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Travel notes: Airlines allow more seats for those with loyalty rewards

Airline travelers looking to save money have a couple of reasons to cheer and one cause to grouse.

6 days ago


Exercise, afternoon sunlight may help overcome jet lag

It takes about a day to adjust for every time zone crossed heading east, and half the time when traveling west.

6 days ago


 Sara, 5, watch Denise Divittis demonstrate the making of parrafin candles during Handson History days at Old Economy Village in Ambridge. They accompanied their grandmother, who demonstrated the making of bobbin lace.

Crafts, tours bring history up close at Old Economy Village

If you want to really know the Harmonists, get crafty every Saturday through September at Old Economy Village in Ambridge.

1 week ago


Travel notes: Crazy questions fielded by travel agents

The ranks of travel agents continue to grow in the U.S. despite a swelling array of online travel websites.

1 week ago


Travel Q&A: Mom-to-be plans to keep traveling

Some destinations are better than others when planning on traveling with a baby.

1 week ago


 The constant beep of motorbikes is the theme song of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, where they swarm through narrow streets.

When in Hanoi, just keep moving

A first-timer’s guide to the contemporary capital city of Vietnam.

2 weeks ago


Travel notes

Lake Erie Wine Country annual Wine & Cheese Weekend offers more wineries and wider selection of refreshments.

2 weeks ago


 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.

3 weeks ago


 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.

4 weeks ago


 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 month ago


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

Many options available to those who travel on their own.

1 month ago


Fees for minors flying alone continue to climb

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

1 month ago


Eurail offers kids free travel

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

1 month ago


 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month ago


 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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


 An otherwise ordinary door on North Gower Street in London is transformed to 221B Baker Street when the BBC-TV series "Sherlock" is filming.

Travelers can find mysteries and spies in London

Adventures in London include a day of Sherlock Holmes, a visit to newspapers’ past and the hilarious “The Play That Goes Wrong.”

2 months ago


 The 25-acre Headlands Dunes State Nature Preserve is filled with sandy hummocks and sand-loving vegetation. The dunes are up to 20 feet tall.

Nature preserve at Ohio beach filled dunes, rare plants

Headlands Dunes preserve is a wild Lake Erie beach in Ohio with sand, forest and marshes.

2 months ago


Travel notes: Hotels face suit on undisclosed fees

Class action lawsuit goes after U.S. hotels that fail to disclose resort fees; pilots complain about new uniform design.

2 months ago


 September and October weekend releases from the Summersville Dam transform the Gauley River's lower 27 miles into one of the country's best run of white water rapids.

Adventures on New River Gorge

Adventures on the Gorge, started eight years to broaden recreational options in West Virginia, add features every year.

2 months ago


 Hanalei's Wai'oli Hui'ia Church sits beside the Mission Hall, circa 1841, the oldest surviving church building on the island of Kauai.

Funky Hawaiian island welcomes visitors but eschews the touristy

Find James Bond, ‘Bali Hai’ scenery in Kauai’s proud, culture-rich Hanalei

2 months ago


Some ways airline travelers can battle germs

Travel dilemmas: Make sure germs don’t hitch a ride on you during plane travel.

2 months ago


 Men dance at a gay tango club in Buenos Aires, Argentina, viewed as one of the most progressive cities in South America.

LBGT travelers face perils overseas

LGBT travelers face some of the biggest challenges, yet with a higher-than-average disposable income, they are avid travelers.

2 months ago


Travel notes: Airlines, airports at loggerheads over proposed fee increase

Airlines and airports are in a feud over proposed fee hike.

2 months ago


 Peacocks roam the grounds of Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, a St. Augustine tourist attraction.

Florida city of St. Augustine to celebrate 450 years

Why tourists flock to St. Augustine, America’s oldest permanent European settlement and home of Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth.

2 months ago


 Dan Coyne and Stephen Canny

The Next Page: Dan Coyne forges connection with his ancestors on golf trip to Ireland

Prior to the trip, the closest he’d come was when his Dad and he sat down to watch “How Green Was My Valley” and “The Quiet Man.”

2 months ago


Some things to do in North Florida

There are several attractions near St. Augustine to fill out your visit to the area.

2 months ago


 On Jan. 7, the Disneyland Resort introduced "Frozen Fun," featuring adventures from the Disney film, including Elsa and Anna.

Disney parks offer more 'Frozen' fun

The success of “Frozen” may have caught the Disney parks off guard last winter, but now there are more chances to see Anna and Elsa.

2 months ago


Disney adds 'Star Wars' cruises

Disney Cruise Line has announced another themed day at sea, this time calling on “Star Wars” for select sailings on the Disney Fantasy.

2 months ago


 Wayne Carpenter, left, Bob Rock of the Skagit Valley Malting Company and Emerson Lamb, co-founder of Westland Distillery, watch as Matt Hofmann, master distiller at Westland Distillery, draws the first sample of a wort made from barley grown in the Skagit Valley.

Whiskey distillers find favorable climate in Washington state

The boutique booze industry is booming in the Northwest.

2 months ago


 Sari Gruber starred in Miami-based Florida Grand Opera's production of Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte."

Opera reviews: Pittsburgh sopranos shine in Florida operas

Palm Beach Opera produced the world premiere of Ben Moore’s “Enemies, A Love Story,” which featured local soprano Danielle Pastin.

3 months ago


 A chilly, windy sunset at the Flagler Beach, Fla., pier early last month.

Some breezy ways to explore Florida's upper east coast

Florida coastal delights: Feed body and soul in Flagler County.

3 months ago


 GulfQuest, the first maritime museum focusing on the Gulf of Mexico, is set to open this spring in Mobile, Ala.

Maritime objects to go on display at GulfQuest

A new museum in Mobile, Ala., will highlight pirate routes, sunken ships, forts and even German U-boats once in the Gulf of Mexico.

3 months ago


If you go ... Florida's Palm Coast

The easternmost cities in Flagler County, Palm Coast and Flagler Beach are on Florida’s east coast.

3 months ago


Allegiant Air to start seasonal flights to Myrtle Beach from Pittsburgh

The new flight will start operating June 5 and run until August 17 and operate on Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays.

3 months ago


 A view of Edinburgh's High Street on Christmas Day, down to the Firth of Forth.

What to do (and don't) in Edinburgh, Scotland

Do’s and don’t’s for a bracing week in Scotland’s capital with a quick side trip to London.

3 months ago


Travel notes: Denver, JFK airports worst in accessibility

Denver, JFK airports ranked least accessible in survey.

3 months ago


Airlines make families play a seating game

Travel dilemmas: Togetherness can have a huge price when flying with your family in adjoining seats.

3 months ago


 Villa Carlotta on Lake Como in Tremezzo is an estate dating back to 17th century. It's filled with gardens, a museum and beautiful view of the lake and mountains. This is a view after exiting the museum of the entryway through the red geraniums.

Northern Italian villas on Lake Como: spectacular

Mountains and Lake Como create an ever-changing backdrop for two historic villa gardens in northern Italy.

3 months ago


 John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre as the president and his wife, Mary, were watching a comedy with their friends, Maj. Henry Rathbone and Clara Harris. Lincoln's bodyguard had gone to a nearby saloon to drink, and the president's valet let the famous actor enter the theater box.

In hot pursuit of John Wilkes Booth

See the new exhibit at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., then follow 12-day escape route of President Lincoln’s assassin.

3 months ago


If you follow John Wilkes Booth's escape route ...

John Wilkes Booth escape route takes you 60 miles through rural Maryland and Virginia.

3 months ago


 The child of a marriage between a Russian and a Cuban, Yansel Serguienko tends bar at a new Soviet-themed restaurant, Nazdarovie, along the Havana waterfront. Hundreds of private restaurants have opened in Cuba, making it a gourmand's delight.

Restaurants boom in Cuba as regulations relax

Cuba’s latest revolutionary trend is the growth of fine dining, bright spot in a nation better known for monotonous food and spotty service.

3 months ago


 A statue reclines inside Kataluwa Purvarama Temple, where the walls are lined with 19th century paintings.

Sri Lanka's south coast a traveler's delight

Tourism blossoms in Sri Lanka, which offers everything for the intrepid traveler: hiking, ancient ruins, all-night parties, luxury villas.

3 months ago


 A small grotto in formal garden in a courtyard at Villa Cicogna Mozzoni in Bisuschio, Italy.

A couple passionately pursues the preservation of an Italian villa that dates to the Renaissance

Villa Cicogna Mozzoni in Northern Italy is a joyful labor of love for Jacopo Cicogna Mozzoni and his partner, Silvia Casarotto.

3 months ago


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