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 This garden complements the 18th-century house in Maryland known variously as the McHard, Meeteer or Frisby House. Two bronze cranes overlook the pond. The owners see this landscape as “a constant work in progress; its happy fate is never to be finished.”

Maryland's homes, gardens celebrate heritage

Now in its 77th year, the Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage offers a look inside some of the state's most noteworthy properties.

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Travel Notes: Airlines offer bigger seats at a bigger cost

Southwest, USAirways and other airlines are making room for comfort with bigger seating options.

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Apps help friends vacation together

Two new travel apps are harnessing the power of Facebook to help friends spend some time together.

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22 million bags missing in '13, and that's an improvement

When your luggage fails to make a connection.

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 Rick Garrett is a breaded-tenderloin aficionado and a blogger who has reviewed more than 120 versions of the sandwich. Here, the breaded pork tenderloin sandwich is from The Aristocrat in Indianapolis.

Indiana breaded pork tenderloin is a tasty classic

Rick Garrett traverses the state of Indiana in search of the best pork sandwich.

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 A view of the Mediterranean Sea from Begur, castle ruins at top right, in Costa Brava, which translates as “rugged coast.”

Whether searching for Roman ruins or visiting the 'Dali Triangle,' Catalonian pride is palpable

Spain's Costa Brava is where smart people come to spend the winter.

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 The Benedictine monks at Christ in the Desert, in the tradition of their Old World brothers, started brewing beer in 2006 at a small operation in their desert retreat 27 miles north of Abiquiu, N.M.

This brewery in the New Mexico desert is not a mirage

From the dry dust of the New Mexican desert rises a brewery run by Benedictine monks.

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 Dylan Thomas and his wife, Caitlin.

A fitting year to hike Dylan Thomas trail

During the centennial of the birth of famed Welsh poet and author Dylan Thomas, festivals, tours and special readings are planned.

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Cycling season is back

The popular Great Allegheny Passage trail is just one of many that biking enthusiasts will flock to now that the weather has turned.

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 Mike, Mollie and Susie Fitzgerald of Frontiers Travel have developed a niche clientele for their Gibsonia travel agency.

Frontiers International Travel evolves with times

Mike Fitzgerald, Frontiers Travel president, said the Internet has not been the devastating blow that many imagine, at least not for them.

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 Royal Canadian Mounted Police Constable Eric Hymander stands outside the Pop-Up Canada storefront on Smithfield Street on Monday. People are invited to take selfies of themselves with the mounties visiting the store then send them in to the show’s website.

Canada pops up in Downtown Pittsburgh with exhibit for tourists, businesses

Pop-Up Canada hopes to lure Pittsburghers and Western Pennsylvanians to go north and pay Canada a visit.

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 The picture room at Sir John Soane’s house museum in London houses the famous Hogarths, then opens to reveal architectural drawings and the Nymph, plus a view down into a Gothic chamber.

London: More than a theater city

There's a lot more to see in London than all the noted theater.

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Pizza con targets travelers' dough

With the peak travel season about to kick off, the AG’s office issued a warning about some common cons aimed at fleecing vacationers.

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 Water taxis, which cost just pennies, cross the saltwater Dubai Creek, which divides the city in two.

As it grows, oil-rich Dubai creates ‘biggest and best’

This Middle Eastern city is "part Arab, part Indian and part Disneyland."

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 A floating home rented from Rick Thompson and Wendy Beckler in Friday Harbor, Wash.

Washington's San Juan Islands offer peaceful beauty of water, pines

The chain of 172 named islands is as close as you can get to Canada without crossing the border.

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 A Tea Cup ride, with six cups, will join the more than 70 rides at Hersheypark.

Travel notes: Hersheypark to debut 3 rides

A Tea Cup ride, with six cups, will join the more than 70 rides at Hersheypark.

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 The Kolb brothers getting a new perspective for a photograph of the Grand Canyon.

Brothers at the rim

Two brothers left Pittsburgh a century ago to make their living taking photos at the Grand Canyon.

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 Guests set out on a 45-minute horseback ride, on which there is no trotting or galloping.

Home on the (saw palmetto) range: Resort south of Orlando offers dude ranch experience

Westgate River Ranch takes the Sunshine State back to its roots as cattle country.

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Anatomy of a canceled flight

Why was my flight the only one of nine from LA to Chicago canceled because of inclement weather?

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 John Wilkes Booth — He was a “very hands-on person,” as shown by the flat top of the letter “r.”

Handwriting exhibit opens a window into their souls

Analyst says famous people's personality traits are obvious in their handwriting.

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 Scaffolding was being removed at the Washington Monument last week.

Travel notes: Washington Monument to reopen on May 12

After repairs are made to 150 cracks caused by an earthquake, a Washington landmark will reopen.

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 In another step toward merging with American Airlines, US Airways will leave Star Alliance, a global airline partnership, to join Oneworld, the alliance that includes American.

Frequent-flier rewards shifting under US Airways-American merger

US Airways has changed alliances, but miles with old partners will be honored for now.

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 A kayak docked on a beach at Eleuthera Island, where the water sparkles in varying shades of aquamarine, turquoise, amethyst and crystal.

Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas: sun, surf and solitude

Doing nothing on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

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 Watching fish at the aquarium at Atlantis resort in Paradise Island, Bahamas.

At Paradise Island, casinos gamble with Bahama breezes

This may be one of the few places where casinos have windows to the outside world.    photos The Leap of Faith ride at Atlantis “Mayan

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 In Houma, La., Shrek is the resident oyster shucker at 1921 Seafood.

Soaking up Cajun culture

Modern-day grit masks the centuries-old culture that makes Houma in Bayou Country a gem of a tourist destination.

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 Landing in Barcelona? Dump your suitcases with the concierge and take a quick walk to Park Guell, which is among the architectural designs of Antoni Gaudi.

Beating jet lag: Get there, get out and stay hydrated

When reaching your destination early in the day, hydrate, fill the day with light and activity and finally turn in when it's dark.

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Travel notes: Diagon Alley shaping up as Harry Potter park expands

Details are rolling out on new Harry Potter park and Hogwarts Express train in Orlando, Fla.

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  Aerial view of Hearst Castle in California. HEARSTCASTLE0316 Hoover

California's Hearst Castle rivals Versailles

Newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst leaves behind a California estate that exemplified the grandeur of the 1920s and '30s

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 From left: "Faun" by Antoine Coysevox, "Atalanta" by Pierre Lepautre and "Hamadryad" by Coysevox are part of "The Art of the Louvre's Tuileries Garden" at the Toledo Museum of Art in Toledo, Ohio. The show runs through May 11 at at the Canaday Gallery.

A piece of Paris comes to Toledo Museum of Art

"The Art of the Louvre's Tuileries Gardens" brings centuries of natural and created beauty to the Toledo Museum of Art.

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Scenic towns, local wines and ties to Western Pennsylvania

The small rural towns around California's Hearst Castle are worth a visit, too.

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How to make flight attendants like you

When members of your plane's cabin crew explain the safety procedures -- pay attention.

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Travel Notes: The romance of writing on rails gains traction

The wheels have begun moving on Amtrak's plan to offer writers a rolling residency aboard their trains.

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 The Rarebit, a cocktail bar diner hybrid on upper King Street in Charleston, offers casual fare.

In Charleston, S.C., warmth and good eats

Charleston restaurants fill high expectations in the Lowcountry.

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Federal shutdown costly to U.S. national parks

The federal shutdown in October caused dramatic losses for the national park system.

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Q&A with an airline fare revenue manager

The back story on why airfares vary widely and you can't predict when they'll go up or down or sideways.

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Florida's classical scene has a 'Burgh feel

A roundup of the Fort Lauderdale's classical music scene reveals plenty of Pittsburgh connections.

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FBI says it destroys fingerprints from TSA

Pre-Check airport screening requirements raise questions about how the information will be used and shared.

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Faster screening may be coming to U.S. airports

The TSA seeking high-tech companies to develop a security system that would detect explosives and weapons through garments and shoes.

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App helps travelers in Ohio

New digital format promotes Ohio tourism.

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 The Legoland Hotel, which opened in April, sits just outside the entrance to the theme park in Carlsbad, Calif., and is a hit with kids.

Legoland adds hotel that continues theme

With "The Lego Movie" a current blockbuster in theaters, a trip to Legoland in California or Florida are popular destinations for families.

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Know when to give up on finding lost luggage

Guidance on the best time to visit Charleston, S.C., to how to protect the surfaces of suitcases.

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Forecasting leaves fewer fliers stranded

Better planning by airlines gives travelers more time to scout out alternatives to get where they want to go when big storms hit.

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Take a swing at baseball-themed trips for the family

Spring training sites offer several fun getaways to enjoy America's pastime.

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U.S. airlines facing pilot shortage

Thousands of pilots are nearing the mandatory retirement age of 65, just as it is becoming harder to be a commercial airline pilot.

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 A general view of Penny Lane in Liverpool, England.

The Beatles' Liverpool still has so many sights to see

On the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' appearance in the U.S., there are many landmarks in the fab four's hometown that tourists still

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Global airlines expect record profits in 2014

Growing travel demand and stable fuel prices will perk up airline revenue but travelers should not expect fares to be slashed.

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 Prince Charles had designers create this entry garden for the 2008 Chelsea Flower Show in London. Afterward, it was installed at Highgrove and remains there today.

Highgrove, Prince Charles' private gardens, is well worth the trip

Highgrove, Prince Charles' private garden in the Cotswolds, is not an easy place to get into but well worth the trip.

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 Ostrich at the Cape of Good Hope.

A trip to the tip of Africa is tantalizing

The trip to the southernmost tip of Africa is an off-the-beaten path adventure.

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 Two statues by sculptor Judith Shea, titled "Twins" and "Shock and Awe," stand in the lobby of the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Conn.

New Haven graduates to art, culinary destination

New Haven has been transformed from a crime-ridden college town to one with historic charm and artistic pleasures.

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How to get a better seat the next time you fly

Not all airline seats are created equal, and here are ways to find the best one for you.

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