Solo traveling can be a wonderful experience, especially for a young woman. It fosters a sense of confidence and independence and it implores you to explore the many sights and sounds that the world has to offer. That said, we girls do face a few more safety challenges while traveling than our male counterparts do. Before you pack your bags, arm yourself with these tips to stay safe while seeing the world.
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Communities throughout Cerca country boast fairs and festivals filled with food, music and fun family activities during August.
More than 75 restaurants are serving up savings this September during Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month. Returning in its ninth year with the greatest number of restaurants in the program’s history, this year’s event will include more dates than ever before thanks to the addition of a special preview week starting Aug. 25.
The State Department’s global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, resulting in major delays for potentially millions of people around the world waiting for U.S. passports and visas, officials said Wednesday.
Group tours sound easy: Choose a destination and the tour company plans your trip, delivering you to hotels, restaurants and attractions. You don’t have to Google or organize a thing. But how do you find the right tour to begin with?
Great white sharks are having an unusual effect on Cape Cod this summer, and many a merchant is going to need a bigger wallet. The sharks being spotted in growing numbers are stirring curiosity and a buying frenzy for shark-related merchandise.
State officials say it’s not easy to prevent people from falling and injuring themselves on escalators, even when they’re working properly.
Your swimsuit and your sunscreen are in the luggage, and your boarding passes are all printed out. But did you remember your gadgets and chargers? Did you download enough entertainment? Do you know where you’re going?
Utah’s old Cove Fort welcomes passersby with an open door to the past. A stopping point for overland travelers since the 1850s, the historical site has been painstakingly restored as a monument to pioneer resolve and spirit.
If you’re looking for Baltimore beyond the TV shows “Homicide” and “The Wire,” and the Inner Harbor isn’t your destination, here are some recommendations that reveal the city’s history and quirky local culture.
“Taking you to places where your mother would rather you stayed away from.” That’s how one Western travel agency advertises its tours to North Korea.
The nine-to-five grind can get monotonous and dull, especially as each week comes to an end and the weather gets hotter. It’s not hard to let weekend routines become stagnant and complacent, so as the heat kicks up, take advantage of the surrounding states’ beautiful parks, cities and beaches.
New York is a city built on water. Four of its five boroughs — Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island — are located on islands, and the city’s rivers and bays are dotted with many more. Two of New York’s lesser-known islands make terrific destinations for a summer day trip, filled with history, green spaces and incredible views. And they’re easy and fun to get to: Visit Governors Island by ferry and Roosevelt Island by tram.
A picturesque mountain setting and a core full of 19th-century structures from its Comstock Lode glory days draw tourists to Virginia City, Nevada’s most famous mining boomtown.
Street-side viewing of the annual Rose Parade isn’t the only free thing to attract visitors to Pasadena, Calif., a mere 10 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles.
Private tours are no longer the exclusive domain of wealthy travelers and high-end packages. Websites and social media have made it easy for travelers to book a personal guide.
Depending on what part of the country you’re in, a trip to one of Canada’s provinces can be a change of pace without having to travel overseas. Some of the country’s hottest tourist attractions suit nature and city lovers alike, making it an ideal destination for groups and families.
Faced with potentially hungry — and grumpy — passengers, a Frontier Airlines pilot treated them to pizza when storms diverted a Denver-bound flight to Cheyenne, where the plane was stuck for a couple of hours.
For the painters, musicians, sculptors and writers who have inspired this art-loving country for centuries, their works are the truest memorials, whether concertos of Antonio Vivaldi still regularly performed in the Venice church where he served as violin master or Michelangelo’s masterpieces that pack crowds daily into the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel.
Several years ago, a friend told Minneapolis furniture designer Bert Taylor he should look up “teardrop campers” on the Internet. It changed his life.
Ghost towns are scattered all across Nevada. A few of them are still sparsely inhabited, but most are completely abandoned.
Shortly before a recently scheduled hike in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Peter Tremayne called to change plans.
Tucked away in northern Arizona, Flagstaff is known for its thriving arts and music scene against a backdrop of thriving outdoor activities. The city itself hosts weekend festivals and brings in desert lovers from across the country, but volcanic mountain ranges, hiking trails and ancient Native American civilizations can be found just outside the city’s boundaries.