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What to pay, when to fly during Thanksgiving week

It’s not too early to buy airline tickets for Thanksgiving. In fact, if you know you’ll be stuck traveling the busiest days (translation: most expensive days), you need to shop now. But first,...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

5 freebies for you in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE – Really, it’s not that hard to spell. Just remember, there are three Us and a couple of Qs. Albuquerque, New Mexico’s largest city, has a history that stretches back to the days of...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Not-so-roughing-it: ‘Glamping’ in New York

NEW YORK – Ahh, the joys of roughing it in the great outdoors – champagne, high thread-count sheets, flat-screen television. Camping, New York City-style. At least a couple of city locales are...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Golden loop

TAOS, N.M. The Northeast is deservedly famous for its autumn palette, but New England doesn’t have a lock on fall color. Bright yellow foliage decorates many parts of the Southwest this time of...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

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

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