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Celebrity Travel: Go away with Chin Han

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One of Singapore’s most famous actors, Chin Han has also found success in Hollywood. Currently based out of Los Angeles, the acting veteran’s movie credits include “Captain America: Winter Soldier,” “The Dark Knight” and “Ghost in the Shell.” He also portrays Shang Tsung in the new “Mortal Kombat” film. “He’s a powerful ...Read more

Rick Steves’ Europe: A Coffeeshop conversation in Amsterdam

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As we’ve had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here’s one of my favorite European memories from the Netherlands — a reminder of the rich experiences that await us at the other end of this crisis.

Wandering around Amsterdam, every few blocks you pass a window ...Read more

Set Sail on the Historic Sloop Lewis R French

Travel / Around the World /


Camden, Maine -- Passengers aboard the tall ship Lewis R. French develop a proprietary attitude toward the historic schooner.
First-time sailors quickly become engaged in life on board. By day two of a six-day sail, they're old hands at hauling and heaving anchor and lines, trimming sails, coming about and doing galley chores such ...Read more

Tap Air Portugal Rescheduled My Flight -- Can I Get A Refund?

Travel / Travel Troubleshooter /

TAP Air Portugal reschedules -- and then cancels -- John Schmidt's flights. He wants a refund, but the airline is offering a voucher. Who is right?

Q: In August 2019, I booked two roundtrip tickets to Lisbon on TAP Air Portugal, using Flight Network, an online travel agency. In March 2020, two months before my scheduled departure, TAP notified ...Read more

Taking the Kids: On a vaxcation

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What about the kids? It was welcome news when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its travel guidance: Those fully vaccinated can travel at low risk to themselves two weeks after receiving their last dose. The CDC ...Read more

Taking the Kids: to Orlando this spring — safely

Travel / Taking The Kids /

No one was the least bit concerned. When I last visited Walt Disney World — when I last flew — a year ago this month, no one I met was much concerned about COVID-19. They were too busy enjoying all that the Theme Park Capital of the World had to offer.

Then the world shifted on its axis and the past year became one we all wanted to put ...Read more

Celebrity Travel: Go away with Keiko Elizabeth

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“City on a Hill” actress Keiko Elizabeth said that when she was cast as Karen Shimizu — a U.S. attorney who had grown up in an internment camp during World War II — she had the unique knowledge of talking to someone who had experienced that firsthand: her father. “My dad is simultaneously very idealistic and very cynical about the ...Read more

Rick Steves’ Europe: Siena is Italy’s medieval soul

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As we’ve had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here’s one of my favorite European memories from Siena — a reminder of the fun that awaits us at the other end of this crisis.

Stretched across a Tuscan hill, Siena offers perhaps Italy’s best medieval ...Read more

Please Help Me Get A $1,443 Refund From Pacific Holidays

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Please help me get a $1,443 refund from Pacific Holidays

Pacific Holidays canceled Helene Rosenthal's tour of the Baltic after the COVID-19 outbreak. But months later, the refund it promised hasn't shown up in her account.

Q: In 2019, I booked a tour of the Baltics through Pacific Holidays, a tour operator. Pacific Holidays canceled the trip ...Read more

Taking the Kids: 16 virtual travel adventures to inspire your future trips (once it's safe)

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Got a Harry Potter fan — or two — in the house? At the moment, you can’t visit Scotland and walk in the footsteps of J.K. Rowling where she was famously inspired. Nor can you visit Universal Studios Hollywood and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Universal Orlando Resort Florida is open, with appropriate COVID protocols and a homeandleisure/travel/takingthekids/s-2499292">Read more

Rick Steves’ Europe: Laz-pitality in Northeastern Turkey

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As we’ve had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here’s one of my favorite European memories from Turkey — a reminder of the fun that awaits us at the other end of this crisis.

I’m in northeastern Turkey, the world’s top hazelnut-producing region and home of...Read more

Celebrity Travel: Go away with Lexie Duncan

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“I moved to Los Angeles in late 2018,” said Lexie Duncan, who is one of the stars of the NBC series, “Young Rock.” “However, when the COVID-19 pandemic emerged, I returned to the safety of mom and dad’s home (in Sydney, Australia). I plan to return to L.A. as soon as possible.” Duncan said Sydney is one of her favorite places. “...Read more

Around the World: Wonderful Easter Island

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It’s unlikely that you’ll get there in time for Easter or even later this year, but the tiny rocky dot of land known as Easter Island is a great destination to add to your bucket list for some time in the future.

Like the holiday for which it was named, Easter Island does give rise to a sense of wonder. It’s in the ...Read more

Help! Lufthansa Canceled Our Tickets But Kept Our Money

Travel / Travel Troubleshooter /

When Lufthansa cancels part of Po Yee Fan's flight from San Francisco to Tirana, Albania, she tries to get a refund for the new ticket. Why won't the airline help her?

Q: Before the pandemic, my husband, my two friends and I were supposed to join a Gate 1 tour in Albania. Gate 1 booked us a Lufthansa flight, which consisted of three legs from ...Read more

Taking the Kids: To Alaska this summer without cruise ships

Travel / Taking The Kids /

We’ve already seen a huge grizzly munching on a ground squirrel, four Dall sheep, Caribou (get a load of those antlers that grow an inch a day in summer! There is a herd 2,200 strong in the park!), a moose and two recently born calves, a red fox … and we had only been in Denali National Park ...Read more

Around the World: Getting Ready to Get on the Road Again!

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Now that more than 61 percent of adults over 65 have been vaccinated against COVID-19, and that percentage is increasing rapidly, many senior citizens are ready to travel again. In fact, many are champing at the bit in eager anticipation of reopening the gates to getaway travel and visits to much missed friends and family across the nation...Read more

Celebrity Travel: Go away with Georges St-Pierre

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Canadian mixed martial arts (MMA) champion Georges St-Pierre has dabbled in acting since 2009. But after appearing in 2014’s Marvel film, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” St-Pierre is kicking it up at notch. He’s reprising his role as Georges Batroc in the Disney+ series, “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.” “I can’t share ...Read more

Rick Steves’ Europe: Norway: the old country and a new outlook

Travel / Rick Steves' Europe /

As we’ve had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here’s one of my favorite European memories from the land of my forefathers, Norway — a reminder of the fun that awaits us at the other end of this crisis.

I’ll never forget my first trip to Europe. I was a ...Read more

It's Not Safe For Me To Fly. Can I Get A Refund For My Aa Ticket?

Travel / Travel Troubleshooter /

Betty Barrett cancels her flight from Fort Myers, Florida., to Birmingham, Alabama. at the start of the pandemic. Why won't American Airlines refund her ticket?

Q: I recently used part of a $721 ticket credit on American Airlines to book a flight from Fort Myers, Florida, to Birmingham, Alabama, to see my grandson perform with the Alabama ...Read more

Around the World: Places to Visit During Women’s History Month

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The month of March, officially designated as Women’s History Month is a time to honor the heroic feminists who have championed equal rights and opportunity for women and to remember the brilliant women who’ve made significant contributions to America’s social, political and cultural history. What better way to get to know them than ...Read more