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 An illustration of the Rougarou, a new floorless roller coaster at Cedar Point. Speeds go up to 60 mph on this 3,900-foot track.

Cedar Point to unveil floorless roller coaster

When Cedar Point opens Saturday it will unveil a floorless roller coaster with speeds up to 60 miles an hour over a 3,900 foot track.

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 Keukenhof in Holland displays over 7 million bulbs and is only open for eight weeks when the spring flowers are at their peak. Here, two rows of hyacinths and a row of daffodils bloom, while late tulips are next.

Spring visit to Keukenhof's gardens exceeds all expectations

Keukenhof is a gardener's paradise, a place to spend at least one full day, with beds massed with the same flowers.

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 The Lewis and Clark expedition spent the winter of 1805-06 at Fort Clatsop near Astoria, Oregon.

In Astoria, Oregon, visit the 'Goonies' house and more

“Goonies” locations and charm abound in scenic, sleepy Astoria, Ore., which is also near the end point of the Lewis and Clark expedition.

1 week ago


App helps travelers connect with locals

Apps for encounters of the local kind are the latest to help travelers connect with a city’s residents.

1 week ago


Travel Q&A: Don't overlook possibilities for fun solo travel

Many options available to those who travel on their own.

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Fees for minors flying alone continue to climb

Special fee for unaccompanied minors traveling alone on airlines keep climbing.

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Eurail offers kids free travel

Eurail offers new options that open up free travel for children across Europe.

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 The Moulin Rouge (literally, the "red mill") in Paris in the red light district on the Boulevard de Clichy.

Lots of ooh la la at the Moulin Rouge in Paris

For more than a century, the Parisian attraction has provided a show that has evolved into Las Vegas on steroids.

2 weeks ago


 The funeral train with the body of President Lincoln in Harrisburg. It arrived the evening of April 21, 1865, and left the next day.

Harrisburg to observe Lincoln funeral train on Tuesday

National Park Service will mark the anniversary of that somber stop with an event at the state Capitol featuring Lincoln actor Fritz Klein.

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 The Bay County Sheriffs Office held a news conference on April 8 in Panama City, Fla.  to discuss drug and firearm arrests during spring break in 2015. Various drugs and firearms that were confiscated are on display.

Panama City Beach seeks spring break solutions

Spring break madness cure: Stop the “beer, vomit and urine,“ said the mayor of Fort Lauderdale, which cracked down on its chaos.

2 weeks ago


 Travel agent Bill Katz moved the headquarters for Atlas Travel to his home office in Squirrel Hill. He's run the company for 54 years and has seen many changes to the industry.

In an online world, travel agents can still help

Many travel agents, including Bill Katz of Squirrel Hill, have gone with a streamlined approach to operations.

2 weeks ago


 The Gervasi Vineyard and Winery has six villas with luxury suites.

Gervasi Winery in Canton nurtures an elegant retreat

Gervasi Vineyard and Winery, a bit of Italian luxury in northeastern Ohio — just a little more than a two-hour drive from Pittsburgh.

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 Visitors to the William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum can also access Discover World, a kid-friendly place of natural history and science.

Much more to visit in Canton than the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Yes, start there, but move on to the William McKinley Presidential Library, the Classic Car Museum and the Canton Art Museum.

2 weeks ago


 The interior of St. Lawrence Market.

A taste of Toronto: Restaurant fare is tantalizing in the cosmopolitan city

Dining around Toronto -- Canada’s most international city -- on a balmy weekend.

3 weeks ago


 Gas prices are displayed on a pump at a gas station in New Orleans on Monday. Drivers will see the lowest summer gasoline prices in about 6 years, according to an Energy Department report released Tuesday.

Summer gas prices expected to be 32 percent lower this year

Drivers will see the lowest summer gasoline prices in about 6 years, according to the Energy Department.

3 weeks ago


Read hiker's blog from ambitious trek

Caroline Benner will begin her walk along the Pacific Crest Trail soon.

1 month ago


 Caroline Benner.

Caroline Benner will be taking a trip along the 'Wild' trail

A new Pittsburgher will take her first stab at hiking the full 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail to profile the hikers along the way.

1 month ago


Travel notes: Rate of lost luggage drops more than 60 percent

The rate of mishandled bags dropped from 19 bags per 1,000 passengers in 2007 to seven bags per 1,000 in 2014.

1 month ago



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