Travel Notes: Airlines offer bigger seats at a bigger cost

Southwest, USAirways and other airlines are making room for comfort with bigger seating options.

about 21 hours ago

 This garden complements the 18th-century house in Maryland known variously as the McHard, Meeteer or Frisby House. Two bronze cranes overlook the pond. The owners see this landscape as “a constant work in progress; its happy fate is never to be finished.”

Maryland's homes, gardens celebrate heritage

Now in its 77th year, the Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage offers a look inside some of the state's most noteworthy properties.

about 21 hours ago

Apps help friends vacation together

Two new travel apps are harnessing the power of Facebook to help friends spend some time together.

about 21 hours ago

22 million bags missing in '13, and that's an improvement

When your luggage fails to make a connection.

about 21 hours ago

 Rick Garrett is a breaded-tenderloin aficionado and a blogger who has reviewed more than 120 versions of the sandwich. Here, the breaded pork tenderloin sandwich is from The Aristocrat in Indianapolis.

Indiana breaded pork tenderloin is a tasty classic

Rick Garrett traverses the state of Indiana in search of the best pork sandwich.

about 21 hours ago

 A view of the Mediterranean Sea from Begur, castle ruins at top right, in Costa Brava, which translates as “rugged coast.”

Whether searching for Roman ruins or visiting the 'Dali Triangle,' Catalonian pride is palpable

Spain's Costa Brava is where smart people come to spend the winter.

about 21 hours ago

 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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."

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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?

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

4 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

4 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.

4 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.

4 weeks ago

Hotels offer natural hot springs

Hotels are turning up the heat on ways to relax.

4 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.

4 weeks ago


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