Disney's Wilderness Lodge
Set in Yosemite at the turn of the century, Disney's Wilderness Lodge uses trees, carvings and even a geyser to transport you from the middle of Florida to the Northwest. This Deluxe resort is a boat ride from the Magic Kingdom, and has a swimming pool with a short water slide, plus a small beach on Bay Lake.
Who Wants a Pleistocene-Era Backyard?
While casting about for feel-good stories, we remembered the lost and starving Magellanic penguins that were airlifted to safety by the Brazilian army last fall. The young penguins, whose home is in the southern Atlantic, had wandered too far north, washing up on the warm beaches of Brazil by the hundreds, and the situation looked grim when "animal-welfare activists loaded the birds onto a Brazilian air force cargo plane and flew them 1,550 miles to the country's southern coast, where a crowd of onlookers celebrated as the penguins marched back into the sea." Definite feel-good material.
When a Flight Delay or Cancellation is Caused by Weather
After the last blog entry about flight delays and cancellations due to the airline's own issue, I thought it might be good to look at the flip side - when...
Pictures of kite surfing, or kite boarding, in Aruba.
Could You Survive an Airplane Crash Over Water?
Yesterday's miraculous Hudson River landing of US Airways Flight 1549 has given rise to all kinds of speculation about the chances of surviving a similar crash.
About.com's own Guide to Air...