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Paris tourism took hit after attacks but dip could level off

NEW YORK – Paris tourism took a hit in the weeks after the Nov. 13 terror attacks, with a 12 percent drop in hotel occupancy for the month of November and Air France reporting $54.5 million in lost...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Places, events driving travel in 2016

Rio and Cuba. The Pope’s Year of Mercy and artist Christo’s walk on water. Philadelphia, Cleveland and the next U.S. president. Super Bowl in California and the Indy 500 at 100. A centennial for...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Indigenous Bolivian women scale high peaks

LA PAZ, Bolivia – At first glance, the indigenous Bolivian women don’t look much like mountain climbers, with their colorful, multilayered skirts and fringed shawls. But their helmets, polarized...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Tips for caregivers traveling with elderly, frail relatives

CHICAGO – Nancy Powers had to adjust her travel routine when her best friend and travel partner, Phyllis Wesley, was diagnosed with a degenerative brain condition that affects her speech and...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Virtual reality a tool for travel industry

From roller coasters to cruises to destinations, virtual reality is exploding as a way to market travel. You can parasail and paddle-board using virtual reality content produced by Florida’s Visit...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Spirit of St. Louis replica soars 88 years after Lindbergh

RHINEBECK, N.Y. – Charles Lindbergh would instantly recognize the plane with “Spirit of St. Louis” painted on its nose rumbling above treetops in New York’s Hudson Valley. There’s a 9-cylinder...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

5 ways to save on your next vacation

NEW YORK – Vacations are a great way to relax, reconnect with family and escape the daily grind of work. But they can also quickly drain your savings account. So here are five of our favorite tips...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

New Hampshire’s ski shop for the ages

Joe Lahout sleeps in the bedroom where he was born in 1922 above his father’s grocery and dry-goods store on the corner of Union and Pine streets in the gristmill village of Littleton, New...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

What it’s like to travel in France now

PARIS – For eight of the last 10 years, my husband and I have flown from New York to France for a five-day getaway in late November. Our plans were in place this year long before the Nov. 13 terror...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

On and off Boston’s beaten path

BOSTON – No bucket list is complete without at least one trip to Boston, a city that’s forever coming up with new ways to entice visitors to return. Sure, there’s always Fenway Park, the Freedom...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Don’t lose your luggage this winter

NEW YORK – Heading into winter, fliers should take extra precautions with their checked luggage – December and January are traditionally the worst months for lost bags. To avoid problems, arrive at...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Bend’s beer culture is the cream of the hop

BEND, Ore. – “Do you want to go to the Shell or Chevron?” asks Andrea as we heft our mountain bikes onto car racks after a ride at Shevlin Park, a 650-acre spread three miles northwest of downtown...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

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