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This June 14, 2017, photo shows a recreational vehicle parked by the beach in Alcossebre, Spain.  <br>AP

Spain by RV: Skip the pricey hotels and go in your own house on wheels

Keep the crowds and high prices in the rear-view mirror by renting a motor home or RV and experience Spain’s scenic Mediterranean coast through seaside towns, ancient ruins, bucolic orchards and sprawling badlands.

Sights, smells and tastes of Chania, Crete, make cares melt away

When you walk down to the end of Chalidon street and burst upon Chania, Crete’s old Venetian port, the first thing you think of is vacation.

Try offbeat Paris when you've seen the major sights

I had been to Paris in my early 20s and managed to get in the highlights. For my return more than 10 years later, I wanted to explore a different, more offbeat side of the City of Lights.


British Airways meltdown feeds outrage at airline cost cuts

British Airways' epic meltdown over a busy holiday weekend further fanned public outrage of an industry infamous for its focus on cost cuts over customer service, leaving the U.K. carrier scrambling to explain how a local computer outage could lead to thousands of stranded passengers.

Mushrooms and ham are the delights of Spain’s southwest region

I had savored Jamon Iberico, the luscious cured ham made from those pigs, and I knew I wanted more. That was enough to set me on a three-day journey to discover this unsung corner of Spain.

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A 6-year-old proves a worthy navigator on hike around Wolfstein, Germany

On a recent scorching July day I completed a 6-plus-mile hike in the hilly forest surrounding Wolfstein with the next best thing besides a map: a 6-year-old with a steel-trap memory and Davy Crockett-like instincts.

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Festivals and events, July 2017

The summer in Europe sizzles with events. Here's a sampling of what's on the docket for July 2017.

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