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Road Trip! Destination: New York City’s Flatiron District

By Mark Kanny
The Flatiron District is a new name for an old part of New York City, one which came into use in the mid-1980s when the ...

Culinary fans driving growth in U.S. tourism

By The Associated Press
Culinary tourists are pushing growth in foreign tourism to the United States, which is transforming its image as a fast-food mecca to a land of regional tastes and dishes, said officials visiting the Expo 2015 world’s fair focusing on food ...

Road Trip! Destination: Altoona

By Michael Machosky
Trains, baseball and candy. Come to think of it, that’s a pretty potent combination. Who among us couldn’t use a little extra baseball, candy and ...

MGM to build $100M venue to lure artists to Las Vegas

By The Associated Press
MGM Resorts International is hoping to attract top musicians for weeks at a time with a $100 million, 5,300-seat theater at its Monte Carlo casino-hotel. The project will be built next to a larger, 20,000-seat arena now under construction. MGM ...

How to send young travelers soaring on their own

By The Dallas Morning News
Often, kids’ solo flights become part of a family’s travel plans. Here are tips to consider when putting your child on a plane: Is your child ready to fly solo? Consider your youngster’s maturity, travel experience and ability to handle ...

Road Trip! Destination: Jersey Shore

By Rex Rutkoski
For generations, many Pittsburgh region residents have answered the siren call of the New Jersey shore for their summer vacation destinations. Drawing them is 130 ...

Ocean City remains  N.J.’s most popular beach

By The Associated Press
The winner and still champion of New Jersey’s Top 10 Beaches contest is ... Ocean City! The southern New Jersey beach town that bills itself as “America’s Greatest Family Resort” was named the state’s most popular beach for the second ...

Road Trip! Destination: The Merritt Parkway, Conn.

By Kate Benz
Connecticut’s historic Merritt Parkway is a highway that harkens to the earliest days of road-tripping adventures. Built in the 1930s as a Depression-era project, the ...

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, ...

Airlines antitrust case hard to prove

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — As the Justice Department conducts an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to one another. Airlines routinely increase flights ...

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 ...