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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.

4 days 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.

4 days 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.

4 days 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.

4 days 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.

1 week 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.

1 week ago


Travel notes: Denver, JFK airports worst in accessibility

Denver, JFK airports ranked least accessible in survey.

1 week ago


 A billboard from Albuquerque lawyer Ron Bell sits along busy Interstate 25 in Albuquerque and plays off the new AMC-TV series "Better Call Saul" with "Better Call Bell." The show, starring Bob Odenkirk as sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman, premiered Sunday, and city officials hope the prequel to the hit series "Breaking Bad" sparks more interest in Albuquerque.

Albuquerque hopes 'Saul' brings the tourists

'Better Call Saul' puts Albuquerque back on the map for tourists who enjoyed tours of “Breaking Bad” sites.

1 week ago


Airlines make families play a seating game

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

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

2 weeks ago


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

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

2 weeks 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 weeks 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.

1 month 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.

1 month ago


 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.

1 month ago


 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.

1 month ago


 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.

1 month ago


 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.

1 month 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.

1 month ago


Travel notes: Business travel spending is up 6.7 percent, according to study

The total number of business trips taken went up only 1.4 percent in 2014, meaning the spending growth is toward more expensive trips.

1 month ago


 A loosely wound turban worn by the Oberoi staff at the hotel in Jaipur is more decorative than significant.

Turbans mean different things to different groups

Turbans are tops when it comes to fashion, but in India they represent more than chic style.

1 month ago


 Fishs Eddy, in New York City's Flatiron District.

Where to find home decor items in NYC

New York City’s Flatiron District is an outpost for America’s biggest home furnishing chains and mom-and-pop stores.

1 month ago


 Fishs Eddy, in New York City's Flatiron District.

Decide on a strategy for a winter outing in NYC

Focus your short trips to the Big Apple around themes to get the most out or your visit -- even deep in winter.

1 month ago


 Sea lions enjoying a relatively quiet cove in Fitzgerald Marine Preserve.

Montara, California, in the fog

Offering pipe-barrel waves to cliffside vistas, the rugged Pacific coastline just 20 miles south of San Francisco is worth a visit.

1 month ago


 Morning breaks over the former capitol building in Havana, Cuba. An exact replica of the U.S. Capitol, it is now abandoned.

15 destinations for travelers to set their sights on in 2015

Places to see in 2015 - near and far from Pittsburgh.

1 month ago


 An overall look at the formality of Giardino Giusti in Verona, Italy.

Italy's Giusti Garden is a magical mix of chaos and order

Italian gardeners have concocted the perfect blend of wild plants and cultivated flowers at Giusti Garden in Verona.

1 month ago


 Feminist cultural center and bookstore In Other Words plays the role of Women and Women First on "Portlandia."

Tracking down the real sites used in 'Portlandia' comedy

Characters abound in TV’s “Portlandia” and in the Oregon locations where the sketch comedy series films its episodes.

1 month ago


 Ambialet, France, in the Midi-Pyrenees.

The ambience of Ambialet: Where 'Pittsburgh Arts in France' makes its home

An 11th-century monastery in the Midi-Pyrenees of France provides an enchanted site for art retreats and workshops.

2 months ago


 Eros Buratti with tour guide Anna Maria Massimi in his meat and cheese shop in Verbania, Italy.

That's Italian: Meats, cheeses, bread and wine are part of the best lunch ever

A chance encounter in Italy leads to this Pittsburgh traveler’s best meal.

2 months ago


 The medieval village of Vernon, located in the Normandy region.

A tour of France, from Paris to Normandy, at leisure

We let Viking Cruises handle the details: three days in Paris, followed by an 8-day journey on the Seine to Normandy and back. Magnifique.

2 months ago


Vermont ski resort trims prices

Vermont ski resort at Bolton goes against the tide by lowering lift prices for the 2014-15 season.

2 months ago


 Silvia Givera with her dog, Diego, on the banks of Lake Como.

A walk around Lake Como unveils Italy's beauty

The region around the Northern Italian lake offers spectacular views and warm personal connections for a Pittsburgh family.

2 months ago


 Lucy Briggs-Owen portrays Viola and Tom Bateman is Will in "Shakespeare in Love" at Noel Coward Theatre in London.

Theater tour to London set for March 8-15

The 2015 Post-Gazette's Critic's Choice theater tour in March to London features three plays.

2 months ago


 The Taj Mahal built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to memorialize his third wife, who died in childbirth. It was their 14th child.

India's ancient and modern coexist in a dizzying parade of humanity

An awesome land of extremes, contrasts and contradictions awaits visitors to India, a country of 1 billion people.

2 months ago


Travel notes: Fees could increase for baggage, upgrades

Airlines may start charging more for baggage checks or seat upgrades during peak demand periods.

2 months ago


If you go ... India

There are direct flights on Air India from New York’s JFK International Airport to New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport.

2 months ago


 Battleship Rock near Jemez Springs, N.M.

New Mexico's Jemez Mountains have a multitude of scenic wonders

Hike and soak in a natural hot spring in New Mexico’s funky Jemez area.

2 months ago


 The view from a hiking trail overlooking Vals, Switzerland.

European road trip serves up idyllic sights and savory slices of cake

A road trip through Europe allows stops at beautiful places on a whim — including stops for the best cake you’ll ever have.

2 months ago


How to get best deal on a hotel stay

Never overpay for a hotel room again if you follow a few tips to help help navigate the growing number of online booking sites.

2 months ago


Travel notes: Steak knives cause stir at airports

A restaurant was handing out serrated steel knives to passengers who had already passed screening checkpoints before boarding a plane.

2 months ago


Travel Notes: United and Orbitz sue to halt 'hidden city' booking

Plus: economy seats that convert to comfy business-class suite.

3 months ago


 Picasso. Study for weeping head.

Dali museum welcomes Picasso

Picasso exhibit at Dali's place in St. Petersburg, Fla. is a must-see.

3 months ago


 More than 2,000 visitors a day took the free Sriracha sauce-making tour during fall "grinding season" at Huy Fong Foods in Irwindale, Calif. They could pose with a cardboard cutout of CEO David Tran.

Touring the plant where condiment sensation Sriracha is made

Been hitting the sauce? If so, behold the Sriracha tour in Irwindale, California.

3 months ago


 Members of the US Navy SEALs showcase the ATV's used by SEAL Teams Each year around Veterans Day, the Museum hosts an annual "Muster", which includes a demonstration by the US Navy SEALs.

Navy SEAL museum shows what life is like in the special forces unit

Dive into Navy SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Fla.

3 months ago


 Map check at the top of Alpine Springs lift at Snowmass Resort in Colorado.

Four Colorado resorts let kids ski free

Free skiing for kids keeps families on their toes.

3 months ago


 A popular rest stop, the Area 51 Alien Center in Amargosa Valley off Highway 95, features a restaurant, a mini mart, picnic areas and a brothel -- all with an alien theme.

Area 51 Alien Travel Center in Nevada includes a 'themed' cathouse from outer pace

In Nevada, there are close encounters of another kind.

3 months ago


Travel Notes: Airlines benefit most when fuel costs dip

Plus: American Airlines drops idea of adding more seats to medium-size regional jets; TSA screeners get better results with questions

3 months ago


Emergency medical evacuation coverage can protect your financial future

Emergency medical evacuation coverage can protect your financial future.

3 months ago


 A skier zips along the Bobcat Slope at Hidden Valley ski resort.

Smaller resorts help build next generation of ski enthusiasts

Smaller resorts aimed at families are important to the future of skiiing, which depends on beginners returning for repeat visits.

3 months ago


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