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Latest Travel News from CNN

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03/24/2017 05:22 AM
On the hunt for the lost city of Z

03/25/2017 02:06 PM
Where to eat on New Zealand's wine island

03/25/2017 02:37 PM
Paris: Why spring is the best time to visit

03/22/2017 07:27 PM
Exploring Meghalaya, India's abode of the clouds
When it comes to aptly named destinations, the northeast Indian state of Meghalaya is up there with the best.

03/22/2017 05:39 AM
World's 15 best bungee jumps

03/22/2017 06:56 PM
Never-ending honeymoon: A retreat built from romance
"Get dropped off at the road by Las Cabanas beach about four kilometers (2.5 miles) outside of El Nido Town.

03/14/2017 09:25 PM
11 best places to see the Northern Lights

03/23/2017 08:09 PM
Site of Jesus' tomb re-opens after restoration
It's one of Christianity's holiest sites -- the burial chamber where Jesus Christ is believed to have been entombed. Now following nine months of meticulous restoration, it's reopened to the devoted.

03/23/2017 09:21 PM
Laptop ban: What it's going to cost you
It's happening. Already reports of passengers facing enhanced security and early enforcement of the electronics ban have reached social media.

03/22/2017 09:26 AM
Snake + plane = A really good story to tell your friends
A reptilian stowaway creates a ruckus on a flight in Alaska.

Latest Travel News from USA Today

GANNETT Syndication Service

03/25/2017 05:02 AM
Island delicacy: Conched out in the Caribbean
Any visitor to the Turks & Caicos Islands will have ample opportunity to try conch.

03/24/2017 05:08 AM
Five hidden-gem Greek islands
These islands are perfect for travelers seeking historical sights, unhurried adventure and a dash of delicacies.

03/23/2017 08:00 PM
Meet America's gin makers
American distilleries are producing gin using a variety of local botanicals for flavor.

03/24/2017 08:37 AM
‘Sports Illustrated’ swimsuit editor shares her favorite beaches
MJ Day has traveled to more than 100 countries in search of perfect waves, resorts and sandy strands.

03/24/2017 12:52 PM
Indoor water parks: Why wait for summer?
Just because it's March doesn't mean you can't enjoy a day at the water park.

10/05/2016 04:46 AM
50 state secrets to visit around the USA
How well do you know your own state, or the rest of the union?

03/10/2017 09:02 AM
8 hassle-free travel tips for your easiest trip yet
Frequent travelers share their best advice

03/23/2017 05:27 AM
Tech tour: Visiting the HQs of Silicon Valley’s iconic brands
With new buildings and constant hiring of new employees, these companies are transforming the valley.

03/23/2017 12:17 PM
Emirates: Use our new 'laptop handling service' to beat ban
Emirates airline will introduce a “laptop and tablet handling service,” a move that follows an electronics carry-on ban introduced by the United States this week. 

03/22/2017 05:36 PM
TripAdvisor names the world's top destinations for 2017
This year, Bali, Indonesia, is the global winner and New York City ranks No. 1 in the U.S.

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USATODAY - Today In the Sky

03/23/2017 06:31 PM
Some airlines are trolling the ban on carry-on electronics
Airlines affected by carry-on electronics ban have faced choices on how to publicly react.

03/24/2017 05:12 AM
Name that airport ...
Here is this week's "name that airport" photo. 

03/24/2017 12:32 AM
Delta plans New York JFK-Rio de Janeiro non-stops
Delta Air Lines will add service to Brazil from its hub at New York JFK.

03/22/2017 08:15 PM
Emirates: Use our new 'laptop handling service' to beat ban
Emirates airline will introduce a “laptop and tablet handling service,” a move that follows an electronics carry-on ban introduced by the Un...

03/24/2017 02:02 AM
By the numbers: Level, the new European budget carrier
Level will become the fifth airline brand for the International Airlines Group (IAG).

03/24/2017 02:21 AM
$149 Europe fares? British Air parent rolls out new budget airline
Level starts with four routes to Barcelona, including two from California (Oakland and L.A.).

03/24/2017 02:16 AM
Q&A: CEO dishes on new European discount airline Level
BA's parent company has directly joined competition in trans-Atlantic no-frills budget market.

03/22/2017 01:07 AM
Virgin America name will be phased out in favor of Alaska Air, 'likely' in 2019
Alaska acquired Virgin America in 2016, initially suggesting both brands could survive.

03/21/2017 06:21 PM
We shouldn't be included in ban, argue some airlines and airports
Airline and aviation officials reacted to new U.S. and U.K. laptop and electronics bans.

03/22/2017 03:25 AM
That's not carry-on: Loose snake surprises fliers in Alaska
Anna McConnaughy was flying to Alaska's largest city when the announcement came over the intercom: a passenger on a previous flight had brou...

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GANNETT Syndication Service

03/15/2017 05:00 AM
Charming courtyards make these hotels a treat
These private outdoor spaces provide a place to relax after a long day of sightseeing.

03/15/2017 05:31 AM
The 20 most popular hotels in Los Angeles
Expedia names its 20 most in demand hotels in Los Angeles

03/10/2017 06:02 AM
Caribbean resort photo tour: Atlantis Paradise Island
The gargantuan playground across the bridge from downtown Nassau is the largest resort in the Caribbean.

03/23/2017 04:30 AM
10Best: The world's first craft beer hotel

03/16/2017 07:38 AM
Smokies' lodge delays opening, cancels reservations
LeConte Lodge in Great Smoky Mountains National Park has has canceled all reservations through March 23 because staff and their llamas can't ferry supplies up the mountain.

03/16/2016 05:13 AM
23 stunning ocean views in exotic destinations

03/06/2017 12:56 PM
Mattress makeovers: Hotels don't skimp on sleep
Hoteliers go to great lengths to ensure a comfortable sleeping experience.

03/03/2017 05:58 AM
Marriott to team up with the NCAA
Marriott International will offer travelers exclusive deals to NCAA college sports events.

03/01/2017 12:59 PM
Waldorf Astoria New York to shut down today for renovations
The Waldorf Astoria New York closes March 1 for at least two years of renovations.

03/01/2017 05:42 AM
11 amazing hotel pools in Orlando
These pools keep the fun going long after you’ve left the theme park.

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GANNETT Syndication Service

03/22/2017 05:36 PM
TripAdvisor names the world's top destinations for 2017
This year, Bali, Indonesia, is the global winner and New York City ranks No. 1 in the U.S.

03/22/2017 08:15 PM
Connecting the ‘unfinished gem’ of the Oregon coast
The 367-mile Oregon Coast Trail, which stretches from the California state line to Astoria, brings hikers to Oregon’s most beautiful coastal viewpoints and cliff-walled beaches. But it also forces them onto one of the state’s busiest highways, sometimes for miles at a time.

03/22/2017 04:48 AM
Merry-go-rounds: 10 of the oldest carousels in the USA
Gallop into the past on some of the country's oldest and most magnificent machines.

03/22/2017 02:01 AM
Five myths about whitewater rafting
Is it really only for thrill-seekers who also happen to be uber-fit athletes?

03/20/2017 04:46 AM
Grand Canyon: How to make the most of your visit
Hike down or take a mule? We'll help you pick the best way to see the natural wonder.

03/21/2017 04:46 AM
Designing theme parks: The science of exhilaration
See how one theme park ride designer plays with your adrenaline to up the thrills.

03/25/2017 07:12 PM
Country Music Hall of Fame celebrates 50 years
For the last two years, the museum, now located in downtown Nashville, has welcomed more than 1 million visitors annually.

03/25/2017 05:02 AM
Island delicacy: Conched out in the Caribbean
Any visitor to the Turks & Caicos Islands will have ample opportunity to try conch.

03/24/2017 05:19 PM
Where to eat conch in the Turks & Caicos Islands

03/24/2017 09:17 AM
Palm Springs finds bright future in modernist past
Palm Springs was once known as a desert playground for retirees and Hollywood celebrities.

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Latest Travel News from the New York Times

NYT > Travel

03/23/2017 02:00 AM
What a Child Actually Sees on Vacation
See family trips from a younger perspective. A 360 slideshow with vacations in California, Paris, China and beyond.
03/22/2017 08:28 PM
Family Lodging for Part-Time Nature Seekers
New and improved family-friendly hotels and resorts in the United States and abroad offer access to adventures in wild places and milder alternatives, too.
03/22/2017 02:00 AM
Essay: Security Lines and Flight Delays? This Kid’s in Paradise
For a 3-year-old boy on a family trip, the airport itself is the destination.
03/20/2017 09:01 PM
Family Travel: No Nighttime, No Rules: Summertime Above the Arctic Circle
A family heads to the fjords of Norway and sees their sons’ transformation “into a special breed of excitable baby werewolf.”
03/20/2017 09:01 PM
Family Travel: Under the Spell of Sunny Puerto Rico
Yearning for a break from a New York winter, a family revels in the sun, sea and sand of Puerto Rico, and is reminded of its casual charms.
03/20/2017 09:01 PM
Family Travel: The Dutch Way: Tulips, Windmills and Barnyard Animals
A mother recalls a favorite ritual with her young daughter, visiting some of Amsterdam’s many neighborhood children’s farms or petting zoos.
03/20/2017 09:01 PM
Family Travel: A Father-Son Bonding Mission in the French Alps
A family ski trip in France brings more than the creamy, forgiving snow and cheese fondue.
03/21/2017 09:01 PM
Q. and A.: Tips From an Ambassador for Israeli Cuisine
Michael Solomonov, the chef at Zahav in Philadelphia, is the host of a new documentary film on Israel and its dynamic food scene.
03/23/2017 09:01 PM
Bites: A Barcelona Restaurant With a Dash of Creativity
Giuseppe Padula, the chef at Cometa Pla, is from southern Italy and aims to present sophisticated, healthy food.
03/24/2017 03:00 AM
Travel Tips: How to Entertain Children on the Road
Plan stops, play card games on flights, limit television and tablet time, and don’t forget the minibagels.
03/20/2017 06:30 AM
The Getaway: Travel Apps and Games for Children on the Go
Long airplane and car trips are the time to let your children binge on apps — especially those that get them thinking.
03/24/2017 02:09 AM
In Homage to India’s Jewel Culture
Two jewelers are establishing a museum in Jaipur, India’s gem capital, for precious objects, from jewelry to hair ornaments and toe rings.
03/23/2017 02:00 AM
The Voyages Issue: In the Land of Giants
Communing with some of the biggest trees on Earth.
03/22/2017 09:07 AM
A Sight to See: Jodhpur’s Newly Restored Stepwell
Two brothers help revive the Blue City.
03/23/2017 04:43 PM
Airbnb’s Rivals in China Hold Hands in a Nervous New Market
The Silicon Valley firm introduces a new effort in a country where other foreign firms have stumbled — and where rivals offer door locks and advice to worried hosts.

Top Of New York Times Section


NYT > Escapes

03/05/2010 01:42 PM
Paddleboarding in Hawaii: Who Cares About Surf
Paddleboarding while upright means venturing far and wide without having to hunt for waves.
03/05/2010 12:27 AM
The Falcon: A Jazz Haven in a Hudson Valley Hamlet
Away from Manhattan’s urban frenzy, one man’s hospitality has created an intimate stage for top-tier musicians.
03/05/2010 12:28 AM
Breaking Ground: Sound-View Homes in North Carolina’s Waterfront
A waterfront second-home community in Merry Hill, N.C.
02/27/2010 06:01 PM
From Frozen Vines In Ontario, a Sweet Specialty: Ice Wine
The Niagara Peninsula in Ontario is ground zero for ice wine, whose grapes are ready for harvesting in the middle of winter.

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Latest Travel Tips from ESL

Sujain Thomas -- 2015-08-28 23:46
Travel Truths That Will Always Catch Up With You It doesn’t really matter whether you are one of those meticulous and go-by-the-book travelers or simply the fancy and footloose types without a care in the world, there are certain travel truths that will always catch up with you. You would have ten...
aggouni -- 2015-04-10 19:02
You may wonder what is the healthiest way to spend money? What causes us travel and be globetrotters? Where can a long trip on plane take us to? And where does the only palace exist in the United States? Discover 10 of the finest tourist facts that will introduce you to the world of travelling just ...
t2india.in -- 2015-03-01 04:13
Busted: Popular Travelling Myths Travelling is one of the THE rites of passage of the world. Everyone has this inherent need to travel whether they are from the stone age looking for better pastures or the new age man or woman looking to add some colour to life with a short trip abroad. Exploring ne...
Jude Tan -- 2014-04-26 01:50
So you've just had your Chinese visa stamped into your passport, your flights are booked, you have your farewell party sorted and it’s just a matter of days before the adventure begins. While a game of charades with your local waitress might be fun the first couple of times, getting chicken claw a...
Well jaded traveler -- 2014-00-22 12:18
When arriving in a new city, from my hotel room (which I always chose in the middle of the hotel area of the city), I walk to a nearby 5 star hotel. They always have a line of taxi cabs waiting in their drive way. They only allow good taxi drivers to pick up their guests. I don't know what the proce...
Peter Goudge -- 2014-00-22 12:09
Every person who has spent some time teaching and travelling around the world has a taxi story to share. Over the past 30 years or so that I’ve been teaching and travelling (with breaks in between), I can safely say that I’ve heard a taxi story from every continent. I’ve heard some shockers in...
Emily Austin -- 2014-00-04 12:29
Whether you are dealing with forest camping for the first time, or you are a frequent camper, a new outdoor tour will always be very thrilling and scary at the same time, especially if it includes camping within it. If you are planning a tour to India for experiencing ultimate fun and adventure, the...
Sarsjh Patrick -- 2013-11-04 12:58
Wildlife photography is indeed very rewarding, yet challenging when compared with all the other kinds of photography. Getting all the animals together to click the perfect picture can at times be very irritating. You cannot control or order them the way you want and therefore, need to have lots of p...
Jon Cheney -- 2013-06-19 17:49
As summer rolls on through, and we all sit in the office pining for a foreign getaway, regrets may begin to creep in that we didn’t think ahead and book something months ago. Thankfully there are plenty of holiday operators offering last minute holiday deals so you don’t have to miss out on a su...
Cliff -- 2013-06-19 15:59
There is always a part of me that dislikes the environmental impacts of traveling. The use of fossil fuels for transportation, buying food in non-environmentally friendly packaging, the list goes on. Luckily, I've found a couple of ways to make traveling a little easier on the environment. Use these...

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