St. Tropez's iconic clock tower and port as seen from the Citadel.

A stay in St. Tropez

St. Tropez is more than a jet-set destination on the French Riviera. It’s a sensory experience that takes much than a day to appreciate.

5 days ago

 Thousands of movie fans are expected to participate in the 20th anniversary celebration of the filming of "The Shawshank Redemption" at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio, this week.

Former prison in Ohio draws captive audience, thanks to 'Shawshank Redemption'

The enduring film, released 20 years ago, was shot in the majestic former prison in Mansfield, and is helping to spark restoration efforts

6 days ago

 Steve Kass of Carol Steam, Ill., and his children Madeline, sitting, and Kyle lounge at their campsite at Floyd Bennett Field, a campground in south Brooklyn, N.Y.

Go camping in Brooklyn at former airport

Yes, you really can go camping in Brooklyn, New York, at Floyd Bennett Field, a former airport.

6 days ago

 Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins star in the movie "The Shawshank Redemption."

How 'The Shawshank Redemption' transformed from dud to fan fave

First, it was discovered on home video. Then Ted Turner’s TNT network and others picked up “Shawshank” and ran with it like a football.

6 days ago

 Guests on the Carnival Imagination pose in the pool.

Cruise lines catering to younger crowds

Millennials love to travel, and cruise lines are working to appeal to them.

6 days ago

Pittsburgh man on kayak trip to Gulf Coast

Mark Oddo of East Liberty is kayaking down the rivers to Mobile, Ala.

1 week ago

 Put-in-Bay Winery is located in a Victorian house on the Doller Estate. It opened in 2009 and has a view of the harbor.

Put-in-Bay is Ohio's party island

Put-in-Bay is billed as family friendly, but I’d steer clear of bringing kids on the weekends.

1 week ago

Paper maps have kept their usefulness, fans say

In a GPS world, maps still have a place, experts say.

1 week ago

Travel Notes: Air passengers may pay eight times as much as seatmates, study shows

Study confirms airlines can charge some passengers twice as much as others; TSA PreCheck lines popular.

1 week ago

 The author's husband, Slobodan Mitric, with a statue of one of Serbia's most famous generals at the 1914 Battle of Cer in Serbia.

Serbian mountain sacred site of first Allies World War I victory

The site of the Cer battle of World War I is sacred ground in Serbia, but it is little known and rarely visited by foreigners.

1 week ago

If you go to Put-in-Bay, Ohio

Put-in-Bay is a 195-mile drive from Pittsburgh.

1 week ago

If you go ... Tekeris in Serbia

All major airlines fly from major U.S. cities to Belgrade, the capital of Serbia.

1 week ago

 Mountain Explorer train in Elkins, W. Va.

One tank destination: Trains trips take you into the heart of West Virginia

West Virginia Mountain Rail Adventures offers scenic, unique and tasty train rides from Elkins and Durbin.

2 weeks ago

 The Warfield House in Elkins, W. Va.

Atop a mountain, a quaint B&B

The Warfield House Bed and Breakfast is a perfect choice for a stay in Elkins, West Virginia.

2 weeks ago

If you go: West Virginia Mountain Rail Adventure

What you need to know if you’re on board West Virginia Mountain Rail Adventures.

2 weeks ago

 Maria Agresta (Amelia), Zeljko Lucic (Simon Boccanegra) in "Simon Boccanegra" at the Semperoper in Dresden, Germany.

In Northern Europe, classical music abounds

Copenhagen, Berlin, Dresden, Leipzig and Hamburg offer rich classical music scenes.

2 weeks ago

Get rid of the TSA? The agency’s chief says not so fast

TSA Administrator John Pistole has heard all the criticism of his agency, which screens more than 630 million fliers a year.

2 weeks ago

 This ocean path in Acadia National Park runs along the coast near Bar Harbor, Maine.

Acadia National Park continues to rehabilitate its trails

Christian Barter has spent the past 15 years researching, cataloging and rebuilding century-old trails in the park.

3 weeks ago

Get last-minute deals on upscale hotels

If last-minute hotel booking apps make you think of impetuous travelers on a budget, think again.

3 weeks ago

 Gary Cochran and Charlotte Heath moved form Monongahela to the shore town of Onancock, Va.,for its tranquil waterfront setting and stayed for the budding opportunities. They opened the dining half of the Charlotte Hotel and Restaurant before receiving hotel guests.

Virginia hotel owned by former Monongahela natives

Inspiration lurks in the hallways of the Charlotte Hotel and Restaurant, ready to throw good vibrations at any passer-by.

2 weeks ago

Travel Q&A: Romantic getaway ideas for the mid-Atlantic

These are questions from readers that were answered by travel experts at the Washington Post.

2 weeks ago

 The Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park, looking downstream from the Puebloan granaries adjacent to Nankoweap Canyon (mile 53). The rim of the Redwall canyon is 3200 feet above the river.

Rafting the river of time: Riding the Colorado

Riding the rapids down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon offers days of thrills and chills.

3 weeks ago

 Frank Futral, right, curator of the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites, speaks with visitors about early American-style furniture at the Eleanor Roosevelt's Stone Cottage at the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park, N.Y.

Eleanor Roosevelt's story lives on in Hyde Park

I knew Eleanor Roosevelt had a busy life. I thought that was all I needed to know.

3 weeks ago

 Cover of Food Traveler magazine.

Guide helps tourists eat up Appalachia

Several Pittsburgh businesses are part of “Bon Appetit Appalachia.”

1 month ago

 National flag with the Osborne bull outside Plaza De Toros in Madrid.

Mad about Madrid: A 24-hour guide to Spain's capital in a land of fiestas and siestas

Madrid offers old Castilian architecture and traditions with a modern twist, enjoyed best with a side of paella and a pitcher of sangria.

1 month ago

 The Verdon River has cut a gorge more than a half-mile deep through limestone cliffs and is considered one of the most spectacular gorges in Europe.

Verdon Gorge, France's Grand Canyon, offers a spectacular hike

The Gorges du Verdon, near Provence, has outdoor challenges for all experience levels.

1 month ago

Travel Notes: Southwest’s on-time performance nose-dives

On-time performance of Southwest Airlines, the nation’s largest domestic carrier has deteriorated over the past year,

1 month ago

 The very same hot spring that Thomas Jefferson soaked in is now part of the Spa Garden complex at the Omni Homestead Resort. Guests continue to "take the waters."

One-tank Destination: Home to The Homestead

The Homestead in Hot Springs, Va., established in 1766, has refreshed guests since before the Revolutionary War.

1 month ago

 Chris Day churns up dust on the Denali Highway of Alaska. Eight friends decided to take an 865-mile ride around the state.

Moose, McKinley and motorcycles: Taking the scenic route through Alaska

Our quest was emblazoned on the T-shirts we were given before we left for Alaska: “8 men, 4 highways, 5 days, 865 miles.” On motorcycles.

1 month ago

 Ze Mean Bean Cafe offers an ingenious pierogi happy hour; Baltimore’s Little Poland has gotten smaller over the years but it’s still there if you look for it.

Baltimore boasts a small but hearty Polish heritage

BALTIMORE -- The pierogi at Sophia’s Place sure are yummy. As good as my mother ever made. And the golabki? Mmm-mm

1 month ago

 Passengers wait in line to go through security at an airport. The so-called Sept. 11 security fee that was intended to fund the Transportation Security Administration is about to increase, but airline officials say the fee hike is another way the government is tapping an already highly taxed industry.

Travel Notes: Federal security fee hike to increase overall air fares

The so-called Sept. 11 security fee that was intended to fund the Transportation Security Administration is about to increase.

1 month ago

 Navigate the city, sketch local architecture and record restaurant recommendations in Moleskine's City Notebooks. Available for select cities, the all-in-one travel journal, guide and reference book makes you the author of your travels. $17.95,

Streamlining your suitcase: Tips for overcoming packing and travel pitfalls

Proper planning and creative thinking are the key to packing, experts say.

1 month ago

 The neighborhood of Pilsen in Chicago.

In Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood, the face is changing

Pilsen, which has for years welcomed Mexican residents, is experiencing the effects of gentrification.

1 month ago

 The never-melting North Pole pole at Visitors to North Pole: Home of Santa's Workshop.

Ho, Ho, Ho: Santa is always home at North Pole, Colo.

Santa Claus is always in residence at Colorado’s North Pole: Home of Santa’s Workshop, a children’s amusement park at the base of Pike’s

1 month ago

 Lear (Colm Feore) carries the body of Cordelia (Sara Farb) at the climax of "King Lear" at the Stratford Festival.

At Stratford: 'Lear,' Gershwin and Coward

Those three are just a taste of this year’s 12-play festival.

1 month ago

 Steve and Susan Pollack renew their vows on their 41st wedding anniversary in Bridal Cave, Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.

Deeply in love in the Missouri Bridal Cave

Couples take wedding vows to another level in Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.

1 month ago

If you go ... Lake of the Ozarks

Information: Lake of the Ozarks:

1 month ago

 Elliott Mower of Point Breeze holds the door at Kelly O's Diner in the Strip District as the Flavor of Pittsburgh Food Tour participants arrive on June 27, 2014.

'The Flavor of Pittsburgh' food tour launches

Starting Friday, a new tour eats its way from Market Square to the Strip and back.

1 month ago

 The city's rising reputation as a travel destination puts everyone from PNC Park vendors and tour guides to cab drivers, like Earl Farrell, on center stage

Meet Pittsburgh's ambassadors who help visitors navigate the city

Find out who these so-called ambassadors are, the ones selling our city and presenting the information that shape the views of visitors.

1 month ago

The 'share' economy here to stay

An emerging system portends sweeping change in our lives, from riding taxis 
to renting rooms and still more.

1 month ago

 Minnesota native Trista Yerks, left, founder of Pittsburgh Running Tours, leads Sarah Doherty, center, of Hampton and Ivy Steinberg of South Side on a running tour past St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland. Trista Yerks started in 2013 as an active way for visitors (and locals) to explore the city at a comfortable jogging pace.

Get a run in and learn Pittsburgh's history

Running tours give residents and tourists alike a different vantage point to see Pittsburgh sights.

1 month ago

 Tour guide Tom Colt collects tickets as passengers board a Just Ducky DUKW amphibious vehicle at Station Square.

Jokes by river and road on Just Ducky Tours

Local tour guide fits the bill as a part-time wise quacker.

1 month ago

 Louise Sturgess, director of Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, who gives downtown tours, stands at at One Oxford Plaza and describes buildings on Grant Street while Bert Maguire of Pine Township cranes his neck to check the details.

Foundation leader loves to lead city walking tours

Louise Sturgess' love of Pittsburgh history shines during her walking tours given to the public.

1 month ago

 Pittsburgh Yellow Cab driver Earl Ferrel works a day shift driving through Downtown Pittsburgh.

Cabbie gives fares more than a ride

When cab driver Earl Farrell picks up a fare, part of the journey can include a history of the city.

1 month ago

 Jamie Blatter, docent for the Clayton House of the greater Frick Museum, poses in the dining room of the Clayton House.

Frick docent finds her calling showing visitors through history

Jamie Blatter, a former flight attendant turned Realtor, is now at home guiding visitors through Pittsburgh’‍s Clayton.

1 month ago

 Segway In Paradise guide Alan Harper leads a tour along the North Shore.

Ride a Segway for a speedy city tour

Two North Side siblings lead Segway tours along the city‘‍s sidewalks to show people from around the world all their hometown has to offer.

1 month ago

 Darryl Cann, a bellman at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Downtown Pittsburgh, shows the Post-Gazette his clarinet during a tour of the building.

Bellhop notes William Penn's history and grandeur

Darryl Cann isn’‍t a tour guide, although he often acts like one.

1 month ago

 Rain doesn't detour hot dog vendor David Sakulsky, nicknamed "Chico," during a rain delay of the Pirates game against the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park on June 19. Even with the rain, he quickly sold out his last batch of 20 hot dogs.

Hot dog vendor shows a colorful side of PNC Park

PNC Park’‍s popular hot dog vendor delights the Pittsburgh crowds with his dance moves.

1 month ago

 Tour guide Melissa Balkovec tells a Bits & Bites Food Tour the history of Old St. Patrick's Church to lead off her tour Pittsburgh's Strip District.

Take a bite out of the 'Burgh with these tours

Melissa Balkovec of ‘‍Burgh Bits and Bites Tour is an ambassador for Pittsburgh natives and tourists alike.

1 month ago

 Local guide Haydn Thomas, of Pittsburgh Haunted Tours, shares a ghost story with guests on a recent tour. Here, he stands in Mellon Square Park and tells them about the history of the Penn Hotel.

Ghostly tales scare up a lively city tour

Being a successful guide for Haunted Pittsburgh takes more than an eerie voice, ominous grin and black attire.

1 month ago



You have 2 remaining free articles this month

Try unlimited digital access

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here

You’ve reached the limit of free articles this month.

To continue unlimited reading

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here