A Little Travelin' Music, Maestro! Save By Booking 3 Weeks Ahead -- See Below

Over a six-month period before departure, the average fare for departure is $370 but drops to $342 when booked 21 days ahead.

For international flights, the lowest fare can be booked 34 days before departure, when the average cost is $977, compared with $1,016 for the six month period before takeoff.

BIG APPLE GETTING BIG WHEEL

Another "biggest" is becoming to the Big Apple, for the world's tallest Ferris wheel -- 625 feet tall, $230 million New York Wheel -- will grace a spot in Staten Island overlooking the 305-foot-tall Statue Liberty and the downtown Manhattan skyline.

It's designed to carry 1,440 passengers at a time, and expected to open by the end of 2015. Nearby will be a 100-shop outlet mall and a 200-room hotel. (Thanks to Associated Press for the tip-off.)