Retracing the Green Book in my city
First printed in 1936, the Green Book was a travel guide for Black Americans that listed gas stations, restaurants, bars and private homes owned by or hospitable to Black patrons.
Fleeting beauty: Cherry Blossom Festival's joyous return
Millions will gather for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C., which returned after a two-year pause because of COVID-19 and runs until April 9.
Celebrating Harriet Tubman's 200th birthday in Auburn, N.Y.
The city of Auburn, N.Y., has a variety of attractions illuminating Harriet Tubman’s life after the Underground Railroad, and this year it is celebrating the bicentennial of her birth with a series of special events expected to last through September.
4 wheels, a map and a curious mind make for the best road trips
Skip the interstate. Traveling the country’s backroads can sometimes lead to wonderful and unexpected adventures.
Chicago blues, rock ‘n’ roll landmark easily overlooked
Chess Records became the hub of the Chicago Blues scene with acts like Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters. It was opened for public tours in 1997.
Alligators take center stage at Florida's Everglades National Park
Florida’s dry season from December to April is the best time for travelers visiting the Everglades to see alligators.
How to plan a family vacation that everyone will enjoy
When it comes to travel, children can be at the mercy of the whims of adults. Here is a list of tips on how to include everyone down to the smallest family member in making travel plans.
Explore a Bay Area ghost town with a trek to Black Diamond mine
Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve lies on the southwest edge of Antioch. The area once teemed with people, residents of five bustling towns that sprang up after coal was discovered here in 1859.
Minibar popularity has waned, but some hotels are finding ways to revive interest in the amenity
Quirky boutique hotels may have their own approach. But many luxury properties and casino resorts have also held on to the minibar.
Winter is a wild time along the San Diego coast. How to spot whales, octopuses and more
There’s something special about a Southern California beach in winter — something restorative about bundling up in a heavy jacket to take in the waves and the often-showy January sunsets.
Yellowstone National Park to mark 150th anniversary in 2022
President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Yellowstone National Park Protection Act on March 1 1872, setting aside one of the world’s largest nearly intact natural ecosystems for the “benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations,” according to the park.
At prison museums, a look at the history of life behind bars
Touring former prisons can provide insight into the changing and unchanging life of incarceration.
On the shore of the Salton Sea lies Southern California's hidden arts scene
Bombay Beach, population 231, is a small town by the shrinking Salton Sea that has become a destination for art lovers and artists alike.
Three travelers with disabilities or chronic illness share how they navigate the world
One in four American adults live with a disability, and 60% have at least one chronic illness. As travel continues to ramp up, more people will have questions about how to navigate it with their circumstances.
Planning a trip with your dog? Here are 10 ways to make it stress-free for both of you
Traveling with a pet can be an enjoyable experience and can also create sweet memories.
Thousands of flights delayed globally for Christmas holiday as omicron hits staffs
More than 3,000 flights were canceled globally for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, according to the website FlightAware, while another 2,000 flights were scrapped on Thursday.
Finding sun and seclusion by beach-hopping on Puerto Rico’s west coast
Leave the cruise ship crowds and congestion behind and explore the less crowded beaches of Puerto Rico’s west coast.
Some people are actually paying to get ‘lost’ on vacation
Many people travel to get away from it all. A few travel to get away - and then walk their way back.
'Dark sky' designations are giving communities new tourism appeal
80 percent of North Americans can't see the Milky Way over their home. Some studies and sentiment surveys show dark skies are increasingly becoming a factor of consideration for people when planning trips.