Hitting The Holiday Road

A pro-government Iranian female demonstrator, makes her way as she holds a poster showing pictures of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, right, and supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, at the conclusion of an annual demonstration in front of the former US Embassy in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, in a ceremony commemorating the 30th anniversary of the seizure of the US Embassy by militant students on Nov. 4, 1979. A satirized drawing of the Statue of Liberty, is seen, painted on the wall of the Embassy. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi) AP Photo/Vahid Salemi

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On Vacation On A Diet
It's challenging enough to stick to a diet in everyday life. Try it when you're on vacation! Dr. Mallika Marshall has advice that's designed to help you eat right when you're away from home.

Frequent Flier Traveling Tips
Celebrity event planner and frequent flier Colin Cowie offers tips on suitcase packing and how to avoid long lines at the airport. You can travel in coach, but look and feel as if you are flying in first class.

Flying With Fido? Get Travel Tips
If you are planning to air-travel with your pet, Saturday Early Show resident veterinarian, Dr. Debbye Turner offers a comprehensive list of things to help you and your furry friend get ready for the trip.

Look Chic, Pack Light, Spend Less
Don't know what to pack for a summer getaway? As she puts The Early Show to the Chic on a Shoestring test, Cheryl Kramer offers three looks for dining and dancing, hanging out on the beach and shopping about town.

Is Your Vacation Guaranteed?
Vacation deals that come over the fax machine at your office or home are plentiful. They offer great deals and seem like a good way to get a cheap trip. But consumer advocates say beware. Susan Koeppen found out why.

How To Spot Travel Scams
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. In The Early Show's "Traveler Beware" series, Susan Koeppen takes a look at empty promises that come by fax for luxury trips at affordable prices.

Traveling? Learn How To Haggle
Have you asked for a better price when booking a hotel room or renting a car?If the answer is no. The Early Show consumer correspondent Susan Koeppen shares some bargaining tips that could save you hundreds of dollars.

Use Your Frequent Flyer Miles Now
With several airlines in financial trouble, it's important to know how you can get your frequent flyer miles to work for you. Susan Koeppen explains how, in Part II of The Early Show's travel series.

Air Travelers, Know Your Rights
Carriers' obligations have changed, and before you head somewhere by air, you should know what you're entitled to, and what you're not. Consumer correspondent Susan Koeppen explains, in the start of a weeklong series on travel.

Adventure On Your Next Vacation?
How does a safari or a trip to Alaska seem for your next vacation with the family? Michael Roberts, senior editor for Outside Magazine, visited The Early Show to talk about the family travel adventures.

Travelin' Gadgets And Gear
Summer vacation will be here before you know it. Best magazine Senior Editor David Gregg has the lowdown on the latest devices and equipment to make it easier to move around the country.

At MGM Grand, Dave Woos Lady Luck
With poker playing's popularity on the rise, The Early Show's weatherman Dave Price was in Las Vegas, Nev., trying to get some gambling tips from the pros at the MGM Grand.

Riding The Scary 'Mummy' Coaster
The hit movie "The Mummy" has been turned into a theme park scream machine at Universal Orlando. The Early Show's Dave Price took a wild ride that won't be easy for him to forget.

Watch Out For Rip Tides
During the Memorial Day weekend, many Americans are headed for the beach. Yet lifeguards are cautioning swimmers to be aware of the dangers of rip currents. Find out how to identify them and what you should do to swim safely.

America On The Road Again
Gas prices are skyrocketing, another terror alert is in effect, and the war continues in Iraq, but many Americans are ready to put travel jitters aside and hit the road this summer. For the travel industry, it's long-awaited good news.

The Best Of The Windy City
The Early Show kicked off its "The Best Of America" series with correspondent Hattie Kauffman's report on some interesting things to see and do while visiting Chicago.

Don't Let Your Things Get Snatched
Wherever there are tourists, there are usually purse snatchers and petty thieves looking to take advantage of the unsuspecting or unaware. Find out what you can do to keep your belongings safe during your next vacation.

The Art Of Picking Pockets
The Early Show National Correspondent Hattie Kauffman recently spoke with an expert on pickpockets, who also happens to be an expert pickpocket himself. Find out what you need to know to keep thieves at bay.

Drive-Ins Are Making A Comeback
Back in the 1950s, people flocked in droves to the drive-in. In recent years, they seemed to have all but disappeared. But now, drive-in movies are staging a comeback. The Early Show's Hattie Kauffman reports.

Take A Peek At The Iowa State Fair
Dave Price was at the Iowa State Fair, with 56,000 exhibits. He met a few exhibitors who talked about cows, butter sculptures, pigs and ugly cakes.

007 Exhibit: A License To Thrill
If you're a James Bond fan or ever wanted to live the life of the debonair superspy, this is your chance to step into the high-tech spy world of Bond, James Bond - the exhibit at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich.

Roadside's Fried Bologna
This time when you hear bologna, don't run away. A village tavern habitué in central Ohio will tell you what a crispy and grease-free bologna sandwich tastes like.

Stylish Travel Essentials
Thinking of a weekend getaway? The Saturday Early Show's Megan Meany demonstrates all sorts of gear — from duffel bags to travel journals — that will make your trip more fun.

A Trip To Kitty Hawk
For the "Best of America" series, The Early Show visited the place where man first learned to fly: Kitty Hawk, N.C.

Castles Made Of Sand
In summer, many folks head towards the beach, including The Early Show correspondent Melinda Murphy who went to the 16th annual New Jersey Sand Castle contest in Belmar for the inside scoop on sand sculpting.

Take A Walk!
Experiencing nature doesn't have to be intimidating, says Travel and Leisure's Heidi Mitchell. She stopped by The Early Show to share five of the magazine's 25 recommended walking trails in North America and Europe.

Maryland's Memorable Fries
At Thrashers French Fries in Ocean City, Md., the fries with vinegar and salt are the rage. But don't dare think of putting catsup on them.

History, Nostaglia On Route 66
If you're planning a summer road trip, why not get off the interstate and see the real America? That's what The Early Show National Correspondent Hattie Kauffman did for the "Best of America" series.

Cents For Candy
CBS News Sunday Morning makes a sweet Roadside stop in Pennsylvania, where penny candy really costs a cent.

Buy On-Board Meals?
Airline food has been a source for many jokes. What's not funny is that now you'll have to pay for it. On-board meals are already being sold on a number of test flights by almost every major airline.

Hot Dogs' Top Dogs
One of the CBS News Sunday Morning's Roadside stops was in New York, where some of the best hot dogs in the country are served.

Window Or Aisle?
A bad seat on a plane can mean more than just cramped knees. To help you travel more comfortably, Consumer Reports has some advice about choosing the right seat when you book your next flight.

The Ship's Ship
The QE2 is called a ship's ship, a model vessel with a rich history spent crossing the Atlantic. The Early Show Correspondent Melinda Murphy took a tour of the luxurious QE2.

Taste Of Chicago
Pedestrians took a taste of summer at the 23rd annual Taste of Chicago food festival on one of CBS News Sunday Morning's Roadside trips.

RVs: Comfort On The Road
For many families, summer is the perfect time to take a road trip, and a growing number of people are doing it in style in recreational vehicles. The Early Show Correspondent Melinda Murphy reports.

Maine Attraction: Red's Eats
In Maine, the lobster rolls from Red's Eat are known to locals and tourists alike. CBS News Sunday Morning made a Roadside stop there.

Roadside Street Art
The CBS News Sunday Morning Roadside trip stopped at the annual Italian Street Painting Festival, where the streets and sidewalks are the canvas.

The Zagats Of Roadside Attractions
On The Early Show's "Best of America" series, meet two men who are making it easier to find old-fashioned roadside attractions like a go cart track built around a 65-foot Trojan horse.

Timing Is Everything
Many people feel things move too fast, but how often do people actually work to slow things down? CBS News correspondent Allen Pizzey found a small town in Italy where the residents are taking a stand by taking their time.

Roadside's Sweet Corn
CBS News Sunday Morning Roadside makes a stop in a land of sweet corn and loyal customers, at the Burris Farm Market in Loxley, Ala.

Riding The Top Thrill Dragster
The world's tallest and fastest roller coaster has opened in Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. The Early Show correspondent Melinda Murphy went there to find out for herself if the Dragster is really a scary ride.

South Carolina's Sea Breezes
Seaside stands sell everything from fish to flowers on the barrier islands off Charleston, S.C. Henry Sawyer and his family have been selling fish in South Carolina's low-country for 20 years. In an interview for the latest CBS News Sunday Morning Roadside stop, he says the barrier islands are worth preserving.

Cleveland? It Rocks!
The Early Show continues its series, "Best of America" with a city that's enjoying a renaissance, but still has something of an image problem.

Virginia's Sweet Summer Nights
CBS News Sunday Morning's first "Roadside Stop" of the summer pays a visit to a Virginia landmark for the sweet tooth — Carl's Frozen Custard in Fredericksburg. It attracts hundreds of customers a night searching for its signature "twist."

Point, Click And Travel
If you are planning a vacation, you can save time and money by surfing the Web.

Are We There Yet?
When it comes to summer road trips, visions of Chevy Chase's "Summer Vacation" come scarily to mind. Well fear not. Now, there is plenty of backseat entertainment to keep everyone happy.

Getting The Best Car Rental Rates
The Early Show contributor Ray Martin has some tips for travelers about renting cars.

Help Your Car Cruise Into Summer
Jack Nerad, editor of DrivingToday.com offers advice on how to keep your car running in the hot weather and what to check for before starting those long summer vacations.

Traveling With Your Pet
If you want to take your pet along on vacation, don't forget to make the necessary arrangements and plan to make the trip a safe and happy one.
  • Ellen Crean

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