Travel

With Haunted History Trail, New York invites ghost hunters

One of New York's newest tourism ventures is more dare than invitation. There's the usual guide suggesting places to visit: inns, museums, restaurants, a winery. ...

Pop culture influx jars Cuba, provokes backlash

HAVANA — "Fast and Furious." U.S. cruise ships. A star-studded private celebration of Chanel. The triple tsunami of global capitalism that pounded socialist Cuba this ...

Travel briefs: Website seeks help of travelers with disabilities

Website seeks help of travelers with disabilities A website that aims to be a comprehensive resource for travelers with disabilities is looking for consumers ...

100th running of the Indy 500: Museum, tours and Main Street

It's a big year for a big race. May 29 will mark the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, which claims to be the largest ...

Tips on tipping when traveling

To tip or not to tip, and if yes, when and how much for what services? For many travelers, the rules are murky. How much ...

See Philadelphia from up high and down low

With classic rowhouse architecture, brick sidewalks and narrow streets, some charming neighborhoods in Philadelphia can almost make you forget about cheesesteaks, Rocky and that whole ...

Phoenix airport considering contractor to replace TSA

PHOENIX — Phoenix's busiest airport could cut ties with the TSA in the wake of a baggage-screening system breakdown that caused travelers a huge luggage ...

5 things to consider when planning summer vacation

With the summer travel season on the horizon, families are asking questions, collecting information and making plans. Here are five items to consider. • Thinking ...

Travel roundup: China monitors for Everest graffiti

Beware, Everest graffiti artists: China is watching Next time you leave silly messages on the world's highest mountain, beware: China is watching you. Mountaineering officials ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...