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Bucket list bars: Places to drink at before you die

Bucket List Bars: Historic Saloons, Pubs and Dives of America, a new entry in the popular must-do-before-death genre, aims to reveal a city’s character, including its past, by pointing thirsty...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Dinner in Paris

If you’d rather go to a party than the Louvre, Jim Haynes’ Left Bank atelier is the place for you. I know. I’ve been to his parties dozens of times. He’s been giving dinners in Paris every Sunday...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Berlin bravely shares its ignoble past

BERLIN – The idea was innocent enough. A city map indicated that mere feet from infamous Checkpoint Charlie – that tense Cold War guard post where today actors dressed in military uniforms pose...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Hotels offer groceries as alternative to room service

Forget room service. At many hotels across the country, you can now easily have groceries or ready-to-make meals delivered to your room. Hotels are increasingly arranging for guests to get food...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

2 killed, tourists hurt in Papua New Guinea attack

SYDNEY – Machete-wielding men attacked a group of Australian and New Zealand tourists hiking a popular trail in the Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea, killing two porters and injuring...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

5 fun freebies in Boise, Idaho

BOISE, Idaho – Boise has long been dubbed the “City of Trees,” a nickname that always catches newcomers by surprise given the city’s high-desert climate and summers with little or no rain. But a...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Bikes and craft beers

Beer lovers are finding a new way to explore the burgeoning craft-brewing world: on bicycles. From Colorado to New Mexico to Vermont, beer aficionados can now hop on a bike and be led from one...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

In Jamaica, (illegal) tours for pot lovers

NINE MILE, Jamaica – Napa and Sonoma have their wine tours, and travelers flock to Scotland to sample the fine single malt whiskies. But in Jamaica, farmers are offering a different kind of trip...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Airline seats get a makeover

The airline seat. It's as fundamental to the flying experience as the pilot in the cockpit, and the engine and wings of the plane. You may dread the middle seat, or love to sit on the aisle, but...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Now might be time to set sail on a cruise

If you’re one of the 303 million Americans who won’t take a cruise this year, you might want to reconsider your vacation plans. This may be the time to head out to sea. The reason has little to do...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Adventure not over for Lonely Planet founder

NEW YORK – Tony Wheeler wrote his first travel book with his wife, Maureen, in 1973 after driving across Europe and Asia. It sold 1,500 copies in a week and launched a guidebook empire called...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Cruising Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska More than 1 million cruise passengers set sail between April and September in port towns from Ketchikan to Seward. Cruise passengers who sign up for shore excursions can spend...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

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