Disney campaign seeing stars

Ads feature Beyonce, Scarlett Johansson, more as parks gear up for Toy Story carnival ride

The Smart Traveler

February 18, 2007

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA.

JOURNEY THROUGH HALLOWED GROUND

Capital Books / $20

Instead of spending Presidents Day weekend skiing or off at a spa, why not brush up on your U.S. history? This book charts a 175-mile historic driving trip from Monticello in Virginia to Gettysburg, Pa. Most appropriate is the "presidential journey" part of the tour, which takes readers to the homes of several presidents including Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Dwight D. Eisenhower. And though Camp David is closed to the public, the book recommends stopping at the nearby Cozy Restaurant, which has an exhibition about the presidential retreat.

NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE

FLORIDA CAR RENTAL

$1 per day to drive one-way

Each spring, car rental companies offer special rates to drive cars out of Florida to reposition their fleets. This year, Hertz has announced its promotion earlier than usual, with rates starting at $1 per day and $9.99 per week including unlimited mileage and no drop-off fees. Cars must be booked by March 31 for pickup April 8-June 30. Travelers must keep the car for two to 14 days. For reservations, call 800-654-3131 or go to hertz.com. Use rate code 1WAY when booking.

THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS

HAWAII

Superferry to speed island hopping

A Hawaii Superferry built at a shipyard in Alabama will undergo tests before sailing to the islands in May, with fast ferry service among the Hawaiian islands expected to start in July. The boats are an attempt to link Hawaii's islands by something other than flights. The first of two ferries will link Honolulu with Maui and Kauai. A second vessel is planned for 2009 to serve the Big Island. The ferries are designed to hold up to 866 passengers and 282 cars.

Ferry fares vary based on destination and season. Details at hawaiisuperferry.com.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

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