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What to know before your child sets off with another family

By The Dallas Morning News
With spring break and summer holidays on the horizon, it’s possible your child may be invited to join a friend’s family on vacation. Here are five tips to consider from Lynn O’Rourke Hayes, editor of FamilyTravel.com Friendly and familiar. Is ...

Next Google Maps adventure: Amazon jungle zipline

By The Associated Press
For its next technological trick, Google will show you what it’s like to zip through trees in the Amazon jungle. The images released March 2 are the latest addition to the diverse collection of photos supplementing Google’s widely used digital ...

Road Trip! Destination: Harrisburg

By Michael Machosky
Although Philadelphia and Pittsburgh tend to take up a lot of the attention, the southcentral part of the state is pretty distinctive. Take Harrisburg, a ...

Road Trip! Destination: Akron, Ohio

By Kellie B. Gormly
Known to many as the Rubber City, Akron, Ohio, has a lesser-known specialty: Home of the special-interest museum. From art to marbles to police and ...

Trail hikes’ popularity leads to overcrowding

By The Associated Press
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is asking hikers planning to walk the entire 2,185 miles of the trail to consider alternatives to traditional itineraries as a way of reducing overcrowding on southern stretches of the trail. Last year, some 2,500 hikers ...

Road Trip! Destination: Philadelphia

By Alice T. Carter
If you’re looking to escape winter’s 50 shades of gray, a colorful trip to Philadelphia could brighten your season. Snow may be covering the sidewalks ...

Road Trip! Destination: Poconos

By Kellie B. Gormly
Looking for a romantic retreat with your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day? You’ll find plenty of options in the Pocono Mountains region in Northeastern Pennsylvania. There ...

Road Trip! Destination: Louisville, Ky.

By Bob Karlovits
Louisville is one of those cities that has many reasons for a visit. It’s a fine place in the winter for college basketball; the Kentucky ...

Road Trip! Destination: New York’s Finger Lakes region

By Alice T. Carter
New York State’s Finger Lakes wine country is a region of small towns, big lakes and more than 100 wineries centered around Keuka, Seneca, Cayuga ...

Luxury goes to sea: $5,000 per person per night

By Miami Herald
Regent Seven Seas Cruises has unveiled plans for what it is calling the “most luxurious ship ever built.” One of the key features of the Seven Seas Explorer, launching in summer of 2016, is a massive two-bedroom suite with built-in ...

Road Trip! Destination: Portsmouth, N.H.

By Rex Rutkoski
Seacoast communities in the Northeast sometimes can be forgotten in winter. Portsmouth, N.H., settled in the 1600s and boasting a colorful maritime and mercantile past, ...

Road Trip! Destination: Wilmington, N.C.

By Michael Machosky
Wilmington, N.C., is blessed with a pretty amazing combination of advantages for a small American city. It’s a beach town with a remarkable history, including Civil ...

Flying high: Airstream can’t keep up with demand

By Mitch Stacy
JACKSON CENTER, Ohio — Bob Wheeler still gets the question sometimes when people find out he runs the company that builds those shiny aluminum campers: “Airstreams? They still make those?” Not only are the retro-looking “silver bullet” travel-trailers still being ...

How to save calories while traveling

By Tribune News Service
Let’s face it. Winter is a season when the vacation calories tend to add up quickly. Luscious bisques, gingerbread and steamy, cold-weather cocktails stand ready to derail our diet plans at every turn. While you may not want to keep ...

Road Trip! Destination: Stockbridge, Mass.

By Kate Benz 7:39 p.m.
If you’re yearning for a life that mirrors a Norman Rockwell painting, look no further than the insanely quaint town of Stockbridge, Mass. Not only ...

Road Trip! Destination: Williamsburg, Va.

By Mark Kanny
Fascination with our nation’s roots and colonial life led more than 1.8 million visitors to Colonial Williamsburg in 2013. Williamsburg, near the original English settlement ...

How to hold on to your cash when renting a car

By The Associated Press
Renting a car can come with a hefty price tag. Although gas prices are the lowest they’ve been in years, if you’re renting a car, increased demand during the season means you’ll likely encounter higher prices — especially if you ...

Road Trip! Destination: Zanesfield, Ohio

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Despite its small size, Zanesfield, Ohio, and the surrounding area’s travel offerings are fairly sizable. From skiing and other winter sports to tours of underground ...

Road Trip! Destination: Bradford

By Rachel Weaver
Three hours north of Pittsburgh waits a wonderland for travelers looking to make the most of chilly temperatures. Bradford, nestled in Northwestern Pennsylvania and adjacent ...

Road Trip! Destination: Philadelphia

By Kellie B. Gormly
The City of Brotherly Love — Philadelphia — celebrates the yuletide season with regional festive activities. Running of the Santas One of Philadelphia’s best-known ...