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Authentic local experiences: Airbnb offers authenticity, challenges in Havana

In the two months since Airbnb started doing business in Cuba, listings have ballooned to about 2,000.

Cold War-era bunkers give visitors a glimpse back in time

Two bunkers straight from the Cold War era — one in Florida, the other in Canada — take visitors back to the days when the unthinkable was thinkable. Read more »

April 27, 2015

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Elvis Presley's planes to remain at Graceland

It looks like Elvis Presley's airplanes are staying at Graceland after all. Read more »

April 27, 2015

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New Whitney design by Renzo Piano a game changer for museum

Street banners for weeks have teased: "Whitney, Unpacking in the Meatpacking, May 2015." Read more »

April 23, 2015

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Bryce Canyon announces RV parking restrictions

Bryce Canyon National Park will implement RV parking restrictions from April 24 through Sept. 30. Read more »

April 20, 2015

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Airline industry is least liked industries in study

Passenger satisfaction with air carriers in the U.S. improved slightly this year but not enough to pull airlines from the bottom of the list of most appreciated industries. Read more »

April 20, 2015

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Disney measles outbreak that sparked vaccination debate ends

An outbreak of measles that popped up at Disneyland in late December soon spread to six other U.S. states, Mexico and Canada. Health officials suspect an infected traveler, who caught the virus... Read more »

April 17, 2015

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Congressman admits relationship with airline lobbyist

The chairman of the House committee that handles aviation legislation acknowledged Thursday that he has a "private and personal relationship" with an airline industry lobbyist. Read more »

April 16, 2015

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European vacation as much as 25 percent cheaper due to euro

Vacations in Europe have a new attraction: the euro's steep drop in value is making the continent much cheaper for tourists from across the world, especially the United States and China. Read more »

April 15, 2015

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As death of Lincoln marked, caretakers of tomb face setbacks

Caretakers of Abraham Lincoln's tomb are on the defensive over an unflattering critique in National Geographic magazine and looming budget cuts that could threaten management of the historic site,... Read more »

April 15, 2015

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European vacation as much as 25 percent cheaper due to euro

Vacations in Europe have a new attraction: the euro's steep drop in value is making the continent much cheaper for tourists from across the world, especially the United States and China. Read more »

April 15, 2015

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32 Abraham Lincoln memorials in America and around the world

From the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., to Mount Rushmore in South Dakota to the many elementary schools, colleges and universities named after Lincoln, there are many tributes to the "Great... Read more »

April 15, 2015

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Survey: Most Vegas tourists married, many from California

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says it has a pretty good idea who visited the destination last year: 45-year-old married people making $40,000 or more with one-third of them coming... Read more »

April 14, 2015

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Panel asks: Could cramped airline seats be dangerous?

The shrinking space on airplanes is surely uncomfortable but a government advisory committee is starting to look into whether the lack of legroom also might be dangerous for passengers' health and... Read more »

April 14, 2015

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Serenity Now: Civil War battlefield now a tranquil spot

Unimaginable violence once raged across the landscape of Antietam. Now, the sweeping hills and meadows whisper peace. Read more »

April 14, 2015

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Passengers have more to complain about: Lower marks across the board for airlines

Think flying is getting worse? A pair of university researchers who track the airline business say it's a fact. Read more »

April 13, 2015

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What's in a hotel name? Guests try to decipher the mystery

Today's traveler faces a bewildering choice of hotel brands with similar-sounding and confusing names. Want to stay at a Hyatt? Take your pick. There's Hyatt Regency, Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt... Read more »

April 13, 2015

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Giants to celebrate Bumgarner's special October this week

Madison Bumgarner's return to AT&T Park will be filled with fanfare, from an MVP bobblehead giveaway to all of the postseason honors he will collect in a special ceremony. Read more »

April 12, 2015

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France recreates prehistoric paintings so public can see art from closed-off cave

Jean-Marie Chauvet noticed air whistling out from a crack on a plateau in southern France, so he and fellow cave enthusiasts went to investigate. What they found that Sunday in 1994 still fills... Read more »

April 10, 2015

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The 27 most beautiful college libraries in America

From the very geometrical Geisel Library at the University of California, San Diego, to the very Hogwarts-esque libraries at the University of Michigan and the University of Washington that... Read more »

April 10, 2015

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Smithsonian to launch new magazine on cultural travel

Smithsonian Enterprises, the business arm of the popular museum complex, is launching its first new magazine in 30 years with a focus on cultural travelers. Read more »

April 10, 2015

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Officials: Orlando was top US tourist destination in 2014

Tourism officials say more than 62 million visitors came to Orlando last year, making the theme-park mecca the most-visited tourist destination in the U.S. Read more »

April 9, 2015

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UTA: Zero fatalities despite more trains and buses

In a year with more buses and trains in use and in increase in ridership, the Utah Transit Authority recorded no accidental deaths in 2014, the first time in eight years that has occurred. Read more »

April 8, 2015

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Volunteer pilots help doomed dogs land new chance at life

For some dogs, a chance at the good life takes off when the pilots do. Read more »

April 8, 2015

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UTA makes adjustments to routes and schedules

The Utah Transit Authority is implementing changes to routes and schedules, and introducing new services starting April 12. Read more »

April 7, 2015

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Uber's popularity surges; business travelers avoiding taxis

Business travelers are bypassing the taxi queue with greater frequency, choosing instead ride-hailing services like Uber Technologies. Read more »

April 7, 2015

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