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Airbnb now booking Americans in Cuba

HAVANA – The popular online home-rental service Airbnb is allowing American travelers to book lodging in Cuba in the most significant U.S. business expansion on the island since the declaration of...

DATE: April 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Showing their age

WASHINGTON After nearly 100 years, the National Park Service holds some of the country’s most beautiful and historic places, but it suffers from an $11 billion backlog of unfunded maintenance and...

DATE: April 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

In Portland, airport carpet turns celebrity

SALEM, Ore. – Locals and visitors lined up inside Portland International Airport to have their photos taken with an odd celebrity – a piece of nearly 30-year-old carpet. By day’s end, more than 800...

DATE: April 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Wild, cold, irresistible

KING GEORGE ISLAND, Antarctica – They trekked snow-covered mountains, gasped at seals flopping along the coastline and oohed at penguins waddling along on the ice – and even took in the spectacle...

DATE: March 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Tulsa reinvents itself as a hipster haven

TULSA, Okla. – Punching far above their weight, starry-eyed Tulsans have tried for years to demonstrate to fellow Oklahomans and outsiders that the state’s second-largest city was more funky and...

DATE: March 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Seduced by the northern lights

In Sweden, there are people who say that you can hear the northern lights. Some say they whoosh like the wind. Others say they crackle like pine needles on a campfire. After a week in the far north...

DATE: March 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Seeking boredom on 3,000-mile road trip

Last July, my kids and I drove from our house in New York to my hometown in Montana. My one rule: no screens. John, 6, and Alex, 3, sat in their booster seats for more than 3,000 miles, wedged...

DATE: March 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Flight to euphoria

KETCHUM, Idaho – If you want to see grown men giggle with joy like sugar-addled schoolgirls, you could go to the Super Bowl, a Home Depot clearance sale or a movie theater showing an early Jim...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Canada’s Powder Highway: 1 circuit, 8 ski resorts

ROSSLAND, British Columbia – For many in the skiing world, the resorts of Canada’s Powder Highway in British Columbia’s Kootenay region are secrets they’d rather not share with the public. The...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

A passage to Alaska

SKAGWAY, Alaska There are three basic types of vacation in my household. A family vacation entails going to visit far-flung relatives. A learning vacation means exploring a new place with my...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

In Asheville, chocolate bar seduces thousands

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – A line stretched down the sidewalk. Patient moms and dads were trying to keep antsy kids occupied as they waited outside a baby-blue-and-brown building. They were waiting for...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Expedia buying rival Orbitz

NEW YORK – Expedia is buying rival online travel site Orbitz for approximately $1.33 billion, adding to the stable of brands it has snapped up recently in order to extend its reach and keep pace in...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

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