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Try these tips for finding cheaper airline fares

By The Associated Press
Airline fare wars are making a comeback. Don’t expect widespread sales or cheap flights home for Thanksgiving. But a number of cities are seeing ridiculously low prices at off-peak hours — prices the industry has spent years trying to eliminate. These ...

Road Trip! Destination: Cincinnati

By Matthew Zabierek
Sure, many Pittsburghers think Cincinnati and immediately start seeing red. But there’s more to the city than sports rivalry. Perhaps a few brews will help ...

Road Trip! Destination: Virginia Beach

By Rex Rutkoski
“Three beaches. One vacation.” That’s the Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau’s new theme, referencing three distinct waterside experiences: • Resort Beach is the area ...

PBS taking live, three-night look at Monterey Bay wildlife

By David Bauder
PBS is bringing a live whale watch into the nation’s living rooms — and throwing in some seals,  sea otters, dolphins and pelicans. For three evenings starting Aug. 31, the public broadcaster is airing a collaboration with the BBC about ...

The experts weigh in on the art of traveling light

By Andrea Sachs
Lee Abbamonte is known as the youngest American to have visited every country in the world. His second claim to fame should be “most efficient packer.” Unless he needs expedition gear or a suit, the 36-year-old New Yorker totes a ...

Artists collect 30,000 knots for papal exhibit

By The Associated Press
Artists are finishing construction of an unusual exhibit they hope resonates with Pope Francis during  his trip to Philadelphia on  Sept. 26 and 27. When it opens Sept. 3, the grotto outside the city’s Roman Catholic cathedral will house more ...

Insects swarm over California communities in huge piles

By The Associated Press
LONE PINE, Calif. — The gas station’s ground was covered with the small winged bugs. Piles of carcasses, inches deep, sat swept to the sides. ...

Road Trip! Destination: Buffalo

By Bob Karlovits
Newell Nussbaumer says Buffalo is becoming a place “where people come to live their dreams.” He calls himself a “grassroots activist” and is the editor of ...

Wrecked cars revving up visits to National Corvette Museum

By The Associated Press
The car-swallowing hole has been fixed but not forgotten at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky.. Yellow tape now marks the boundaries of the cavity that became a sensation and put the museum on the map. And instead ...

Van, taxi latest NYC lodging option for bold, cheap visitors

By The Associated Press
There’s no electricity, no running water, no bathroom. But travelers to New York City bold enough to book a parked van for $22 a night through Airbnb do get a real bed and a spectacular view of the Manhattan skyline ...

Road Trip! Destination: Paducah, Ky.

By Kellie B. Gormly
Some 600 miles southwest of Pittsburgh, along the Ohio River, lies the historical western Kentucky town of Paducah. The city was founded in 1827 by ...

Travel new and now: Harley exhibit, park film, Airbnb Africa

By Tribune-Review
Harley-Davidson design exhibit in Milwaukee Fans of motorcycle culture have until Labor Day to see an exhibit at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee that celebrates the design work of Willie G. Davidson. Davidson became the brand’s first design director ...

Postcards: Hotelier in Egyptian town of Abydos holds dear Temple of Seti I’s powers

By Betsy Hiel
ABYDOS, Egypt — The ancient Temple of Seti I is slightly elevated above this sleepy farming town backed by mountains. This once was a sacred ...

As festivals overload, Fest300 seeks to curate experiences

By The Associated Press
The myriad festivals seem to have gotten more dizzying over the past decade: Whether it’s a weekend of music performances, a foodie meet-up or a health-and-wellness gathering, there seems to be a “fest” happening somewhere around the globe at any ...

Dozens of brilliant bronze works on display at Getty Museum

By The Associated Press
It’s almost as if the dozens of exquisitely detailed, often perfectly intact bronze sculptures on display at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles disappeared into an ancient witness-protection program — and decided to stay there for thousands of ...

How to turn travel snafus into learning experiences

By The Dallas Morning News
Don’t let concern about the challenges of travel keep you from taking off with the kids. Remember, attitude is everything. Here are tips for five common travel hassles. Lost luggage: If you’ve stashed medical necessities, proper documents and, perhaps, a ...

Road Trip! Destination: Cuyahoga Valley National Park

By Alice T. Carter
Tell friends you’re planning a visit to a national park, and the automatic assumption is that you’re making a long trek to the Grand Canyon, ...

Road Trip! Destination: New York City’s Flatiron District

By Mark Kanny
The Flatiron District is a new name for an old part of New York City, one which came into use in the mid-1980s when the ...

Culinary fans driving growth in U.S. tourism

By The Associated Press
Culinary tourists are pushing growth in foreign tourism to the United States, which is transforming its image as a fast-food mecca to a land of regional tastes and dishes, said officials visiting the Expo 2015 world’s fair focusing on food ...

Road Trip! Destination: Altoona

By Michael Machosky
Trains, baseball and candy. Come to think of it, that’s a pretty potent combination. Who among us couldn’t use a little extra baseball, candy and ...