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America’s Rust Belt: A political force and a destination

Here’s why tourists should take the Rust Belt as seriously as politicians: Because the food, art and sightseeing in “flyover country” is well worth your precious vacation days – not to mention...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Sink neck-deep in hot mineral waters at Budapest baths

BUDAPEST, Hungary The buzz about Budapest has been steadily building since Hungary joined the European Union in 2004. Tourists and multinational companies alike have gravitated to the city’s...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Massive geodesic dome inspired by fly’s eye

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – A massive geodesic dome with 61 glass eyes is coming to Arkansas’ Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The structure, called Fly’s Eye Dome, was designed by the late...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Hot travel destinations for 2017: Where you should go

Where should you travel in 2017? Maybe you want to witness the U.S. solar eclipse, take advantage of great exchange rates abroad or get in on the hoopla for big anniversaries in places like Alaska,...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

A list of top travel lists: So many places to go

Where should you travel in 2017? Here’s a list of top destination lists from expert sources across the travel industry, from guidebook and magazine publishers to travel agents, tour operators and...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Secret tricks, gadgets of 20th-century spies

PARIS – Lipstick pistols, poison pens, explosive rats – a new Paris exhibit reveals real-life spy gadgets and tells the story of how secret agents around the world were recruited, trained and...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Bora Bora: A bucket list trip in the South Pacific

BORA BORA, French Polynesia – Somehow I convinced my husband that the fifth wedding anniversary is the Tahitian anniversary. The traditional gift, actually, is wood. For years, I had dreamed of...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Planning holiday travel? You’ll join a record-setting horde

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, that season that entails a frenzy of shopping and then a trek someplace to see somebody, maybe even grandma herself? Wherever they all go, they’ll be...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Asheville, N.C., is Lonely Planet’s top destination in 2017

The travel guidebook publisher Lonely Planet has picked Asheville, North Carolina, as its top U.S. destination for 2017, despite a state law limiting LGBT rights that has led companies,...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Is demand for travel to Cuba flattening?

Demand for travel to Cuba may be flattening, with soaring hotel prices on the island, American Airlines cutting some flights, and uncertainty over whether new travel restrictions could be imposed...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Step into America’s fight for liberty at the Museum of the American Revolution

PHILADELPHIA History buffs will be able to peer into the eyes of a “most excellent likeness” of George Washington and get an actual whiff of the Revolutionary War when Philadelphia’s Museum of the...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Nose to nose with polar bears on the continent’s edge

Clouds roiled on the horizon, saturated and spitting as six of us waited in the sterile anteroom of the Northern Alaska Tour Company’s aviation office in Fairbanks. A giant map of the state hung on...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

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