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.

By Christopher ElliottAugust 17, 2022

Trout abound around Fernie, British Columbia

In British Columbia, the hamlet of Fernie is a favorite destination for the angling cognoscenti.

By Chris SantellaAugust 13, 2022

Dipping into Nova Scotia’s abundant waters

In Nova Scotia, a water-focused itinerary explores the province that's called “Canada’s ocean playground."

By Walter NicklinAugust 13, 2022

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.

By Graham H. CornwellAugust 11, 2022

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.

By Terry WardAugust 11, 2022

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.

By Gina RichAugust 11, 2022

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.

By Christopher ElliottAugust 10, 2022

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.

By Liza WeisstuchAugust 5, 2022

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.

By Necee RegisAugust 5, 2022

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.

By Leron Kornreich August 4, 2022

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.

By Rachel WalkerAugust 4, 2022

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.

By Stacey LastoeAugust 3, 2022

How travelers can get better customer service

As many peak-pandemic perks are rolled back, good customer service can be harder to find.

By Christopher ElliottAugust 3, 2022

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

By Giovanna Dell'Orto | APAugust 3, 2022

A road trip through Yeats country in County Sligo, Ireland

The presence of poet W.B. Yeats endures on Ireland's northwest coast.

By J.R. PattersonJuly 29, 2022

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.

By Andrea SachsJuly 29, 2022

How ski resorts are creating a second season in summer

Ski resorts have ramped up their offseason offerings.

By Stacey LastoeJuly 28, 2022

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.

By Nevin MartellJuly 28, 2022

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.

By Erin GiffordJuly 27, 2022

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.

By Christopher ElliottJuly 27, 2022