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Road Trip! Destination: Gettysburg area

By Kellie B. Gormly
There is a lot more to Gettysburg and Adams County than the Civil War battlefield for which the region is famous. Civil War and 19th-century …

Road Trip! Destination: Frank Lloyd Wright designs in Buffalo

By Bob Karlovits
Buffalo seems to be built of the Wright stuff. Spread throughout the city are a collection of homes and buildings — some that were only …

Road Trip! Destination: Outdoor adventures in New York City

By Alice T. Carter
Travelers most often think of New York City as a destination for indoor activities — theater, museums, shopping and dining. After an unusually tough and …

Road Trip! Destination: Bellefonte, Centre County

By Rachel Weaver
Two-and-a-half hours east of Pittsburgh sits a charming town known as Central Pennsylvania’s Victorian Secret. Bellefonte features historic homes, quaint bed-and-breakfasts, specialty shops and an …

Remembering Hemingway: 5 places where he lived, drank, wrote

By The Associated Press
Ernest Hemingway lived, drank, fished and wrote in many locales around the country and the world. One of his most celebrated haunts is Key West, Fla., where the late writer’s birthday is marked each July with a Hemingway look-alike contest …

How to pick up a language before a trip abroad

By Chicago Tribune
Need to learn a foreign language in a week? In a month? In a year? The experts in language acquisition recommend different methods for learning language depending on how much time is at your disposal — but one thing is …

Road Trip! Destination: State College area

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
There will be a crowd of more than 100,000 descending on State College, and they won’t be there for a Penn State football game. The …

Road Trip! Destination: Montreal

By Michael Machosky
If you need a vacation that’s really different — like “foreign country” different — but don’t have the time or money or wherewithal to cross …

Penn Township family lives out adventure on Travel Channel’s ‘Trip Flip’

By Rex Rutkoski
Friends and relatives know the Gross family as always being up for something new and exciting. “We love adventure!” says mom Corri Gross of Penn …

Sinkhole unexpected boon for Kentucky Corvette museum

By The Associated Press
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — For years, just enough hard-core classic car lovers and curious travelers wandered through the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky to keep …

Why you should make family travel plans right away

By The Dallas Morning News
Family vacation time is precious. Here are reasons to make travel plans with your family today. Too busy? Sure, things are heating up at the office. Deadlines loom. Projects are under way. The boss is cranky. But what could be …

Road trip: Classical music festivals throughout the east

By Mark Kanny
The notes in a piece of music don’t change from season to season; yet, there are special delights only to be found at summer music …

Pittsburgh lands spot on Travel Channel’s All-American Vacations list

By Kellie B. Gormly
Pittsburgh — long overlooked as a vacation spot in favor of bigger, flashier places like New York City, Orlando and Los Angeles — has bested …

How to score a frequent-flier ticket

By The Los Angeles Times
Frequent-flier programs are supposed to take the sting out of some purchases. Leisure travelers are finding it easier to accumulate award points, thanks to credit cards, a boon if you’re not a business traveler. The ease of accumulating points is …

Road Trip! Destination: Roscoe Village, Ohio

By Kate Benz
You don’t have to hike all the way to Williamsburg to experience some good old-fashioned living history. Situated between Columbus and Canton, Roscoe Village was …

Tips for saving money on a theme park visit

By The Associated Press
As Memorial Day approaches, several theme parks have raised their ticket prices. But don’t let that put a damper on your plans. Here are ways to control the cost of a theme park visit. • It’s usually cheaper to buy …

Construction-themed park lets kids move some earth

By The Associated Press
WEST BERLIN, N.J. — A theme park opening next month in New Jersey will let kids and adults move some earth with excavating equipment. The owners of Diggerland USA outside Philadelphia say it’s the first theme park of its kind …

Road Trip! Destination: Historic cemeteries

By Rex Rutkoski 9:23 p.m.
While cemeteries are in the spotlight over Memorial Day weekend, many attract large numbers of visitors throughout the year. Some of the garden cemeteries of …

Road Trip! Destination: Norfolk, Va.

By Alice T. Carter 9:22 p.m.
The city of Norfolk, Va., has a dual personality. Located at the convergence of five bodies of water, it’s a haven for outdoor enthusiasts who …

How to make your vacation picture-perfect

By The Dallas Morning News
Smile: It’s a family photo. Here are ideas for adding photographic interest to your vacation and contact info for finding destinations. People pictures. Including people in your shot adds interest. Encourage family members to be the focal point of landscape …