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Pittsburgh man on kayak trip to Gulf Coast

Mark Oddo of East Liberty is kayaking down the rivers to Mobile, Ala.

4 days ago


 Put-in-Bay Winery is located in a Victorian house on the Doller Estate. It opened in 2009 and has a view of the harbor.

Put-in-Bay is Ohio's party island

Put-in-Bay is billed as family friendly, but I’d steer clear of bringing kids on the weekends.

6 days ago


Paper maps have kept their usefulness, fans say

In a GPS world, maps still have a place, experts say.

6 days ago


Travel Notes: Air passengers may pay eight times as much as seatmates, study shows

Study confirms airlines can charge some passengers twice as much as others; TSA PreCheck lines popular.

6 days ago


 The author's husband, Slobodan Mitric, with a statue of one of Serbia's  most famous generals at the 1914 Battle of Cer in Serbia.

Serbian mountain sacred site of first Allies World War I victory

The site of the Cer battle of World War I is sacred ground in Serbia, but it is little known and rarely visited by foreigners.

6 days ago


If you go to Put-in-Bay, Ohio

Put-in-Bay is a 195-mile drive from Pittsburgh.

6 days ago


If you go ... Tekeris in Serbia

All major airlines fly from major U.S. cities to Belgrade, the capital of Serbia.

6 days ago


 Mountain Explorer train in Elkins, W. Va.

One tank destination: Trains trips take you into the heart of West Virginia

West Virginia Mountain Rail Adventures offers scenic, unique and tasty train rides from Elkins and Durbin.

1 week ago


 The Warfield House in Elkins, W. Va.

Atop a mountain, a quaint B&B

The Warfield House Bed and Breakfast is a perfect choice for a stay in Elkins, West Virginia.

1 week ago


If you go: West Virginia Mountain Rail Adventure

What you need to know if you’re on board West Virginia Mountain Rail Adventures.

1 week ago


 Maria Agresta (Amelia), Zeljko Lucic (Simon Boccanegra) in "Simon Boccanegra" at the Semperoper in Dresden, Germany.

In Northern Europe, classical music abounds

Copenhagen, Berlin, Dresden, Leipzig and Hamburg offer rich classical music scenes.

1 week ago


Get rid of the TSA? The agency’s chief says not so fast

TSA Administrator John Pistole has heard all the criticism of his agency, which screens more than 630 million fliers a year.

1 week ago


 This ocean path in Acadia National Park runs along the coast near Bar Harbor, Maine.

Acadia National Park continues to rehabilitate its trails

Christian Barter has spent the past 15 years researching, cataloging and rebuilding century-old trails in the park.

2 weeks ago


Get last-minute deals on upscale hotels

If last-minute hotel booking apps make you think of impetuous travelers on a budget, think again.

2 weeks ago


 Gary Cochran and Charlotte Heath moved form Monongahela to the shore town of Onancock, Va.,for its tranquil waterfront setting and stayed for the budding opportunities. They opened the dining half of the Charlotte Hotel and Restaurant before receiving hotel guests.

Virginia hotel owned by former Monongahela natives

Inspiration lurks in the hallways of the Charlotte Hotel and Restaurant, ready to throw good vibrations at any passer-by.

1 week ago


Travel Q&A: Romantic getaway ideas for the mid-Atlantic

These are questions from readers that were answered by travel experts at the Washington Post.

1 week ago


 The Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park, looking downstream from the Puebloan granaries adjacent to Nankoweap Canyon (mile 53).  The rim of the Redwall canyon is 3200 feet above the river.

Rafting the river of time: Riding the Colorado

Riding the rapids down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon offers days of thrills and chills.

2 weeks ago


 Frank Futral, right, curator of the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites, speaks with visitors about early American-style furniture at the Eleanor Roosevelt's Stone Cottage at the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park, N.Y.

Eleanor Roosevelt's story lives on in Hyde Park

I knew Eleanor Roosevelt had a busy life. I thought that was all I needed to know.

2 weeks ago


 Cover of Food Traveler magazine.

Guide helps tourists eat up Appalachia

Several Pittsburgh businesses are part of “Bon Appetit Appalachia.”

3 weeks ago


 National flag with the Osborne bull outside Plaza De Toros in Madrid.

Mad about Madrid: A 24-hour guide to Spain's capital in a land of fiestas and siestas

Madrid offers old Castilian architecture and traditions with a modern twist, enjoyed best with a side of paella and a pitcher of sangria.

3 weeks ago


 The Verdon River has cut a gorge more than a half-mile deep through limestone cliffs and is considered one of the most spectacular gorges in Europe.

Verdon Gorge, France's Grand Canyon, offers a spectacular hike

The Gorges du Verdon, near Provence, has outdoor challenges for all experience levels.

3 weeks ago


Travel Notes: Southwest’s on-time performance nose-dives

On-time performance of Southwest Airlines, the nation’s largest domestic carrier has deteriorated over the past year,

3 weeks ago



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