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10/23/2017 06:53 AM
The 24-year-old pilot taking off on Instagram

10/23/2017 04:51 AM
The best things to see, do and eat in Saint-Tropez
From parties to the plages, there's no better metaphor for sun-kissed fun than Saint-Tropez.

10/23/2017 02:13 AM
Haunted places around the world
"I think we all like to be a little bit scared, don't we?" says author and historian Robert Grenville, whose book "Haunted Places," explores some of the world's most spine-chilling spots.

10/20/2017 11:41 AM
Ice tsunamis at the world's edge
All before us is ice. Stretching out for miles there's nothing but a vast barrier of white. A frozen sea, more than 30 stories tall, as menacing as it is beautiful.

10/19/2017 11:50 PM
The ultimate volcano adventure
Volcanoes from the air and on the ground, plus a night at an exclusive Hawaii hideaway. The Four Seasons Hualalai if offering an awe-inspiring helicopter adventure.

10/10/2017 02:14 PM
Volcanoes and valleys on the Big Island
The youngest of Hawaii's main islands -- and it's still growing, with over 500 acres of new land added over the last 30 years -- the Big Island of Hawai'i overflows with outdoor adventures. Here you can hike to the edge of the world's longest-running volcanic eruption, then climb Hawaii's two tallest peaks.

10/16/2017 12:41 PM
They purchased paradise ... then gave it all away
This is the story of the couple who purchased paradise, the neighbors who curse their name and the idea that might save life as we know it.

10/10/2017 01:33 AM
Laps of luxury: 17 jaw-dropping pools around the world
Diving in at the deep end has never been more enjoyable than in these jaw-dropping pools.

10/05/2017 06:55 AM
Johannesburg gaining on its stunner of a sibling city
Arriving at the Saxon Hotel requires a series of grand entrances: the imposing 20-foot gate through the high walls that separate the grounds from Johannesburg's suburban expanse; the meandering drive through the lush gardens; the foyer to the hotel with its enormous ostrich egg chandelier.

10/04/2017 06:56 PM
Wake up to wildlife: Asia's best luxury tented camps
The glamping trend has swept through Asia, with new luxury tented camps setting up in the region's most pristine locations.

Latest Travel News from USA Today

GANNETT Syndication Service

10/23/2017 05:44 AM
Stunning views of Seattle's iconic Space Needle
It is the most defining building in the Seattle skyline and a must-see for visitors to the city.

10/23/2017 04:45 AM
Haunted hotels: Here's how much it costs to stay in one
Feeling brave this Halloween season? Book a night in one of these notoriously haunted hotels.

10/23/2017 03:00 AM
In the midst of disaster, Guy Fieri and José Andrés feed the nation
Celebrity chefs are serving meals to those affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, and the wildfires in Northern California wine country.

10/22/2017 03:00 PM
Excuse me, your vacation rental is missing something
Vacation rental owners are not hoteliers, and often don't know how to keep their homes stocked with enough basic supplies.

08/03/2017 05:05 AM
11 travel photos you should stop taking right now
We’re all guilty of taking a touristy photograph here and there. But certain photographic cliches are tiring to look at and to take.

10/20/2017 03:41 AM
Fall at Montreal's food markets
Fall produce and pumpkins overflow at Montreal's Jean Talon and Atwater Markets. Get a sneak peek of gourds and more on our photo tour.

10/20/2017 05:05 AM
The pilot’s perspective: Common questions from our Ask the Captain column
Former airline pilot and aviation safety consultant John Cox answers questions from USA TODAY readers about flying.

10/20/2017 05:00 AM
10 great stops along the Great Lakes
Although the Great Lakes make up the world’s largest body of freshwater, the inland seas are often overlooked.

10/20/2017 04:45 AM
Find beautiful fall colors in these public lands
From national parks to wildlife refuges, these public lands are perfect for leaf peeping.

10/19/2017 06:02 AM
Royal Caribbean's giant Symphony of the Seas to debut ahead of schedule
Symphony of the Seas will measure 230,000 tons and carry more than 6,000 passengers.

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06/19/2017 08:04 PM
Allegiant : 28 new routes, 3 new cities part of its biggest expansion ever
Allegiant bills news as “largest-ever announcement of new service in the company’s history.”

06/18/2017 08:52 PM
Weather delays: Monday turned out to be a terrible day to fly
Air travelers faced major headaches Monday afternoon as a long line thunderstorms blocked flight paths from New England to the Gulf Coast. 

06/20/2017 03:48 AM
Qatar Airways CEO warns of 'lasting wound' from 'blockade'
CEO: Fliers are returning and again using Qatar as aviation hub after initial hit to business.

06/18/2017 07:03 PM
Paris Air Show day 1: A bigger 737, huge Airbus order and the president
See all the stories that made news from the opening day of the Paris Air Show.

06/19/2017 02:59 AM
Boeing unveils a bigger 737 in fight against Airbus
Boeing's plans for 'stretched' version of its 737 Max aircraft came at the Paris Air Show.

06/19/2017 12:24 AM
Paris Air Show 2017: Airbus lands first big deal on Monday
Airbus has clinched a deal for 100 single-aisle A320neo planes in its first big move at the show.

06/19/2017 12:36 AM
Paris Air Show: What to look for in 2017
Boeing-Airbus rivalry will again be huge, but there are other interesting story lines.

06/15/2017 06:37 PM
New era of budget travel? Norwegian begins Boeing 737 flights to Europe
Discount airline will be flying 12 Boeing 737 routes to Europe from small U.S. airports by fall.

06/16/2017 05:12 AM
Name that airport ... (Bangkok Suvarnabhumi)
UPDATE: The photo in this week's "name that airport" post is of Thailand's Suvarnabhumi Airport near Bangkok. 

06/16/2017 12:00 AM
Spirit Airlines adds new routes from Pittsburgh, Hartford
The budget carrier is growing at two of its newest cities with more flights to Florida.

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10/16/2017 05:03 AM
Hotel del Coronado: San Diego’s luxury landmark for 129 years
Since its opening in 1888, the hotel has been a San Diego landmark, its silhouette rising from the coastline like a sandcastle reaching for the sky.

10/19/2017 10:46 AM
Nine Santa Monica hotels for a sunny SoCal experience
While Santa Monica offers dozens of solid properties to pick from, these have particularly captured our attention.

10/18/2017 09:30 AM
The 20 most popular hotels in Washington, D.C.
Expedia names the 20 most in demand hotels in Washington, D.C.

10/22/2017 09:22 AM
Inside Booking.com's NFL House

10/23/2017 06:03 AM
IHG and Kimpton rewards programs set to merge
IHG will bring Kimpton's frequent guests into its loyalty program

10/20/2017 06:27 AM
Hip hotel and nightlife brand spreads across U.S., Middle East
Hotel and nightlife brand sbe makes its debut overseas

10/18/2017 05:03 AM
Dogs now welcome at Disney World resorts
Select Disney World resorts will let guests check in with dogs.

10/17/2017 09:34 AM
Staybridge Suites partners with celebrity chef Carla Hall
The Chew's co-host Carla Hall creates recipes for IHG brand

10/15/2017 07:09 PM
Celebrity chef Carla Hall creates recipes for Staybridge Suites

10/11/2017 10:09 AM
Honeymoon hotels: Five romantic resorts in Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit
Couples can choose among a selection of secluded five-star resorts, boutique beach town hotels, or classic Mexican accommodations.

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10/19/2017 04:49 AM
11 secret Italian villages to visit before the crowds do
Slip away from the crowds, wander down cobblestone lanes and get a first-hand look at how the locals live.

10/20/2017 05:00 AM
10 great stops along the Great Lakes
Although the Great Lakes make up the world’s largest body of freshwater, the inland seas are often overlooked.

10/19/2017 09:02 AM
New British Library exhibit celebrates 20 years of Harry Potter
The exhibit includes J.K. Rowling’s outline for the first book, her drawings of characters and a map of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

10/19/2017 05:41 AM
Four fall and winter getaways in Wisconsin
Fight the urge to hole up inside this fall and winter and explore these four great escapes across the state.

10/17/2017 04:55 AM
‘Magical Towns’: Authentic Mexico off the beaten path
Travelers who feel comfortable striking out on their own will find small towns offering an authentic experience of bygone Mexico.

10/19/2017 10:46 AM
Nine Santa Monica hotels for a sunny SoCal experience
While Santa Monica offers dozens of solid properties to pick from, these have particularly captured our attention.

10/20/2017 04:56 AM
Great stops along the Great Lakes

10/19/2017 07:48 AM
Thrill of the week: Ride Busch Gardens' InvadR
Ride Busch Gardens Williamsburg's first wooden coaster virtually.

10/19/2017 07:22 AM
Harry Potter exhibit celebrates 20th anniversary of first book

10/19/2017 04:37 AM
Great fall and winter getaways in Wisconsin

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Latest Travel News from the New York Times

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10/23/2017 02:00 AM
Next Stop: In Spice-Laden Kerala, a Break From Urban India
Younger Indians, flush with disposable income and a newfound appreciation of the cultural riches within their own borders, have discovered Kerala. And for good reason.
10/23/2017 02:00 AM
Update: Most Houston Attractions Have Reopened; the Opera Gets Creative
Hurricane Harvey caused flooding in the theater district so other venues will be used for performances. Museums, restaurants and festivals are also back.
10/21/2017 02:00 AM
Travel Tips: How to Have a Romantic Vacation
Plan surprises (a sunset cruise), stay off your phone, write (really write) a love letter.
10/17/2017 07:42 AM
Next Stop: In Norway, the Journey Is the Destination
A writer finds emotional solace on some of Norway’s scenic remote roads, which have been transformed into architectural wonders.
10/23/2017 02:50 AM
The Place Beyond the Fire Island Pines
Columbia County, a quiet part of upstate New York, has emerged as a 21st-century haven — and a reminder of the ongoing relevance of the queer community.
10/23/2017 06:23 AM
Cultured Traveler: Where to See (Really See) the Art of Maya Lin
The work of the artist and architect — and the meditation and reflection it inspires — can be experienced in New England cities large and small.
10/21/2017 02:00 AM
Bites: A Rare Gem of a Restaurant in Lagos
The celebratory feel at Nok by Alara in Lagos, Nigeria, owes equally to its hip ambience and its new take on regional staples.
10/14/2017 02:00 AM
Trending: Surf and Safari: Packages Offer Two Hotels, Two Experiences
Properties are giving guests different destinations in one trip — including jungle and beach in Belize, city and country in New York.
10/20/2017 10:12 AM
Update: After Fires, Napa and Sonoma Tourism Industry Is Getting Back on Its Feet
Some vineyards were wiped out by devastating wildfires. But many, plus hotels, parks and restaurants, are reopening.
10/20/2017 01:40 PM
Vacationing in the United States? Be Warned, Some Countries Say
Mass shootings, potential terrorist attacks and natural disasters lead to a spate of new travel advisories.
10/20/2017 02:00 AM
Trending: The Great Concierge Debate: Digital or Personal?
Online services like When in Roam try to tailor itineraries to each traveler, using professional concierges. But hotel concierges favor face time.
10/21/2017 03:00 AM
Once So Chic and Swooshy, Freeways Are Falling Out of Favor
Several cities face pressure to tear down the 1960s-era mega-roads and reinstate pedestrian-friendly streets. Jane Jacobs told you so!
10/21/2017 03:00 AM
The Look: Traveling Across Japan
Hiroyuki Ito, a photographer who grew up in Tokyo, wanted to see more of his country. So he spent two months this summer documenting interesting moments.
10/20/2017 12:23 PM
U.S.-Turkey Visa Standoff Disrupts Business and Tourism
As the diplomatic dispute lingers, Turks and Americans are struggling with the effects, and the United States is demanding protection for its consular staff.
10/20/2017 05:00 PM
Wildfires Spared the Vineyards, but the Wines Could Suffer
Winemakers in Northern California feel they dodged the worst, but have short-term worries about the grapes.

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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 ...
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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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