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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.

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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.

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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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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Read hiker's blog from ambitious trek

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

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 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.

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 Jordanian royal desert forces stand guard in front of Al Khazneh, Arabic for the Treasury, the most dramatic of many facades carved into the mountains, in the ancient city of Petra, Jordan.

Ancient Petra sees few visitors as Jordan tourism declines

Petra’s slump is part of a sharp decline in tourism as Jordan’s economy due to regional turbulence.

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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.

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 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.”

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 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.

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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.

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 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.

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 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

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Some ways airline travelers can battle germs

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

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 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.

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

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

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 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.

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 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.”

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Some things to do in North Florida

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

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 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.

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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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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If you go ... Florida's Palm Coast

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

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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.

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 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.

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Travel notes: Denver, JFK airports worst in accessibility

Denver, JFK airports ranked least accessible in survey.

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Airlines make families play a seating game

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

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 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.

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 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.

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

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

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 At the beginning of her career in Pittsburgh, Nellie Bly wrote stories about dreadful conditions for working women in Pittsburgh factories.

Honoring Nellie Bly's trip 125 years ago, a British woman retraces her steps around the globe

Nellie Bly, a pioneering journalist who started in Pittsburgh, inspired Rosemary J. Brown to repeat her around-the-world solo journey.

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 Illustration from The Pittsburg Press from Jan. 25, 1890, after Nellie Bly's stop in Pittsburgh at the Union Station on her trip around the world.

Pittsburgh reporters turned out at 3 a.m. to greet one of their own

Globe-trotting reporter Nellie Bly was glad to see the Ohio River as she returned to Pittsburgh in 1890.

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 Visitors can pose for photos with Lawrence Welk at the Welk Museum in Escondido, Calif.

Lawrence Welk resort in California is 'wunnerful'

The site celebrating the Champagne musicmaker features two golf courses, shopping, dining, a fishing pond and the Lawrence Walk Museum.

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 A couple walk near the Bridge of the Gods, which crosses the Columbia River between Cascade Locks, Ore., and the state of Washington. One scene from “Wild,” starring Oscar nominees Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern, features the bridge.

Pacific Crest Trail expects more hikers thanks to 'Wild'

The movie based on Cheryl Strayed’s best-seller “Wild” has had a big effect on inquiries about the path the author hiked.

3 months ago


Cruise line to offer $5,000-a-night suite

One of the key features of the Seven Seas Explorer, launching in summer of 2016, is a massive two-bedroom suite with built-in spa.

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