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How to prepare for a better business trip

By Tribune News Service
Maintaining productivity during business trips can test the patience of even the most disciplined professional. Flight delays, meeting prep and limited luggage space frequently combine to push many to their limits. After you’ve booked accommodations with key services included, however, ...

Road Trip! Destination: Mt. Hope, W.Va.

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Mt. Hope, a city in Fayette County, W.Va., was one of the largest towns in the New River region during the early 1900s. After the ...

Road Trip! Destination: Bucks County

By Matthew Zabierek
While some might know Bucks County as the crop-field setting in M. Knight Shyamalan’s 2002 sci-fi thriller, “Signs,” our state’s fourth most-populous county has more ...

Noah’s ark expected to bring tourists to Kentucky pasture

By The Associated Press
WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. — In a rolling Kentucky pasture, the first few wooden ribs of a giant Noah’s ark tourist attraction have begun to sprout. For ...

Caribbean withers under worst drought in 5 years

By The Associated Press
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The worst drought in five years is creeping across the Caribbean, prompting officials here to brace for a bone dry ...

Philly shrines plan ahead to draw pilgrims during pope’s visit

By The Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA — Four Roman Catholic shrines — including one featuring the glass-enclosed body of a saint wearing his bishop’s vestments and a wax mask — ...

France plans to lure more visitors with wine tours

By The Associated Press
France wants to develop wine tours in its countryside as part of a series of measures aimed at boosting tourism and retaining the country’s position as the top destination in the world. France’s foreign-affairs minister, Laurent Fabius, on June 11 ...

Passengers, crew injured as Saint Laurent cruise ship hits lock wall in New York

By The Associated Press
MASSENA, N.Y. — A cruise ship taking European tourists to Ontario, Canada, crashed into a wall while entering a lock on the St. Lawrence Seaway ...

How to travel with grandchildren

By The Dallas Morning News
Many grandparents will hit the road with grandchildren this summer. If you’re thinking of a similar trip, here are five ideas to consider: Choosing a destination. Depending on the number and the ages of the grandkids coming along, be sure ...

Road Trip! Destination: Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario

By Bob Karlovits
Algonquin Provincial Park in central Ontario sometimes is considered two parks in one, a staffer says. One area is made up of the Route 60 corridor ...

Show explores Kahlo’s art using her Mexican roots

By Katherine Roth
In a sprawling, multidisciplinary show, The New York Botanical Garden focuses on a long-overlooked side of artist Frida Kahlo: her deep connection to Mexico’s plants and flowers, and how they inspired her art. “Flora is a very important part of ...

Philadelphia museum to display Vatican treasures

By The Associated Press
Visitors traveling to Philadelphia to see the pope this September will also be able to view treasured art from the Vatican. “Vatican Splendors” opens Sept. 19 at the Franklin Institute. It will include artwork by Michelangelo, embroidered silk vestments, relics ...

Road Trip! Destination: Smithsonian museums, Washington, D.C.

By Kellie B. Gormly
If you wanted to visit all of the Smithsonian Institution — made up of 18 free museums and galleries and other entities, including the National ...

Road Trip! Destination: Ann Arbor, Mich.

By Mark Kanny 8:16 p.m.
College towns have a special flavor that’s driven by the energy of the student population and their quest for new things. Ann Arbor is an ...

Privately owned campgrounds offer alternatives

By The Associated Press
Many campgrounds in national parks and other government-run sites sell out well in advance for the summer. But thousands of campgrounds in the nation are privately owned and operated. One place to look when seeking a campground is GoCampingAmerica.com, with ...

Traveling with your dog will cost you — sometimes hundreds

By The Associated Press
Having an 80-pound labradoodle as a travel buddy means B.L. Ochman can quickly separate the hotels that love dogs from those that just put up with them. A bed-and-breakfast she visited north of New York City wouldn’t let her pooch ...

Road Trip! Destination: Ohio transportation sites

By Michael Machosky
They say it’s not as much the destination as it is the journey. If that’s the case, then why not make the “getting there” your ...

Road Trip! Destination: Ohio zoos

By Rex Rutkoski
While we are certainly fortunate to have the wonderful Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium in our backyard, there’s always room for a road trip to ...

Road Trip! Destination: Saugerties, N.Y.

By Kate Benz
There’s an irrefutable charisma that begs you to pull the car over as the road brings you to the Norman Rockwell-ish town of Saugerties, N.Y. ...

Road Trip! Destination: Fredericksburg, Va.

By Bob Karlovits
Fredericksburg is historically tied to the Civil War and earlier, but that storied past has been linked to its more active present. Karen Hedelt, director of ...