GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. - Most trails in this colorful and iconic national park are tough up-and-down trails. You hike down into the canyon and then hike back up out of the canyon.
But the Widforss Trail on the North Rim is different: It's a...
KIRKENES, Norway - It's nearly 10 on a Friday night and an eerie silence has descended over the 24-room hotel I'm booked into deep in Norway's northern Finnmark County. The usual racket like dinging elevator doors, the din of the city and faint laughter...
Q: A few years ago, I used Yapta, which tracks airfares and alerts you when the price of your flight has gone down after purchase so that you can apply for a "fare drop" flight credit on a future flight. It worked very well. But like many things I...
ILULISSAT, Greenland - It's so cold, they closed the igloos. The icebergs are shivering. Two of my toes are slightly frostbitten. Yesterday my life seriously flashed before my eyes on a dogsled ride through the mountains.
But what a trip. What a place....
By Karen Samelson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (MCT)
| Mar 25, 2013
| 10:48 AM
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK - Jagged peaks, a lucky glimpse of a bear or moose, and, of course, glaciers - these sights are just the tip of the iceberg at Glacier National Park in northwestern Montana.
Red, blue, yellow and white wildflowers fill the alpine...
What's it like to live in a far-off place most of us see only on a vacation? Foreign Correspondence is an interview with someone who lives in a spot you may want to visit.
Max Johnson, 56, is a London native who has been living in Canada since 1980....
While many travelers treat the hotel as simply a spot to sleep while vacationing, some of us enjoy a one-stop shop that has everything from award-winning restaurants and daytime entertainment to a great location and comfortable accommodations. For those...
By Suzanne Van Atten, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (MCT)
| Oct 29, 2012
| 6:38 AM
PONCE, Puerto Rico - There was a time, not that long ago, when visitors to Puerto Rico's second-largest city were cautioned not to stray from the central plaza after dark. Many of Ponce's ornate 19th-century buildings were vacant and falling to pieces,...
By Anne Z. Cooke and Steve Haggerty, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
| Oct 29, 2012
| 6:40 AM
FRASER, Colo. - The trees are bare, the snow is falling, it's time to ski. But where?
Colorado, naturally, world famous for sunny days and intermittent dumps of deep dry powder.
Which one of the following Eight Great Colorado ski areas works for you?...
By Myscha Theriault, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
| Oct 29, 2012
| 6:43 AM
Choosing destinations with historical attractions can mean more wedding trip for your money, even if you splurge on things like accommodations and fancy dinners. Here are three honeymoon havens to consider.
Urban: Montreal, Quebec has much to offer...
W.C. Fields' gravestone doesn't really read, "On the whole, I'd rather be in Philadelphia." But the comic actor loved to poke fun at his native city. When I was a student in Philly way back when, I did too. There wasn't much to do. It seemed like every...
By Mary Ann Anderson, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
| Dec 26, 2012
| 8:09 AM
HAZELHURST, Ga. - If you're like most people, you love the holidays but shout "Hallelujah!" when the last strains of "Auld Lang Syne" fade away.
That's when it's time for a post-holidays getaway, so take a look at these destinations in Georgia that are...