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Ship of fools

Anita Dunham-PotterCrazy about Elvis? Looking for a Star Trek fix? Want to shimmy bare-naked under the stars? Believe it or not, you can indulge these passions — and a host of others — on a cruise vacation. In honor of April Fools’ Day, Anita Dunham-Potter gives you four of the craziest theme cruises to hit the high seas.

Travel websites get personal

Used to be travelers went online to find travel deals. While that’s still the case, websites are offering more than discounted prices these days.

Lava watching in Hawaii

Nearly 9,000 people per day on average are visiting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to witness the eruption of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano.

Northwest adds $25 second-bag charge

For coach class travel on or after May 5, 2008, Northwest Airlines is matching several other U.S. network carriers and implementing a $25 charge for the customer’s second checked bag. The fee is applied each way.

Heathrow connecting times upped

Fallout from the new Terminal 5 at Heathrow continues. Minimum Connecting Times involving connections between Terminal 5 and all the airport’s other four terminals will be extended to 120 minutes for the new facility’s first full flying season.