Assateague’s Annual Wild Pony Swim to Chincoteague - July 27, 2011 09:00 AM
Assateague is a quiet National Seashore destination off the coast of Maryland and Virginia. On the island of Assateague, ponies roam free, but once a year herds are rounded up for a run and swim to Chincoteague.
Exploring Bethlehem's Ancient Architecture and Religious Celebrations - December 10, 2010 07:00 AM
Bethlehem is an intriguing destination any time of year, but especially during the Christmas season. The city’s historic churches and squares enchant visitors, while its ancient architecture and meandering footpaths lend a truly old-world atmosphere. Learn about Bethlehem’s most revered spots, and get insight into modern life in Bethlehem.
Highpointing: A View From the Top - November 25, 2010 07:00 AM
Some consider mountain climbing or hiking as hobbies. But there are others—highpointers—who are into something a little more specific: reaching the highest peak in every state, from the 345-foot Britton Hill in Florida to Alaska’s 20,320-foot Mount McKinley.
What Is a Micronation? - November 11, 2010 10:00 AM
There are thousands of strange and unique micronations around the world whose founders stand up for their beliefs, regardless of whether anyone else does.
The 10 Most Haunted Places in the United States - October 23, 2010 07:00 AM
From coast to coast, the U.S. is strewn with haunted hideaways and tales of terror that have yet to fade away. We've rounded up ten of the scariest, in prisons, historical American buildings, and seemingly quaint locales - even a bed and breakfast. The spooky selections are counted down, culminating with the number one most haunted place in the country, an unexpected sunny city.
Fall Getaways: Blue Ridge Parkway - October 22, 2010 07:00 AM
Fall is made for festivals, hikes in the woods and scenic road trips with stops along the way for crisp red apples and stunning photo opportunities. This week, we highlight distinctly autumnal activities along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina.
Fall Getaways: Oregon - October 15, 2010 12:00 PM
Fall is made for festivals, hikes in the woods and scenic road trips, with stops along the way for crisp red apples and stunning photo opportunities. Two of the best areas for these distinctly autumnal activities are Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge and Hood River Valley.
Fall Getaways: Santa Fe - October 08, 2010 07:00 AM
Fall is made for festivals, hikes in the woods, and scenic road trips, with stops along the way for local produce and stunning photo opportunities. This week, we highlight distinctly autumnal activities in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Nature’s Tourist Attractions - October 02, 2010 07:00 AM
Looking for a journey more organic than the slide down Splash Mountain? More exciting than the grounded contemplation of California redwoods? You might want to capture one of nature’s fleeting—but spectacular—thrills.
Summer Getaway: Ithaca and the Finger Lakes - May 29, 2010 08:00 AM
In western New York state, a wealth of natural features and thriving cultural life offer visitors an unmatched mix of options. The Ithaca area boasts relaxing waterfalls and a bustling downtown scene, while wine trails lead oenophiles around clear blue Finger Lakes, dotted with sail boats and contented locals.
Movie Travel: Coco Chanel's Paris - May 26, 2010 08:00 AM
Paris needs no embellishment, particularly the Paris of Coco Chanel, who rose from rags to the riches of her luxurious suite at the Ritz. The iconic designer is the subject of the new film “Coco Before Chanel.” Learn where Coco slept, strolled and shopped, and create a Paris itinerary recalling her fashionable taste.
Lighthouse Travel - May 24, 2010 08:00 AM
Lighthouses have the romantic appeal of keepers at home on the sea and cut off from the rest of the world. Visiting or sleeping in lighthouses offers travelers a unique escape, and a chance to experience the ultimate in seclusion.
Spring Getaways: The Shawangunk Mountains - May 19, 2010 08:00 AM
A favorite of climbers and outdoor enthusiasts looking for an adventure fix within reach of New York City, the Shawangunk region also accommodates a range of travelers. Anyone seeking a getaway that offers plenty of fresh air, good food and kind locals will enjoy a stay in this Catskills haven.
Spring Getaway: Vancouver, British Columbia - May 03, 2010 08:00 AM
For city lovers seeking a breath of fresh air, Vancouver should be at the top of the list for an urban getaway. The city sits on the coast of British Columbia, and offers visitors kayaking and beaches, as well as cultural draws like museums and renowned restaurants.
Amid Ash Cloud Chaos, Could Passengers Rediscover Thrill of Travel? - April 20, 2010 12:00 PM
The volcanic ash out of Iceland has grounded flights across Europe, leading some to question whether convenience has dulled our appreciation for adventurous overland and sea travel.
Education Vacation: Native American History in the American Southwest - April 10, 2010 08:00 AM
The American Southwest bursts with potential for exploration, and offers opportunities to learn about Native American groups, particularly the Hopi and Anasazi. Discover what it’s like to drive the Trail of the Ancients scenic byway, plan a day trip to New Mexico’s Chaco Culture National Historical Park or create an itinerary for the Four Corners, a hotbed of Native American history and culture.
Travel Through US History at Gettysburg - March 26, 2010 12:30 PM
Gettysburg is famous for its Civil War history, its 20,000-acre battlefield, dramatic stone monuments and affecting cemetery. A popular destination for schools and families with children, Gettysburg presents a wealth of educational opportunities, but is surrounded by a quaint town that allows for parental relaxation as well. Take a virtual visit to Gettysburg using the Web sites in this article, and get a pre-trip history lesson that will enhance your visit.
Teachers Find Innovative Travel Opportunities - February 02, 2010 07:06 AM
A small city in New York state offers special travel deals just for teachers and their families, but there are plenty of ways for educators to travel frugally.
Lessons From ’82 Disaster Aided Hudson River Crash Pilots - January 15, 2010 07:00 AM
The deadly 1982 crash of an Air Florida plane into a Washington, D.C., bridge changed the way pilots perform their jobs, and imparted lessons used by the crew of US Airways Flight 1549 when landing in N.Y.’s Hudson river on Jan. 15 of last year.
5 Sites for Last-Minute Travel - December 30, 2009 08:00 AM
During peak travel seasons, vacationers have their work cut out for them. Though navigating airport lines and packing your luggage will be a hassle, planning a trip should be quick and easy, not expensive and complicated—even when booking at the last minute. The five Web sites below have the easiest, most innovative tools to help last-minute travelers get the best deals on flights, hotels and vacation packages.
Web Sites to Watch for Travel in 2010 - December 28, 2009 10:00 AM
Experts love telling travelers where to experience the next big thing, but most of us would rather choose for ourselves. Certain travel magazines, Web sites, blogs and tour companies stand out from the pack, equipping travelers with the inspiration and insight to seek adventure in 2010.
Holiday Train Travel Inspired by “Everybody’s Fine” - December 04, 2009 03:00 PM
"Everybody’s Fine” is a new Robert De Niro film that highlights the joys and challenges of train travel, particularly during the holiday season.
Ecotourism: What Makes Travel Truly Eco-Friendly? - November 17, 2009 05:00 PM
Lately it seems as if every tour operator and destination is touting some type of eco-tour. But how can travelers determine whether a claim of greenness is authentic or just capitalizing on a trend? The concept of ecotourism is actually quite simple, but not so easy to fulfill.
Film Spotlights WWII and Could Boost New Orleans Tourism - November 04, 2009 02:15 PM
A new Tom Hanks film marks the unveiling of elaborate additions to New Orleans’ National World War II Museum, underscoring the city’s reemergence.
5 Sites for Planning a Providence B&B Weekend - October 26, 2009 04:00 PM
Boasting charming historic scenery with modern flair and an artistic sensibility, Providence, Rhode Island, is a fine choice for a weekend getaway. Sleeping in a cozy bed and breakfast can make a few days of dining, strolling and museum hopping in Providence all the more appealing.
Fall in New York: Broadway Buzz and Celebrities on Stage - October 22, 2009 07:30 AM
Theater season has hit, bringing a variety of options to New York City. Discover some of the most hyped productions, including dramatic tales of marriage, strained work relationships and an unusual 1800s medical treatment. Hollywood stars have also flooded Broadway, performing in both classic and modern plays.
Bad Behavior of Pilots, Crew and Passengers Poses Big Safety Risk During Flights - October 06, 2009 03:01 PM
The heroic efforts of Captain Sullenberger in saving flight 1549 in January is in stark contrast to the behavior of the crew aboard a recent Air India flight, and the extreme danger posed by those who behave badly in the air.
Fall in New York: Theater Season Roundup - October 01, 2009 04:30 PM
Autumn in New York City brings a full and varied cultural calendar with, perhaps most notably, a jam-packed theater season. Broadway and Off-Broadway productions run the gamut from musicals with star-studded casts, to stirring dramas written by renowned playwrights, while unique venues lend excitement to the scene.
New England B&B Weekend: Portland, Maine - September 29, 2009 06:30 PM
Most recently in the spotlight for its enviable restaurants and superb local seafood, Portland presents an attractive range of possibilities for travelers. Few cities can claim to offer Portland's combination of small town atmosphere and fine culture, along with a lively arts district flanked by North Atlantic Ocean scenery.
Movie Travel: Inspired by "Bright Star," a Trek to Keats' Hampstead, London - September 25, 2009 11:30 AM
Atop a hill in North London sits leafy Hampstead, an elegant neighborhood teeming with open spaces, historic architecture and the former home of John Keats. The poet's love affair with Fanny Brawne is the subject of "Bright Star," a new film serving as inspiration for travelers to the British city.