Travel


 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.

2 days 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.

3 days 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!

3 days 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.

3 days 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.

3 days ago


Photography tips

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

3 days 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.

3 days 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 week ago


Merchandise marks Disney's 60th

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

1 week 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 week 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

3 weeks ago


Disney considers 3-tiered pricing

Is demand pricing coming to Disney theme parks?

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month ago


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

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

1 month 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.

1 month ago


Travel notes

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

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

2 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.

2 months ago


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

Many options available to those who travel on their own.

2 months ago


Fees for minors flying alone continue to climb

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

2 months ago


Eurail offers kids free travel

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

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 months ago


 The interior of St. Lawrence Market.

A taste of Toronto: Restaurant fare is tantalizing in the cosmopolitan city

Dining around Toronto -- Canada’s most international city -- on a balmy weekend.

2 months ago


Read hiker's blog from ambitious trek

Caroline Benner will begin her walk along the Pacific Crest Trail soon.

2 months ago


 Caroline Benner.

Caroline Benner will be taking a trip along the 'Wild' trail

A new Pittsburgher will take her first stab at hiking the full 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail to profile the hikers along the way.

2 months ago


Travel notes: Rate of lost luggage drops more than 60 percent

The rate of mishandled bags dropped from 19 bags per 1,000 passengers in 2007 to seven bags per 1,000 in 2014.

2 months ago


 An otherwise ordinary door on North Gower Street in London is transformed to 221B Baker Street when the BBC-TV series "Sherlock" is filming.

Travelers can find mysteries and spies in London

Adventures in London include a day of Sherlock Holmes, a visit to newspapers’ past and the hilarious “The Play That Goes Wrong.”

3 months ago


 The 25-acre Headlands Dunes State Nature Preserve is filled with sandy hummocks and sand-loving vegetation. The dunes are up to 20 feet tall.

Nature preserve at Ohio beach filled dunes, rare plants

Headlands Dunes preserve is a wild Lake Erie beach in Ohio with sand, forest and marshes.

3 months ago


Travel notes: Hotels face suit on undisclosed fees

Class action lawsuit goes after U.S. hotels that fail to disclose resort fees; pilots complain about new uniform design.

3 months ago


 September and October weekend releases from the Summersville Dam transform the Gauley River's lower 27 miles into one of the country's best run of white water rapids.

Adventures on New River Gorge

Adventures on the Gorge, started eight years to broaden recreational options in West Virginia, add features every year.

3 months ago


 Hanalei's Wai'oli Hui'ia Church sits beside the Mission Hall, circa 1841, the oldest surviving church building on the island of Kauai.

Funky Hawaiian island welcomes visitors but eschews the touristy

Find James Bond, ‘Bali Hai’ scenery in Kauai’s proud, culture-rich Hanalei

3 months ago


Some ways airline travelers can battle germs

Travel dilemmas: Make sure germs don’t hitch a ride on you during plane travel.

3 months ago


 Men dance at a gay tango club in Buenos Aires, Argentina, viewed as one of the most progressive cities in South America.

LBGT travelers face perils overseas

LGBT travelers face some of the biggest challenges, yet with a higher-than-average disposable income, they are avid travelers.

3 months ago


Travel notes: Airlines, airports at loggerheads over proposed fee increase

Airlines and airports are in a feud over proposed fee hike.

3 months ago


 Peacocks roam the grounds of Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, a St. Augustine tourist attraction.

Florida city of St. Augustine to celebrate 450 years

Why tourists flock to St. Augustine, America’s oldest permanent European settlement and home of Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth.

3 months ago


Advertisement
ADVERTISEMENT