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Taking the Kids -- to a mountain town the new hippest time of year

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Say hello to the Big Guy -- the Really Big Guy.

You'll find, Isak Heartstone, the new 15-foot-tall, not-scary troll on the newly constructed Trolstigen Trail in homeandleisure/travel/takingthekids/s-2267381">Read more

Malta: A citadel of many cultures in the middle of the Mediterranean

Travel / Rick Steves' Europe /

Sailing into the stony harbor of the island of Malta, surrounded by ramparts and turrets, you realize that this strategic and much fought-over rock midway between Sicily and Africa has had a long and difficult history. But its parade of foreign rulers (Phoenician, Roman, Greek, Arab, Norman, Sicilian and British -- to name a few) make it a ...Read more

Celebrity Travel: Go Away With Roger Mooking

Travel / Celebrity Travel /

Once best known as MC Mystic in his group Bass is Base, Roger Mooking is recognized by foodies worldwide for his work on television ("Man Fire Food," "Heat Seekers," "Everyday Exotic") and cookbooks. Born in Trinidad and raised in Canada, Mooking is based out of Toronto. The chef and restaurateur says that one of the small pleasures of life is ...Read more

Around the World: American Airlines Has A Weight Problem

Travel / Around the World /

There was no way you could not notice the woman who was making her way down the aisle on the airplane. Her girth was such that she had to twist her body sideways to get past each row of seats. She struggled with each step, even though she was supporting herself with a walking stick.

I'm not an expert on guessing a person's ...Read more

Do I deserve compensation for my canceled Vueling Airlines flight?

Travel / Christopher Elliott /

Q: Last year, I was scheduled to fly from Barcelona to Banjul, Gambia, on Vueling Airlines. The flight was initially delayed, then delayed further, and then delayed again. We finally boarded the aircraft about eight hours late, then sat in the plane for 40 minutes, and then were told to disembark. Vueling representatives didn't say why.

A crew ...Read more

Taking the Kids: Unraveling a 150-year-old mystery

Travel / Taking The Kids /

CODY, Wyoming -- Looks certainly can be deceiving. We've driven more than an hour from Cody, Wyoming, and then up more than 10 miles on a rutted dirt road in the middle of nowhere -- a dusty, barren rocky landscape on a private ranch in the Big Horn Basin in north central Wyoming.

But this is what scientists have dubbed "The Jurassic Mile," for...Read more

Around the World: Book Now to See New England’s Fall Foliage By Boat

Travel / Around the World /

Mother Nature‘s annual change of palette takes place in wilderness areas around the world, but few destinations can match the gloriously vibrant display of colors to be seen in the northeastern United States and throughout Canada’s eastern provinces.

During a period of about six weeks, from mid-September through the end of...Read more

Columbus may very well be Georgia's coolest cat

Travel / Travel News /

Columbus, on the far western side of Georgia, isn't near an ocean, a sea or even the Gulf of Mexico. So, then, you might think it odd to see a tanned surfer dude -- or maybe a surfer chick -- strolling around downtown with a surfboard under one arm and a wetsuit under the other.

That's because Columbus, the second largest city in Georgia after ...Read more

Falling in love with rail passes all over again

Travel / Rick Steves' Europe /

Once an economical and easy way to travel around Europe, rail passes over the years had become more of a headache-inducing puzzle. But in 2019, Europe's rail passes underwent some sweeping changes that have made them an affordable option again, and much less confusing to shop for -- and made me nostalgic for their glory days.

As of this year, "...Read more

Celebrity Travel: Go Away With Jeannie Mai

Travel / Celebrity Travel /

It has been a busy year for Jeannie Mai. Besides co-hosting the talk show "The Real," she is a correspondent on Stephen Curry's ABC mini-golf competition series, "Holey Moley." Whenever she can carve out some free time, the on-air talent says she enjoys exploring new cities. One of her favorite memories is a childhood trip she took with her ...Read more

From the soil to suds and spirits: Where to find creative cocktails and beer on Wisconsin farms

Travel / Travel News /

DANE, Wis. -- We're ready for a bit of day drinking at 1:30 p.m. on a Monday and know where to begin.

A tree-lined driveway near Dane, 20 miles north of Madison, leads to expansive lawns and a farmhouse with pillars and shutters. Doors are locked, but on a chalkboard is this: We'll be right back. We're touring the rickhouses.

Sprinkled through...Read more

One last WOW Air refund case for the road

Travel / Christopher Elliott /

Q: Last year, I took a WOW Air flight from Edinburgh, Scotland, to San Francisco via Reykjavik. When I arrived in Iceland, I learned that the inbound flight from San Francisco was delayed five hours. No one from the airline showed up to explain anything.

Under European airline consumer regulations, WOW Air owes me 600 euros for the delay. I ...Read more

Taking the Kids: A different kind of water park

Travel / Taking The Kids /

True or false: The teddy bear was invented to honor President Theodore Roosevelt.

True! But how and where that occurred is another matter. Ask those at the historic Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs, where Roosevelt stayed on multiple bear hunts in the early years of the 20th century, and they'll ...Read more

Horror film 'Us' coming to Universal's Halloween Horror Nights

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Horror fans looking for a new adventure this year at Halloween Horror Nights will be happy to learn that Universal Pictures' "Us" is coming to Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort this September.

Themed after Academy Award-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele's blockbuster horror film, the Us mazes in Florida and California will ...Read more

Palm Beach area spans the spectrum of art culture

Travel / Travel News /

PALM BEACH, Fla. -- What do you think of when you hear Palm Beach mentioned as a travel destination -- other than that you probably can't afford it? Mar-a-Lago and the Trump clan? Worth Avenue and its phalanx of uber-expensive fashionable stores? A mecca for international jet-setters, once favored by the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, the Kennedys...Read more

Gentle manners, strong cocktails, historic homes in Savannah

Travel / Travel News /

Even before you leave the airport in Savannah, Ga., it's obvious you've landed in a more genteel place than the one you left -- "that gently mannered city by the sea," as Margaret Mitchell, author of "Gone With the Wind," once described it. A bow-tied gentleman is playing Gershwin on a baby grand in the terminal's skylit atrium, a space lined ...Read more

Want to see more of Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House? Now you can

Travel / Travel News /

LOS ANGELES -- Visitors may finally set foot in the sunken living room, the dining room and the conservatory of Frank Lloyd Wright's famed Hollyhock House in Los Angeles' Barnsdall Park, even though they still have to cover their shoes with paper booties and keep their hands to themselves. And more rooms upstairs and down are expected to open to...Read more

Old-fashioned road trip leads to East Tennessee culinary gems

Travel / Travel News /

The tastes of Tennessee are much more than its iconic confectionary delights of Goo Goo Clusters and Moon Pies and the savory taste of Bush's Baked Beans, all of which originated and are made in the Volunteer State. A Southern meal is a special thing, and finding unique places with great plates and ingredients sometimes requires the effort of ...Read more

Around the World: Enjoy The Historic Lincoln Highway, America’s Classic Road Trip

Travel / Around the World /

The Lincoln Highway, America’s original coast-to-coast interstate roadway, features scenic wonders, historic attractions and wonderful close encounters with oh-so-many down home communities. It’s the quintessential American road trip, and the best part of it is that you can travel it in stages, starting on either coast or right in the ...Read more

Venetian crafts have deep roots

Travel / Rick Steves' Europe /

Long a city of aristocrats, luxury goods, and trade, Venice has an amazing culture. Its fantasy-world atmosphere of elegant decay is like nowhere else in Europe. But with souvenir hawkers everywhere pushing cheap masks, glassy baubles, and lacy doilies, it can come across as a tacky tourist trap. Look behind those tired clichés, though, and you...Read more


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