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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 ...

Oak Ridge couple transforms 1820 house into quaint bed and breakfast

By Joyce Hanz
Looking for a break from city life and seeking to reconnect with nature? A new bed and breakfast in Oak Ridge, Armstrong County, combines history with ...

Road Trip! Destination: Maryland House & Garden Pilgrimage

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
An annual longstanding tradition — the Maryland House & Garden Pilgrimage — will return on weekends May 3 through 30. The Pilgrimage, a nonprofit ...

Beyond gambling: Essentials for visiting new Las Vegas

By Kimberly Pierceall
Remember when a visit to Las Vegas was all about gambling? Massive, windowless casinos with air-conditioning and free drinks kept guests oblivious to the passage of time while they sat at slot machines and card tables for hours on end. ...

Travel briefs: Dogs in Telluride, Colo., can come along for ride

By The Associated Press
Telluride, Colo., claims to have more dogs than people, and visitors are invited to bring their dogs along, too. Leashed dogs are allowed on several area hiking trails, including the trail up to Bridal Veil Falls, and the Priest Lake ...

How to decorate with souvenirs

By The Washington Post
Every home should be a true reflection of the people who live there as well as the journey they’ve been on. Curating that home with thoughtfully selected purchases from each special place you’ve visited is a wonderfully physical way to ...

Hotel giants target amenities for tech-savvy millennials

By The Los Angeles Times
At the latest breed of hotel, rooms are up to one-third smaller than traditional quarters, with furniture that looks fresh from an Ikea showroom. The work desk is downsized and might double as a nightstand. The Internet speed is super fast. ...

Road Trip! Destination: The Greenbrier

By Rachel Weaver
Five hours south of Pittsburgh in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia is a luxury resort and National Historic Landmark that’s been welcoming guests since ...

Road Trip! Destination: Wilmington, Del.

By Kellie B. Gormly
Wilmington, Del., and the surrounding Brandywine Valley — about 300 miles and five hours by car from Pittsburgh — offer a series of contrasts for ...

How to save on your cruise bar tab

By The Hartford Courant
There’s nothing like being on a cruise and watching the sun set over the ocean while sipping an evening cocktail. But alcoholic beverages on board are not cheap, and a daily libation — or two — can run up a hefty ...

Road Trip! Destination: New Jersey diners

By Mark Kanny
Diners are a social phenomenon, cozy meeting places for friends to hang out and talk. They typically attract a diverse clientele who are as likely ...

Road Trip! Destination: Indianapolis

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
It’s the pinnacle of the men’s college basketball season — the Final Four. This year, it will take place April 4 and 6 at Lucas ...

How to make your flight attendant like you

By Airfarewatchdog.com
Maybe you don’t want to please your cabin crew next time you fly. But if you’re good to them, they’ll be extra nice to you. So here’s how to charm them: Say hello! If a flight attendant greets you upon ...

Induction week is a good time to visit Cleveland

By Rex Rutkoski
When it comes to sports, there’s no doubt that Pittsburgh and Cleveland aren’t, and probably never will be, on the same page. Rock music, however, ...

Nemacolin Woodlands unveils multimillion-dollar makeover

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
The mirrors have televisions. Hit a power button, and instead of looking at yourself, you see a screen showing your favorite show in the Presidential Suite’s ...

Road Trip! Destination: Cherokee foothills National Scenic Byway

By Kate Benz
When exhaust fumes and caravans of tailriders have left your nerves completely frayed, it’s time to get off the beaten path. A scenic byway that ...

Road Trip! Destination: Delaware Water Gap

By Bob Karlovits
Delaware Water Gap is more than a town. The National Park Service has recognized it as a recreation area, a designation linked to the magnificent ...