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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

Flying for Thanksgiving? Tips to handle delays

NEW YORK – A stronger economy and lower gas prices mean Thanksgiving travelers can expect more congested highways this year. During the long holiday weekend, 46.9 million Americans are expected to...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Gifts for the serious traveler

Seeking the perfect gift for a traveler? Here’s some inspiration from road warriors and travel professionals: author Paul Theroux; Salamander Hotels CEO Sheila Johnson; Irhal app creator Irfan...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

‘Halal tourism’ serves Muslim travelers

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – A rental company in Orlando, Florida, is offering “halal vacation homes” with curtained pool decks and rooms with prayer mats and copies of the Quran. A British...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Exotic Australia features spectacular coral, unusual wildlife

CAIRNS, Australia – It can be hard to hear an Australian accent while walking along the waterfront esplanade in the far northern city of Cairns on the Pacific. Tourists from across the globe flock...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

A taste of Cold War at Wyoming missile site

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – One of the most stressful and least glamorous jobs in the U.S. Air Force during the Cold War went to the men and women who stood ready around the clock to launch one of the...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Sharing worlds, and a meal

TOKYO – Some of my most treasured travel memories involve food. Like the time my husband and I went to what was billed as New Delhi’s best rumali roti stall, where we turned the hood of a car into...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Iceland’s warm embrace

It had been a foolproof plan. To transplant my Paris-based family for a summer on the Chesapeake Bay, where I grew up, we would meet my mother “halfway” in Iceland and enjoy the famous stopover...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

You can revel in Tucson’s revitalized downtown

TUCSON, Ariz. – As a kid growing up in Tucson, Eddie Gallego remembers “when everything was downtown.” Then businesses began to move out to the malls, and downtown suffered. Now, he says, the...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

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