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Road Trip! Destination: Indianapolis

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
It’s the pinnacle of the men’s college basketball season — the Final Four. This year, it will take place April 4 and 6 at Lucas ...

How to make your flight attendant like you

By Airfarewatchdog.com
Maybe you don’t want to please your cabin crew next time you fly. But if you’re good to them, they’ll be extra nice to you. So here’s how to charm them: Say hello! If a flight attendant greets you upon ...

Induction week is a good time to visit Cleveland

By Rex Rutkoski
When it comes to sports, there’s no doubt that Pittsburgh and Cleveland aren’t, and probably never will be, on the same page. Rock music, however, ...

Nemacolin Woodlands unveils multimillion-dollar makeover

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
The mirrors have televisions. Hit a power button, and instead of looking at yourself, you see a screen showing your favorite show in the Presidential Suite’s ...

Road Trip! Destination: Cherokee foothills National Scenic Byway

By Kate Benz
When exhaust fumes and caravans of tailriders have left your nerves completely frayed, it’s time to get off the beaten path. A scenic byway that ...

Road Trip! Destination: Delaware Water Gap

By Bob Karlovits
Delaware Water Gap is more than a town. The National Park Service has recognized it as a recreation area, a designation linked to the magnificent ...

Disney World’s Pirates ride closing this summer for repairs

By The Associated Press
ORLANDO, Fla. — Captain Jack Sparrow is taking shore leave for the summer. Pirates of the Caribbean, the popular ride at Walt Disney World, will be closed from mid-May through the end of September. The Orlando Sentinel reported March 10 ...

Nonstop flights offered to Bahamas from Pittsburgh

By Kellie B. Gormly
In the midst of winter’s last blast of snow and frigid temperatures, fantasize about this: floating in aquamarine water surrounding beaches with six types of ...

Experts predict Washington cherry blossoms to peak April 11-14

By The Washington Post
With a wintry mix likely headed toward the region and some snow and ice still on the ground, the National Park Service gave Washington, D.C., residents a glimpse of spring March 3, announcing peak bloom time for Washington’s famed cherry ...

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 8:49 p.m.
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, ...