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Fairmont Banff Springs
The Fairmont Banff Springs rises over two scenic river valleys, and is located less than one kilometer from downtown Banff, Alberta, Canada. Sulphur Mountain Gondola stands two kilometers from the hotel.

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GANNETT Syndication Service

07/20/2017 04:35 AM
Fun zones on world's largest cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas, begin to take shape
The 230,000-ton Royal Caribbean vessel is scheduled to debut in April.

07/20/2017 04:46 AM
Glacier National Park still has glaciers, for now
Research predicts that all 25 named glaciers likely will be gone by 2030.

07/20/2017 03:00 AM
Embark on an Alaskan seafood adventure
Dine on fresh catches from Denali to Homer with Alaska's sustainable salmon, halibut, crab and more.

07/20/2017 05:08 AM
The best places in the world to zip-line
Ready to feel the wind in your hair and see your destination from a bird’s-eye view?

07/20/2017 04:57 AM
Beyond Air Force One: Flying fleets of world leaders
While average citizens have to deal with crowded airports and frequent delays, a select group is taking air travel to new heights.

07/19/2017 04:45 AM
Disney announces 23 wild new developments for its theme parks
From Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge to new rides at Epcot, there were plenty of announcements at this year's D23 Expo.

07/19/2017 05:00 AM
Nine budget-friendly hotels on beautiful islands
You need not have deep pockets to find great lodging on some of the world’s most beautiful islands.

07/19/2017 03:00 AM
Philadelphia's pilgrimage-worthy pizzeria
Chef Marc Vetri's eponymous pizzeria wows from the whole grain dough to Italian desserts at locations in Philadelphia and D.C.

07/16/2017 03:00 PM
The worst road trip annoyances, and what to do about them
It's the little things that inflict big headaches when you're driving during the summer.

07/17/2017 04:55 PM
Why you should take your children with you on vacation
Just because you've had a baby doesn't mean your dreams of adventure should be quashed.

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USATODAY - Today In the Sky

06/19/2017 08:04 PM
Allegiant : 28 new routes, 3 new cities part of its biggest expansion ever
Allegiant bills news as “largest-ever announcement of new service in the company’s history.”

06/18/2017 08:52 PM
Weather delays: Monday turned out to be a terrible day to fly
Air travelers faced major headaches Monday afternoon as a long line thunderstorms blocked flight paths from New England to the Gulf Coast. 

06/20/2017 03:48 AM
Qatar Airways CEO warns of 'lasting wound' from 'blockade'
CEO: Fliers are returning and again using Qatar as aviation hub after initial hit to business.

06/18/2017 07:03 PM
Paris Air Show day 1: A bigger 737, huge Airbus order and the president
See all the stories that made news from the opening day of the Paris Air Show.

06/19/2017 02:59 AM
Boeing unveils a bigger 737 in fight against Airbus
Boeing's plans for 'stretched' version of its 737 Max aircraft came at the Paris Air Show.

06/19/2017 12:24 AM
Paris Air Show 2017: Airbus lands first big deal on Monday
Airbus has clinched a deal for 100 single-aisle A320neo planes in its first big move at the show.

06/19/2017 12:36 AM
Paris Air Show: What to look for in 2017
Boeing-Airbus rivalry will again be huge, but there are other interesting story lines.

06/15/2017 06:37 PM
New era of budget travel? Norwegian begins Boeing 737 flights to Europe
Discount airline will be flying 12 Boeing 737 routes to Europe from small U.S. airports by fall.

06/16/2017 05:12 AM
Name that airport ... (Bangkok Suvarnabhumi)
UPDATE: The photo in this week's "name that airport" post is of Thailand's Suvarnabhumi Airport near Bangkok. 

06/16/2017 12:00 AM
Spirit Airlines adds new routes from Pittsburgh, Hartford
The budget carrier is growing at two of its newest cities with more flights to Florida.

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GANNETT Syndication Service

07/19/2017 05:00 AM
Nine budget-friendly hotels on beautiful islands
You need not have deep pockets to find great lodging on some of the world’s most beautiful islands.

07/10/2017 04:58 AM
20 of the most beautiful hotels in Scotland
From a grand mansion to a family-run guest house to a restaurant-with-rooms, these hotels are warm and welcoming.

07/17/2017 05:02 AM
July hotel roundup: The latest openings, renovations, brand updates
The U.S. hotel industry is moving along, with 186,945 rooms under construction as of June.

07/11/2017 05:04 AM
July roundup: A look at the latest hotel renovations
Take a look at some of the latest, most notable hotel renovations.

07/10/2017 03:04 AM
10 unexpected places that are saving the bees
The bee population is in crisis, and more and more hotels are stepping up to help

07/07/2017 02:47 AM
Readers' Choice: Vote for your favorite hotels
From blissful spas to stellar bars and restaurants, tell us your favorites

07/10/2017 12:13 PM
10 hotels with amazing city skyline views
No matter your budget, there’s a beautiful view waiting to be found.

06/27/2017 05:20 AM
Airbnb's popularity grows in rural communities
Accommodations site says rentals help travelers in areas under-served by hotels.

06/22/2017 05:44 AM
The 20 most popular hotels in Orlando
Expedia picks the 20 most popular hotels in Orlando

06/21/2017 10:13 PM
The 20 most popular hotels in Orlando, according to Expedia

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GANNETT Syndication Service

07/14/2017 05:27 AM
10 great places to see wild horses
While the eagle might be our national symbol, the wild horse seems just as fitting.

07/17/2017 04:45 AM
Disney's Magic Kingdom: End the day Happily Ever After
The Magic Kingdom's new fireworks show adds Cinderella Castle into the show.

07/14/2017 05:02 AM
29 amusing crossroads across the USA
Crossing.us lets users enter any pair of keywords, and the site will return an intersection location where they pair up as street names.

07/14/2017 03:00 PM
Chicago shows off during the summer
Chicago comes alive during the summer

07/13/2017 05:16 AM
Machu Picchu 101: How to visit a wonder of the world
The well-preserved Incan ruins are a must for any traveler’s bucket list.

07/13/2017 04:48 AM
Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan on Denali National Park
The documentarians reminisce on their visit to the park for its 100th anniversary.

07/20/2017 05:08 AM
The best places in the world to zip-line
Ready to feel the wind in your hair and see your destination from a bird’s-eye view?

07/20/2017 04:59 AM
The best places to zip-line

07/20/2017 04:46 AM
Glacier National Park still has glaciers, for now
Research predicts that all 25 named glaciers likely will be gone by 2030.

07/18/2017 04:46 AM
Baby zoo animals you can visit around the USA
There are more adorable cuties out there beyond April the Giraffe’s baby, Tajiri.

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Latest Travel News from the New York Times

NYT > Travel

07/20/2017 02:00 AM
Next Stop: Where the Wallowa Mountains Begin
In the tiny, remote town of Joseph, Ore., you can find award-winning local whiskey, fair-trade chocolates and gorgeous scenery.
07/17/2017 09:01 PM
Cultured Traveler: The Tate Modern and the Battle for London’s Soul
As luxury condos proliferate across London, the evolving Tate Modern provides a model for the city’s public spaces.
07/20/2017 03:00 AM
Test Run: How to Plan a Trip With the New TripAdvisor
I tested the new TripAdvisor before and during a recent trip and was impressed with its intuitive layout and improved search capability.
07/18/2017 09:01 PM
Pursuits: Moose, Anyone? In Newfoundland, Food Both Rustic and Sophisticated
Arctic hare and beaver are also on the menu at a handful of outstanding restaurants in and around the capital of St. John’s.
07/19/2017 02:00 AM
Carry-On: What the Magician Penn Jillette Can’t Travel Without
Almonds, a computer bag, a Monkees hat, an iPad — and a deck of cards.
07/19/2017 02:00 AM
5 Flight Safety Videos Worth Watching
A new British Airways video featuring some of the country’s best-known actors and comedians is the latest in a long line of entertaining flight safety films.
07/17/2017 02:00 AM
The Getaway: Paris for $400? What Money Buys on the New Low-Cost Airlines
Low airfares may help put that far-flung vacation in reach if you’re willing to travel light and choose your dates wisely.
07/18/2017 10:25 AM
North of Nordic: A Young Chef Invents ‘Neo-Fjordic’ Cuisine
Why would an ambitious chef open a restaurant in western Norway, where only 3 percent of the land is arable and the growing season is a blip?
07/18/2017 02:00 AM
Travel Tips: How to Dine Well — and Properly — in Another Country
Etiquette can vary by destination: use the correct utensils, eat at the right hour and research tipping practices.
07/17/2017 09:01 PM
What to Read Before You Hit Europe’s Museums
One book offers a historical look at how museums came to be, and another offers a guided tour of Europe. A third, set in the Louvre, is a breathless thriller.
07/11/2017 10:48 AM
Trending: Where and How to See the Total Eclipse This Summer in the U.S.
On Aug. 21, the sun’s disappearance behind the moon will be visible from the Oregon coast to South Carolina. Here are eight places to see it.
07/20/2017 02:00 AM
360 Travel Postcard: 8,150 Feet Above Oregon
Soar to dizzying heights in Wallowa County, Oregon, a remote county even by the standards of the rural Northwest.
07/19/2017 04:40 PM
United Airlines Profit Rises Despite Boycott Threats Over Passenger Treatment
The forcible removal of Dr. David Dao from a flight in April led to calls for a boycott of the carrier, but the airline did not take a financial hit in its quarterly report.
07/17/2017 09:01 PM
At the Tate Modern, Art and Play
Explore the newest wing of the Tate Modern in London, where experiential work encourages museumgoers to interact with the art.
07/17/2017 12:39 PM
5 Ways to Get Good Customer Service From an Airline
Tweeting at a carrier works, just don’t mock them and four other tips to make your flight smoother.

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NYT > Escapes

03/05/2010 01:42 PM
Paddleboarding in Hawaii: Who Cares About Surf
Paddleboarding while upright means venturing far and wide without having to hunt for waves.
03/05/2010 12:27 AM
The Falcon: A Jazz Haven in a Hudson Valley Hamlet
Away from Manhattan’s urban frenzy, one man’s hospitality has created an intimate stage for top-tier musicians.
03/05/2010 12:28 AM
Breaking Ground: Sound-View Homes in North Carolina’s Waterfront
A waterfront second-home community in Merry Hill, N.C.
02/27/2010 06:01 PM
From Frozen Vines In Ontario, a Sweet Specialty: Ice Wine
The Niagara Peninsula in Ontario is ground zero for ice wine, whose grapes are ready for harvesting in the middle of winter.

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Latest Travel Tips from ESL

Sujain Thomas -- 2015-08-28 23:46
Travel Truths That Will Always Catch Up With You It doesn’t really matter whether you are one of those meticulous and go-by-the-book travelers or simply the fancy and footloose types without a care in the world, there are certain travel truths that will always catch up with you. You would have ten...
aggouni -- 2015-04-10 19:02
You may wonder what is the healthiest way to spend money? What causes us travel and be globetrotters? Where can a long trip on plane take us to? And where does the only palace exist in the United States? Discover 10 of the finest tourist facts that will introduce you to the world of travelling just ...
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Busted: Popular Travelling Myths Travelling is one of the THE rites of passage of the world. Everyone has this inherent need to travel whether they are from the stone age looking for better pastures or the new age man or woman looking to add some colour to life with a short trip abroad. Exploring ne...
Jude Tan -- 2014-04-26 01:50
So you've just had your Chinese visa stamped into your passport, your flights are booked, you have your farewell party sorted and it’s just a matter of days before the adventure begins. While a game of charades with your local waitress might be fun the first couple of times, getting chicken claw a...
Well jaded traveler -- 2014-00-22 12:18
When arriving in a new city, from my hotel room (which I always chose in the middle of the hotel area of the city), I walk to a nearby 5 star hotel. They always have a line of taxi cabs waiting in their drive way. They only allow good taxi drivers to pick up their guests. I don't know what the proce...
Peter Goudge -- 2014-00-22 12:09
Every person who has spent some time teaching and travelling around the world has a taxi story to share. Over the past 30 years or so that I’ve been teaching and travelling (with breaks in between), I can safely say that I’ve heard a taxi story from every continent. I’ve heard some shockers in...
Emily Austin -- 2014-00-04 12:29
Whether you are dealing with forest camping for the first time, or you are a frequent camper, a new outdoor tour will always be very thrilling and scary at the same time, especially if it includes camping within it. If you are planning a tour to India for experiencing ultimate fun and adventure, the...
Sarsjh Patrick -- 2013-11-04 12:58
Wildlife photography is indeed very rewarding, yet challenging when compared with all the other kinds of photography. Getting all the animals together to click the perfect picture can at times be very irritating. You cannot control or order them the way you want and therefore, need to have lots of p...
Jon Cheney -- 2013-06-19 17:49
As summer rolls on through, and we all sit in the office pining for a foreign getaway, regrets may begin to creep in that we didn’t think ahead and book something months ago. Thankfully there are plenty of holiday operators offering last minute holiday deals so you don’t have to miss out on a su...
Cliff -- 2013-06-19 15:59
There is always a part of me that dislikes the environmental impacts of traveling. The use of fossil fuels for transportation, buying food in non-environmentally friendly packaging, the list goes on. Luckily, I've found a couple of ways to make traveling a little easier on the environment. Use these...

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