The 446-acre National Arboretum features 9 ½ miles of winding roadways that pass impressive collections.

Five places most tourists miss in Washington, D.C.

Discovering the less-explored pockets of Washington, D.C.

The tale of a Minnesota man, his children and a nearly empty tank of gas in Lesotho

November 16
On the road to Mokhotlong Camptown.
In the mountainous African kingdom, heading to a neighboring village with a sense of adventure and an empty gas tank.

Green Bay's new Titletown expands the Packers' football mecca

November 17
A view of the new Titletown park from the top of Ariens Hill in Green Bay, Wis.
Green Bay complex invites football fans to stay and play nearby.
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November 17
In a photo provided by Erik Lieux, the burger battle at Seed Food and Wine Festival, an all-vegan food festival held annually, in Miami, Fla. Whether

Uber launches loyalty program in nine cities; vegan travel options galore

Uber’s new loyalty program Uber is starting a loyalty program in nine of its markets. The new Uber Rewards allows users to earn points for…
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November 17
The Kiwanis Holiday Lights display transforms Mankato’s Sibley Park with 1.5 million colored lights.

Quick trips: Davenport, Mankato, Faribault

Davenport, Iowa The annual Quad City Arts Festival of Trees, one of the largest events of its kind in the Midwest, continues through Nov. 25…
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November 16
For some adventurous travelers, the ideal vacation combines relaxation and sightseeing with unexpected finds down narrow streets, lively conversations

How to raise the spontaneity quotient on your next trip

Seek out unexpected finds, lively conversations and wrong exits that lead to hidden treasures.
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November 16
Campsite at New Discovery State Park

Have camper (circa 1962), will travel

THE Traveler: Deb Hoger of Prior Lake. The scene: A 1962 Forester travel trailer fits right in on a cool September morning at…
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November 16
Having toiletries, clothes and chargers in your carry-on will help make any extended airport stay more comfortable.

Eight essentials to help you survive air travel over the holidays

According to AAA, 54.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more for Thanksgiving this year, 2.5 million more people than last year. While most…
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November 15
A field of wild grasses at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park has a view of the Manhattan skyline across the East River in New York.

Travel Troubleshooter: Hotwire charged me an undisclosed $35 'resort fee' after I agreed on the hotel rate

Q: I booked one of Hotwire’s “hot rate” hotel deals in New York. Many of the hot rate deals I was looking at fully disclosed…
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November 15
Boats docked at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco.

Two alternative San Francisco treats

Skip the touristy Fisherman's Wharf for two historic neighborhoods.
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November 15
A sunset in Coral Coast, Fiji, top. The adults-only pool at Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay, above left. The bar at Tambua Sands Beach Resort on the Cor

In Fiji, a 'reluctant swimmer' jumps in

A non-swimmer tries her hand at scuba-diving and surfing in Fiji.
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November 13
The B, one of two U by Uniworld river cruisers, ties up on the Seine.

Travel briefs: boutique river cruise, better snorkeling in Maui

Boutique river cruiseSave up to 30 percent on select 2019 river cruises with Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection and its new active line, U by…
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November 11
Northern Minnesota offers an opportunity for a quick getaway surrounded by nature — and a possible chance to lower your blood pressure.

Can spending 72 hours in Minn. woods decrease stress? We tested the idea

Copying a Swedish idea, we sent stressed-out Minnesotans into nature to see if they'd calm down.
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November 9
It's not a good idea to hold your baby on your lap during a flight.

Why you shouldn't hold a baby in flight

Just because the Federal Aviation Administration allows children under age 2 to ride on laps in airliners doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. I write…
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November 9
St. Mary’s Church in Lower Higham, England. The church is believed to be the setting for the opening of “Great Expectations,” where Pip visits t

A trip into the world of 'Great Expectations'

Retracing the path of Dickens' characters on England's Hoo Peninsula.
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November 9
Marble House is amng the Gilded Age mansions that are open to the public and extensively decorated for the holidays in Newport, R.I.

Looking for an affordable holiday getaway? Try these bargains

If you don't have much cash left after gift shopping, these offers may make a vacation affordable.
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November 8
Trunk Bay is home to the Underwater Trail in the Virgin Islands National Park, which takes up most of St. John.

Post-hurricane, U.S. Virgin Islands come back

St. John and St. Thomas open for business, even as some hotels remain closed.
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November 8
Get close to nature at the 72 Hour Cabins in Dalsland. The cabins are made of glass, allowing you fall asleep watching the stars and wake up to the su

How to find a 72-hour cabin in Sweden or Minnesota's North Shore

In glass cabins on a remote Swedish island, five high-strung, urban individuals spent time in nature for 72 hours, with no electronic devices. Their blood…
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November 8
Deep dish pizza is served at Labriola in Chicago.

A tour of Chicago's best pizza (skip the deep dish)

Crowning Chicago pizza's as king is easy as pie for this expert.
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November 8
A lot of sun and a lot of rain‚EURù make Kauai a good place to grow many different fruits, says a member of an orchard-owning family.

Travel Troubleshooter: Kauai rental – and refund – washed away in record floods

Q: I booked a dream trip for my husband, parents and myself to Kauai, Hawaii, for September. It included a vacation rental, which I reserved…
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November 8
Rendering of rooftop bar at Life House Little Havana. (Life House/TNS)

Live like a local for less in Little Havana

Miami's Life House promises an affordable boutique experience.
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November 8

What RuPaul can't travel without

A Prada suit that "doesn't wrinkle" and double-sided tape are musts.
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November 4
The Road to Hana in east Maui winds through cliffside forests along the coast. Tor Johnson/ Hawaii Tourism Authority

Seeking the wild side of Maui? Easy, it's everywhere

Everywhere on Maui, lush, authentic, uncrowded places abound.