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Road Trip! Destination: Cincinnati

By Alice T. Carter 9:00 p.m.
If you haven’t been to Cincinnati lately, you’re in for some surprises. In the past couple of years, the city has undergone a $2 billion transformation ...

Road Trip! Destination: Richmond, Va.

By Rex Rutkoski
History takes on a festival spirit during the holidays in one of the nation’s most historic cities, Richmond, Va. Regardless of the season, there’s always great ...

Road Trip! Destination: Canton, Ohio

By Michael Machosky
In our little corner of the world, so much is explained simply by football. Mention Cleveland, for instance, and you’ll get a reaction. Not good. All ...

Road Trip! Destination: Madison, Ind.

By Kate Benz
It isn’t hard to imagine what life was like back in the great era of the steamboat when you step into the streets of Madison, ...

Road Trip! Destination: Chicago

By Mark Kanny
Many Pittsburghers are rediscovering the urban joys of Downtown, which will naturally whet the appetite for other urban centers — among which Chicago ranks high. ...

How to fly like a pro

By St. Louis Post-dispatch
SmarterTravel.com just released a list of tips to help travelers fly like the pros. Some of them are more like reminders, but good ones to have as we head into fall and the coming holiday travel season. • When you’re ...

Road Trip! Destination: New York’s Hudson Valley

By The Associated Press
Exploring the region north of New York City isn’t just for locals, and autumn is one of the nicest times of year to do it. The Hudson Valley offers history, culture and outdoor attractions with Hudson River scenery as a ...

Paris Catacombs open at night ahead of Halloween

By The Associated Press
As if visiting the Paris Catacombs in the daytime wasn’t creepy enough — you can now visit the underground maze of skeletons after nightfall, too. That is if you dare defy the warning at the entrance: “Stop, this is the ...

Paper trail: For some, print maps are still the only way to get around

By Rex Rutkoski
Don’t clean out that glove box just yet! There’s still a place for the old-school way of guiding us from point A to point B, ...

Road Trip! Destination: Hawk watching

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
From August through December, tens of thousands of birds of prey, including 14 species of hawks, falcons and eagles and two species of vultures, pass ...

Fort Ligonier Days plans wide variety of entertainment

By Cynthia Bombach Helzel
Every October, upward of 100,000 visitors descend on the picturesque town of Ligonier for Fort Ligonier Days. “People come, rain or shine,” event co-chair ...

Tina Turner exhibit opens at her former Tennessee school

By The Associated Press
A restored one-room schoolhouse where Tina Turner attended classes opened recently as a museum honoring the singer’s career and recalling her childhood in the small West Tennessee town of Brownsville. More than 100 people attended an opening ceremony, ribbon cutting ...

Road Trip! Destination: Cleveland

By Rachel Weaver
Whether heading up to watch the Steelers take on the Browns or simply to enjoy a quick getaway, Pittsburghers can find an array of cultural ...

Road Trip! Destination: Valley Forge

By Kellie B. Gormly
If you think Pennsylvania winters are bad these days, try enduring an 18th-century one — in a rough, unheated cabin with uncomfortable beds, no modern ...

Disney World plans ‘Frozen’ attraction at Epcot

By The Associated Press
Walt Disney World is planning a new attraction inspired by the popular “Frozen” movie. The “Frozen” attraction will go up at the Norway Pavilion in Epcot at the theme park near Orlando, Fla. The new attraction replaces the Maelstrom boat ...

Road Trip! Destination: Block Island, R.I.

By Rachel Weaver
Pittsburghers looking to enjoy the last bit of warm weather on an island with plenty of beach activities in a relaxed small town have an ...

Tourism contest lets Pittsburghers ‘Steel Away’ to Bahamas

By Tribune-Review
The Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board will award a grand-prize luxury vacation package for two in the “Steel Away to Grand Bahama, Bahamas,” contest. It is the Bahamas’ part of an international, cross-promotional partnership with VisitPittsburgh, the Greater Pittsburgh Convention and ...

Road Trip! Destination: Adirondack Mountains

By Bob Karlovits
Water from the Adirondack Coast seems to run uphill in New York State. Lake Champlain creates an aquatic centerpiece for the upper end of eastern New ...

Plenty of light! Feds are selling off lighthouses

By The Associated Press
Lighthouses for sale! Actually, lots of lighthouses for free. Technological advances and a desire to purge unneeded properties have paved the way for the federal government to get rid of more than 100 lighthouses over the past 14 years, and ...

How to take better selfies

By The Washington Post
A selfie doesn’t always have to be about you; let the destination have some me-time, too. David Wells, an International Center of Photography faculty member who leads photography workshops, offers tips on elevating the selfie to a higher form of ...