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.

5 days 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.

5 days 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks ago

 Snow-capped Mt. Churchill, right, greets visitors traveling to Princess Louisa Inlet, British Columbia.

British Columbia floats your boat. Or plane.

There are so many year-round activities in the snow-sport mecca of British Columbia that more people are visiting in summer than winter.

3 weeks ago

 Spruce Tree House is one of more than 300 cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park in southwest Colorado.

Exploring ancient Pueblo mysteries

The Southwest offers many opportunities to explore the mysteries of the ancient Pueblo people.

3 weeks ago

 The Meditation Garden at Graceland contains the graves of Elvis Presley and his parents, Vernon and Gladys Presley.

In Memphis, Bass Pro Shop mixes with music and civil rights greats

A variety of sights in Memphis and surrounding attractions in West Tennessee offer an escape in music, arts and history.

3 weeks ago

Travel talk: Passport options, cruise costs and cabins

How to get a passport quickly and get the best rates for a rental car.

3 weeks ago

Cracking airlines' 'code sharing' rules

Starting your multi-segment trip on one airline doesn’t mean it’s operating all the carriers you ride -- so be alert to your rights.

3 weeks ago

 The exhibit of the fashions of Marjorie Merriweather Post in the Adirondack building on the grounds of the Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens in Washington D.C.

Ingenue icon: Marjorie Merriweather Post fashions on display

Gowns, shoes, handbags and more from her early Gibson Girl days to the late 1960s are showcased at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens.

1 month ago

 San Anton de Castrojeriz is a long-abandoned monastery on the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain. Volunteers are trying to make it into a habitable hostel for pilgrims.

An ancient trail in Spain leads to hilltop cathedral and intriguing tales

Stories and camaraderie abound on the pilgrimage routes that lead to Spain’s hilltop Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

1 month ago

 Fog shrouds the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands near Sausalito, Calif.

Be deliberate when taking travel photos

How to take amazing travel photos? Slow down!

1 month ago

 Lombard Street in San Francisco, the city where Airbnb got its start.

Airbnb's model has investors happy, hotel owners wary

At Airbnb, growth brings scrutiny, regulation as the company explores going public.

1 month ago

 The London Eye wheel gives passengers a bird's eye view of the city, including Big Ben.

Around the world of wheels

When you’re talking size, you need to know if you’re looking at a Ferris wheel or a giant observation wheel.

1 month ago

Photography tips

How to get the best photographs in your travels -- less is more.

1 month ago

 The Wheel of Lights that will be set up in Point State Park during the Regatta.

A Ferris wheel comes to the Point for the Regatta

But the Wheel of Lights Ferris wheel is a lot flashier than the George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr.’s 1893 version.

1 month ago

 Synchronous fireflies photographed near Tionesta, Pa., during the first Pennsylvania Firefly Festival in June 2013.

News flash: Pennsylvania Firefly Festival is next weekend

A gathering in the Allegheny National Forest Saturday looks for many varieties of Pennsylvania’s state insect.

1 month ago

Merchandise marks Disney's 60th

Die-hard Disney fans’ demand for souvenirs keeps merchandising machine humming.

1 month ago

Four airlines to add a fee for booking with Expedia and other websites

Airlines have tried everything to force fliers to book directly with their websites instead of online travel agencies and fare aggregators.

1 month ago

 There is a rugged, mountainous beauty to the Icelandic coastline.

Iceland's Westfjords a land of beauty and sweeping vistas

Only 14 percent of summer travelers and roughly 6 percent of winter travelers to Iceland visit the Westfjords.

1 month ago

 A view of Headlands Beach State Park in Mentor, Ohio. The Fairport Harbor lighthouse is seen in the background.

Have some fun in Ohio's 74 state parks

It’s time to go outside and play in Ohio State parks, which are within easy driving distance of Pittsburgh.

1 month ago

 The Lodge and Conference Center at Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio.

A snapshot of parks in northeast Ohio

A roundup of state parks in northeast Ohio.

1 month ago

 Cedar Falls at Hocking Hills State Park in southeastern Ohio.

A snapshot of parks in southeast Ohio

Southeast Ohio includes the Buckeye State’s largest state park that spans more than 17,000 acres.

1 month ago

Travel Q&A: Where to start on a trip to Boston?

Travel talk: Cheap (relatively speaking) lodging in New York City and what kind of travel insurance is best when vacationing while pregnant.

1 month ago

Bumped from a booking, you may have little recourse

It's not you, it's us: Getting dumped for other bookings that offer higher rates is becoming more and more common.

1 month ago

Disney considers 3-tiered pricing

Is demand pricing coming to Disney theme parks?

1 month ago

 Sip on some beer at The Porch in Key West, Fla.

Visiting the new Key West

Key West has evolved into a place for the young and old, and this list gives its must-visit spots.

1 month ago

Travel notes: Delta bans some travel sites from posting its airfares

A study by a Yale professor estimates that travelers are losing more than $6 billion in savings a year because of the limits to shopping.

2 months ago

Travel notes: Airlines allow more seats for those with loyalty rewards

Airline travelers looking to save money have a couple of reasons to cheer and one cause to grouse.

2 months ago

Exercise, afternoon sunlight may help overcome jet lag

It takes about a day to adjust for every time zone crossed heading east, and half the time when traveling west.

2 months ago

 Sara, 5, watch Denise Divittis demonstrate the making of parrafin candles during Handson History days at Old Economy Village in Ambridge. They accompanied their grandmother, who demonstrated the making of bobbin lace.

Crafts, tours bring history up close at Old Economy Village

If you want to really know the Harmonists, get crafty every Saturday through September at Old Economy Village in Ambridge.

2 months ago

Travel notes: Crazy questions fielded by travel agents

The ranks of travel agents continue to grow in the U.S. despite a swelling array of online travel websites.

2 months ago

Travel Q&A: Mom-to-be plans to keep traveling

Some destinations are better than others when planning on traveling with a baby.

2 months ago

 The constant beep of motorbikes is the theme song of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, where they swarm through narrow streets.

When in Hanoi, just keep moving

A first-timer’s guide to the contemporary capital city of Vietnam.

2 months ago

Travel notes

Lake Erie Wine Country annual Wine & Cheese Weekend offers more wineries and wider selection of refreshments.

2 months ago

 An illustration of the Rougarou, a new floorless roller coaster at Cedar Point. Speeds go up to 60 mph on this 3,900-foot track.

Cedar Point to unveil floorless roller coaster

When Cedar Point opens Saturday it will unveil a floorless roller coaster with speeds up to 60 miles an hour over a 3,900 foot track.

2 months ago

 Keukenhof in Holland displays over 7 million bulbs and is only open for eight weeks when the spring flowers are at their peak. Here, two rows of hyacinths and a row of daffodils bloom, while late tulips are next.

Spring visit to Keukenhof's gardens exceeds all expectations

Keukenhof is a gardener's paradise, a place to spend at least one full day, with beds massed with the same flowers.

3 months ago

 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.

3 months ago

Travel Q&A: Don't overlook possibilities for fun solo travel

Many options available to those who travel on their own.

3 months ago

Fees for minors flying alone continue to climb

Special fee for unaccompanied minors traveling alone on airlines keep climbing.

3 months ago

Eurail offers kids free travel

Eurail offers new options that open up free travel for children across Europe.

3 months ago

 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.

3 months ago

 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.

3 months ago

 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.

3 months ago

 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.

3 months ago

 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.

3 months ago