36 Hours in Hobart (and Environs)

Tasmanians have heard all the tired jokes from mainland Australians. The country’s isolated southern island state has been so overlooked ...
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How to Travel Car-Free With a Family

When I moved to New York and started a car-free travel blog in 2007, I was a recovering Los Angeles ...
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Looking for a Castle or Country Home? Try Scotland

DRUMNADROCHIT, Scotland — In the second-floor drawing room of a modernized Victorian schoolhouse on Bunloit Estate in the Scottish Highlands, ...
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Celebrating New Year’s, Offspring in Tow

Childless revelers have a plethora of options when it comes to New Year’s Eve. Unencumbered adults can go to parties ...
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5 New Standout Ski Hotels

Never mind the rippers, shredders, Jägerbombs and Moncler puffer coats. One of the great benefits of traveling with a snowboard ...
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Money-Saving Secrets From Ski Bums

Downhill skiing is rarely cheap. The booking site Hipmunk found the median price for two people over two nights in ...
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36 Hours in Steamboat Springs

About 70 miles north of the I-70 corridor that feeds Colorado’s busiest ski areas, Steamboat Springs seems removed from the ...
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The Snowiest Mountains: Where to Ski, and When

Great snow conditions can make a ski trip magical. Skiers can weight the odds in their favor by picking their ...
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Ready, Set, Ski! In China, Snow Sports are the Next Big Thing

When winter came to Beijing, it arrived as it often does, as a snarling Siberian wind. The cold howled through ...
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8 Ski Apps, Ready for Winter

Your season pass is purchased, your ski house booked and your gear tuned up. But before you hit the slopes, ...
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Multi-Mountain Passes Have Upended the American Ski Trip. 9 Rules You Need to Know.

For decades, ski vacations followed a predictable pattern, and it went a little like this: pick a mountain, book accommodations, ...
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The Newest Tech on Cruise Ships

People who work on cruises often describe ships as “cities at sea,” but cities usually have speedy Wi-Fi, food delivery ...
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Colette’s Burgundy

With her wry sense of humor honed by a coquettish but self-doubting vanity, the French novelist Colette would doubtless have ...
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36 Hours in Belgrade

While tourists are flooding European cities like Barcelona, Venice and Dubrovnik, the Serbian capital is quietly molding itself into a ...
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The Travel Industry’s New Fix for Jet Lag

If I had to fly standing on my head to avoid the jet lag unleashed by 13 time zone changes, ...
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The Flooding of Venice: What Tourists Need to Know

The high water that devastated Venice this month — flooding its streets, its squares, its landmark churches — has prompted ...
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We Put Hong Kong on the 52 Places to Go List. Things Got Complicated.

The 52 Places TravelerThe planned stops on the 52 Places Traveler’s trip around the world included a mainland China ski ...
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A 17-Mile Hike to Unite San Francisco

I was feeling down on my hometown, a fractured city of appalling inequality out of which has sprung an industry ...
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Help! Renting a Vehicle Through Europcar Drove Me Crazy!

When we first solicited reader stories of travel disasters, we immediately received four individual emails concerning Europcar, the rental car ...
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How to Move Abroad

In 2013, Hana Tova, then 22, left the United States to teach English in South Korea — becoming one of ...
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Luxury for Less: The Travel Advisor Gambit

After visiting the Grand Canyon with my 9-year-old daughter in August, I splurged on a two-night stay at the Enchantment ...
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36 Hours in Indianapolis

Naptown. India-No-Place. My hometown had a lot of nicknames when I was growing up there in the ’80s and ’90s, ...
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Would 19 Hours and 16 Minutes in the Air Make Me Crazy?

If you’re going to fly for nearly 20 hours through multiple time zones dressed in a pair of kangaroo-themed pajamas, ...
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On an Art Scavenger Hunt in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea

The 52 Places TravelerThe 52 Places Traveler visits the Setouchi Islands, where a triennial art extravaganza is injecting creative energy ...
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A Nile Journey Into the Past

Huddled on a chaise on the upper deck of the Orient, the dahabiya that I had chosen for a cruise ...
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The City That Cycles With the Young, the Old, the Busy and the Dead

COPENHAGEN — By the standards operative on most of planet Earth, this is not an especially wonderful day for a ...
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Daughter and Dad, Chasing Salmon in Upstate New York

My dad and I were on the rocky bank of Sandy Creek when I saw the first salmon close enough ...
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For the Best Travel Deals, Get Into the Black Friday Spirit!

Black Friday, the kickoff to the holiday shopping season, is best known for doorbuster deals and irresistible sales on gifts ...
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The Latest in Translation Devices

Forget phrase books or even Google Translate. New translation devices are getting closer to replicating the fantasy of the Babel ...
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Searching for the Ancestral Puebloans

On a cool spring day, in the bewitching crystalline light for which New Mexico is famous, I stood in the ...
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On a Remote Siberian Island Asking, Was It Just a Dream?

The 52 Places TravelerOlkhon Island, in Russia’s Lake Baikal, has herds of wild horses, a shamanistic religion and no paved ...
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Knowing Paris by Its Bridges

Sometimes, when sleep eludes me in the dark hour before dawn, I make my way to the Pont de la ...
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Why Barbie, a Blimp and a Wienermobile Are Posting on Airbnb

It was a warm August evening in Evanston, Ill., just north of Chicago, when the Wienermobile rolled out the red ...
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7 Must-Have Items for Your Next Ultra-Budget Flight

When you are flying budget economy on a legacy carrier, the in-flight experience isn’t much different from regular economy (though ...
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The New Long Weekend

For most people, long weekends usually run from Friday to Sunday, a surge that often means higher travel costs. But ...
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36 Hours in Berlin

On Nov. 9, 1989, the East German government made a surprising announcement: It was easing up travel restrictions on its ...
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The Parks That Made the Man Who Made Central Park

When Frederick Law Olmsted stepped off a ship in Liverpool in 1850, he was a gentleman farmer on Staten Island ...
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Don’t Sleep on Tunis, a City That’s More Awake Than Ever Before

The 52 Places TravelerThe 52 Places Traveler visits the Tunisian capital, where the Arab Spring began, and finds artists, entrepreneurs ...
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Thanksgiving Getaway: Going Someplace Other Than Grandmother’s House

For millions of Americans, Thanksgiving means Dad’s famous gravy, tryptophan-fueled naps and chance encounters with former high school classmates. For ...
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Have Passport, Can’t Travel

Dear Tripped Up,Last summer, when my family arrived at Dulles International Airport for our flight to Amsterdam, I was informed ...
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Can a Restored Pompeii Be Saved From ‘Clambering’ Tourists?

It’s easy to imagine lounging in the garden at the sprawling villa of Julia Felix, a savvy Roman business woman ...
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36 Hours in Rijeka, Croatia

If Croatia’s seaside locales have become tourism starlets, then Rijeka, a working-class port city on the Adriatic, is the country’s ...
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The Slopes Are Green at Copenhagen’s First Ski Hill. Really.

In Copenhagen, the Danish capital that pledges to become the world’s first carbon-neutral city by 2025, a 410-foot tall smoke ...
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The ‘Wrong Time’ to Be in Gambia? Maybe Not

The 52 Places TravelerThe 52 Places Traveler visits the smallest country in mainland Africa, where historical reckoning, crippling heat, infrastructure ...
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Discovering Mumbai’s Art Deco Treasures

Every evening, crowds swarm Marine Drive, the iconic waterfront on the southern tip of Mumbai, India’s financial capital.Few of the ...
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In Search of Hilma af Klint, Who Upended Art History, But Left Few Traces

It seemed a daunting challenge to follow in the footsteps of a secretive artist who destroyed all her correspondence more ...
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Sisters, Brothers, Travel, Fun

As young boys in Penang, Malaysia, Aik Wye and Sean Ng routinely watched English Premier League soccer, something of a ...
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36 Hours in Yokohama

Yokohama resides in the perpetual shadow of its more prominent neighbor. Less than half an hour by train from Tokyo, ...
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Wheels Up on More Flights to the African Continent

Want to plan a trip to Africa but are intimidated by the flight time? Your concern is reasonable. Flights from ...
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PreCheck, Global Entry or Clear? How to Get Through Airport Lines Faster

I love flying, but I hate airports. Specifically, I hate the endless lines. Lines to check in, lines for security, ...
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41 Days, 26 Shows, 10 Countries: A Rock Tour Diary

We are sitting having complimentary breakfast on the roofdeck of the Sofitel overlooking the Vieux Porte de Marseille and bitching ...
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Lions, Legends and the Pull of History in Senegal’s Energetic Capital

The 52 Places TravelerThe 52 Places Traveler fulfills a long-held dream of visiting Dakar and reaffirms his belief that “low ...
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Airline Food Waste Is a Problem. Can Banana Leaves Be Part of the Solution?

From disposable headphones and plastic cutlery to food scraps and toilet waste, the average airline passenger leaves behind over three ...
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In the Alps, Keeping Tabs on Melting Ice

For over a century, the Jungfrau Railway has delivered tourists high into the wild and frozen terrain of Switzerland’s Bernese ...
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Gear for Fall Foliage Hikes

A New England or Rocky Mountain road trip may be the traditional way to see fall’s colors, but there’s a ...
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Up for Auction: Snapshots of Jackie Kennedy in India and Pakistan

When Jacqueline Kennedy and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill, began a tour of India and Pakistan in March 1962, the ...
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36 Hours in Milwaukee

Milwaukee has gone by many nicknames over the years: Cream City, Brew Town, the German Athens. But a lesser-known, more ...
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8 Tips for Hotels, From a Hotel Guest

These are not tips for travelers. They are tips for hotels and inns on how to make a guest (me, ...
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Two French Cities, Neither of Them Paris. Which One to Love?

The 52 Places TravelerThe 52 Places Traveler visits Lyon and Marseille, just a quick train ride apart — but worlds ...
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Forged by Volcanoes, Kamchatka Offers Majestic, Magnetic Wilds

“If you can find me a better place than Kamchatka on this earth, I will argue with you!” exclaimed Alexei ...
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5 Stops on Germany’s Whiskey Trail

Among drinks enthusiasts, Germany is famous for producing some of the world’s best beers. And a few of the country’s ...
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36 Hours in Boone, N.C. (and Environs)

Asheville, N. C. — with its lively arts district, locavore food movement and over-the-top, Gilded Age mansion — attracts hordes ...
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Don’t Have a Real ID? You’re Not the Only One

Americans are not ready for the Real ID Act that goes into full effect a year from now, according to ...
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TripAdvisor Ends Ticket Sales to Attractions That Breed or Buy Dolphins and Whales

TripAdvisor will no longer sell tickets to attractions that breed, import or capture whales, dolphins, porpoises and other cetaceans for ...
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Welcome to Estonia’s Isle of Women

In the Kihnu Museum on a tiny Estonian island, the elders, dressed in matching striped skirts, pondered a favorite question ...
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How to Avoid Being Fleeced When Using a Credit Card Overseas

If you travel overseas, be warned: Pickpockets really are out to get you.I don’t mean the light-fingered thieves who try ...
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5 New Standout Hotels in American College Towns

When the real estate developer (and former Starwood Hotels & Resorts executive) Paul McGowan was touring colleges with his daughter, ...
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Saudi Arabia Invites Tourists: What You Need to Know

For the first time, Saudi Arabia is officially opening its doors to tourists interested in visiting the kingdom for more ...
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Those Irresistible Price Alerts: ‘HOT!! Chicago to Barcelona, Spain for Only $272’

Penny Yim-Barbieri, 47, a freelance translator based in Las Vegas, didn’t have the Cook Islands on her travel radar when ...
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Sharp Increase in Visitor Park Fees Proposed for the Galápagos

Visitors to the Galápagos Islands will likely pay an increased park fee starting next year, a decision that reflects growing ...
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In the Swiss Alps, Walking a Cliff’s Edge to History

Just outside the train station in the Swiss town of Sion, a yellow signpost points hikers in two main directions ...
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Major Cruise Line to Abandon Plastic Water Bottles

When the Norwegian Encore, the newest ship from Norwegian Cruise Line, launches in November, it will carry no plastic water ...
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In Munich and Dessau, Art and Design Call. But History Is Even More Compelling.

The 52 Places TravelerThe two German cities made the 52 Places list because of their arts offerings, but the Traveler ...
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Paul Theroux’s Mexican Journey

In the casual opinion of most Americans, I am an old man, and therefore of little account, past my best, ...
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Train vs. Plane: And the Winner Is … Well, It Depends

From Chicago, there are a number of ways to travel the 300 miles to St. Louis. American, Southwest and United ...
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Searching for Fall Colors? Let Me Get the Llama for You

“Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower,” wrote the French philosopher Albert Camus. In North America, ...
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36 Hours in Albuquerque

Any conversation about travel to New Mexico seems to start with Santa Fe, the tourist-magnet about 60 miles up the ...
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Jewish Summer Camp With Campfires, Crafts and No Lights Out

As if on cue, the first camper I meet is a guy named Josh: a nice, 27-year-old Jewish boy with ...
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The Bahamas’ Big Need Is Tourists, It Says

The first sign that something is amiss at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island comes before even stepping inside: The ...
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Loneliness and Its Antidote on Orcas Island

The 52 Places TravelerFacing a birthday alone on one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, the 52 Places ...
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‘Oh-Oh, Ay-Ay!’ Riding to an Italian Rhythm on the Transumanza

“Expect four days of sacrifices,” Carmelina Colantuono told me a week before I left New Jersey to travel with her ...
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Counter Service Tipping: Who Gives?

It was 2015 when I first began to grapple with tipping when ordering at a counter-service restaurant. I had ordered ...
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Restoring Black Cowboys to the Range

A pack of red cattle dogs bayed with excitement as Larry Callies drove his pickup truck down a Rosenberg, Tex., ...
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Help! My Hotel Doesn’t Exist

Dear Tripped Up,On a recent family vacation to Cartagena, Colombia, we showed up for a one-night stay at a hotel ...
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36 Hours in Geneva

It’s easy to forget that Geneva, a city that’s practically synonymous with international diplomacy, has an identity quite apart from ...
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A Canadian Island Where Hip Meets Historic

An island roughly 30 miles across that dangles into Lake Ontario, Prince Edward County packs into a small space stunning ...
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Beautiful, Remote and So Instagrammable. Can the Azores Manage Popularity?

The 52 Places TravelerWith views around every turn, the Portugese archipelago is hot, and the 52 Places Traveler finds a ...
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Seeing What the Fighting Is All About on Alaska’s Coastal Plain

Up in the right-hand corner of Alaska, like something freezer-burned and half-remembered in the back of the national icebox, lies ...
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Help! There’s a Bear in My Airbnb

Ann Bryant’s phone rings all season long. She has four phones, actually, in her Homewood, Calif., home office, and they ...
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Escaping Berlin for the Watery Wonders of the German Outdoors

From its source in southeastern Germany, near the Czech border, the Spree River flows steadily to the northwest, until it ...
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The Second City Claims First in Architecture

On a sunny summer day in Chicago, visitors to the Chicago Architecture Center had only to cross busy Wacker Drive ...
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36 Hours in Syracuse, Sicily

Founded by Greeks around 734 B.C., the southeastern Sicilian city that Cicero called “the greatest and most beautiful of all ...
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Sahara-Level Sand Dunes, Mediterranean-Blue Water: Welcome to Michigan

The Dune Climb is one of the most popular things to do in a remarkably beautiful, off-the-radar corner of northwest ...
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Prince Harry to Launch Green Travel Initiative

ImagePrince Harry, Duke of Sussex announces Travalyst, a partnership between himself, Booking.com, SkyScanner, CTrip, TripAdvisor and Visa, at A'dam Tower ...
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Summer’s Not Over Yet! 8 Ways to Extend Your Vacation

By most academic calendars, summer is over after Labor Day. But fall doesn’t officially begin until late September and continued ...
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Hurricane Dorian: Airport Closures, Traveling with Pets, Hotel Fees

[For the latest on Hurricane Dorian, follow our live coverage.]As Hurricane Dorian heads for the United States, Florida airports, hotels ...
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Where Summer Never Changes

One summer, when my twin boys were three, we loaded up the car with pull-ups, crayons, plastic toys and, oh ...
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A Chance to Bond on a Perilous Hiking Trail in Iceland

It was the promise of danger that enticed my 11-year-old son. Sebastian, my oldest child, has grown up reading fantasy ...
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Midway Through His Year, Our 52 Places Traveler Answers Readers’ Questions

The 52 Places Traveler A little behind-the-scenes peek into his strange, but wonderful, day-to-day. Aug. 20, 2019 Video Produced by ...
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In Southern Appalachia, Searching for the ‘Big Bang’ of Country Music

Image A scene outside Bristol, Tenn., where the famous Bristol recording sessions showcased future stars of the country music scene ...
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