Here’s how you can help the sites and cities that draw too many visitors.

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Gorging on pastéis de nata to the point of fatigue.

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Here’s how to avoid wishing you’d stayed ho-ho-home this season.

The Museo di San Marco offers visitors art and history on a human scale.

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Why you should visit Milwaukee

Wisconsin’s largest city welcomes visitors with lake views, stellar food, never-ending brews and a hearty dose of Midwestern niceness.

What is ‘green travel,’ anyway? A beginner’s guide to eco-friendly vacation planning.

Experts offer tips on choosing earth-friendly modes of transportation, hotels and activities.

The weeks best bargains around the globe.

French President Emmanuel Macron and Morocco’s King Mohammed VI are inaugurating his country’s first high-speed rail line in Morocco, the first ever high speed train in in the African continent

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Hearing on fatal Southwest Airlines flight concludes, but investigation continues

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The Trump Administration has added new names to a list of Cuban tourist attractions that Americans are barred from visiting, including several luxury hotels in Havana and a string of beachside resorts

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Skiing down is amazing — but first you have to get to the top.

  • John Briley
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Head north of the border for first-class skiing, pristine landscapes and kid-friendly amenities.

  • Rachel Walker
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Preparedness courses are proliferating as the sport gains in popularity.

  • Will Ford
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With price transparency on the rise, it’s tougher than ever for companies to deploy surprise fees.

Flexibility is key as lovers of the sport find they must change along with the climate.

  • Walter Nicklin
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Sample Nob Hill’s architectural riches and Russian Hill’s views and shops instead.

  • Alex Pulaski
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A Washington state task force on critically endangered Northwest orcas wants to temporarily suspend whale-watching boat tours focused on those whales

  • Phuong Le | AP
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The week’s best travel bargains around the globe.

Heathrow Airport is warning passengers to check their flight status after problems with runway lighting caused disruption. Europe’s largest airport said Wednesday that the problem has been resolved and that both runways are now open and operational

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Indonesian officials are giving the strongest clues yet that they are focusing on the role of a faulty speed-measuring system in the deadly Lion Air crash

  • David Koenig | AP
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In its first season, U by Uniworld turns a slow float down the Seine into an active adventure.

From healthy food to Go-Karts, cruise lines are adapting to customers’ priorities.

  • Kate Silver
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Picking the right ship size, dates and location can help limit queasiness on the water.

  • Melanie D.G. Kaplan
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