CHICAGO, May 19 (UPI) -- Choosing a restaurant used to be a simple decision: fancy or casual; Italian, Chinese or American; kids or no kids; friends or alone; pile into the car; go.
Spring has gotten off to a shaky start, what with April floods and May snowstorms, but travel experts say it's time to put away the snow shovel and start getting serious about summer vacation planning.
CHICAGO, May 5 (UPI) -- I always seem to be on a diet -- some days more than others, admittedly. But I've always been stymied when it comes to how many calories I can consume without getting depressed at the next morning's weigh in.
Business travelers get their morning lattes from Starbucks, their lunch from Subway and their dinner meal deals from McDonald's, a report by Certify, a provider of expense management and travel booking software, indicates.
U.S. consumers say they like the idea of eating organic and living a greener lifestyle, but they want to make sure the benefits are worth the extra cost.
CHICAGO, April 14 (UPI) -- Open the windows and shake out the rugs: It's time for spring cleaning.
U.S. banks appear increasingly willing to accept short sales -- selling a home for less than the balance on its mortgage -- rather than taking possession of a property, a report by online real estate tracking firm RealtyTrac indicates.
CHICAGO, March 17 (UPI) -- Men and women who prefer working from home are feeling the heat as the decision by U.S. Internet giant Yahoo to ban telecommuting focuses renewed attention on the work-at-home culture.
CHICAGO, March 10 (UPI) -- Wedding budgets that could break the bank appear to be back in vogue, U.S. wedding experts say.
CHICAGO, March 3 (UPI) -- Famine, poverty and the desire for new opportunity sent millions of Irish from their homeland in the 19th and early 20th century. Now Ireland, hit hard by the global recession, is hoping descendants of those early emigres will return home this year for a visit.
CHICAGO, March 2 (UPI) -- It sounds counterintuitive, but the Great Recession actually was a good thing for the $305 billion housewares industry.
CHICAGO, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Love may be priceless but the cost of romance is on the rise, U.S. retail analysts say.
Travelers are more interested in value and past experience than hotel and airline points when it comes to making reservations, a travel industry survey suggests.
If the prognosticators at the Fancy Food Show in San Francisco are correct, which they've proven to be in the past, prepare to be presented with plenty of opportunities this year to indulge in chia seeds, broccoli-flavored tea and chocolate-covered bananas.
CHICAGO, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. travelers in 2013 can expect better WiFi at cruising altitude, less time at the baggage carousel and the opportunity to travel with a clear social conscience, travel industry experts say.