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.

5 days 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.

6 days 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.

6 days 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 week 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 week 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

1 month ago

Vermont ski resort trims prices

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

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month ago

Travel notes: Fees could increase for baggage, upgrades

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

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month ago

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

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

1 month ago

 Picasso. Study for weeping head.

Dali museum welcomes Picasso

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

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

2 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

2 months ago

Emergency medical evacuation coverage can protect your financial future

Emergency medical evacuation coverage can protect your financial future.

2 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.

2 months ago

 Lauren Kelly, 18, and Logan Krause, 18, both of Apollo, ride the ski lift Boyce Park earlier this year.

A complete guide to the Pittsburgh region's slopes

Here's everything you need to know about the region's 16 ski resorts

2 months ago

Ski Denton decides to close for season

Ski Denton near Coudersport in Potter County will not open this season, with the concessionaire running it citing lack of revenue.

2 months ago

 A triple chairlift is giving new life to Mount Pleasant resort at Edinboro.

Edinboro ski area gets a big lift

Little Mount Pleasant ski resort in Edinboro hopes for a big lift this season with new triple chairlift.

2 months ago

 Afrika Abrey at the Meridian Hill Park Drum Circle in Washington, D.C., in August.

Washington's lesser-known attractions make for a capital time

The richest finds in the nation’s capital may be these little off-the-beaten-path gems.

2 months ago

 Veronica Larson pours a beer for a customer at Big Wood Brewery in White Bear Lake, Minn.

Brewing up a vacation in Minnesota

We’ll have a vacation with that beer, please.

2 months ago

Airline considers 'Economy Minus' seating

Would you book a smaller seat to save money?

2 months ago

 Brazilliance wallpaper and photos of the famous visitors and entertainers decorate the entrance leading to the Polo Lounge at the Colony Hotel.

The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach gets colorized

Like many of Palm Beach’s residents, the Colony Hotel has undergone a facelift. The surgeon? Renowned interior designer Carleton Varney.

2 months ago

 At the Mauerpark, on the site of the former Berlin Wall, a group celebrates with balloons. Illuminated balloons like these will line a section of the former Wall for the 25th anniversary of its fall next Sunday.

Since the fall of the Wall 25 years ago, reunified Berlin has become one of Europe's hottest tourist sites

Today, Berlin is cool and confident as it prepares to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall next week.

2 months ago

 "Warsaw Uprising: 1944" is an exhibit that runs outside along a section of the old Berlin Wall at the Topography of Terror Documentation Center.

Museum in Berlin presents a realistic view of WWII terror

Berlin’s Topography of Terror Documentation Center recounts and archives the darkness of World War II.

2 months ago

 At the Newseum, these eight 12-foot-high concrete sections of the original Berlin Wall are the largest display of unaltered portions of the wall outside of Germany. A three-story East German guard tower that loomed near Checkpoint Charlie — Berlin’s best-known East-West crossing — stands nearby.

View pieces of Berlin Wall in Fayette County and D.C.

Three pieces of the original Berlin Wall can be found in Fayette County, and the largest section outside Germany in Washington, D.C.

2 months ago

Films look at Berlin Wall before and after its fall

The University of Pittsburgh will host filmmaker Andreas Voigt as it marks “25 Years: Fall of the Berlin Wall.”

2 months ago

Balloons over Berlin mark wall’s fall

If you go to Berlin, here are some tips on getting around, hotels and restaurants.

2 months ago

TSA gets low marks despite expanded PreCheck

The Transportation Security Administration is falling flat in its efforts to win the hearts of frequent fliers.

2 months ago

Eleven tips to make holiday travel easier

Here are ways to get the best deal on booking flights over the holidays.

2 months ago

 One of the many thermal pools in Yellowstone National Park.

Grand Tetons and Yellowstone: Nature enthralls at parks in Wyoming

September is a great time to visit the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone and Wyoming as crowds begin to dwindle.

3 months ago

Theme parks aim to fight the lines

Amusement parks have plenty of motivation to lessen waits, or at least make them less boring, analysts say.

3 months ago

 Sunrise at Ras Al Jinz, a beach in Oman’s Al Sharqiyyah region where sea turtles lay eggs.

Sultanate of Oman is safe, laid-back

Oman, on the edge of the Arabian Peninsula, bewitches visitors with its striking beauty, mix of cultures and relaxed pace.

3 months ago

 The Bollinger Mill State Historic Site is where you will find the four-story mill building that dates back to 1867. Today, you'll find a museum inside it with various implements, from a grain elevator to a roller mill. Visitors can watch corn ground into corn meal or take a guided tour of the entire mill.

Sites in southeastern Missouri shine in movie 'Gone Girl'

Sites in southeastern Missouri shine in movie “Gone Girl.”  Cape Girardeau plays the role of the fictional North Carthage.

3 months ago

 Annual National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tenn. is Oct. 3-5. Bluegrass musicians drop by regularly for jam sessions at Bellamy Hardware in Surgoinsville.

Storytelling Festival draws crowds to Tennessee

Jonesborough has bestowed upon itself the somewhat immodest title of “Storytelling Capital of the World.”

3 months ago

 Immigrants from France and Scotland brought their Celtic music traditions to Cape Breton.

Cape Breton celebrates Celtic music

Cape Breton’s mash-up of bluegrass and Brigadoon resounds through pubs and church halls each summer.

3 months ago

 Cabot Links: Designed by the creator of Bandon Dunes and opened in 2012, Cabot Links in Inverness, Cape Breton has won acclaim as an authentic links course.

Cape Breton's views cap the New Scotland

A weeklong June drive around Cape Breton was counterclockwise and counterintuitive.

3 months ago



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