Don’t make these common car rental mistakes
Knowing when your rental takes diesel fuel, documenting existing damage and reading the fine print are among the keys to a successful rental car experience.
Trout abound around Fernie, British Columbia
In British Columbia, the hamlet of Fernie is a favorite destination for the angling cognoscenti.
Dipping into Nova Scotia’s abundant waters
In Nova Scotia, a water-focused itinerary explores the province that's called “Canada’s ocean playground."
They braved Barcelona with kids this hot, busy summer and lived well
Friends and family worried about their plans to take their young children to Barcelona in the summer. But while it was different, it was also spectacular.
For a dad from Cuba, a Disney cruise into uncharted waters
I took my Cuban-born husband on the quintessentially American vacation: a Disney cruise.
In the Dolomites, South Tyrol is a treasure worth exploring
The autonomous province in northern Italy has long been a popular vacation destination for Europeans, but is relatively unknown among U.S. tourists.
Pro tips for finding a little space on vacation
It's possible to avoid the mass of humanity at the peak of the busiest summer travel season in a generation — it takes a little legwork.
Ferry tales in the Pacific Northwest
Washington state's extensive ferry system is the key to having an island-hopping adventure through Puget Sound and beyond.
In the Berkshires, smaller attractions pack a big punch
There are many marquee attractions in the Berkshires. I set out to explore some of the smaller ones.
Now that Madeira is easier to get to, it makes for a great family vacation
Portugal's island of Madeira offers an appealing mix of nature and adventure.
Finding solace — and splashes aplenty — on Colorado’s Yampa River
On the Yampa, the last undammed tributary in the Colorado River system, a writer discovers the peace of leaving the world behind and becoming one with the water.
Around the world in 26.2 miles
For runners who love to travel and travelers who love to run, the ideal itinerary starts with a marathon.
How travelers can get better customer service
As many peak-pandemic perks are rolled back, good customer service can be harder to find.
Splendid Byzantine churches head Thessaloniki’s holy sites
On a summer Saturday morning, three men raised a party tent on the terrace of the 1,600-year-old church of Osios David
A road trip through Yeats country in County Sligo, Ireland
The presence of poet W.B. Yeats endures on Ireland's northwest coast.
In Virginia, a weekend full of ‘Dirty Dancing’
The lodge where the 1980s movie was partly filmed holds themed weekends. All Babys and Johnnys are welcome.
How ski resorts are creating a second season in summer
Ski resorts have ramped up their offseason offerings.
Vermont’s Lake Champlain Islands offer a sweet, summery slice of mellow
Bucolic scenery, beaches, farmers markets and (possibly) a lake monster can be found in this rural area of Vermont.
On the Gulf of Mexico, look to Gulf Shores, Ala., over Destin, Fla.
Gulf Shores, Ala., offers the same Gulf beauty without the crowds and activity of Destin, Fla.
Credit card chargebacks can fix travel problems. But there are limits.
The pandemic has popularized the use of credit card chargebacks to resolve travel disputes.