Love locks surround the Flame of Liberty monument, located above the tunnel where Princess Diana died in a car accident in 1997. The site became a memorial to her, and a magnet for love locks.

Paris tries to turn tourists away from 'love locks'

One famous bridge, the Pont des Arts, was cleared of 45 tons of padlocks left to show love. Yet locks are now showing up all over Paris.

4 days ago

 The exterior of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City's Meatpacking District.

Stylebook snapshot: New Whitney Museum highlights NYC's trendy Meatpacking District

The neighborhood in lower Manhattan is home to the new Whitney Museum of American Art, designer fashion stores, fine restaurants and more.

5 days ago

 Kate and Nik Stoltzfus, shown in July 2014, are among the hundreds of Pittsburghers who use Airbnb to rent out rooms, apartments or homes. They rent out a mother-in-law apartment in Garfield and screen potential guests carefully.

Many travelers going the Airbnb route

With millions of listings, Airbnb can provide some worthy alternatives to pricey hotels, but like anything, do your homework.

5 days ago

 The Statue of Liberty is a National Park site.

National Parks reaching out to kids, families

As the National Parks system celebrates its centennial in 2016, it’s trying to build a new generation of visitors.

5 days ago

 New York's Hudson River in the fall.

All aboard the leaf-peepers express

Amtrak’s Great Dome Car returns to the Northeast for fall foliage runs.

5 days ago

Travel notes: Got the message? No guns on planes

Dozens of travelers every month are still bringing firearms -- many of them loaded -- on planes 14 years after they were banned.

5 days ago

New chip credit cards may ease travel purchases overseas

Microchips in credit cards -- which have been in use overseas for years -- are designed to prevent hacking of accounts.

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 When using Airbnb, read the cancellation policy thoroughly. They vary from host to host.

What you need to know about Airbnb

You can improve your chances of a positive experience with Airbnb by following these precautions.

5 days ago

 This is the lobby of the Hoxton, Shoreditch hotel in London.

London: How to choose perfect lodgings

London is a city with 123,000 rooms to rent, and a wealth of variety.

1 week ago

Travel notes: Faster onboard Wi-Fi may be coming to airlines soon

Gogo to switch to satellite-based system that will speed Wi-Fi up to 70 megabits per second.

1 week ago

 Several people lay out underneath a large statue of Jose Marti in the Plaza de la Revolucion in Havana, Cuba.

Ways to visit Cuba without feeling guilty

Does traveling to this island nation and spending tourist dollars help the Communist-led government?

1 week ago

 Fall in the Shenandoah Valley is full of colors.

Chasing fall’s colors in Virginia’s picturesque Shenandoah Valley

Come October, Shenandoah Valley is a leaf-peepers paradise, with brilliant shades of crimson, yellow and orange.

2 weeks ago

 Cheese grits are the ultimate comfort food.

Recipe: G is for grits in Shenandoah Valley

If you eat out while vacationing in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, chances are the menu is going to include grits.

2 weeks ago

 Gingerbread cottages in Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard, are among the top attractions on the island. They were built by Methodists who had first a camp, then a small enclave on the island to hold revival meetings. Now they are all privately owned.

Fall is a fine time to visit Cape Cod

Newbies to Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard should visit in September and October to avoid the crowds, learn the area.

2 weeks ago

What to know about lobster and clam chowder

Lobster rolls are the thing in the Cape and islands but they’re not cheap.

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Travel dilemmas: E-cigarette scofflaw leaves airline passenger fuming

Smoking in any form is not allowed on airlines, even if it’s the newest innovation in delivering nicotine.

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 Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is expected Tuesday to announce that Blue Origins' New Shepard rockets will launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla.

Jeff Bezos to unveil plans for rocket launches from Cape Canaveral

Launched capsule would be used primarily for space tourism.

3 weeks ago

Travel notes: Hotels raising rates, adding fees

Lodging resort fees, reservation cancellation fees, Internet fees, business center fees, baggage holding fees -- the list expands.

3 weeks ago

Renew your passport now to avoid delays

During peak periods it can take up to 10 weeks to get a new passport and demand for these documents is increasing.

3 weeks ago