Top travel myths

Travel is awesome. That much is true. It's all sunshine and friendly locals guiding you to their favorite off-the-beaten-path hangouts. Except when it's not, like when the kids are tired and grouchy, when it's raining for hours, when your business travel experience was plane-meeting-plane....

National Park Service movie

The National Park Service, in honor of its 100th birthday this year, is getting the gift of a lifetime: its own 3D and IMAX film.  With a blend of digital and mostly celluloid film, MacGillivray Freeman Films took on the challenge of representing the National Park Service in all its wonder and...

Uber price cut

On-demand transportation service app Uber is dropping fares in New York City on its UberX and UberXL services by about 15 percent. These are the two most affordable service levels within Uber, with "X" referring to base level transporation, and "XL" referring to vehicles that can seat at least six...

Does incognito browsing save money on flights?

Because we know you love to save money so you can travel more, we decided to answer the Internet-age-old question about private browsing (also known as incognito browsing) and whether or not it actually saves travelers money when booking flights. The common theory runs something like this: The...

Yosemite name change lawsuit

Remember your trip to The Awahnee, or your first day at Yosemite's Badger Pass Ski Area? Relish those memories, because they might not be repeatable experiences, at least in terms of what you call those destinations. Due to a trademark dispute Yosemite National Park visitors will have to say...

Palapas Seafood Bar, Dallas

In a small building in Dallas’ Lower Greenville neighborhood at the corner of Greenville Avenue and Bryan Parkway, the look from the street is like a little restaurant transplanted from the Baja coast of Mexico. On both ends of the Palapas Seafood Bar, a thatched roof covers the twin patios. The...

Skellig Michael island in Ireland, filming location for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

Where was that galaxy, you ask? It turns out that Ireland's Skellig Michael was the breathtaking location for the final minutes of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” That's the word from Tourism Ireland. The organization alerted Star Wars fans to what it called a "closely guarded secret" that in...

Groninger Museum "David Bowie Is" exhibit

Love David Bowie? We thought you might. His breakout hit “Space Oddity” was, after all, a song about travel; it just happened to be travel on a spaceship. So, if you really loved Bowie and love travel, couple those two favorites with a trip to the Groninger Museum in Groningen, the capital of the...

It’s Twelfth Night! The end of the Christmas season can mean only one thing in New Orleans—time to gear up for Carnival season! So pull the tree out to the curb and break out the purple, green and gold. The month-long lead-up to Fat Tuesday isn’t all king cake and beads, though. Kicking things...

Yotel, New York City

Hotels are going to the robots. Case in point: In New York City, not far from the Theater District, a robot known as YOBOT performs its own a captivating show for several hours a day. As a service member of Yotel, a tech-forward hotel in New York that opened in 2011, YOBOT takes on storing visitor...

PaperboyO on Instagram

Rich McCor, a London, is re-creating famous landmarks with paper cut-outs and his Instagram account, PaperBoyO. His re-creations of landmarks, parks and areas of interest are adorable additions that come, usually, with a post of punchy facts and tidbits.  “I was looking for a way to photograph...

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