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The Best Way for Travelers to Get Answers From TSA

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:04:01 EST

Scott McCartney finds the agency surprisingly adept at solving problems with PreCheck via social media and answering questions like, ‘Are live bees OK for carry-on?’



An Insider's Guide to Fez, Morocco

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:04:48 EST

Four savvy Fez dwellers share their top discoveries—both new and very, very old—in this ancient cultural capital, including where to eat, sleep, shop and make your own traditional crafts.



Ice & Easy: A Beginner's Guide to Ice Climbing in Switzerland

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:08:05 EST

A novice climber, eager to pit his aging self against the Swiss Alps, learns to scale a frozen waterfall near Davos, Switzerland. Plus: Three gripping ice-climbing courses in the U.S.



An Otherworldly Helicopter Safari in Kenya

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 01:21:30 EST

Adventurous women have long been winging it in Kenya. Following their lead, a first-time visitor takes her own joy ride, a helicopter tour of the country’s most rugged and remote region



A Classic-to-Quirky Cocktail Tour of Milan

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:58:34 EST

Evening drinks in Milan, Italy’s sleekest city, are more main event than prelude. A guide to four bars where the aperitivo includes stellar snacks, ambiance and a few surprises (Harvey Wallbanger, anyone?)



A Blissful Beach Without an Attitude? Try Bahia

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 23:59:02 EST

On Brazil’s northeast coast, a string of under-the-radar beaches are a nesting ground for sea turtles and a favorite refuge for the country’s city-dwellers. But the rest of the world hasn’t shown up—just yet.



China's Wild West: A Sophisticated Traveler's Guide

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 08:35:02 EST

On the Tibetan Plateau, a small lodge and touring company is making the rugged region around Shangri-La more accessible to less-than-rugged travelers.



The Risks of Fossil Hunting in Alaska's Wilderness

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 10:00:03 EST

Taking her ailing mother on a snowy camping trip in Alaska’s remote Talkeetna Mountains, novelist Eowyn Ivey finds herself on a tense adventure.



Touring F. Scott Fitzgerald's Baltimore

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 10:49:13 EST

Baltimore’s Mount Vernon historic district, where F. Scott Fitzgerald lived and wrote, slipped into slumber decades ago but it’s waking up again. Here, the restaurants, bars, hotels and museums where you can revel in the revival.



A Former Buddhist Kingdom Reckons With Modernization

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 15:25:22 EST

For centuries, the scenic Himalayan region of Ladakh, India, forged its tranquil identity in relative isolation. Will it survive the forces of globalization?



It's Not You: Hotel Thermostats Really Are Rigged

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 18:50:42 EST

Systems can leave guests pushing buttons in vain. Now some travelers have started resisting, scouring thermostat manuals to uncover secret overrides of the override.



An Insider's Guide to Copenhagen

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:42:03 EST

The best places to eat, shop, stay and embrace winter in Copenhagen, with expert advice from Noma’s René Redzepi, co-founder of Hay design company, Mette Hay, and others.



Luxury Surf Holidays: The Pros and Cons

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:40:44 EST

Surf trips—once a low-rent option for beach bums—are now luring the jet-set. But has the sport’s essence been lost? A former professional surfer tests the new wave



A Road Trip Down Kentucky's Bourbon Trail

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:38:16 EST

A father and daughter sip their way through five top bourbon distilleries along this scenic 100-mile stretch in Kentucky—wine country for liquor lovers.



The Best and Worst Airlines

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:13:40 EST

Scott McCartney’s annual analysis of U.S. carriers again shows a smaller competitor ahead of Delta, United and American.



Sydney's Most Deliciously Eclectic Food Scene? Hit the Beach

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 07:18:28 EST

In Bondi Beach, Sydney’s famed playground, epicurean restauranteurs are outshining the surfers. A guide to 5 must-try eateries steps from the ocean.



Going Local---and Luxe---on a Caribbean Vacation

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:25:23 EST

Fly-and-flop vacations are out. Local experiences are in, as one writer finds in an eye-opening series of close encounters on the Caribbean island of Dominica.



The New Flexibility of Yoga Getaways

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 09:25:55 EST

Yoga vacations—more self-indulgent than you’d think—are taking off around the globe. One lazy yogi heads to Italy for a low-stress, no-hassle trip. Plus: How to find the right yoga retreat and 6 other fun-filled fitness vacations.



Brazil Sees Record Number of International Visitors in 2016

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 14:45:36 EST

Brazil received a record 6.6 million foreign tourists in 2016, boosted by visitors attending the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, according to figures released by the country´s Tourism Ministry.



The Best Way to See Lava in Hawaii? We Tried Three

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 14:52:53 EST

Hawaii’s feistiest volcano, Kilauea, is putting on its best spectacle in years. We compared three strategies to catch the fireworks—by foot, boat and (doorless) helicopter.



Globetrotting Gearhead Jeremy Clarkson on Travel Secrets and Terrible Airports

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 10:58:50 EST

Co-host of Amazon’s ‘The Grand Tour,’ auto aficionado Jeremy Clarkson sounds off on the greatest touring car, a sheikh’s extreme hospitality and why he hates landing in Atlanta



Cuomo Outlines $10 Billion Overhaul of JFK

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 19:36:00 EST

Plan calls for road expansions, modernizing a LIRR station, expanding and building new terminals and increasing the number of flights



A Customized Ski Holiday, Italian-Style

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 10:35:36 EST

In the Dolomite Mountains—where skiers can be overwhelmed by the abundance of slopes—a local outfitter tailor-makes a cushy inn-to-inn “ski safari.”



The Boston-LaGuardia Shuttle Battle Heats Up

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 23:29:06 EST

JetBlue’s arrival to battle Delta, American and Amtrak’s Acela sparks a new price war between Beantown and the Big Apple, Scott McCartney writes.



An Insider's Guide to Bangkok

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 23:02:19 EST

The best places to eat, sleep, shop and party until the wee hours in the increasingly glamorous Thai capital, with expert advice from four Bangkok trendsetters.



A Vienna Feasting Tour: Where to Eat Like an Emperor

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 23:30:43 EST

For a delicious winter getaway, take your cue from a famous foodie, the late Emperor Franz Joseph. Here, some of his favorite dishes—from schnitzels to sausages—and the best spots to taste them in this gastronomic capital.



Paris's Buzziest Neighborhood: A Need-To-Know Guide

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:50:09 EST

After a nearly billion-euro refurbishment project, Les Halles is emerging as one of the city’s hottest new districts. A 10-stop guide to the area’s best restaurants, shops and cocktail dens.



London Hauling: Qantas to Launch Australia's First Nonstop Flights to Europe

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 06:11:49 EST

Australia’s flag carrier will begin flying directly between Perth and London in 2018, a route that will be one of the longest in the world.



U.S. Regulators May Allow Phone Calls During Flights

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:31:50 EST

Federal regulators are considering allowing airline passengers in coming years to routinely make phone calls during flights—so long as travelers are warned in advance about potential midair distractions.



Close Calls on U.S. Airport Runways Climb Sharply

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 23:44:53 EST

Hazardous runway incidents at U.S. airports increased for the third year in a row in fiscal 2016, significantly exceeding federal safety targets in five of the 12 months and climbing 25% overall from the prior year.