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PG slideshow: The art town of Marfa, Texas

2012-03-06 10:35:00

Patricia Sheridan's photos from Marfa, where art is big.


Minimal, marvelous Marfa: avant-garde art, deep in Texas

Minimal, marvelous Marfa: avant-garde art, deep in Texas

2012-03-06 09:38:00

Artist Donald Judd infected this high desert cattle town with East Coast sensibilities in the 1970s. Now it's an outpost of avant-garde.


Deep Creek B&B offered perfect respite

Deep Creek B&B offered perfect respite

2012-03-04 12:32:00

Who: Five ladies. Where: Deep Creek, 2 1/4 hours away. What to do: Relax, eat, drink wine, read, hit the spa, hike, ski.


Some tips to guide gal getaways

Some tips to guide gal getaways

2012-03-04 11:15:00

Be flexible, compromise when needed, be a team player and try not to complain.


Watch out for bacteria on the beach

2012-03-04 00:01:00

About 3.5 million people each year get sick enough to throw up or get diarrhea after splashing in water containing harmful bacteria, accordi


Agency finds success in catering to women travelers

2012-03-04 00:00:00

While most girl getaways are arranged informally among friends or relatives, a ladies travel club in Carnegie has provided the planning


Trip Advisor: Cruise muster drills irritating, but for safety's sake pay attention

2012-03-04 00:00:00

Q: The recent Costa Concordia disaster made me think about the way I've seen some people behave during muster drills on other cruises


Drifting in Kerala: A boat trip reveals the backwaters of the lovely south India state

Drifting in Kerala: A boat trip reveals the backwaters of the lovely south India state

2012-03-04 00:00:00

Moments after stepping off the bus in this southern coastal town, I was submerged in a wave of touts.


Fliers' Reading List

2012-03-04 00:00:00

To the Editor: Regarding "High-Brow Lit for High Fliers" (Feb. 19), I'm glad the writer discovered the value of contemporary mystery and thr


Rum and Reggae? Not Here

2012-03-04 00:00:00

OUTSIDE Treasure Beach, on Jamaica's rural southern coast, a half-dozen oxen are blocking the one potholed road into town. When the taxi dri


Hut-to-Hut Skiing

2012-03-04 00:00:00

To the Editor: Regarding "A Cool Glide" (Feb. 19), sounds like a nice hut system in the works. A word of advice: If you're the type who star


In Lush Nicaragua, Legacy of a Priest

2012-03-04 00:00:00

THE Solentiname Islands in Nicaragua are familiar to aficionados of primitivist art. Paintings by local artists depict the islands as a para


A Vienna Getaway Minus the Crowds

2012-03-04 00:00:00

ATMOSPHERIC churches, romantic cobblestone lanes, cool new cafes or quirky museums: What do locals in the Slovak capital of Bratislava recom


Zoo sponsors November trip to polar bear country

2012-03-03 00:00:00

If you've ever wanted to get up close to polar bears in the wild and have the money, the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is offering the c


Zoo to sponsor trip to polar bear country

Zoo to sponsor trip to polar bear country

2012-03-02 08:38:00

If you want to get up close to polar bears in the wild and have the money, the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is offering the chance.


Trip Advisor: Cheapest cabin option will make her miserable

2012-02-26 00:00:00

Q: I'm going on a cruise with my best friend. We booked an inside cabin months ago because it was the cheapest option.


How to Photograph a Safari

2012-02-26 00:00:00

READYING to leave Moscow, where I am based, for a recent trip to Kenya that included a three-day safari in the Masai Mara, I was determined


Alpine Interlude 80 Minutes From Munich

2012-02-26 00:00:00

THE absurd part wasn't sprinting, nearly naked, through a frozen warren of tunnels carved into the dense snow on top of a glacier. It was th


For Wallace Stevens, Hartford as Muse

2012-02-26 00:00:00

IN those rare moments when Hartford leaps to mind, I'm guessing that your head does not then turn to watermelon pavilions, a man with a blue


A Cartagena Quarter Emerges

2012-02-26 00:00:00

TWO 20-something sisters sat in Malagana Café & Bar (Calle Tripita y Media 31-55; 57-5660-1360) in the Getsemaní district


The Country Just Over the Fence

2012-02-26 00:00:00

A SIMPLE painted sign on a wooden board -- "To Mexico" -- was propped near the door in the fence, but it was the fence itself that fascinate


Milwaukee airport link revived

2012-02-25 00:00:00

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald has spent the early days of his administration beating the bushes trying to bring more flights to


Travel Notes: Bill seeks new tests of airport scanners

2012-02-19 00:01:00

Can the radiation from airport scanners cause a miscarriage? The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and the U.S.


Cuba opens its doors and American tourists sign up for trips

Cuba opens its doors and American tourists sign up for trips

2012-02-19 00:01:00

Ludwig and I had the kind of relationship where I could ask him anything without fear of reproach.


Metromover eases travel in Miami

2012-02-19 00:01:00

MIAMI -- It's officially called the Metromover, but you'll hear it called the "people mover."


'Islands in the sky' southwest of Lancaster, Ohio, show natural history of the state

'Islands in the sky' southwest of Lancaster, Ohio, show natural history of the state

2012-02-19 00:00:00

LANCASTER, Ohio -- The Knobs stand out, in more ways than one.


Downtown Lancaster, Ohio, is steeped in history

2012-02-19 00:00:00

Downtown Lancaster is also filled with Ohio history.


Trip Advisor: Be realistic when you complain

2012-02-19 00:00:00

Q: How about some advice on how to complain effectively? A: Sure.


Winter in Quebec offers endless opportunities for fun

Winter in Quebec offers endless opportunities for fun

2012-02-12 15:28:00

Carnaval de Quebec, the world's largest winter festival with parades, sleigh and dog-sled rides and a crazy ice canoe race on the St. Lawren


Chilling out at Quebec's Hotel de Glace: a night on ice

Chilling out at Quebec's Hotel de Glace: a night on ice

2012-02-12 15:26:00

QUEBEC CITY, Quebec -- I'm not going to lie. My husband thought I was nuts when I suggested spending my January birthday at Hotel de Glace h


VisitPittsburgh coins new name for city to attract visitors

VisitPittsburgh coins new name for city to attract visitors

2012-02-11 00:00:00

Pittsburgh has been known as the Steel City, the City of Bridges and the City of Champions.


New Mexico resorts give great blend of skiing, dining, shopping

New Mexico resorts give great blend of skiing, dining, shopping

2012-02-05 00:00:00

It was an offer I couldn't turn down: An invitation to share a house here with three longtime ski companions and an opportunity to conduct


100 Miles from Los Angeles, an Elysian Isle

2012-02-05 00:00:00

Correction Appended


Q&A With Allegra McEvedy

2012-02-05 00:00:00

AS a child, Allegra McEvedy spent holidays being carted to temples and ruins with her father, a historian.


36 Hours: Park City, Utah

2012-02-05 00:00:00

Correction Appended


On the Vodun Trail in Benin

2012-02-05 00:00:00

WE were driving through the back alleys of Ouidah, a sultry former slave port in the West African nation of Benin, when we spotted him: a


Single in the Caribbean

2012-02-05 00:00:00

GRATEFUL for rain on a Caribbean vacation? You bet I was.


TripAdvisor: Cell phone yakker lets manners fly away

2012-01-29 00:00:00

Q: I totally understand that people occasionally have to make or answer a phone call while they're waiting near an airport gate. But don't y


Is Wisconsin's Jimmy more accurate than Punxsutawney Phil?

2012-01-29 00:00:00

When you think of Groundhog Day, you think of the 126th celebration coming up Thursday in Punxsutawney, Jefferson County. But actually, ther


Travel Notes: Best airfares found 6 weeks before flight

2012-01-29 00:00:00

Even when buying airline tickets, timing is everything. Passengers can get the lowest airfares if they buy six weeks before their flight, ac


Q&A With Ross Halfin, Celebrity Photographer

2012-01-29 00:00:00

ROSS HALFIN has traveled the world photographing rock stars like Jimmy Page and Mötley Crüe against backdrops as varied as Perth,


10 Winter Getaways to Suit Every Age

2012-01-29 00:00:00

SUDDENLY it's the end of January and you realize the children will be off for Presidents' Day next month -- an ideal opportunity to squeeze


36 Hours: Birmingham, England

2012-01-29 00:00:00

Correction Appended


Off Tanzania, Serene Mafia Island

2012-01-29 00:00:00

WHEN seen on arrival by air, Mafia Island doesn't appear to be much more than a crescent-shaped splash of green off the eastern coast of Afr


Sorry to Disappoint, but I Ate Well in Berlin

2012-01-29 00:00:00

BAD reputations outlive the circumstances that gave rise to them. My recent meals in Berlin were a reminder of that.


Luggage scales and carry-on issues

2012-01-29 00:00:00

Here are three luggage scales to help heavy packers stay under the 50-pound weight limit. All hook to the handle of your suitcase; when you


Secret of the overpacker? Take what makes you happy

2012-01-29 00:00:00

They're the people standing at the airport counter, frantically pulling things out of their overweight suitcases. They're the ones with the


Airline confirms exploring merger

2012-01-26 00:00:00

US Airways confirmed Wednesday that it is studying a possible merger with bankrupt American Airlines, a move one analyst believes could have


The wonders of Israel: History, natural beauty, religious significance found at one site after another

The wonders of Israel: History, natural beauty, religious significance found at one site after another

2012-01-22 00:00:00

Snacking on juicy Medjool dates under blue skies on sunny December days. Sipping freshly squeezed, ruby red pomegranate juice while strollin


Israeli Kibbutz transformed from farm to resort

Israeli Kibbutz transformed from farm to resort

2012-01-22 00:00:00

HAGOSHRIM, Israel -- As a teenager, Hannah Levi left behind her mother and sister in Bolivia to live in a country where her Jewish culture a


Lake Erie's winter dunes offer ethereal hiking vistas

Lake Erie's winter dunes offer ethereal hiking vistas

2012-01-22 00:00:00

ERIE -- Don't climb the ice dunes, warn the rangers and the signs. Yet danger seemed remote as I scanned the serene frosted landscape near t


Trip Advisor: Be considerate of others at a museum

2012-01-22 00:00:00

Q: Can you talk about museum etiquette? First, how long should one stand in front of a particular painting if others are waiting to look at


Travel Notes: TSA to test airport staff for radiation exposure

2012-01-22 00:00:00

After years of rebuffing health concerns over airport scanners, the Transportation Security Administration plans to conduct new tests on the


No coastal spots in top 10 travel

2012-01-22 00:00:00

New York; Las Vegas; Orlando, Fla.; Chicago and Los Angeles topped the list of most popular travel destinations in 2011, according to bookin


Eating Out in Amsterdam: Way Beyond Herring

2012-01-22 00:00:00

NEARLY 10 years ago I went to Amsterdam in search of Dutch food; for the most part what I found was Mediterranean. This past fall I tried ag


Singapore Hawker Stalls Move Indoors

2012-01-22 00:00:00

"JUST look around," said Malcolm Lee, a 27-year-old Singaporean chef, as he gestured toward the dozen or so street food stands surrounding o


A Brazilian Beach Beauty, Refined and Untouched

2012-01-22 00:00:00

FROM the balcony of Quinta do Bucanero, a pousada in the center of Praia do Rosa, the appeal of the Brazilian seaside town is obvious. Perch


Q&A With Yolanda Edwards, Editor and Blogger

2012-01-22 00:00:00

Correction Appended


Skiing the Spanish Pyrenees

2012-01-22 00:00:00

NOTHING made sense.


Occupy Paradise - A visit to St. Barts

Occupy Paradise - A visit to St. Barts

2012-01-17 00:00:00

ST. BARTS, French West Indies -- After a few glasses of cold dry rose, the enticing techno beat becomes irresistible, and patrons of Nikki B


Primland: Virginia sporting resort features the rustic as well as the elegant

Primland: Virginia sporting resort features the rustic as well as the elegant

2012-01-15 00:00:00

MEADOWS OF DAN, Va. -- How do you top a day spent enjoying a private woodland paradise in the Blue Ridge Mountains marveling at sublime 50-m


In Bustling Vietnam, a Rare and (still untrammeled) Escape

2012-01-15 00:00:00

IT was my first time operating a motorcycle, but I handled the Honda with the confidence of a veteran, zipping alongside my boyfriend, Caleb


Trip Advisor: Rude frequent fliers abuse status

2012-01-15 00:00:00

Q: I know people who earn frequent-flier status are proud of it. But enough with the showing off! I got upgraded to first class on a recent


In Winter, Berkshires Culture Moves Indoors

2012-01-15 00:00:00

FOR many, the Berkshire Mountains are inimitably tied to one season: summer, when the area's tandem blooms of high culture and cherished New


Lost in Jerusalem

2012-01-15 00:00:00

As a traveler, I am not a particularly choosy person. I will go pretty much anywhere, anytime. Wander on horseback into the mountains of Kyr


Travelers' Tricks

2012-01-14 00:00:00

Travelers' Tricks


In Zurich West, Feeding the Hip and the Hungry

2012-01-14 00:00:00

FOR much of the past century, the Zurich West neighborhood was best known for its industry, churning out water turbines, electric motors and


Hotel Review: St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London

2012-01-14 00:00:00

THE UPSHOT


Niseko, Japan's Own St. Moritz

2012-01-14 00:00:00

I AM barefoot and naked padding along a stone path in the depths of Japanese winter, surrounded by snow-laden pine trees. I slip into a hot


Restaurant Review: Little Bird in Portland, Ore.

2012-01-14 00:00:00

Of all the dishes served at the Little Bird bistro in Portland, Ore., the charcuterie plate best encapsulates its spirit. On a recent evenin


If you're not a gambler, here are some tamer bets in Vegas

If you're not a gambler, here are some tamer bets in Vegas

2012-01-08 00:00:00

Las Vegas isn't just about gambling. Tourists also come for the fine dining scene and live entertainment options, including eight Cirque du


Welcome to formerly fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada

Welcome to formerly fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada

2012-01-08 00:00:00

If it's been a while since you've been to Las Vegas, prepare for signs of the metropolis plodding through a down economy. But Sin City's pli


Wax museum war heats up: Madame Tussauds wages a marketing blitz against the Hollywood Wax Museum

Wax museum war heats up: Madame Tussauds wages a marketing blitz against the Hollywood Wax Museum

2012-01-08 00:00:00

LOS ANGELES -- Dissing Angelina Jolie normally isn't the best way to get ahead in this town. But tough times call for tough tactics in the w


Trip Advisor: Should you tap sleeping passenger?

2012-01-08 00:00:00

Q When I was on a plane recently, the woman sitting next to me fell asleep. I needed to get past her to use the restroom, but she was out co


Travel Notes: Airfare ads to reflect all costs as of Jan. 26

2012-01-08 00:00:00

Fly from Albuquerque to Tucson on Southwest Airlines for $59. Jet from Asheville, N.C., to Orlando, Fla., on Allegiant Air for $49. Fly from


U.S. credit cards changing slowly to world standard

2012-01-08 00:00:00

Travelers keep reporting cases where American credit cards don't work in Europe. European cards use chip-and-PIN EMV technology, while our c


Biddingtraveler.com helps on hotel deals

2012-01-08 00:00:00

To get the best deal on Priceline.com, where travelers name their own price and pay before learning the hotel's name, sites like Biddingfort


Vegas for the health-conscious

2012-01-08 00:00:00

For folks who vow that the New Year will include more exercise and fewer calories, Las Vegas can be a place where good intentions disappear


Where to Go to Eat in 2012

2012-01-08 00:00:00

I've eaten sushi around the world, and the best in Tokyo is at Sushi Sawada. In the kitchen, it's just the chef, Koji Sawada, and his wife.


The 45 Places to Go in 2012

2012-01-08 00:00:00

Corrections Appended


36 Hours: Vienna

2012-01-08 00:00:00

Correction Appended


Where to Go to Shop in 2012

2012-01-08 00:00:00

I have been buying vintage clothing for textiles and inspiration since I was 10 years old, so anywhere I go I try to find a thrift shop or v


Where to Go to Hear Music in 2012

2012-01-08 00:00:00

I've traveled all over the world -- Europe, Africa, South America, Asia -- and music is everywhere. People are full of music in Cairo, and m


The Next Page / Plane Down: 60 years after the crash of Pittsburgh-Buffalo Flight 44-2

The Next Page / Plane Down: 60 years after the crash of Pittsburgh-Buffalo Flight 44-2

2012-01-08 00:00:00

Pearl Ruth Moon shot a final glance at the children on her flight before pushing toward her own seat and the hope of safety. She had taken a


Curtains Up for Chicago Stages

2012-01-02 00:00:00

WHEN times are tough, the arts suffer more than most. Pinched pocketbooks -- both corporate and individual -- force institutions to give up


See a different side of New York by walking along shorelines

See a different side of New York by walking along shorelines

2012-01-01 00:00:00

"No New Yorker should die without walking over the George Washington Bridge," says Cy Adler. That's a grand pronouncement, but Mr. Adler, 84


Cascades waterfall in Virginia worth the hike

Cascades waterfall in Virginia worth the hike

2012-01-01 00:00:00

It is an impressive waterfall hidden deep in an Appalachian gorge. The Cascades drop 66 feet on Little Stony Creek in the Cascades Recreatio


Travel notes: Rolling on the rivers is hot trend

2012-01-01 00:00:00

The hottest travel trend in 2011? River cruising. Travel Weekly, a trade publication, called growth and innovation on several continents in


Trip Advisor: Sister jealous of vacation time

2012-01-01 00:00:00

Q I work at a university and get six weeks of vacation every year. My sister's job gives her only one week. She's always saying things like,


Australia by Sail, Manning My Own Ship

2012-01-01 00:00:00

THE Whitsunday Passage was looking rough. The trade winds had picked up around dawn and were whipping 20 knots from the southeast while the


Paris in the winter offers some of world's best shopping

2012-01-01 00:00:00

PARIS -- Shopping in Paris, the City of Light and Love, can be overwhelming. Think New York City on steroids. My friend and I -- first-time


My Week at the Biggest Loser Fat Camp

2012-01-01 00:00:00

"COME on guys! Three more minutes and Day 2 is over!" screamed Sharon, our six-foot trainer, punching the air with her fists and tossing bac


Insider Travel Tips From Campaign Reporters

2012-01-01 00:00:00

TRAVEL is one of the great perks of being a journalist -- over the years, my job has taken me to places like Los Angeles, Paris and Saudi Ar


36 Hours: Trinidad

2012-01-01 00:00:00

Correction Appended


Light up nights: Niagara Falls dazzles for the holidays

Light up nights: Niagara Falls dazzles for the holidays

2011-12-25 00:00:00

On a cold winter's day, everything touched by the spray of Niagara Falls turns into an instant ice sculpture. Railings, bushes and street la


Marvelous magnitude: Explore these 10 micro-itineraries in the Pasadena area

Marvelous magnitude: Explore these 10 micro-itineraries in the Pasadena area

2011-12-25 00:00:00

It's 1922, and nothing much is up in Pasadena. Not among the orange groves, not along the leafy streets. Just as the little, old ladies like


Rye Is Back, With Flavors of Americana

2011-12-25 00:00:00

IN gold-rush-era San Francisco, bars lined every block of the Barbary Coast, the area where pioneer mixologists -- back when they were calle


Trip Advisor: Before sitting in exit row, assess your abilities

2011-12-25 00:00:00

Q: I've seen some very obese people sitting in the exit row. Is it possible to determine beforehand whether or not a person's size would mak


Traveler apps: from practical to fun

2011-12-25 00:00:00

Here are apps that will help travelers connect to the Web, provide info about airports and entertain your children: What it is: A way to con


Travel Notes: 2011 may be record year for air safety

2011-12-25 00:00:00

If you suffer from a fear of flying, here's something that might calm your nerves: The first 11 months of 2011 were the safest period for co


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