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USATODAY - Travel Top Stories

09/26/2016 04:46 AM
Walt Disney World: The 10 best hotels for staying on property
With 26 resorts at Disney World, it wasn't easy paring the list down to the top 10.
     
 
 

09/26/2016 05:05 AM
Photo tour: Beautiful Maine

09/25/2016 02:08 PM
Ask the Captain: Are larger planes safer?
Larger airplanes have a larger number of redundant systems but that, by itself, does not mean one airplane is safer than another.
     
 
 

09/26/2016 04:59 AM
12 epic places to go paddleboarding
It's a skill that travels well, as there are many amazing places to choose from around the world.
     
 
 

09/26/2016 04:08 AM
2016 election-themed food and drink specials
Restaurants and bars across the country are offering presidential specials.
     
 
 

09/25/2016 03:00 PM
Travelers crave price transparency
We're still a long way from knowing exactly what travel will cost.
     
 
 

09/23/2016 12:13 PM
Austin, Texas' chefs dish up masterpieces for charity
The 5th annual Art Bites event brought locals, artists and chefs together last night.
     
 
 

05/10/2016 04:07 AM
Road trip around the USA: 50 state welcome signs
From the simple to the artistic, each sign represents its state in fun ways.
     
 
 

09/22/2016 11:08 AM
America’s best train journeys, ranked
You’ll cross lofty trestles, swoop through long tunnels and snake alongside rivers.
     
 
 

09/23/2016 09:09 AM
10 amazing free (or almost free) travel experiences
Some of the most memorable experiences can be had for little to nothing.
     
 
 

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USATODAY - Today In the Sky

09/26/2016 02:38 AM
Dubai airport adds to 'world record' number of A380 gates
Dubai is the fast-growing hub of Emirates, the world's biggest A380 operator.
      
 
 

09/23/2016 05:42 AM
Air China becomes first Asian carrier to fly from Poland
Air China debuted nonstop service between Warsaw and Beijing on Wednesday.
      
 
 

09/23/2016 05:12 AM
Name that airport ...
Here is this week's "name that airport" photo.
      
 
 

09/23/2016 02:56 AM
Flier sues Emirates for 'spillover' from obese seatmate
Passenger alleges he had to "suffer the spillover of the passenger at my side."
      
 
 

09/21/2016 08:31 PM
Did Hawaiian Air's CEO just mention the Airbus A380?
Hawaiian has made some "initial inquiries," but it's unclear how interested it may be.
      
 
 

09/22/2016 05:50 AM
Finnair to add San Francisco-Helsinki nonstops
The seasonal San Francisco service will give Finnair four destinations in the United States.
      
 
 

09/22/2016 02:15 AM
Finding the right credit card for a free vacation
Rewards cards lure us in with dreams of a free trip, but consider the pros and cons.
      
 
 

09/20/2016 08:36 PM
Allegiant dumps Akron-Canton in favor of Cleveland
Allegiant's moves runs counter to what another discounter -- Spirit -- has done in Ohio.
      
 
 

09/21/2016 02:26 AM
SeaPort Airlines shuts down, faces liquidation
The struggling carrier suspended its operations Tuesday evening.
      
 
 

09/19/2016 11:02 PM
Travel alert: Phoenix delays likely due to runway closure next month
The Phoenix airport plans to close one of its three runways in early October for a month.
      
 
 

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USATODAY - Hotels Top Stories

09/20/2016 11:11 AM
26 cool things you can get in a hotel minibar
Gone are the days where hotels stocked the minibar with boring items like a $5 bag of chips.
      
 
 

09/25/2016 02:14 PM
Marriott, Starwood merger is complete, loyalty programs will reciprocate
Marriott and Starwood officially merged into one company this morning.
      
 
 

09/20/2016 05:06 AM
New Caribbean beach resorts for 2016
Bringing fresh energy to a tropical getaway, the new kids on the beach are rolling out the welcome mat.
      
 
 

09/23/2016 08:10 AM
Marriott buys Starwood, how it affects your loyalty points
If you're booking your next vacation and looking for a room with a view chances are you'll be staying at a Marriott hotel. Angeli Kakade (@angelikakade) has the story.
      
 
 

09/21/2016 07:13 AM
Marriott, Starwood merger gets final approval
Marriott and Starwood to complete merger on Sept. 23
      
 
 

09/14/2016 05:06 AM
Coolest hotel elevators around the world
From futuristic pods to amusement park-worthy rides, some hotels are turning elevators into attractions in their own right.
      
 
 

09/14/2016 02:01 AM
Five myths about hotel concierges
Their function seems to be only hazily understood by many travelers.
      
 
 

09/13/2016 07:18 AM
See inside Donald Trump's new D.C. hotel
The Trump International Hotel Washington is housed in the historic Old Post Office Pavilion along Pennsylvania Avenue, just down the road from the White House.
      
 
 

09/13/2016 12:23 PM
First look: Donald Trump's new D.C. hotel
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump opens hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue.
      
 
 

09/12/2016 05:05 AM
Marriott TVs get new programming: TED talks
Hotel chain will also feature inspiring lecture series on Wi-Fi and social channels.
      
 
 

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USATODAY - Destinations Top Stories

09/23/2016 09:09 AM
10 amazing free (or almost free) travel experiences
Some of the most memorable experiences can be had for little to nothing.
      
 
 

09/23/2016 09:06 AM
All aboard the toy train to the foothills of the Himalayas
The Kalka to Shimla toy train was built by the British in 1903.
      
 
 

09/23/2016 08:37 AM
Yellowstone National Park: 10 activities for kids and families
National parks are prefect for families, with all of nature at your fingertips.
      
 
 

09/22/2016 11:08 AM
America’s best train journeys, ranked
You’ll cross lofty trestles, swoop through long tunnels and snake alongside rivers.
      
 
 

09/22/2016 04:46 AM
31 scenic fall road trips on a budget
Fall is a great time to see much of the USA, as temperatures and crowds have both lessened.
      
 
 

09/21/2016 04:01 PM
Summer's last hurrah: Postcards from the beach
What is it about certain beach destinations that keep visitors coming back year after year?
      
 
 

09/26/2016 05:05 AM
Photo tour: Beautiful Maine

09/26/2016 04:58 AM
Epic places to go paddleboarding

09/23/2016 06:20 AM
Free (or almost free) travel experiences

09/23/2016 05:13 AM
Photo tour: Beautiful Kansas

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NYT > Travel

09/22/2016 03:00 AM
The Getaway: 5 Ways to Make College Tours Fun Instead of Grueling
Fall is here, and so is college tour season. Turn it into a vacation!
09/20/2016 03:00 AM
Harvesting Grapes in France, With Champagne as Reward
Taking part in the timeless tradition of the vendange is a way to tax the body and free the mind, cheaply.
09/20/2016 03:00 AM
The Season of the Skulls
A family road trip across the belly of Australia brought many wonders. But for an 11-year-old girl, kangaroo skulls offered a great promise of wealth.
09/21/2016 12:07 PM
Test Run: How to Use Google to Plan Your Trip
Google Maps revolutionized how you get from point A to point B. Google Trips aims to to do the same for how you vacation.
09/23/2016 02:06 PM
Where to Go Now: The Smithsonian’s African-American Museum: A Guide to the Opening
How to celebrate opening weekend, get passes to see the collection this fall and where to stay and eat while in Washington when you visit.
09/21/2016 03:00 AM
Cultured Traveler: Dostoyevsky vs. Tolstoy: One Family’s Competitive Vacation in Russia
Which makes for a better literary trip: Tolstoy’s Moscow or Dostoyevsky’s St. Petersburg? A family investigates.
09/25/2016 12:57 AM
Sinosphere: Jewish and Chinese: Explaining a Shared Identity
Moshe Bernstein, a researcher based in Western Australia, discusses the revival of an ancient Jewish community facing a government clampdown.
09/24/2016 05:00 AM
Chasing the Deal: For Fall Foliage Season, Lower Prices at Hotels
From Maine to Mackinac Island, hotels and resorts are offering lower rates during leaf-peeping season (midweek stays are some of the best deals).
09/24/2016 03:00 AM
5 Volunteer Travel Options in Europe
Pick grapes in France, work at a botanical garden in Iceland or help protect dolphins in Croatia.
09/23/2016 11:57 AM
6 Sites Recognized by Britain for Significance to Gay History
The sites include former homes of Oscar Wilde and Benjamin Britten, and were chosen as part of an effort to commemorate Britain’s gay heritage.
09/23/2016 03:00 AM
Travel Tips: How to Plan an Active Vacation
When planning an active vacation, find trips that match your fitness level — and consider those that offer more than one type of sport.
09/23/2016 03:00 AM
Bites: On St. Croix, a Restaurant Twists Caribbean Classics
Balter, which has a polished charm, artfully adapts comfort food from its native island.
09/23/2016 05:00 AM
The Bangladeshi Traffic Jam That Never Ends
A visit to the city of Dhaka, where there are two types of traffic: really bad and really, really bad.
09/22/2016 04:18 AM
Sinosphere: ‘Botched’ Repair to China’s Great Wall Provokes Outrage
An effort to preserve a stretch of the Great Wall in northeast China has been criticized for erasing distinctive features.
09/22/2016 03:50 AM
The Voyages Issue: What We See When We Look at Travel Photography
On the visual — and psychological — contradictions of pictures from the road.

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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.

Top Of New York Times Section

 








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 ...
t2india.in -- 2015-03-01 04:13
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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