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The Summer of Love: A Walking Tour of San Francisco, 50 Years Later

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 11:41
This self-guided stroll through the city’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood celebrates the 50th anniversary of the seminal love-in.

The Best (and Worst) Frequent-Flier Programs

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 00:19
Southwest and JetBlue outperform larger U.S. and foreign competitors with more generous programs, while American lags behind again, Scott McCartney finds.

Dare to Let the Children Plan Your Vacation

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 15:53
A family’s youngest members can learn plenty from helping to shape a holiday, but parents should avoid the pitfalls along the way.

A Beloved English Pub Reopens in Cornwall

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 12:04
Just in time for the summer, the Ferry Boat Inn is being reimagined by the Towill family.

A Nature-Focused Escape in Southern India

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 11:48
A solo traveler forgoes India’s mobbed bucket-list attractions in favor of secluded resorts and nature treks in the country’s sleepy south.

Curses! Hawaii Can't Get Tourists to Stop Sending Back Lava

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 18:15
The persistent belief that Pele, the volcano goddess of Hawaii’s Big Island, brings bad luck to those who take lava prompts hundreds of people to return rocks each year; ‘we’re very sorry.’

The Most Delicious Bar Crawl in Spain

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 09:39
Few places merit a tasting tour like Bilbao, whose stand-and-eat bar snacks are way more than just nuts. A neighborhood guide to the best pinxtos bars in the city.

The Ultimate Destination for Fearless Travelers---and Their Scaredy-Cat Companions

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 12:42
Though less forbidding than it once was, Papua New Guinea remains one of the planet’s wildest places. An off-the-grid guide for travelers who still like their creature comforts.

What to Expect for Summer Travel

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 23:41
Bargains abound overseas, but you’ll likely have to spend more in the U.S., with a strong dollar and Trump administration rules among the factors, Scott McCartney writes.

Two-for-One Vacations: How to Game the Layover System

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 13:23
Several airlines offer “free” stopovers, and a host of other perks, if you swing by their home towns for a few days. Here’s your guide.

An Insider's Guide to Brooklyn, Old-School and Newfangled

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 15:20
No longer merely hip, the once-insular borough now draws discerning tourists, including Manhattanites. Four savvy locals share their favorite places to dine, shop and stroll.

Retracing a WWI Soldier's Fate in Rural France: The Rise of Ancestry Travel

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 01:14
Armed with a digital paper trail, descendents of a World War I soldier relive the horrific past in the hushed countryside and riverside villages in northern France.

What Caused an Epic Meltdown at Delta

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 16:08
Spring break for hundreds of thousands of Delta passengers was disrupted by thunderstorms in Atlanta that led to an epic meltdown for the usually reliable airline. Delta’s internal investigation blames jammed phone lines for cascading problems. Scott McCartney has the changes the airline plans to implement before the summer.

The Eagles Sue an Actual Hotel California

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 10:22
For years, the Hotel California in Todos Santos, Mexico, has reminded people of the Eagles song that shares its name. But this week, the Eagles sued the operators of the hotel in Los Angeles federal court, accusing them and others of unlawfully cashing in on their song and infringing on the band’s trademark rights.

Airbnb, HomeAway Settle Lawsuit With San Francisco

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 23:53
Home-sharing sites Airbnb Inc. and Expedia Inc.’s HomeAway have reached a settlement with San Francisco that makes it easier for rental hosts to register with the city and helps the companies avoid costly fines.

How to Spend a Perfect Long Weekend in Portland

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 14:01
Oregon’s determinedly quirky city makes for a boredom-free three-day escape—especially on two wheels. Here, a guide on where to stay, eat, caffeinate and bike all over the city.

Cruising in Vietnam Without the Crowds: A Savvy Traveler's Guide

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 13:07
Exalted as one of Vietnam’s unmissable sights, Ha Long Bay swarms with tourists boats. But the nearby Bai Tu Long National Park offers the same indelible scenery without the scene.

Treehouse Envy? Get These Spring Reads for Outdoorsy Folks

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 15:03
Now that spring has legitimately arrived, three unusual books offer a fresh take on outdoor diversions, from mushroom foraging to lounging in an oak.

The Hottest Neighborhood in Charleston? Think Uptown

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 11:08
The formerly sleepy district is now central to the city’s food and art scene.

Where to Find Great Volunteer Vacations

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:35
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