Travel

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 ...

Visiting Rio for the Olympics? Get your Portuguese ready

RIO DE JANEIRO — If English is the language of world commerce, Brazil hasn't gotten the memo — only a small fraction of its 200 ...

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 ...

5 ways family outings can engage all 5 senses

Travel offers the potential for a sensory feast. On your next trip, encourage family members to do more than just see the sights. Here are ...

'Walking Dead' is one of the new attractions at Southern California theme parks

Playing dead is not as easy as it sounds. That was demonstrated when about 20 actors, hired to play zombies for a new Universal Studios Hollywood ...

Brewery visits show different sides of vacation spots

Every travel itinerary for Bob Parker includes at least two addresses — his hotel and the nearest brewery. "My primary interest is just in trying ...

Steamboat Springs, Colo.: Not just a winter playground

Skiers in Colorado thrive during winter on Steamboat Springs' trademarked dry "Champagne powder" snow, but outdoor pursuits on mild summer days can rival those mountain ...

Elevated park opens overlooking 9/11 memorial

An elevated park that offers a new view to visitors at the World Trade Center has opened. It was built atop a security center that ...

Mountain biker likely collided with bear before fatal mauling

HELENA, Mont. — Montana wildlife officials say a 38-year-old mountain biker who was killed by a bear riding just outside Glacier National Park likely collided ...

Upstate N.Y.'s Fort Ticonderoga offers more bang for buck

Fort Ticonderoga has educated and entertained visitors for decades with exhibits, fife-and-drum performances and cannon and musket demonstrations. Now the historic site overlooking Lake Champlain ...

Rockland, Maine: Coastal scenery, the arts and good food

Every town in mid-coast Maine has its charms and attractions. Freeport is the place for shopping at outlet stores and the legendary L.L. Bean. For ...

Reporter takes terrifying trip on 1,000-foot-high slide

I've jumped out of a plane from 13,000 feet. I've ridden 400-foot-tall roller coasters that top speeds of 100 mph, and I once found myself ...

Nation's oldest lighthouse celebrates 300 years of keeping mariners safe

Boston Light, the nation's first and oldest lighthouse station, is marking 300 years of warning mariners as they navigate the tricky waters of Boston Harbor. ...

Alamo's historic grounds still stir spirits

It was, quite honestly, a bucket-list side trip. That's why we detoured to San Antonio on our return from Austin to Houston, to see the home ...

9 tips for renting a car on vacation

As summer approaches, you may be taking to the road. If you're renting a car, here are ideas that might smooth the way: • You ...

Los Alamos app allows users to visit 1940s 'Atomic City'

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Los Alamos, a once secret city where scientists participated in the nation's classified World War II nuclear development program, can now be ...

2 Michigan islands are close but so different

An island is a world apart. That's part of what makes them such in-demand travel destinations. But you don't need to go to Hawaii or ...

New Hampshire mine-turned-attraction for sale for $2M

GRAFTON, N.H. — It's a mine, and it could be yours for $2 million. Ruggles Mine, which produced mica and other minerals for 160 years ...

Vintage travel guides show Pittsburgh's appeal through the years

As the Duquesne Incline slowly ascended the face of Mt. Washington, Brad Waterman raised his hand and pointed out the window. "Look at all the old ...