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 Dylan Thomas and his wife, Caitlin.

A fitting year to hike Dylan Thomas trail

During the centennial of the birth of famed Welsh poet and author Dylan Thomas, festivals, tours and special readings are planned.

5 days ago


 The Benedictine monks at Christ in the Desert, in the tradition of their Old World brothers, started brewing beer in 2006 at a small operation in their desert retreat 27 miles north of Abiquiu, N.M.

This brewery in the New Mexico desert is not a mirage

From the dry dust of the New Mexican desert rises a brewery run by Benedictine monks.

5 days ago


Cycling season is back

The popular Great Allegheny Passage trail is just one of many that biking enthusiasts will flock to now that the weather has turned.

6 days ago


 Mike, Mollie and Susie Fitzgerald of Frontiers Travel have developed a niche clientele for their Gibsonia travel agency.

Frontiers International Travel evolves with times

Mike Fitzgerald, Frontiers Travel president, said the Internet has not been the devastating blow that many imagine, at least not for them.

1 week ago


 Royal Canadian Mounted Police Constable Eric Hymander stands outside the Pop-Up Canada storefront on Smithfield Street on Monday. People are invited to take selfies of themselves with the mounties visiting the store then send them in to the show’s website.

Canada pops up in Downtown Pittsburgh with exhibit for tourists, businesses

Pop-Up Canada hopes to lure Pittsburghers and Western Pennsylvanians to go north and pay Canada a visit.

1 week ago


 Water taxis, which cost just pennies, cross the saltwater Dubai Creek, which divides the city in two.

As it grows, oil-rich Dubai creates ‘biggest and best’

This Middle Eastern city is "part Arab, part Indian and part Disneyland."

1 week ago


 A floating home rented from Rick Thompson and Wendy Beckler in Friday Harbor, Wash.

Washington's San Juan Islands offer peaceful beauty of water, pines

The chain of 172 named islands is as close as you can get to Canada without crossing the border.

1 week ago


 A Tea Cup ride, with six cups, will join the more than 70 rides at Hersheypark.

Travel notes: Hersheypark to debut 3 rides

A Tea Cup ride, with six cups, will join the more than 70 rides at Hersheypark.

1 week ago


 The picture room at Sir John Soane’s house museum in London houses the famous Hogarths, then opens to reveal architectural drawings and the Nymph, plus a view down into a Gothic chamber.

London: More than a theater city

There's a lot more to see in London than all the noted theater.

1 week ago


Pizza con targets travelers' dough

With the peak travel season about to kick off, the AG’s office issued a warning about some common cons aimed at fleecing vacationers.

1 week ago


 Guests set out on a 45-minute horseback ride, on which there is no trotting or galloping.

Home on the (saw palmetto) range: Resort south of Orlando offers dude ranch experience

Westgate River Ranch takes the Sunshine State back to its roots as cattle country.

2 weeks ago


 Scaffolding was being removed at the Washington Monument last week.

Travel notes: Washington Monument to reopen on May 12

After repairs are made to 150 cracks caused by an earthquake, a Washington landmark will reopen.

2 weeks ago


 The Kolb brothers getting a new perspective for a photograph of the Grand Canyon.

Brothers at the rim

Two brothers left Pittsburgh a century ago to make their living taking photos at the Grand Canyon.

2 weeks ago


Anatomy of a canceled flight

Why was my flight the only one of nine from LA to Chicago canceled because of inclement weather?

2 weeks ago


 John Wilkes Booth — He was a “very hands-on person,” as shown by the flat top of the letter “r.”

Handwriting exhibit opens a window into their souls

Analyst says famous people's personality traits are obvious in their handwriting.

2 weeks ago


 In another step toward merging with American Airlines, US Airways will leave Star Alliance, a global airline partnership, to join Oneworld, the alliance that includes American.

Frequent-flier rewards shifting under US Airways-American merger

US Airways has changed alliances, but miles with old partners will be honored for now.

2 weeks ago


Travel notes: Diagon Alley shaping up as Harry Potter park expands

Details are rolling out on new Harry Potter park and Hogwarts Express train in Orlando, Fla.

3 weeks ago


 Watching fish at the aquarium at Atlantis resort in Paradise Island, Bahamas.

At Paradise Island, casinos gamble with Bahama breezes

This may be one of the few places where casinos have windows to the outside world.    photos The Leap of Faith ride at Atlantis “Mayan

3 weeks ago


Three ways to beat data fees when you travel overseas

How to navigate the sometimes expensive venture of using a personal phone overseas.

3 weeks ago


 In Houma, La., Shrek is the resident oyster shucker at 1921 Seafood.

Soaking up Cajun culture

Modern-day grit masks the centuries-old culture that makes Houma in Bayou Country a gem of a tourist destination.

3 weeks ago


 Landing in Barcelona? Dump your suitcases with the concierge and take a quick walk to Park Guell, which is among the architectural designs of Antoni Gaudi.

Beating jet lag: Get there, get out and stay hydrated

When reaching your destination early in the day, hydrate, fill the day with light and activity and finally turn in when it's dark.

3 weeks ago


Hotels offer natural hot springs

Hotels are turning up the heat on ways to relax.

3 weeks ago


 A kayak docked on a beach at Eleuthera Island, where the water sparkles in varying shades of aquamarine, turquoise, amethyst and crystal.

Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas: sun, surf and solitude

Doing nothing on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

3 weeks ago



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