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Miami Beach offers a vivid vintage vacation

With the energy of the sun and colors to rival a rainbow, Miami Beach architecture is happiness wrapped in doo-dads. These are not the analytic words ...

3 ways smartphones make smart travelers

Any frequent traveler wants everything they pack to be as functional as possible. As it turns out, a smartphone is a useful multipurpose tool to ...

Travel: Universal Parks' halloween theme: 'The Exorcist'

Halloween mazes at Universal theme parks in Hollywood, Calif., and in Orlando, Fla., will be themed this fall on the classic horror movie "The Exorcist." ...

3 ways to enjoy travel with your teen

There is no better time than now to travel with your teen. Here are five reasons to start planning: • Your teen may suffer from ...

A seasoned tour guide's guide to tour etiquette

The kind of tourist you are determines the kind of tour you get, but unfortunately, sometimes good people are bad tourists. In my 21⁄2 years of ...

Travel Briefs: Efforts begin to restore Harding's home in Ohio

Efforts begin to restore Harding's home in Ohio Fund-raising efforts have begun to restore President Warren G. Harding's home in Marion, Ohio, and build a ...

In New York's picture-perfect Hudson Valley, the right balance of art, presidential history and food

It happened as we drove one evening across the Rip Van Winkle Bridge in New York's Hudson Valley. As the sun slipped behind the jagged ...

3 tips for applying for TSA PreCheck

Given long security lines at the airport, the Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck program — which sends eligible fliers through an expedited screening process — is ...

Lexington: The Belle of Kentucky's Bluegrass

If you're going to spend any time in this gracious city in Kentucky's scenic Bluegrass, know that it's less important to mind your P's and ...

National Blues Museum opens in St. Louis

A new National Blues Museum opened this weekend in St. Louis, Mo., telling the story of the blues through interactive exhibits that emphasize the genre's ...

Find a fare, check the fees: Tips for saving on flights

As families and individuals start to book summer travel, a debate is rising about whether airlines make it too difficult to choose the most affordable ...

Cruise ships get extreme makeovers: water parks, bars, shows

When Miami middle school teacher Kathy Balboa boarded the Norwegian Sky in December, she expected to find the same amenities she had enjoyed on a ...

Travel briefs: Universal to open Potter exhibit, hikes ticket prices

Universal to open Potter exhibit, hikes ticket prices Just before the opening of its much-anticipated Harry Potter attraction, Universal Studios Hollywood is performing a shrinking ...

Toronto offers warm vibe for travelers

Grab your toque (what Canadians call a wool hat) and head to the 6ix — a term coined by rapper Drake, Toronto's unofficial ambassador, for ...

Still 'Viva Las Vegas' for Elvis Presley? Less so lately

For decades, Las Vegas has loved Elvis Presley tender — and loved him true — but the King's presence in modern day Sin City has ...

Road Trip! Destination: Atlantic City

What would Nucky Johnson think of Atlantic City now? The legendary politico and racketeer — who the character Nucky Thompson in "Boardwalk Empire" was based on ...

Grand opening nears for boxing champ Ali's boyhood home in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As a boxer and humanitarian, Muhammad Ali stood out. So does the bright pink home in Kentucky where he shadowboxed and played ...

Ban on orcas forces SeaWorld rebrand

ORLANDO, Fla. — SeaWorld built its brand on a leaping and splashing killer whale named Shamu. She was part of its logo, gave her name ...

4 ways to handle long flights

Professional nomad Brandon Presser (he's written more than 50 travel books) has been on countless long flights. He can't help your seat assignment (i.e. a ...

Road Trip! Destination: Hot Springs, Va.

Long before Virginia split into two states, the Homestead was welcoming visitors to stay the night at a site not far from what is now ...