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Published: Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:31:08 GMT2017-04-21T13:31:08Z

 



Personal Journey: Greeting the sunrise in southern Argentina

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:31:08 GMT2017-04-21T13:31:08Z

In Northern Hemisphere summer of 2016, my son Nolan proposed a backpacking trip to Patagonia during the Southern Hemisphere summer of 2017. Patagonia had been on my bucket list for some time, and this seemed like the time to take action.



Hotels with over-the-top amenities - for pets

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:31:08 GMT2017-04-21T13:31:08Z

On a recent trip to Huntington Beach, Calif., Jen Reeder chose a hotel for one specific reason: the room-service menu. For dogs.



Roll right over every kind of obstacle

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:31:02 GMT2017-04-21T13:31:02Z

The folding wheeled luggage cart made porters of all of us while putting legions of real porters out of business. Why pay for schleppers at airports and hotels when we could pile on multiple bags and then roll, roll, roll our totes everywhere we went? Unt



Fighter jets dazzle visitors at narrow Star Wars Canyon

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:00:55 GMT2017-04-21T13:00:55Z

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. - Silence and stillness settled over the deep, sunbaked gorge as a pair of photographers sat on a cliff, waiting.



Those "free" flight vouchers weren't free or even usable

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:00:55 GMT2017-04-21T13:00:55Z

Q: We recently took our two young boys on their first plane trip, to Colorado for my 40th birthday. My husband wanted to do something special to celebrate and take a family trip, so we booked tickets with Spirit Airlines.



Become a gourmet chef while sitting around the fire

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:00:55 GMT2017-04-21T13:00:55Z

Name: FreshOffTheGrid.com What it does: The website combines one couple's love of cooking and their life outdoors and on the road. Discover recipes, campfire cooking gear, how-to guides and captivating photos of Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, New York, Oregon, Utah and, West Virginia.



Which state borders more states, Kansas or Arkansas?

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:00:54 GMT2017-04-21T13:00:54Z

Answer: Arkansas. It borders Missouri, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Mississippi. Kansas is bordered by Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Colorado.



When you're bumped, take the cash

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:00:53 GMT2017-04-21T13:00:53Z

Most likely, you are one of the millions who have watched the video: A United Airlines passenger is sitting in his seat on a flight from Chicago O'Hare to Louisville when along come three Chicago airport police. One of the officers drags the man down the aisle as though he were a slab a beef.



Explore Isla Holbox, Mexico — and swim with enormous whale sharks

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:33:33 GMT2017-04-20T20:33:33Z

It's not an American household name yet, but Isla Holbox has fine sand, palm trees, wild flamingos, and beachfront hotels charging less than $200 a night.



IF YOU GO

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 01:54:03 GMT2017-04-15T01:54:03Z

From Cancun, travelers take a two- to three-hour drive to the town of Chiquila. By public bus (www.ado.com.mx), one-way fares are about $15. By shuttle bus, fares are $40-$80 per person/couple from V.I.P. Holbox (www.vipholbox.com) and Holbox Shuttle (holboxshuttle .com). By taxis, fares are usually $100-$130 each way.



Personal Journey: Touring history or making your own?

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:31:46 GMT2017-04-14T13:31:46Z

My children complain that I force them to visit museums and historical sites whenever we vacation. I must admit, their accusations ring somewhat true. I enjoy learning about history and seek opportunities to educate them when we travel. But in my defense, I have allowed at least some fun on vacations: sand surfing on Kangaroo Island, Australia; a 15-mile bike ride through tulip fields in the Netherlands; a sled-dog ride in Alaska, for example. But still they complain. They are teenagers.



In which state is Appomattox Court House?

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:31:43 GMT2017-04-14T13:31:43Z

Answer: Virginia. It's the name of the village where, on April 9, 1865, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered his Army of Northern Virginia to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in the McLean House.



App provides virtual tours of many Asian destinations

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:00:47 GMT2017-04-14T13:00:47Z

Name: Klook Activities & Attractions. What it does: The Klook website and app introduce you to attractions and shows, tours and sightseeing, activities and experiences, food and wellness, and transportation and WiFi at prices up to 60 percent off. Booking is easy, with destinations in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, Japan, South Korea, and Oceania. There also are a few metro hubs in Europe as well as in New York and Dubai.