Love locks surround the Flame of Liberty monument, located above the tunnel where Princess Diana died in a car accident in 1997. The site became a memorial to her, and a magnet for love locks.

Paris tries to turn tourists away from 'love locks'

One famous bridge, the Pont des Arts, was cleared of 45 tons of padlocks left to show love. Yet locks are now showing up all over Paris.

3 days ago

 The exterior of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City's Meatpacking District.

Stylebook snapshot: New Whitney Museum highlights NYC's trendy Meatpacking District

The neighborhood in lower Manhattan is home to the new Whitney Museum of American Art, designer fashion stores, fine restaurants and more.

4 days ago

 Kate and Nik Stoltzfus, shown in July 2014, are among the hundreds of Pittsburghers who use Airbnb to rent out rooms, apartments or homes. They rent out a mother-in-law apartment in Garfield and screen potential guests carefully.

Many travelers going the Airbnb route

With millions of listings, Airbnb can provide some worthy alternatives to pricey hotels, but like anything, do your homework.

4 days ago

 The Statue of Liberty is a National Park site.

National Parks reaching out to kids, families

As the National Parks system celebrates its centennial in 2016, it’s trying to build a new generation of visitors.

4 days ago

 New York's Hudson River in the fall.

All aboard the leaf-peepers express

Amtrak’s Great Dome Car returns to the Northeast for fall foliage runs.

4 days ago

Travel notes: Got the message? No guns on planes

Dozens of travelers every month are still bringing firearms -- many of them loaded -- on planes 14 years after they were banned.

4 days ago

New chip credit cards may ease travel purchases overseas

Microchips in credit cards -- which have been in use overseas for years -- are designed to prevent hacking of accounts.

4 days ago

 When using Airbnb, read the cancellation policy thoroughly. They vary from host to host.

What you need to know about Airbnb

You can improve your chances of a positive experience with Airbnb by following these precautions.

4 days ago

 This is the lobby of the Hoxton, Shoreditch hotel in London.

London: How to choose perfect lodgings

London is a city with 123,000 rooms to rent, and a wealth of variety.

1 week ago

Travel notes: Faster onboard Wi-Fi may be coming to airlines soon

Gogo to switch to satellite-based system that will speed Wi-Fi up to 70 megabits per second.

1 week ago

 Several people lay out underneath a large statue of Jose Marti in the Plaza de la Revolucion in Havana, Cuba.

Ways to visit Cuba without feeling guilty

Does traveling to this island nation and spending tourist dollars help the Communist-led government?

1 week ago

 Fall in the Shenandoah Valley is full of colors.

Chasing fall’s colors in Virginia’s picturesque Shenandoah Valley

Come October, Shenandoah Valley is a leaf-peepers paradise, with brilliant shades of crimson, yellow and orange.

2 weeks ago

 Cheese grits are the ultimate comfort food.

Recipe: G is for grits in Shenandoah Valley

If you eat out while vacationing in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, chances are the menu is going to include grits.

2 weeks ago

 Gingerbread cottages in Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard, are among the top attractions on the island. They were built by Methodists who had first a camp, then a small enclave on the island to hold revival meetings. Now they are all privately owned.

Fall is a fine time to visit Cape Cod

Newbies to Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard should visit in September and October to avoid the crowds, learn the area.

2 weeks ago

What to know about lobster and clam chowder

Lobster rolls are the thing in the Cape and islands but they’re not cheap.

2 weeks ago

Travel dilemmas: E-cigarette scofflaw leaves airline passenger fuming

Smoking in any form is not allowed on airlines, even if it’s the newest innovation in delivering nicotine.

2 weeks ago

 Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is expected Tuesday to announce that Blue Origins' New Shepard rockets will launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla.

Jeff Bezos to unveil plans for rocket launches from Cape Canaveral

Launched capsule would be used primarily for space tourism.

3 weeks ago

Travel notes: Hotels raising rates, adding fees

Lodging resort fees, reservation cancellation fees, Internet fees, business center fees, baggage holding fees -- the list expands.

3 weeks ago

Renew your passport now to avoid delays

During peak periods it can take up to 10 weeks to get a new passport and demand for these documents is increasing.

3 weeks ago

 Boothill Graveyard in Tombstone, Ariz., is a carefully re-created model of an 1880s graveyard.

Arizona town lures visitors with its Wild West lore

A cast of wild characters in history and re-enactors continues to entertain visitors to notorious Tombstone.

1 month ago

Travel Q&A: Beware Caribbean honeymoon during hurricane season

Travel questions range from honeymoon locale to airline ticket pricing.

1 month ago

Five ways to avoid those sky-high airfare change fees

These days, few things are as painful to the human pocketbook as a great and sudden change in your airline travel plans.

1 month ago

 Deauville's signature brightly colored umbrella tents along the town's expansive shoreline.

France's Deauville delights with charm and panache

Deauville, on France’s North Atlantic coast, was once a favorite summer retreat for wealthy Parisians. Now everyone goes.

1 month ago

 Pickles in Suzdal, pickle capital of Russia.

Chef Trevett Hooper savors Russian hospitality for a new venture

Legume’s chef visits Eastern Europe and Russia to bring back ideas for Dacha, a restaurant he hopes to open in Pittsburgh.

1 month ago

 Arundel Head (Sophocles), 200 - 1 B.C., Greek; bronze and copper.

Treasures from the Mediterranean featured in exhibit

Greek antiquities crafted during the Hellenistic period shine at the Getty museum in Los Angeles. The exhibit moves to D.C. in December.

1 month ago

Travel Q&A: Yucatan, Puerto Rico suitable for family vacations

Travel questions answered by experts.

1 month ago

 Visitors learn about Sacramento, Calif., history on an Old Sacramento Underground Tour.

Old Sacramento tours descend to history underground

The Old Sacramento Underground Tours, started by city historian Marcia Eymann, offers a family-friendly history tour, and an adult tour.

1 month ago

 Visitors are swallowed up in a sea of translucent plastic balls at the National Building Museum's "The BEACH" exhibit, which is meant to simulate the ocean.

D.C. summer exhibit gives visitors a day at the beach, without sand or surf

“The BEACH” exhibit at the National Building Museum’s Grand Hall features neither sand nor sea.

1 month ago

Travel notes: Passenger group upbraids Delta for 'shaming' travelers to spend more

Also: Customer service with a charge at Denver-based Frontier Airlines

1 month ago

Pitt, Duquesne cautious about student travel to hot spots

Safety remains the top priority when the schools are setting up study abroad programs.

1 month ago

 The Strasburg Railroad began excursion rides in 1959, and continues to offer one-hour round-trips from Strasburg to Paradise, Pa.

Railroad buffs still make tracks to Strasburg

All aboard! Pennsylvania’s Strasburg may be the American center of the railroad buff’s universe.

1 month ago

Catching 40 winks in a caboose

There are many opportunities in Pennsylvania and across the U.S. to sleep in a train car.

1 month ago

Travel notes: Airline rebooking fees stir debate

A call for crackdown on airline rebooking fees.

1 month ago

Getting a low airfare requires some digging

Finding the cheapest airfares takes some digging.

1 month ago

 Fishermen of the Malecon gather on the sea wall, chasing schools of Chopa.

Cuba’s good tourism fortune could be bad news for rest of Caribbean

Tourism officials fear that if the U.S. allows free travel to Cuba, it will result in a loss of visitors to the region’s other countries.

2 months ago

 Customers dine at the Anaheim Packing District, a food mall converted from an abandoned orange packing house.

Beyond Disneyland, Anaheim invests in future

The California city that houses Disneyland wants to show there’s more for tourists to do there than snap a selfie with Mickey Mouse.

2 months ago

 New England Patriot Ron Gronkowski's party ship cruise will sail from Miami Feb. 19-22, 2016.

Theme cruises: Zombies, Def Leppard and Gronk

Zombies are on deck for upcoming themed cruises leaving ports in Florida next year.

2 months ago

Travel Q&A: Nontouristy things to do in NYC

Also, is there a way to find a last-minute cheap domestic flight?

2 months ago

Travel notes: Low airfares are forecast for fall

The average domestic airfare for the September-through-November period is forecast to be $248, or 3.6 percent cheaper than in fall 2014.

2 months ago

 The iconic Galata Tower stands tall, right, in Istanbul's skyline. The former seat of the opulent Byzantine and Ottoman empires is divided into European and Asian sides by the Bosphorus Strait, offering a wealth of history and stunning scenery.

Istanbul tantalizes with its mix of cultures

Ten hours in Istanbul to sample the cultures of Europe and Asia and a mix of ancient culture and modern rhythms.

2 months ago

Stratford Festival wears a smile

During the height of tourism, the Canadian town rolls out a red carpet of friendliness for visitors.

2 months ago

Travel notes: Look for more fees from airlines

Consumers say they’re willing to pay even more fees in coming years for special services when they fly.

2 months ago

 Located along scenic Highway 1 on the central California coast, Big Sur has attained a worldwide reputation for its spectacular beauty.

California's Central Coast amazing at every turn

California’s central coast celebrates the state’s natural beauty, quirkiness.

2 months ago

 Pittsburgh is receiving a flurry of national media attention lately.

Why is Pittsburgh being called the new darling destination?

Last week’s flurry of national media attention on the city’s charms has become the new normal.

2 months ago

 Eric Kobal has spent more than a year restoring the Pottery Terrace Planter. The area is a somewhat secret garden, as Fallingwater visitors rarely get to the terrace. Mr. Kobal hopes this restoration will make the garden a focal point.

'Secret garden' restored at Wright's masterpiece Fallingwater

For three years Eric Kobal led tours at Fallingwater, but last fall he began a very special project as a landscape volunteer.

2 months ago

 Riders glide over steel tracks on Hersheypark's new indoor roller coaster, Laff Trakk.

Hersheypark's Laff Trakk coaster spins and glows for a family-friendly ride

New indoor roller coaster at Hersheypark goes for laughs and family-friendly thrills.

2 months ago

 Court of the Patriarchs at Zion National Park, Utah. The stately rock formations were carved by wind and water over millions of years.

For half the year, cars are banned in Zion National Park

Mighty Zion National Park in Utah, envelops visitors in natural wonder.

2 months ago

 The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad's steam locomotive 734 pauses in Cumberland, Md., after a recent round trip to Frostburg, Md.

A trip back in time to Cumberland, Md.

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad’s locomotive 734 chugs out its “farewell tour” this season.

2 months ago

 This house at 2324 N. Madelyn Circle in Tucson, Ariz., was occupied by Clark Gable in 1942 after his wife, Carole Lombard, was killed in an airplane crash, local residents say. It has been for sale for several years.

Clark Gable's former home awaits a buyer

A house occupied once by one of the most famous actors in Hollywood sits unsold for years in a Tucson, Ariz., neighborhood.

2 months ago

Travel notes: Mandatory resort fees at hotels ‘not deceptive'

The Federal Trade Commission finds that hotel resort fees do not need to be wrapped in advertised nightly room rate.

2 months ago