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

Don’t let travel insurance stick you with a bill

CSA Travel Protection’s website promises that its policyholders can “travel with confidence,” so when Norma Tarrow’s flight from New York to San Francisco was canceled after the recent Asiana...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2013 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

What to do when river cruise becomes bus tour

It was supposed to be the vacation of a lifetime for Pat and James Frost – a river cruise in France on the Viking Europe, from Avignon to Chalon-sur-Saone. The retired couple from Concord, Ohio,...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2013 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

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

Merger to slow online booking competition

Depending on whom you talk to, Travelocity’s unexpected announcement last month that it has reached a strategic marketing agreement with longtime rival Expedia will either create a dominant new...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2013 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

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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