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Lowcountry charm and Gullah history packed into one tiny island

Separated from Hilton Head’s southwest tip by less than a mile of water, Daufuskie couldn’t be more different from its densely populated neighbor.

For a road trip without a hitch, visit a vintage trailer resort

In a recent informal tally, I counted nearly 20 retro resorts in nine states from California to Tennessee, with more on the way.

New York’s Finger Lakes region has it all: history, adventure, outdoors

New York’s Finger Lakes region is a beautiful destination filled with history, adventure and the great outdoors.

How Gonzaga travels: Behind-the-scenes look at how the Bulldogs take to the sky

Most college basketball teams fly to games. Commercially. In the same planes we all do. But one of the perks of playing for one of the nation’s elite college basketball …

UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019

Rob Curley: Gonzaga sits back, relaxes when it comes to taking flight

So, what’s it like to travel when you’re one of the elite college basketball programs in the nation?

March magic: Nebraska’s sandhill crane migration gives new meaning to ‘flyover country’

More than a half-million sandhill cranes stop here each year as they migrate north.

Pullman Airbnb operator claims city short-term rental codes – or lack thereof – forced her to cancel $35K in reservations

When Pullman resident Tami Grady purchased a home last year, she thought it would be a good option to transform it into a short-term rental that provides lodging for travelers …

A stop off the San Francisco coast, on the way to the ‘white shark cafe’

The boat rose and fell relentlessly, one ocean swell after another. I leaned over its stern, fixing my eyes on the decoy floating a few yards away. I had watched …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

This L.A. couple has seen ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ 24 times: ‘It’s two hours of freedom’

As Karin Dicker and Steven Sarott have both struggled with health issues in the past, they find solace and joy in the couple hours spent in the company of Freddie …

Historic hideaways: Five historic hotels with guided tours that bring the past to life

For travelers who seek out historic hotels, learning about a property firsthand and from an expert is a lovely perk. No brochure or website can make history come alive – …

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

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

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

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 …