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KANSAS CITY, Mo. | I learned an important lesson from a food blogger in Kansas City: Talking about barbecue in these parts may involve "fightin' words."
NEW YORK | A thrill ride themed on the New York City subway is planned for the Staten Island waterfront near where a giant Ferris wheel will be built.
ST. LOUIS | Exhibits include dog paintings, dog sculptures and displays about famous dogs. But what really makes this St. Louis museum unique is the visitors: Dogs are welcome, and curators aren't worried about the canines knocking things over or making a mess.
NEW YORK (AP) — Family travel falls into three distinct phases. First, there's the exhausting period of travel with crying babies who need diapers, bottles, strollers, car seats and naps. Then come the golden years, when kids can handle long rides and long walks, when they actually think sca…
Disney Cruise Line's oldest ship, the Magic, is getting a makeover, including the addition of a children's area themed on Marvel Comics superheroes and a three-story water slide, the company announced Friday.
Frequent travelers and those who work in the industry say a few common-sense precautions can go a long way to ensuring personal safety.
For more than 20 years, state park officials in Massachusetts have encouraged locals to get off the couch Jan. 1 and take a hike; nothing too strenuous, but a healthy way to start the new year.
From elaborately decorated trees to drive-through lighting displays to boat parades and train shows, a variety of holiday spectacles are being staged through the end of December and into early January around the country. Here are a few of them.
Social media will be a big component of a new program announced by Disney Wednesday in which the company's parks in California and Florida will feature weekly surprise themes and events.
Peter Greenberg wants you to travel like a local, not a tourist, and he's written a new series of guidebooks to help.
She likes Venice as a side trip from Rome; he says do Florence instead. She likes traveling with kids; he says he doesn't — even though he took her when she was young.
Pity the War of 1812. Its bicentennial is at hand and events are planned for all over North America, from Canada and the Great Lakes to the Mid-Atlantic and the South. But good luck finding someone who can explain in 10 words or less what the war was about.
A hundred years ago, the sinking of the Titanic was a tragic disaster. Today, it's fodder for an entertaining outing with the kids.
These days, camping isn't just pitching a tent in the wilderness on a long hike, or stopping at a campground far from home on a road trip.
Spring is the time when many travelers plan their biggest vacations of the year: Leisurely road trips, family getaways with kids out of school, and travel abroad over the peak summer season. Here are some of the new guidebook releases from this season to inspire you and help plan your itiner…
Flowers from around the world will be on display in Philadelphia, orchids in the Bronx will help conjure up Cuba, and the streetscapes of Paris have been reimagined at a garden in St. Louis.
Why take a walking tour inspired by a cable series you've never seen?
Forecasts for 2010 predict that more people will be traveling, but the numbers are still well below what they were before the recession. Still, if you can afford to get away, interesting events will drawing visitors to destinations around the world, from Shanghai to South Africa to Orlando.
Models of the Obama White House, the Obama home in Chicago and the house Michelle Obama grew up in are on display at holiday train shows at the Chicago Botanic Garden and the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington.
This season's Christmas tree displays include trees made from feathers at a historic home in Indianapolis, a thank-you tree in Boston sent from Nova Scotia, and the Obamas' first National Christmas Tree ceremony in Washington.
Disney is offering a free day's admission to 1 million guests who complete a day of volunteer work next year.
Pick-your-own orchards are expected to have a strong fall season, thanks to consumers staying closer to home for leisure activities and an increased interest in local food and lower prices.
When it comes to autumn color, New England's reputation is five-star. So are Westerners blowing it out their cowboy hats when they claim their golden aspens and cottonwoods can go head to head with Northeastern maples and oaks in October?
New York is crazy for cupcakes. There are cupcake classes and cupcake tours, lines down the block at cupcake bakeries, a cupcake tea at a five-star hotel, and a cupcake truck with 6,000 followers on Twitter.
Visiting an amusement park for the day with a family of four can add up. But there are ways to cut costs, from discounts on admission to strategies for keeping food spending down.
Remember the old song "500 Miles Away From Home"? Think of it as a challenge instead of a lament and you could come up with some good ideas for a road trip.
NEW YORK | The number of vacationing Americans will be down this summer, according to a new AP-Gfk Poll, and a third of Americans surveyed said they have already canceled at least one trip this year because of financial concerns.
Here are some questions and answers for travelers regarding swine flu, flights and cruises to Mexico, travel insurance, and how to protect yourself while traveling.
You could pay a lot of money for the privilege of donating your labor to a worthy cause somewhere around the world on a volunteer vacation. Or you could just throw your sleeping bag in the car, drive to a nearby park, and for as little as $150, spend a week in the wilderness rebuilding trail…
Enough already with chilly gray winter. Time to pick up a bouquet of bright pink tulips and start thinking about spring.
This Christmas, make an early New Year's resolution: I will not bring home T-shirts made in China as souvenir gifts from my travels.
Stuck at home Thanksgiving weekend? You don't have to be in New York's Rockefeller Center to enjoy ice skating or the Rockettes. Holiday train rides, Christmas shows, lighting displays and outdoor winter fun like ice skating and skiing all begin in late November in many localities. Here are …
New England's fall foliage typically peaks in late September and early October. But around the country, leaf-peeping season runs longer than you might think.
It's a big year for fans of theme parks and roller coasters all over North America.
NEW YORK | In recent weeks, thousands of air passengers have been stranded by airline bankruptcies and flight cancellations. And there may be more disruptions ahead as older jets continue to be scrutinized for safety and the economy bubbles with trouble.
Harlem is the historic capital of black American culture, but like many New York neighborhoods, it is rapidly changing.
Last summer, 27 people from Northeast Ohio went skiing together in Valle Nevado, Chile, where the Southern Hemisphere resort was in the throes of winter.
More than half of those who've never taken a cruise would like to do so, according to a 2006 survey by the Cruise Lines International Association.
Fall is the nicest season for rolling down the car windows, taking a drive and enjoying the scenery. Stop along the way to pick pumpkins, visit a winery, or stroll a woodsy trail sparkling with reds and golds. Watch the cranberry harvest in Massachusetts, take a moose tour in Maine or an elk…
Most spas take pride in providing a thoroughly modern experience, offering the latest product formulas, complex therapies and state-of-the-art facilities.
Need a passport in a hurry? Good luck!
Christine Louise Hohlbaum and her husband took their children to Venice when they were 2 and 4 years old. Looking back, she wishes she'd waited until they were a little older.
"I see it!" said my 8-year-old son, Nathaniel.
Despite forecasts of a busy hurricane season, the idea of a summer vacation on a tropical beach appeals to many travelers. And there is one advantage: It costs less now than at other times of year.
Arthur Frommer first saw Europe in 1953 from the window of a military transport plane.
It's lovely to visit a garden on a spring day, surrendering to the scents, colors, and even the sounds, of birds chirping or the breeze rustling a dogwood tree heavy with blossoms.
Destinations in Asia and river cruises in Europe are among the hottest new trends in travel as 2007 begins, while changes in passport regulations and a growing awareness of environmental issues may also affect where and how people vacation in the new year.
For skiers, the best time of year is at hand.
You can't drive around on your own in this canyon, or hike where you please. And you should ask permission before taking pictures of the Navajo Indians who still live and farm here.
Invite a 10-year-old boy on a walk to see fall foliage, and he won't even glance up from his video game.
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