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Taking the Kids: A different kind of snow vacation

Travel / Taking The Kids /

Twenty-five miles isn't a long distance, but it can sometimes seem like a world away. At least it can here in tiny Clark, Colorado, at Vista Verde Guest Ranch, outside the famous ski town of Steamboat Springs that has produced more winter Olympians than any other ...Read more

Haunting German cinema the focus of Milwaukee museum exhibit

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Film buffs, take note: The Milwaukee Art Museum is rolling out its newest exhibition, "Haunted Screens: German Cinema in the 1920s," just in time for Halloween.

The Weimar-era '20s were a tumultuous time in Germany, as people grappled with hyperinflation, hardships and other fallout from World War I. An uneasy mood permeated the arts, from ...Read more

A walk through Ghent

Travel / Rick Steves' Europe /

Once one of Belgium's medieval powerhouses, Ghent -- about 30 minutes away from Brussels and Bruges -- oozes with cobbles and charm. But it's also a living place -- home to one of Belgium's biggest universities. While there's a certain amount of urban grittiness, the heart of Ghent still looks much like it did circa 1500, when this was one of ...Read more

Celebrity Travel: Go Away With Tamlyn Tomita

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Actress Tamlyn Tomita ("Joy Luck Club," "The Day After Tomorrow," "The Karate Kid 2") is loving her latest series, the Epix espionage drama, "Berlin Station." One of the perks of working in Berlin is getting to sightsee on her days off. "After the fall of the Berlin Wall, a TV station in Japan raised funds to send over cherry blossom trees to ...Read more

Celebrating Veterans Day in Washington, DC.

Travel / Around the World /

Of course, parades and memorial events are scheduled nationwide during the three-day Veterans Day weekend beginning on Friday, November 11. You can find celebrations in your home town or a nearby city, but Veterans Day’s best known events are in staged in Washington, DC. A visit to the nation’s capital will reward you with a ...Read more

Why won't British Airways cover my cab fare?

Travel / Christopher Elliott /

Q: I need help getting a refund from British Airways. Earlier this year, I flew from Bergen, Norway, to Baltimore via London -- at least, that's what my ticket said. However, the connecting flight from London to Baltimore was canceled due to a mechanical problem, and a day later I was rerouted to Washington Dulles International Airport.

I did ...Read more

Taking the Kids: San Diego during kids-free month

Travel / Taking The Kids /

Do you have time to smell the flowers? In San Diego's Balboa Park, located in the heart of the city, you can do that and a lot more. This is, after all, considered the Smithsonian of the West because it is home to 15 museums, the world-famous San Diego Zoo (don't ...Read more

Santa Fe inspires with art, history and natural beauty

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Nestled at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and surrounded by acres of desolate beauty, Santa Fe often surprises first-time visitors with its wealth of offerings, from culture, history and a vibrant culinary scene to outdoor pursuits such as hiking and skiing.

Settled by the Spanish in the early 1600s, Santa Fe is the oldest capital ...Read more

Kauai dining hot spots

Travel / Travel News /

This year has seen the opening of a variety of new, fun eateries along Kauai's southern shore, from Roy Yamaguchi's newest hot spot to a seasonal, organic shave ice stand with a mustache theme (yes, really). Here's the scoop on three new places to try.


Celebrity chef Yamaguchi's newest restaurant celebrates Hawaii's culinary ...Read more

Best sunsets on the road

Travel / Rick Steves' Europe /

Sunsets decorate my travel memories. They can be a vivid, romantic capper for a beautiful day on the road. I've seen a lot of sunsets in my travels, and these spots are some of my most memorable.

AERO ISLAND, DENMARK. Four hours from Copenhagen, time-passed Aero Island is the perfect place to wind down. At a lazy day's end, stroll out to ...Read more

Celebrity Travel: Go Away With Randall Park

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When Randall Park was a student at UCLA, he thought about pursuing a career in academia. Thanks partially to some creative writing classes -- in which he wrote a part for himself in a student production -- he decided to try acting instead. After playing a governor on "Veep" and North Korean dictator Kim Jung-Un in the controversial film, "The ...Read more

Around the World: Exploring Suffolk County in the Fall

Travel / Around the World /

New York City is certainly one of the world’s top tourist destinations, but it can also be exhausting. Visitors who
aren’t accustomed to the constant hustle and bustle might just need a break – as many stressed residents do.

If exhaustion begins to interfere with enjoyment, follow native New Yorker to one of...Read more

My husband died -- can I get a refund from Spirit Airlines?

Travel / Christopher Elliott /

Q: My husband, Loren, purchased a ticket from Spirit Airlines for a trip from New Orleans to Chicago for travel this summer. Unfortunately, he passed away about two weeks before his flight. I canceled his flight two days after his death.

When I inquired with Spirit about a refund, the representative instructed me to file a complaint and attach ...Read more

Around the World: The ‘Old West’ Side of Newfangled Las Vegas

Travel / Around the World /

The Vegas Strip, otherwise known as Las Vegas Boulevard, is a galactically alluring destination. In fact, it is so bedazzled with bright lights and glitter that you can see it from outer space.

The glitter is undoubtedly what draws tourist from around the world to their ultimate fantasy playground, a glamorous place ...Read more

How to do autumn in Yellowstone

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Bison surrounded our minivan. Big ones and little ones. Some weighing about a ton, strolling 3 feet outside my window. This was so Yellowstone.

Park rangers do their best to educate the public to stay well away from wildlife: 100 yards from bears and wolves, 25 yards from everything else.

In busy parts of the park,...Read more

Taking The Kids: A fall cruise when family doesn't necessarily mean kids

Travel / Taking The Kids /

Stacy Thompson left her husband and three kids behind and headed off for a special fall family vacation.

She wasn't crazy. Just the opposite. The New Jersey nurse and her sister surprised their parents with their first cruise vacation aboard the Norwegian Gem, which sailed from New York to ...Read more

More minorities are hiking and camping … good news for makers of outdoorsy gear

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LOS ANGELES -- Recalling the childhood fun she had at summer camp, CiJi McBride has decided to go back to the outdoors.

The 41-year-old African-American beauty consultant from Los Angeles' Baldwin Hills section recently joined the Sierra Club, began taking day hikes in the Santa Monica Mountains and is planning a camping trip to Yosemite ...Read more

Making the rounds in Muhammad Ali's hometown

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Above the bar at Jack Fry's, a favorite Louisville dining destination on busy Bardstown Road, the walls are adorned with pictures of racehorses and people who know racehorses but are known mainly here.

In a corner are photos of The Greatest.

Most everyone in the city and in the world beyond Bardstown Road knows the man in ...Read more

Advice for our next president, from George Washington's Mount Vernon

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MOUNT VERNON, Va. -- With the presidential election only weeks away, I made a pilgrimage to Mount Vernon, President George Washington's Virginia home.

I stood on the long porch that looks out onto the Potomac. I went inside his historic mansion. I wandered the outbuildings. I went to his grave.

And in the wind, I listened for the president's ...Read more

Celebrity Travel: Go Away With Christy Turlington Burns

Travel / Celebrity Travel /

Best known as one of the most famous supermodels of the '90s, Christy Turlington Burns is the founder of the nonprofit organization Every Mother Counts (, which is dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for mothers. After experiencing childbirth ...Read more