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Upstate N.Y.'s Fort Ticonderoga offers more bang for buck

Fort Ticonderoga has educated and entertained visitors for decades with exhibits, fife-and-drum performances and cannon and musket demonstrations. Now the historic site overlooking Lake Champlain ...

Rockland, Maine: Coastal scenery, the arts and good food

Every town in mid-coast Maine has its charms and attractions. Freeport is the place for shopping at outlet stores and the legendary L.L. Bean. For ...

Reporter takes terrifying trip on 1,000-foot-high slide

I've jumped out of a plane from 13,000 feet. I've ridden 400-foot-tall roller coasters that top speeds of 100 mph, and I once found myself ...

Nation's oldest lighthouse celebrates 300 years of keeping mariners safe

Boston Light, the nation's first and oldest lighthouse station, is marking 300 years of warning mariners as they navigate the tricky waters of Boston Harbor. ...

Alamo's historic grounds still stir spirits

It was, quite honestly, a bucket-list side trip. That's why we detoured to San Antonio on our return from Austin to Houston, to see the home ...

9 tips for renting a car on vacation

As summer approaches, you may be taking to the road. If you're renting a car, here are ideas that might smooth the way: • You ...

Los Alamos app allows users to visit 1940s 'Atomic City'

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Los Alamos, a once secret city where scientists participated in the nation's classified World War II nuclear development program, can now be ...

2 Michigan islands are close but so different

An island is a world apart. That's part of what makes them such in-demand travel destinations. But you don't need to go to Hawaii or ...

New Hampshire mine-turned-attraction for sale for $2M

GRAFTON, N.H. — It's a mine, and it could be yours for $2 million. Ruggles Mine, which produced mica and other minerals for 160 years ...

Vintage travel guides show Pittsburgh's appeal through the years

As the Duquesne Incline slowly ascended the face of Mt. Washington, Brad Waterman raised his hand and pointed out the window. "Look at all the old ...

Ideas for vacation theme nights with family

If you're renting a vacation house with extended family this summer and trying to figure out ways to bring a large group with different ages ...

Museum celebrates 'Star Trek' at 50 with artifacts, tribbles

It's been 50 years since the Starship Enterprise began its five-year mission to boldly go where no man had gone before, and Seattle's EMP Museum ...

Indianapolis shakes off rust to re-create itself

So, Indianapolis, are you an old Rust Belt city or are you the next Brooklyn? Maybe a little of both — though locals bristled at ...

With Haunted History Trail, New York invites ghost hunters

One of New York's newest tourism ventures is more dare than invitation. There's the usual guide suggesting places to visit: inns, museums, restaurants, a winery. ...

6 road-trip apps to make the miles fly by

Hitting the road this summer? Pack along these apps to liven things up along the way. You might even learn something. Discover the quirky ...

Travel briefs: Friends, Romans: Help restore Rome's ruins

Friends, Romans: Help restore Rome's ruins Friends, Romans, countrymen! Oh yes, and countrywomen. And people in far-flung nations. Everyone, basically. Rome is seeking all the ...

Pop culture influx jars Cuba, provokes backlash

HAVANA — "Fast and Furious." U.S. cruise ships. A star-studded private celebration of Chanel. The triple tsunami of global capitalism that pounded socialist Cuba this ...

Travel briefs: Website seeks help of travelers with disabilities

Website seeks help of travelers with disabilities A website that aims to be a comprehensive resource for travelers with disabilities is looking for consumers ...

100th running of the Indy 500: Museum, tours and Main Street

It's a big year for a big race. May 29 will mark the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, which claims to be the largest ...

Tips on tipping when traveling

To tip or not to tip, and if yes, when and how much for what services? For many travelers, the rules are murky. How much ...