly label this as a little rant — with some useful information thrown in. My rant is about fancy hotels that can’t be satisfied with charging sky-high nightly rates — they…More
You’ll soon pay more to check a bag or change a flight on Alaska Airlines .
For tickets purchased on or after Oct. 30, the fee for checking a suitcase will increase to $25 for each of the first two bags (up from $20 per bag) and $75 for the third bag (currently $25). However, elite-level frequent fliers still get free checked bags.
If you change your flight less than 60 days before departure, you’ll have to pay $125. (The current change fee is $75 to $100, except forMore
I’ve been daydreaming about going to Greenland, of seeing its other-worldly wilderness of icebergs and glaciers before they’re gone (thank you, climate change).
So I thumbed through an enticing-looking brochure from an expedition-cruise company called Adventure Canada, a family-run business that takes travelers on small-ship cruises to remote northern places such as Canada’s Arctic, Scotland, Greenland and more.
One cruise, called Greenland & Wild Labrador, looked enticing. The price for the Sept. 5-18 cruise: $3,995 per person (that’s in the cheapest stateroom which is, ahem, a quad with bunk beds; a two-berth room would be a dizzying $6,695 per person). Still, not all that bad forMore