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Published: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:05:45 GMT2017-02-24T18:05:45Z


A winter's escape to care for elephants in balmy Thailand

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:05:45 GMT2017-02-24T18:05:45Z

Escaping Pennsylvania's winter weather is always a priority for me. I like to mix volunteering with global destinations. Volunteering allows me to be part of a community and experience a country as more than a tourist.

Canada's Kootenay Rockies: Skiing 'inside a sealed snow globe'

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:04:33 GMT2017-02-24T18:04:33Z

Deep in Canada's Kootenay Rockies, a helicopter dropped off nine eager skiers and me on what seemed like the top of the world.

Architect's vision of African American history

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:57:40 GMT2017-02-24T17:57:40Z

DURHAM, N.C. - The National Museum of African American History and Culture was a long time coming, but for architect Phil Freelon, it was right on time.

Extend your reach with this strong, adjustable grabber

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:31:02 GMT2017-02-24T14:31:02Z

Over the years, I have had to travel assisted by a wheelchair. Unfortunately, one of those times is now (missed a step, broken leg). But what a fabulous opportunity to sleuth out the latest mobility aide. My hands-down choice for most valuable adjunct hel

'Trip in vain' led to delayed refund

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:01:06 GMT2017-02-24T14:01:06Z

Q: I recently booked round-trip airline tickets on British Airways to fly from Albuquerque, N.M., to Inverness, Scotland. I made the reservation through Expedia, which included one nights' lodging at Culloden House. I also booked five nights at Ullinish Lodge on Skye directly.

Get hotel deals delivered to your device or phone

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:01:06 GMT2017-02-24T14:01:06Z

Name: What it does: The website uses private chat tools to show low hotel rates usually found on opaque travel inventory sources, such as Priceline and Hotwire. Start at, select a destination and travel date, click on how you'd like to see your hotel deal (SMS or Facebook Messenger), and get instant results. Additional options allow you to filter your results, book, chat with an agent, get an initial discount, or start another search.

What's the capital of Idaho?

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:01:06 GMT2017-02-24T14:01:06Z

Answer: Boise. The name is thought to have come from French explorers and refers to the heavily wooded river valley.