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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

09/26/2017 04:12 AM
Inside an icon of ocean cruising: Cunard's Queen Mary 2
The Cunard flagship recently underwent a massive makeover.

09/26/2017 06:38 AM
The best vehicles for traveling with dogs
To travel well with a dog, you have to think like a dog.

09/26/2017 03:16 AM
Tour Lisbon's oldest and largest food market
Lisbon's oldest and largest food market, Mercado da Ribeira, has been transformed into Time Out Market Lisboa, with curated Portuguese foods and more.

09/25/2017 04:10 AM
Dance hall days: Texas preserves a treasured tradition
Preservationists and dance lovers are working to save these historic structures, in part by devising creative business strategies.

09/25/2017 10:38 AM
Walt Disney Studios: Take a tour of the working lot
Disney doesn't offer regular tours, but there are two ways you can make it past the gates.

09/25/2017 06:47 AM
50 states: 50 iconic dishes from Flavored Nation
St. Louis will host the Flavored Nation food festival in October with an iconic dish from each of the 50 states.

09/24/2017 03:00 PM
To tip or not to tip? Confusion reigns for travelers
There's a short list of people to whom you shouldn't give a penny and an even shorter list of people you should always consider tipping.

09/25/2017 05:15 AM
September route roundup: Where airlines are adding (or cutting) service
There are dozens of changes to airline routes each month. Here's a look at some of the most interesting.

09/22/2017 04:45 AM
Alaska: Exploring the untamed Last Frontier
When it comes to finding wild adventures in the USA, look north to Alaska.

09/22/2017 06:45 AM
Toast to the official start of fall with seasonal beers
For beer fans, fall is bright, with seasonal releases from Oktoberfest lagers to pumpkin ales and dark stouts.

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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

09/22/2017 05:18 AM
20 charming hotels and inns in Wales
Here are  20 of the most beautiful places to stay, from friendly B&B to grand hotel, from Snowdonia to the seaside.

09/14/2017 12:38 PM
September hotel roundup: The latest openings, renovations, brand updates
A new brand for Marriott and a new look for Holiday Inn are among the notable updates.

09/08/2017 05:01 AM
The 20 most popular hotels in Orange County, Calif.
Expedia names the most in demand hotels in Orange County, Calif.

09/26/2017 06:52 AM
Hidden hotel fees might be the new hidden airline fees
You might want to kiss goodbye the days of getting free stuff when staying at a hotel.

09/26/2017 04:52 AM
September roundup of hottest new hotels

09/26/2017 05:48 AM
Red Roof introduces a new hotel brand
Red Roof has a new brand: The Red Collection.

09/22/2017 12:04 PM
IHG to start new midscale hotel brand
IHG to start avid hotels brand

09/19/2017 08:30 AM
Photos: The eye-catching cabins of China's Yue Tuo Island Resort
The Yue Tuo Island Resort in Tangshan, China, has a different spin on the overwater bungalow.

09/10/2017 03:00 PM
Just say no: If travelers refused to pay fees
If enough travelers stop paying the infuriating surcharges and fees, would the unwanted add-ons simply disappear?

09/08/2017 02:20 PM
September roundup of notable renovated hotels
The U.S. hotel industry is thriving, and existing hotels are trying to keep up

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09/22/2017 05:18 AM
20 charming hotels and inns in Wales
Here are  20 of the most beautiful places to stay, from friendly B&B to grand hotel, from Snowdonia to the seaside.

09/22/2017 05:19 AM
Migration destinations: Watch birds wing their way across the continent
The vacation season may be winding down for humans, but for birds, it’s just heating up.

09/20/2017 05:34 AM
TripAdvisor names the world's top museums
TripAdvisor has announced the winners of its 2017 Travelers’ Choice awards for museums.

09/20/2017 04:45 AM
20 luxury hotels for a fall getaway
Pamper yourself at these posh hotels for a romantic trip this Autumn.

09/19/2017 05:49 AM
50 states: Vacation rentals perfect for a group getaway
From 18-bedroom oceanfront mansions to three-bedroom New England charmers, TripAdvisor Rentals has rounded up houses perfect for a group gathering.

09/18/2017 04:47 AM
10 most extreme theme park rides around the USA
These rides offer thrills just as extreme as any roller coaster.

09/25/2017 08:35 AM
1,000-year-old Paris mint opens to public
The Paris Mint, which bills itself as the oldest factory in the city, is opening its doors to the public for the first time. Video provided by Reuters

09/22/2017 08:24 AM
25 must-see buildings in Illinois
We asked AIA chapters nationwide to name 25 structures visitors to their state should see.

09/22/2017 04:30 AM
Migration destinations for bird lovers

09/20/2017 04:53 AM
TripAdvisor names the world's top museums

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09/26/2017 08:21 AM
Personal Journeys: A Muslim American’s Homecoming: Cowboys, Country Music, Chapatis
Would I be an outsider in a country that had banned travelers from Muslim nations and was shutting its doors to immigrants? I hit the road to find out.
09/25/2017 05:42 AM
Airbnb Offers Tours With New Yorkers (No Vacation Rental Required)
The vacation rental company adds a city to its list of places where you can buy a tour.
09/25/2017 09:01 PM
Surfacing: Five Places to Go in Athens
In recent years, Kifissia, an upscale Athens suburb has attracted an appealing mix of stores and restaurants.
09/25/2017 11:02 PM
Travel Tips: How to Eat Healthy on a Trip
Tips for maintaining a healthy diet, even when your only option is fast food.
09/25/2017 03:00 AM
A Visit to Italian Villages That Inspired the Term ‘Riviera’
Liguria is a place of unvarnished beauty, where the draw is the simplicity of its timeless way of life.
09/25/2017 09:00 AM
Q&A: Wheelchair Racer Aron Anderson Has Another Mountain to Climb
The triathlete has done Kilimanjaro, and would like to conquer Aconcagua in Argentina. The North Pole is on his list too.
09/23/2017 02:00 AM
Trending: New Yoga Trips, From Cambodia to Colorado
Sessions will feature hiking, horsemanship and meditation.
09/25/2017 08:14 AM
The Getaway: After Maria and Irma: Caribbean Tourism, Island by Island
In the wake of two powerful hurricanes, a look at the damage, bright spots and the uncertain future.
09/19/2017 08:05 AM
Personal Journeys: From Poland to Lithuania: A Writer’s Search for Her Jewish Past
From the Jewish districts of historic cities to small, out-of-the-way towns once known as shtetls, the author finds remnants of the past at every turn.
09/25/2017 06:03 AM
Pursuits: In Los Angeles, Hotel Hipness Makes a Grand Return
Thanks to a new breed of high-rise hotels — complete with public pools and gaggles of fashionable locals — transitory spaces have become permanent hot spots.
09/25/2017 09:49 AM
Bites: Bringing Quality Food to a Paris Train Station
L’Étoile du Nord is a brasserie that opened in November inside the Gare du Nord’s bustling entrance hall. The food may be worth missing a train over.
09/21/2017 02:00 AM
The Getaway: How to Use Twitter and Facebook for Emergency Travel Information
You don’t have to like social media, but when a natural disaster or emergency strikes, it can provide essential travel tools.
09/26/2017 04:03 AM
Around the World and the U.S., New Travel Ban Draws Anger, Applause and Shrugs
Foreign leaders and immigrant groups here reacted strongly to new restrictions being imposed by President Trump.
09/25/2017 04:03 PM
Alternate Site for Conferences: Movie Theaters
They’ve come a long way from the days of sticky floors and uncomfortable seats. Many offer extensive food offerings and the technology used for 3-D films.
09/25/2017 12:32 PM
Uber C.E.O., Reacting to London Ban, Apologizes for ‘Mistakes’
Dara Khosrowshahi said in an open letter that the ride-hailing service had “got things wrong.” The company will appeal a decision over its right to operate in London.

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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...
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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
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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...
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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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