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 The Grand Cascade at Peterhof Palace, built on the Gulf of Finland for Peter the Great .

Russian cruise breaks down barriers

A two-week cruise through Russia for a group from Pittsburgh presents a fascinating journey through one of the world’s pivotal nations.

3 days ago


 The Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame in Halifax pays homage to native son and Penguins captain Sidney Crosby.

A shrine to Sidney Crosby in Halifax

Sidney Crosby’s hometown of Halifax honors the Penguins captain in a Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame display.

3 days ago


Bag checkers were bonus to travelers

Whatever happened to those folks who checked bag tags?

3 days ago


View fliers' inappropriate behavior online

Public shaming among airline travelers increases as passengers and flight attendants post photos of inappropriate behavior online.

3 days ago


 The spicier-than-usual chicken at Gus's World Famous Chicken in the heart of Memphis, Tenn., is seasoned with cayenne. It can be ordered a la carte or as a platter with baked beans, cole slaw and white bread.

What we ate in Memphis

At the Association of Food Journalists conference, the Pittsburgh contingent ate very well.

6 days ago


 Cos­tumes in­clud­ing Lady Edith’s wed­ding dress are on ex­hibit in "Costumes of Downton Abbey" at Winterthur through Jan. 4.

Forty costumes worn by 'Downton Abbey' cast on exhibit at Winterthur, the former du Pont estate

Lady Mary’s beaded spider web gown, Lady Sybil’s harem pants and Lady Edith’s wedding gown are included in a “Downton Abbey” exhibit.

1 week ago


 One of the historic rooms at The Inn at Montchanin Village & Spa in Delaware.

Former du Pont buildings now provide luxury stay

Buildings that housed du Pont employees have been transformed into The Inn at Montchanin Village & Spa.

1 week ago


 The Owl Cafe is located on Old Route 66 in Albuquerque, N.M.

Owl Cafe in New Mexico is a hoot

Owl Cafe knows how to serve up a green chili cheeseburger on Old Route 66.

1 week ago


Let mourning begin for bereavement fares

A long-dwindling practice has nearly bottomed out in 2014, as most major American airlines have done away with breaks for grieving fliers.

1 week ago


Travel notes: Despite fights over reclining seats, unruly passenger reports drop

If more passengers are having meltdowns over airline service, federal statistics do not show it.

1 week ago


Design talks on tap at Winterthur

New fall lectures on the “Downton Abbey” exhibit are offered at Winterthur.

1 week ago


 The California State Prison at San Quentin is home to a museum open on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

As macabre destinations go, the museum at San Quentin State Prison is enjoyable

It lifts the veil off the mystique of California’s first prison, opened 162 years ago and looking every day its age.

1 week ago


 The main attraction in Ricketts Glen State Park in northeastern Pennsylvania is hiking the Falls Trail, a 7.2-mile loop that follows along most the park’s 22 beautiful waterfalls. The park’s crown jewel is the “wedding cake” Ganoga Falls, which descends 94 feet in a series of small steps.

Autumn shows its true colors in northeastern Pennsylvania

Enjoying the fall colors and waterfalls at Ricketts Glen State Park in northeastern Pennsylvania.

2 weeks ago


 Signature Theatre in the Village of Shirlington in Arlington, Va., decorates the walk way for its acclaimed production of “Sunday in the Park With George,” directed by CMU grad Matthew Gardiner, the theater’s associate artistic director.

A Signature 'Sunday' worth a trip to Arlington, Va.

The Village at Shirlington has experienced a renaissance since the mid-2000s, including the award-winning Signature Theatre.

2 weeks ago


 A coastal brown bear catches a sockeye salmon in shallow water next to Brooks Falls in the Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska in July.

Watch 'bear jams' in Katmai National Park

Having an very close view of bears pursuing salmon is among the wonders of a trip to Katmai National Park in Alaska.

2 weeks ago


 In June, volunteers from New England Regional Council of Carpenters erected scaffolding, launching the first phase of the restoration that will include cleaning, re-pointing and repainting of the exterior of the historic 1801 New London Ledge Lighthouse lighthouse.

Connecticut shines brightly with lighthouses

Connecticut’s lighthouses range from the classic white octagon towers to New London Ledge Lighthouse, a three-story red brick building.

2 weeks ago


If you go: Ricketts Glen State Park

Ricketts Glen State Park is in Benton, Columbia County, in the northeastern part of Pennsylvania, about a four-hour drive from Pittsburgh.

2 weeks ago


 Colonel Ricketts Hard Cider is aged for up to a year in 55-gallon Jack Daniel's barrels.

The pressing business of hard cider

A cidery in Benton makes an “old” drink seem new again

2 weeks ago


 The Devil's Golf Course on the Nevada-California border.

Vacation in rural Nevada hits the jackpot

There are far more historical and natural treasures in rural Nevada than visitors will find among the glitz and glamour of Vegas.

3 weeks ago


 The 10-year-old statue of James Joyce with its shiny left shoulder on the Grand Canal in Trieste.

A portrait of James Joyce in Trieste

Trieste is a lively Italian seaport city where James Joyce spent his formative years in the early 20th century.

3 weeks ago


 A red hind swims off the coast of the Big Island of Hawaii.

Dive boat vacation in Hawaii unveils wonders of the sea

A week aboard a dive boat is not for everyone, but it’s the best way to see the ocean around the Big Island of Hawaii.

3 weeks ago


 The Mantis at Cedar Point.

Travel Notes: Cedar Point to close The Mantis

Ohio’s Cedar Point to say goodbye to its once ground-breaking stand-up roller coaster ride.

3 weeks ago



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