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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
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 ...

Road Trip! Destination: Baltimore

By Bob Karlovits
Baltimore is a city with plenty to do. By itself, the Inner Harbor area offers great food and drink, the National Aquarium and the U.S.S. Constellation, ...

Project to show Native American link to Route 66

By The Associated Press
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Greasy diners, big-finned Cadillacs, mom-and-pop souvenir shops, dusty trading posts and the promise of the West were undoubtedly part of the recipe ...

Road Trip! Destination: Cincinnati

By Alice T. Carter
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 ...