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Going to a spa? Try the original one, in Belgium

Some say there are 25 springs, while others count as many as 300 sprinkled throughout the rolling hills near Spa, Belgium.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 2:59 p.m.

Boeing invests in advanced supersonic business jet

The deal with Reno, Nev.-based Aerion should accelerate technology development and design of Aerion’s planned AS2 supersonic business jet, a sleek, needle-pointed design concept that resembles a small version of …


Getting the good kind of chills on a winter visit deep in Alaska

It’s not only the dogs that are hardy. So, too, are the people in Alaska’s interior who endure long, dark and shockingly cold winters. In January 1934, the air temperature …


Going to Bali? Have fun, but contribute too

You can overlook the problems, or engage with them, as we tried to do on our trash walk. But however you experience Bali, you will be charmed by its spiritual …


Bitter cold sets in as winter storm wreaks havoc on travel

A major winter storm brought some of the coldest temperatures of the season and covered a large swath of the country in snow.


A direct line to the past: The streetcars of San Francisco

“San Francisco’s past isn’t just frozen in an old picture or sitting in a museum,” says Ed Reiskin, the transportation agency’s director of transportation. “You can actually get on and …


Kings of the road: Navigating your way through the different styles and sizes of RVs

With a range of styles and different types of RV, consumers have plenty of choices. Should you go with a tiny pop-up, or stretch a bit for a fifth-wheel? Will …


Where the wild things are: An hour from London

Knepp Castle is a 3,500-acre estate that has been owned by the Burrell family for more than 220 years. They’ve always farmed it, despite the poor clay soil. But in …


100 years ago in Spokane: AAA seeks to debunk ‘desert stunt’ of western travel

A Western AAA official debunked the notion, prevalent among drivers in the East and Midwest, that driving through the West was lonely and perilous.


Gov. Inslee will travel to Nevada on Saturday as presidential exploration continues

Gov. Jay Inslee plans a political trip to Nevada on Saturday as he continues to explore a possible 2020 run for president.


Long weekend: While in Santa Rosa go wine tasting and a whole lot more

The urban heart of Sonoma County’s wine country provides an easy-going launch pad for exploring the region’s wineries.


In Jamestown, a new exhibition pays homage to the women history overlooked

“Tenacity: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia,” an exhibition at Jamestown Settlement running through Jan. 5, 2020, aims to tell the little-known stories of the English, African and Native American …


Finding Christmas spirit, joy in Bavaria

We have found Christmas spirit and joy distilled to its purest forms, and you can find it, too. All it takes is a trip to Germany.


Holiday travel numbers expected to hit a record high; snow possible in low-lying areas of Eastern Washington

The trade group AAA estimates a 4.4 percent increase in holiday travel nationwide this year compared to 2017, and weather conditions are expected to be wet and potentially snowy in …


Weekend Getaway: Perusing Port Townsend

Washington’s small Victorian seaport is an end-of-the-road destination all year long, even in late fall and early winter. Just bring your peacoat.


Portsmouth defies the notion of cookie cutter with its history, scenery, cuisine

As one all too accustomed to America’s obsession with a standardized urban design Portsmouth came as a breath … no, make that a gust of fresh air.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 11:07 p.m.

Travel author Rick Steves shares love of adventure at Northwest Passages Book Club

Travel author and television host Rick Steves urged more than 700 readers to get out of their comfort zones and venture “beyond Orlando.”


How to travel the new, $800 billion Silk Road

The series of once-legendary pathways connecting cities, from Kashgar to Paro to Constantinople, which originated at the dawn of the common era and collapsed with the fall of the Mongol …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 4:05 p.m.

These are the best premium economy cabins in the skies

Flyers who want roomier seats, better meals, larger entertainment screens and more personalized service without an extravagant price tag, the options are starting to grow.


We went for the colorful leaves, but found so much more on our trip to Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – I had been looking forward to this for a long time – a road trip in Rhode Island with two friends to see New England fall foliage …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

Near-record number of travelers expected next week; weather promises to be fair

Thanksgiving travel is expected to be at record high levels with thousands of people taking to the air or road during the holiday.


A new river line hopes to redefine cruises for millennials

Last fall, Uniworld, a major player in the boutique river cruising industry, unveiled U by Uniworld, the rebel kid who’s shaking up the conventional family.


10 tips for travel as a political act

The great value of travel is the opportunity it offers you to pry open your hometown blinders and broaden your perspective.


Local experts to give advice, tips on traveling to Cuba

Despite what you might think, it’s still possible to travel to Cuba.


Migrant caravan embarks on ‘route of death’ through Mexico

Thousands of wary Central American migrants resumed their push toward the United States on Sunday, a day after arguments over the path ahead saw some travelers splinter away from the …


A little bit of France, only 16 miles from Canada

On a clear day, stand on any westward-facing beach near Point May on Newfoundland’s wind-scoured Burin Peninsula and gaze seaward. You can see France from there.


The Oregon Desert Trail is just that, complete with canyons and rattlesnakes

I felt every drop of sweat make its way down my face, neck and back as I stared down the rattlesnake, its beady eyes locked with mine, daring me to …


Turkey’s terrain, people, history make colorful trip

My colorful, culture-rich travels in Turkey begin in exotic, mosque-graced, spice-hypnotizing Istanbul and end near the Aegean Sea in the fabled ancient ruins of Troy (where, history buffs will remember, …


Check out the fastest-growing destinations in Europe

According to new data from the UN World Tourism Organization, in 2017, for instance, French tourism grew by 5.1 percent; its landlocked competitor-nestled between Ukraine and Romania-saw a visitation spike …


Grand Cayman provides a hassle-free tropical getaway

GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND – I knew I was going to like Deserene Miller, also known as Miss D or Lady D – when she picked me up at the Owen …