Va. tourism pitch seeks to capture ‘Lincoln’ fans

RICHMOND, Va. – State tourism officials are inviting fans of film and history to walk in the footsteps of Steven Spielberg and his “Lincoln” stars at the Virginia Capitol, the Confederate White...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

A look at Lincoln

MANCHESTER, Vt. Abe Lincoln was born in a log cabin, but his son built himself a mansion. Robert Todd Lincoln, the president’s only child to survive to adulthood, built the Georgian Revival home,...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

Airfare Expert: Four magically cheap dates to fly

If you must fly in the peak of the summer, you might as well quit reading now – the rest of this column just disappeared. If you’re still with me, let’s see if we can pull a few rabbits out of the...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

Canyoneering

SALOME CANYON, Ariz.I was about to follow a man I’d just met through a sweltering desert, into the crevices of a canyon, over wet boulders, down a waterfall, through a bone-chilling creek, down...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

Frequent-flier miles not covered by insurance

Q: My wife used her Delta frequent-flier miles for a trip to Manchester, England, to visit her mother. She bought trip insurance through Allianz. Two days before she was supposed to return, she...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2012 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

A travel milestone: Visiting all 50 states

NEW YORK – It’s a proud achievement for a certain type of traveler, and a worthy goal: visiting all 50 states.But for those who take the quest seriously, merely crossing the border or changing...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

Can car-rental insurance be an expensive scam?

Allen Friedman says he declined the optional insurance when he rented a Chevrolet Impala from Dollar Rent a Car at Denver International Airport recently.So when Friedman, a retired dentist from...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2012 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

What leaves Vegas ...

LAS VEGAS The images of Las Vegas are familiar: gambling, ostentatious theme hotels, gambling, shows, the Strip ... and gambling.All are legitimate lures to the city, which gets its name from...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

Upcoming eclipse inspires travel to Australia

MANAKIN-SABOT, Va. – When Linda Bugbee’s husband suggested traveling to the South Pacific to see a total solar eclipse, she was more enthusiastic about the cruise and visiting Tahiti than she was...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

A family tradition

MÁD, Hungary Investors on the prowl for a piece of the action in proven wineries in the renowned Tokaj region long have wanted to acquire a share of Szepsy Borászati KFT.But Szepsy István (the...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

Wildlife refuge emerges from Superfund site

COMMERCE CITY – Downtown Denver’s skyscrapers are only minutes behind me as I take a right at a car parts shop, followed quickly by a left just before the 18,000-seat stadium that is home to the...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

Are airlines unjustly profiting from change fees?

What’s the best way to correct the name on an airline ticket? If you’re Akshay Malhotra, the answer is: Buy a new one, of course.In March, Malhotra booked a flight from Newark, N.J., to New Delhi...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2012 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

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