The unusually close-up view of military planes zooming through the craggy gorge at Death Valley National Park has become so popular the National Park Service is considering making it an attraction, with informational signs about the training that dates back to World War II.
I always search for the road less touristed. Yet it was not without trepidation that I drove with my spouse across the Hungarian plain from Budapest into Kosice, Slovakia’s second-largest city. As the industrial outskirts gave way to a skyline dominated by Communist-era block apartment buildings, I grew convinced that I had made a terrible vacation choice.
Interest in the long-awaited museum shows no sign of decline. In its first six months, the $540 million, 400,000-square-foot structure on Washington, D.C.’s Mall has welcomed 1,211,563 visitors, placing it among the four most-popular Smithsonian museums. Attendance is well short of pre-opening predictions of 3 million to 3.5 million visitors a year, but the peak seasons of spring break and summer are still ahead.
Hot springs in the Northwest seem to be like some people. They can be primitive and rough around the edges or smooth, sophisticated and elegant. But unlike people you may have met, you probably haven’t experienced a hot spring that you didn’t like.
Nestled into the foothills of the Cascade Range, Roslyn – and its next-door neighbor Cle Elum – offers a picturesque backdrop for stretching your legs and grabbing a bite to eat on the way to or from Seattle – or, better yet, for a weekend getaway.
NACHES, Yakima County – The bighorn sheep know when it’s lunch time. Would you expect any less from a creature with a four-part stomach? Once distant specks against the snow, the California bighorn filed down the hillside at about 10:30 a.m. on a recent Saturday morning, marching in such an orderly row that any elementary-school teacher would have been proud.
The capsule, named “Columbia,” went on a tour of U.S. capitals following its historic role in the mission to the moon. But since then it has made its home at the Smithsonian in Washington. On Wednesday, officials announced a four-city road tour ahead of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing in 2019. The capsule will visit museums in Houston, St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Seattle as part of a new exhibit:
Spring break is right around the corner. For some travelers, that means seeking out beaches and sunshine. Others may be tempted by Europe, which has become more affordable for Americans, or by spring skiing.
This year the legendary travel guidebook writer Arthur Frommer celebrates 60 years since the publication of his 1957 book, “Europe on $5 a Day.” Frommer began writing about travel while serving in the U.S. Army in Europe in the 1950s. When his book of travel advice for American soldiers sold out, he launched what became one of the travel industry’s best-known brands.
The original Museum of Broken Relationships opened in Zagreb, Croatia, in 2010 after growing out of a touring collection that crisscrossed Europe, Asia and the U.S. A second museum is located in Los Angeles.
As a native New Yorker, a licensed city tour guide and a volunteer Big Apple Greeter, I’ve answered lots of questions from tourists over the years. Among them: “Is it safe to drink the water?” (Yes.) “What does ‘curb your dog’ mean?” (Dogs should not use sidewalks as a bathroom.) And my favorite: “Where are all the supermodels?” (I don’t know.)
Want to bust your winter vacation budget? Buy a one-day lift ticket at a ski resort on a holiday weekend. Don’t get fleeced wearing your fleece. Here are six ways to score deals and discounts on ski trips this winter.