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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...

Big Boy steam engine to start journey to Wyoming on April 28

Big Boy steam engine to start journey to Wyoming on April 28

Union Pacific's vintage Big Boy 4014 steam engine goes on the road again April 28, leaving its...

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...

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...

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...

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-...

Catalina museum exhibit, benefit honor silent star Charlie Chaplin

Catalina museum exhibit, benefit honor silent star Charlie Chaplin

Celebrate the life and loves of actor Charlie Chaplin at an exhibit that opened this week at the Catalina Island Museum,...

Hawaii: Maui's Sea House parties like it's 1963 (with prices to match)

Hawaii: Maui's Sea House parties like it's 1963 (with prices to match)

A landmark West Maui restaurant known for its legendary view is celebrating its 50th anniversary with dining specials that will continue...

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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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...

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,...

Las Vegas: Comedian George Wallace to end 10-year run on the Strip

Las Vegas: Comedian George Wallace to end 10-year run on the Strip

Comedian George Wallace is about to end his 10-year run on the Las Vegas Strip. He has announced that his show will go dark later this...

Gear: Spy camera disguised as a remote can shoot video and stills

Gear: Spy camera disguised as a remote can shoot video and stills

This is sneaky: What looks like a typical car remote is actually a spy camera. Swann’s HD RemoteCam has a tiny lens and microphone...

Deal: SLS Las Vegas Hotel to open in August, offers rates from $109

Deal: SLS Las Vegas Hotel to open in August, offers rates from $109

If you love being the first to sleep in a new hotel, this deal checks you into a hot new hotel as Las Vegas temperatures start to cool.

Passover: TSA plans safe travels for matzo and religious items

Passover: TSA plans safe travels for matzo and religious items

Passover begins at sundown Monday (today) and the Transportation Security Administration is assuring fliers that its officers will be...

The off side of Berlin

The off side of Berlin

BERLIN — My husband, Alan, and I were on our way from L.A. to Budapest, Hungary — our first trip to Eastern Europe. We had to...

 That favorite belt? Leave home without it when going on a trip

That favorite belt? Leave home without it when going on a trip

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Seeing Charleston, S.C., in a new light

Seeing Charleston, S.C., in a new light

CHARLESTON, S.C. — When the email proposing a business meeting in Charleston popped up, it took all of three seconds to say yes. I'd...

Marriott tops list of guests' favorite hotel rewards plan

Marriott tops list of guests' favorite hotel rewards plan

If you like participating in hotel loyalty programs, you’re going to be happiest with Marriott Rewards, according to a study release...

Tall Ships Festival 2014 will sail into Los Angeles in August

Tall Ships Festival 2014 will sail into Los Angeles in August

Majestic tall ships will parade through L.A.'s harbor and dock for five days in August for the first time since 2008 during the Tall Ships...

Airfare: Round-trip ticket from LAX to Athens is $759 on Aeroflot

Airfare: Round-trip ticket from LAX to Athens is $759 on Aeroflot

Traveling in shoulder season and off-season, when fewer tourists frequent favorite destinations, will almost always save you money. Case...

Air New Zealand's black Dreamliner flies in the face of convention

Air New Zealand's black Dreamliner flies in the face of convention

Talk about flying in the face of convention. Whereas many planes use a white or light color scheme, a newly painted Air New Zealand 787-9 is...

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