This Just In
Visitors to Amsterdam can now rent handheld GPS devices to find their way to 500 points of interest (citynavigators.com, $20 per day)
On Site59.com, four South American cities--Buenos Aires, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Santiago--have been added to its roster of last-minute getaway destinations
Spirit Airlines announced new routes to the Caribbean, with flights to Grand Cayman, Turks and Caicos, and St. Thomas this winter
FatLens.com often turns up tickets to sold-out concerts, sporting events, and shows by searching major vendors such as Ticketmaster, as well as eBay and Craigslist
Avis and Budget have lowered the minimum age for car rentals to 21, but in most states they charge a $25 per-day surcharge for drivers under 25
Half a year after limiting its one-way domestic coach fares to a maximum of $499, Delta raised that cap to $599
A 32-foot-wide pool that creates endless waves for surfers and body boarders will make its debut this May on the top deck of a Royal Caribbean cruise ship
Many BritRail passes are discounted by 25 percent for travel between the months of November and February
JetBlue expands its presence in Boston with a new connection to Seattle, and plans to begin flying 100-seat planes so it can access smaller airports such as Richmond, Va., and Raleigh-Durham, N.C.
A new shuttle in Malibu runs to and around the Santa Monica mountains, and through March 2006 the introductory fare is only $1 per ride (nps.gov/samo/shuttle)
The French chain Accor has unveiled a new Ibis London City hotel near the Tower of London (011-44/870-429-5095, from $110)
Come January, skiers at Breckenridge in Colorado will have access to trails and bowls previously reachable only by hiking, thanks to the new Imperial Express SuperChair. At 12,840 feet, it's North America's highest (breckenridge.com, full-day lift tickets from $45)
This month marks the launch of the Michelin Guide in the U.S. The New York City edition rates 500 restaurants and 50 hotels ($17).
It took 18 years, but a major attraction in New Zealand, the Ruakuri Cave in Waitomo, is accessible again. The old entrance was closed after it was found to be atop an ancient burial ground. Now visitors on foot or raft can explore one of the best places in the world to spot glowworms (ruakuri.co.nz)
A new surf camp is opening in Las Salinas, on Nicaragua's Pacific coast. Weekly rates start at $700 and include all meals and up to three guided excursions a day (thesurfsanctuary.com)
Atlanta gets its first aquarium this month. The Georgia Aquarium, a $200 million gift from Home Depot cofounder Bernie Marcus, will have over 500 species, but the real stars of the show will be two whale sharks, Ralph and Norton. The huge spotted fish are the only ones in North America, which may justify the high ticket price (georgiaaquarium.org, $23, kids $17).