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Gear: Blood pressure monitor works with your smartphone

Gear: Blood pressure monitor works with your smartphone

Monitoring blood pressure during travels can be vital, especially for those with a history of...

Advice on tipping while traveling abroad

Advice on tipping while traveling abroad

Question: How do I tip the people who take me by wheelchair for airline departures?...

Postcards From the West: Hanalei, Hawaii

Postcards From the West: Hanalei, Hawaii

The north coast of Kauai is a place of spiky green ridges and plunging waterfalls. In low-key...

 Hawaii's Kona Coast beckons with a growing food scene to savor

Hawaii's Kona Coast beckons with a growing food scene to savor

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii — "Don't dip your head into the dark chocolate," a male voice behind me...

Disney's Aulani helps elevate Ko Olina as a destination

Disney's Aulani helps elevate Ko Olina as a destination

KO OLINA, Hawaii — Hang around the fire-pit fire long enough, watching Uncle Ito breathe...

Weekend Escape: It's a wild life at Carrizo Plain National Monument

Weekend Escape: It's a wild life at Carrizo Plain National Monument

You don't have to travel all the way to East Africa to go on safari. Grab your binoculars and camera and scan the 50-...

LAX dog-greeter program marks its first year of keeping fliers calm

LAX dog-greeter program marks its first year of keeping fliers calm

Finn, a large Irish wolfhound, spends some of his time cheering up travelers at Los Angeles International Airport. One...

Sacred Hawaiian site is reborn in Maui's Maliko Gulch

Sacred Hawaiian site is reborn in Maui's Maliko Gulch

MAKAWAO, Maui — "Don't ask for anything while you are in this canyon," Sydney Smith, my guide and a longtime Hawaii resident, said as we...

The off side of Berlin

The off side of Berlin

Alsatian Flammkuchen, biking Berlin to find the city's best waffles and karaoke in Mauerpark: the makings of a truly memorable weekend in the German capital.

Ireland: A friendly Great Western Greenway bike ride to Achill Island

Ireland: A friendly Great Western Greenway bike ride to Achill Island

An Ireland bicycle trip along the Great Western Greenway to Achill Island includes views of Clew Bay and Croagh Patrick — and ends with a Guinness at cozy Lynott's Pub.

32 best new theme park additions of 2014

32 best new theme park additions of 2014

As summer approaches, 2014 already looks like a great year for ride enthusiasts around the world as a number of new theme parks are planned for Europe...

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Las Vegas: Guy Fieri opens restaurant fronting the Strip

Las Vegas: Guy Fieri opens restaurant fronting the Strip

Chef Guy Fieri returned to Las Vegas to open his newest restaurant on Thursday, 24 years after graduating from the University of Nevada, Las...

Airfare: JetBlue offers Long Beach-Anchorage round trip for $276

Airfare: JetBlue offers Long Beach-Anchorage round trip for $276

As the tourist season winds down in Alaska, airfare deals to Anchorage heat up: You can get a $276 round-trip fare, including all taxes...

Southwest, other airlines take safety talks to new, hilarious heights

Southwest, other airlines take safety talks to new, hilarious heights

Southwest Airlines flight attendant Marty Cobb has gone viral -- just for giving the in-flight safety briefing on a recent flight.

Number of U.S. travelers going to Cuba is on the rise, report says

Number of U.S. travelers going to Cuba is on the rise, report says

More Americans are going to Cuba, which makes the U.S. the second tourism source for the island nation after Canada, according to a new...

New Jersey: Newark airport's AirTrain to shut for repairs in May

New Jersey: Newark airport's AirTrain to shut for repairs in May

AirTrain service at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, which New York-bound travelers use as an alternative to New York's...

Hawaii: Waikiki Joy reborn as Oahu's Aqua Oasis with rates from $108

Hawaii: Waikiki Joy reborn as Oahu's Aqua Oasis with rates from $108

A centrally located Waikiki hotel, renamed the Aqua Oasis, has relaunched after a $2.5 million renovation. Introductory room rates start...

Airport security 'recomposure' areas worked but are disappearing

Airport security 'recomposure' areas worked but are disappearing

Can pictures of flowers and cozy couches tame the traveling beast? Apparently. Dallas Fort-Worth International Airport (DFW) last year...

American stopping LAX-Santa Barbara flights, but bus is still running

American stopping LAX-Santa Barbara flights, but bus is still running

Now that American Airlines is dropping LAX-Santa Barbara flights, the company that has run shuttle service between the two points for...

Knott's Berry Farm breathes new life into old mine train ride

Knott's Berry Farm breathes new life into old mine train ride

A long-overdue renovation of the Calico Mine Ride will introduce state-of-the-art technology to the first major Knott's Berry Farm...

New Yosemite air freshener smells like wild strawberries, but why?

New Yosemite air freshener smells like wild strawberries, but why?

If you want to know what a national park smells like, head to Yosemite National Park and inhale. Maybe you'll catch the sweet scent of...

Deal: Chicago-New Orleans river cruise on sale for $4,999 for two

Deal: Chicago-New Orleans river cruise on sale for $4,999 for two

River cruises aren't just for European ports. Blount Small-Ship Adventures is offering 2-for-1 prices on a 16-day cruise along the...

Santa Barbara: An AKA Beverly Hills suite in an Airstream trailer? Yes

Santa Barbara: An AKA Beverly Hills suite in an Airstream trailer? Yes

Finally, someone has designed a luxury hotel suite with wheels. Long-stay AKA Beverly Hills hotel has created a suite inside an Airstream...

New Zealand: Prince William and Kate go for white-water thrill ride

New Zealand: Prince William and Kate go for white-water thrill ride

What did they do with baby George? The official trip that brought Prince William and wife Catherine to New Zealand this month took a turn...

Denver: Pot-loving 420 Rally this weekend, but beware at airports

Denver: Pot-loving 420 Rally this weekend, but beware at airports

If you're celebrating Easter this weekend in Denver, you might also ingest a bit of the city's pot-celebrating 420 Rally that has been...

In D.C., a new show of old national park posters

In D.C., a new show of old national park posters

A new art show in Washington, D.C., spotlights national park posters from the Depression years, including the frothy falls of Yellowstone,...

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