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Ghirardelli Square circles back with a high-end, San Francisco style

A relentless icy wind swept in from San Francisco Bay, blowing away the fog to reveal the 19th-century three-masted schooner C.A. Thayer anchored offshore. Farther ...

Airlines deploy RFID in quest to end lost luggage

Victor DaRosa stands under a scorching afternoon sun, loading bags onto a jet heading to Detroit. As each suitcase rides up the conveyor belt into ...

Historic ship in NYC to return to its birthplace in Germany

A historic four-masted sailing ship that's been a tourist attraction for 42 years left New York City's seaport district for good Sept. 7 on a ...

Broadway's fall season bursting with celebrities

"Cats" is back on Broadway, purring along. "Hamilton" tickets are still hard to get. What else is new this fall? Some big celebrities are coming, including ...

Enjoying autumn in New England: Drives, events, adventures

Pick-your-own pumpkin patches, secret fall escapes and a tour through four states along the Connecticut River are a few of the ideas for enjoying autumn ...

Sneak peek of new Smithsonian museum shows rich black history

Lonnie Bunch leans forward to peer inside a slave cabin from Edisto Island, S.C. The dark and cramped interior defies his attempts to showcase the ...

With dark days behind it, Greenville, S.C., springs to life

A river ran through it. Falls, too. But nobody noticed. Now the Reedy River Falls, and the park that surrounds it and the suspension bridge that ...

Annual tomato battle leaves Spanish town awash in red pulp

Tomato battle leaves town awash in pulp BUNOL, Spain — Thousands of people have pelted each other with tons of ripe tomatoes, creating a red, ...

Harlem offers lively mix of old and new

Take a walk on 125th Street. Check out the Apollo Theater marquee, the latest exhibit at the Studio Museum, the patio dinner crowd on Lenox ...

6 tips for enjoying a vacation rental

These tips will help you enjoy your beach house or mountain cabin rental: Linens: "Bring towels" seems obvious, but remember kitchen towels and a bath ...

Industrial museum opens in former Pennsylvania steel plant

A long-delayed industrial museum in a shuttered Pennsylvania steel plant has finally blown the factory whistle and opened the punch clock for visitors, after nearly ...

6 ways you can get booted from your airplane seat

It's in their contracts of carriage: When you buy an airfare, airlines do not "guarantee" a particular seat, schedule or flight. And airlines can be ...

In San Francisco, a great urban park to plant your family in

A superb playground and carousel, carnivorous plants, paddle-boat rides beside paddling ducks, a simple wooden structure that delights both children and adults for big, wonderful ...

Travel briefs: Museum devoted to surrealist Dali becomes reality

Museum devoted to surrealist Dali becomes reality The late artist Salvador Dali has a new museum devoted to his works in Monterey, Calif. The ...

Drive the northern Oregon coast: Haystack rocks, giant dunes, fresh seafood

One round-trip ticket to Portland. One rental car, pointed west. And one tank of gas. Start with these elements, then stretch them across four days and ...

Find peace with a paddle in Michigan's Les Cheneaux islands

Jessie Hadley knows the Les Cheneaux inside out — its islands, its secrets, its secret marshes. "The Les Cheneaux is an opaque place," says Hadley, owner ...

Travel briefs: Route 66 gaining solar panels, new subway cars in NYC

Route 66 gaining solar panels and charging stations Route 66, the historic U.S. highway made famous for attracting gas-guzzling Chevrolet Bel Airs and 1957 Cadillacs ...

Cuyahoga Valley, a national park in Cleveland's backyard

It's America's 11th most-visited national park, but it's also a place many people have never heard of: Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio. Nearly 2.3 ...