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Travel briefs: Dogs in Telluride, Colo., can come along for ride

By The Associated Press
Telluride, Colo., claims to have more dogs than people, and visitors are invited to bring their dogs along, too. Leashed dogs are allowed on several area hiking trails, including the trail up to Bridal Veil Falls, and the Priest Lake ...

How to decorate with souvenirs

By The Washington Post
Every home should be a true reflection of the people who live there as well as the journey they’ve been on. Curating that home with thoughtfully selected purchases from each special place you’ve visited is a wonderfully physical way to ...

Hotel giants target amenities for tech-savvy millennials

By The Los Angeles Times
At the latest breed of hotel, rooms are up to one-third smaller than traditional quarters, with furniture that looks fresh from an Ikea showroom. The work desk is downsized and might double as a nightstand. The Internet speed is super fast. ...

Road Trip! Destination: The Greenbrier

By Rachel Weaver
Five hours south of Pittsburgh in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia is a luxury resort and National Historic Landmark that’s been welcoming guests since ...

Road Trip! Destination: Wilmington, Del.

By Kellie B. Gormly
Wilmington, Del., and the surrounding Brandywine Valley — about 300 miles and five hours by car from Pittsburgh — offer a series of contrasts for ...

How to save on your cruise bar tab

By The Hartford Courant
There’s nothing like being on a cruise and watching the sun set over the ocean while sipping an evening cocktail. But alcoholic beverages on board are not cheap, and a daily libation — or two — can run up a hefty ...

Road Trip! Destination: New Jersey diners

By Mark Kanny
Diners are a social phenomenon, cozy meeting places for friends to hang out and talk. They typically attract a diverse clientele who are as likely ...

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 ...