Corn Creek, a former ranch and stage station 23 miles northwest of Las Vegas, remains the most accessible part of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge. A handsome new visitor center provides an introduction to the sprawling preserve.
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The good news for Thanksgiving travelers: the price of gas is at five-year lows. The bad news: a lot more people will be on the road.
The holiday season has some of the busiest and priciest travel days of the year. Luckily, rising prices and packed flights can be worked around. We collected these expert tips to find prices in your budget — even on peak travel days.
A rule change allowing Chinese visitors to return to the U.S. multiple times over a 10-year period is being hailed as a boon to American tourism, with the federal government predicting the economic impact could be $85 billion by 2021.
JetBlue Airways announced Wednesday that it will charge certain customers for their first checked bag, yielding to pressure from analysts who criticized the airline for not adding fees in step with other carriers.
The Transportation Security Administration on Tuesday displayed thousands of items confiscated from carry-on bags over three months at Kennedy Airport. As the chaotic holiday travel season approaches, the agency wanted to remind the public what carry-on items are no-nos.
Nowadays, more and more air carriers are happy to charge us fees for all the extras that were once complimentary on a flight. If you’ll be flying to see family or friends this holiday season, click through to see some of the most affordable fees we’ve compiled by category and their major airline carriers.
U.S. airlines are saving tens of millions of dollars every week because of lower prices for jet fuel, their largest expense. So why don’t they share some of the savings with passengers?
One of Utah’s newest and most popular recreation sites, Sand Hollow State Park near Hurricane offers year-round fun and adventure in a scenic setting. It attracts campers, boaters, anglers, off-road enthusiasts, hikers and horseback trail riders.
Unless you’ve been stuck in a mine shaft for the past few decades, chances are you’ve heard of Bob Marley and Usain Bolt. Beyond reggae and track icons, however, there are many fascinating things less widely known about Jamaica that make this island of just 3 million people stand out.
For more than a century, cities around the world have compared themselves to Paris. But now the wannabe city is Brooklyn. Every neighborhood with a critical mass of bearded hipsters, bike shops and vegan cafes calls itself “the new Brooklyn.”
Along the Virgin River between the Zion Canyon Visitor Center and Canyon Junction are some of the best areas for viewing fall colors. This may be the last weekend to enjoy the changing of the season at Zion National Park in Southern Utah.
Frank Ramano is upset about an airline misplacing some very precious cargo on a recent flight: his dog, Ty.
In the past 20 years, the Maryland suburbs just outside Washington, D.C., have boomed, and that growth has been accompanied by development and tourism. Now when folks visit Washington, they may choose hotels in Silver Spring, Rockville or Bethesda — all connected to Washington by Metro.
More than 250 panels of petroglyphs have been mapped in Grapevine Canyon near Laughlin. The easily accessed desert canyon is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
As we head into the holiday season, Americans are scrambling to book a cheap flight before 2014 comes to a close. Whether you’re traveling across country to visit the parents, or rounding up the little ones en masse for a holiday reunion this season, there are many money-saving tips for those traveling on a budget.
What’s longer than five Boeing 747 jetliners, 2.5 times taller than the Great Pyramid of Giza and uses robot bartenders to pour your drinks? That’ll be Royal Caribbean’s new Quantum of the Seas.
If you’re flying somewhere for Thanksgiving, expect airports to be even more crowded this year.
Spirit Airlines revels in its reputation as a super-low-cost carrier willing to take its lumps, so much that it launched an air travel State of Hate survey over the summer to share the hate air travelers feel about airlines as a whole.
Pico Iyer has spent the past several decades on the move, incessantly hopping from one far-flung destination — Ethiopia, Morocco, Indonesia — to another. But the globetrotting travel writer is now convinced the most exciting place to go is nowhere at all.
New programs are helping speed up the hotel check-in process for busy travelers, or in at least one case, letting them go straight to their rooms by using their smartphone to unlock doors.
One of the nation’s largest national parks at 3.4 million acres, Death Valley often overwhelms visitors with its dramatic distances and stark beauty. Though summertime brings blazing temperatures, this desert preserve enjoys temperate autumns, mild winters and pleasant springtimes.
Rangers at Yosemite National Park are in a constant battle to keep wild black bears — with their ultra-keen noses and powerful paws and jaws — far away from humans.
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