The Daniel Finch mural "Lady Commonwealth" at the Susquehanna Art Museum.

Harrisburg sheds its stodgy image

Pennsylvania’s state capitol is a hidden gem in plain sight in a city building a reputation as a foodie and sightseeing destination.

about 18 hours ago

 Belgian police officers patrol the Grand Place in downtown Brussels on Monday. The Belgian capital Brussels has entered its third day of lockdown, with schools and underground transport shut and more than 1,000 security personnel deployed across the country.

State Department issues travel warning in wake of attacks

A travel alert, which is to be in effect until Feb. 24, said information suggests militants continue to plan attacks in multiple regions.

5 days ago

 Detail of "Claude Monet Painting in His Garden at Argenteuil," 1873, by Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

'Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse' is a rejuvenating escape

A new exhibit at the Cleveland Museum of Art is a visual feast of works by artists familiar and new.

1 week ago

 After flooding the cranberry bog with water, workers at Pine Barrens Native Fruits in Browns Mills, N.J., wade through the thigh-high water and round up the fruit with large wooden brooms. Once the bobbing berries are gathered, they're transferred via a pump into trucks.

Stunning, reliable cranberries are steeped in Thanksgiving's heritage

The ruby red berries, which have long been part of America’s food scene, bring color and flavor to the holiday table.

1 week ago

 British actor and director Kenneth Branagh stars in "The Painkiller," part of the Post-Gazette Critic's Choice theater tour in London.

Kenneth Branagh headlines 2016 PG London Theater Trip

The 2016 Post-Gazette Critic's Choice theater tour heads to London March 6-13, when the daffodils and magnolias will be in bloom.

1 week ago

 For the Nov. 5 inaugural flight of Allegiant Air from Pittsburgh to Sanford an Allegiant cookie was given to passengers to celebrate.

Travel cheap and fast to Florida

On Allegiant, you’ll be nailed with lots of extra charges, but the Pittsburgh-to-Sanford flight is still cheap and convenient.

2 weeks ago

 Snow tubing is a popular evening activity at Wisp Resort.

What's new at Pittsburgh-area ski resorts this season

Pittsburgh’s regional ski resorts make many tweaks for the 2015-16 season to keep guests coming back.

2 weeks ago

 A skier slides to a snowy stop at Hidden Valley.

A roundup of ski and snowboard resorts in the Pittsburgh area for the 2015-16 season

Most Pittsburgh and regional resorts raise lift ticket, rental and lesson prices by as much as $5 for the 2015-16 snowsports season.

2 weeks ago

 The old double chairlift at Laurel Mountain Ski Area will be replaced with a four passenger (quad) chairlift.

Restoration of Laurel Mountain advancing

Work begins on the Pennsylvania-owned Laurel Mountain Ski Area to prepare it for opening in fall 2016.

2 weeks ago

SeaWorld to phase out killer whale show in San Diego

Tourist park will still have orcas, but in a more natural setting with a “conservation message inspiring people to act.”

2 weeks ago

 Children play in the snow field at 2014's Glendale Glitters. Rob Owen/Post-Gazette

Out-of-town holiday fun both frosty and tacky

A snow field in the Arizona desert, ice slides and a Dickens Christmas in Tennessee and Tacky Lights Tours in Richmond, Va., woo travelers.

3 weeks ago

Travel notes: E-cigarettes are banned from checked bags

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently issued a final rule that prohibits any battery-powered portable electronic smoking devices.

3 weeks ago

Travel Q&A: Tour Los Angeles on a layover

Questions are also answered about gathering spots for large families and secluded beaches in Florida.

3 weeks ago

 Michael Symon’s Lolita in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood.

Rival revival: Cleveland's dining scene is worth the trip

Cleveland has become an interesting place to dine and drink, thanks to the jump start provided by chef Michael Symon.

4 weeks ago

Flying soon? Keep alert for changes — or cancellations

Stay on top of flight itinerary changes, which can happen frequently, especially if itineraries are booked far in advance.

4 weeks ago

 Bus tours of wineries, grape stomping demonstrations, wine and food seminars and champagne breakfasts are among the attractions of Lake Erie wine country.

Travel notes: Erie Wine Country, airline bag fees

Harvest time returns to Lake Erie Wine Country.

4 weeks ago