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Around the World: Prepare to Pass the TSA’s 3-1-1 Rule, and Be Grateful

Travel / Around the World /

It's not easy to pack for travel, especially if you're trip encompasses several destinations and specific events. Even f you have multiple sartorial obligations, it's good to keep your luggage light and best to limit it to carryon.

For the sake of packing efficiency, think things through before you start stuffing clothing and accessories into a...Read more

Our Vacation Rental In St. Lucia Is Closed -- Are We Out Of Luck?

Travel / Christopher Elliott /

Q: A few months ago, my family and I booked a hotel and flights through Expedia for a trip from Cleveland to St. Lucia. We had a reservation for a three-bedroom villa at Cotton Bay Village.

Earlier this week, I called the hotel to set up a few tours and was told that the property was closed for renovations and that they had notified Expedia ...Read more

Taking the Kids: Outside of London

Travel / Taking The Kids /

What could be more English then coming face to face with a snowy owl, exploring a "Lost in the Willows" maze, inspired by the classic children's tale "The Wind in the Willows," playing hide-and-seek in huge hedges and then climbing a haunted staircase at a centuries-old castle?

Let's not forget the kids' favorite at homeandleisure/travel/takingthekids/s-1642985">Read more

Disneyland to offer new souvenirs, snacks, drinks for 60th anniversary

Travel / Travel News /

Disneyland's 60th anniversary celebration this summer will give the park a chance to unveil a new fireworks show, a new parade and a water and light show hosted by Mickey Mouse and Neil Patrick Harris.

But it will also give the park an opportunity to generate hefty revenues from the sale of more than 500 new souvenirs, clothing items, drinks ...Read more

Europe for the active traveler

Travel / Rick Steves' Europe /

Whether you're a serious athlete or a weekend warrior, those who like to keep their heart pumping while sightseeing have plenty of great options in Europe. From scenic jogs through Stockholm to paddling a boat in Hyde Park to biking through bustling Amsterdam, active travel can be better travel.

Biking not only provides a workout; it's an ...Read more

Celebrity Travel: Go Away With Salvador Paskowitz

Travel / Celebrity Travel /

Salvador Paskowitz is the screenwriter for new film "The Age of Adaline," which stars Blake Lively and Harrison Ford. If he were to script his own past, he couldn't have made up his fascinating family background, he says. Raised by bohemian parents, Salvador and his siblings were raised in a camper on a beach in Southern California. His father -...Read more

Finding Mister Rogers in Pittsburgh's museums

Travel / Travel News /

"It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood,

A beautiful day for a neighbor,

Would you be mine?

Could you be mine?"

You'll find yourself singing this song through the many stops along the "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" trolley of memories that pop up throughout Pittsburgh.

There are more formal tours of the town where Fred Rogers lived and ...Read more

While the kids play, see these more adult Pittsburgh museums

Travel / Travel News /

I am sitting quietly on a stool against a black backdrop trying to channel my inner Edie Sedgwick as the camera rolls for 4 minutes and 41 seconds. I'm ready for my screen test, Andy Warhol.

But it's hard to know what to do. Do I sit still or do I fidget? I should do something, right? But what? So I play with my hair and I blink and smile and ...Read more

South Dakota's Badlands: Don't let the name deter you

Travel / Travel News /

BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK, South Dakota -- As far as sunsets go, it had to be one of the best I'd ever seen.

Bands of vibrant colors stretched across the horizon -- each taking its turn at center stage. First came gold in the form of a starburst that dazzled the eye, followed by hot pink that slowly melted away like a glob of strawberry ice cream....Read more

Florida's night light

Travel / Travel News /

By day, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, on a Coast Guard base where Florida's Loxahatchee River flows toward the Atlantic, is an elegant burnt-orange baton that rises 108 feet above the town of Jupiter, in Palm Beach County, on the easternmost point of the Sunshine State.

It stands on a natural sand dune -- which is why it's there: In the 1840s, ...Read more