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The Best Ways to Travel With (or Without) Your Skis

If you’ve ever planned a ski vacation, you know that getting your ski gear to the mountain is not simple and not cheap, especially when planes are involved. We looked into whether it’s better to check your ski bags, ship them or just rent stuff when you get there, and we’ve discovered some

January 23rd, 2019|Categories: News, Travel News|Tags: |Comments Off on The Best Ways to Travel With (or Without) Your Skis

Pittsburgh Embraces a Renegade Filmmaker

In 1968, decades before zombies laid waste to the American landscape in “The Walking Dead,” they imperiled Pittsburgh in “Night of the Living Dead.” Directed by George A. Romero, it was a game-changer in the horror-movie genre. Shot in low-budget black and white, it was a zombie film (the undead threaten a house

January 23rd, 2019|Categories: News, Travel News|Tags: |Comments Off on Pittsburgh Embraces a Renegade Filmmaker

A Tourist Family’s Bad Behavior Has New Zealand Rethinking Its Welcome Mat

“Queenstown is having to mortgage itself to the hilt for the rest of the country’s benefit,” he said, adding that growing local government debt to finance the area’s rapidly growing infrastructure and accommodation needs were driving up costs for local residents, many of whom struggled to find affordable housing in a pricey rental

January 22nd, 2019|Categories: News, Travel News|Tags: |Comments Off on A Tourist Family’s Bad Behavior Has New Zealand Rethinking Its Welcome Mat

Take a DNA Test, Then Buy an Airplane Ticket

Evita Robinson, the founder of Nomadness Travel Tribe, an online social media group for travelers of color, said that there was noticeable uptick from 2017 to 2018 in its 21,000 or so members talking about home DNA tests and planning trips based on the results. Mr. Holder was among those members.Ms. Robinson took

January 22nd, 2019|Categories: News, Travel News|Tags: |Comments Off on Take a DNA Test, Then Buy an Airplane Ticket

These Days, ‘You Practically Need a Ph.D.’ to Figure Out Frequent-Flier Status

If a traveler wants to take a long flight, mainly just to earn miles, Mr. Larounis suggests taking those “mileage runs” early in the year. There are lots of great deals on long flights in January and February after the holiday rush, he said, and padding the mileage account early in the year

January 21st, 2019|Categories: News, Travel News|Tags: |Comments Off on These Days, ‘You Practically Need a Ph.D.’ to Figure Out Frequent-Flier Status

In Britain, Enraptured by the Wild, Lonely and Remote

By the time the tiny hut came into view, nestled high in a corrie in Scotland’s 1,748-square-mile Cairngorms National Park, I’d trekked for nearly nine miles, three of which, regrettably, I’d had to navigate after nightfall. The hike, through a broad valley in the Eastern Highlands called Glen Derry, carried me past groves

January 21st, 2019|Categories: News, Travel News|Tags: |Comments Off on In Britain, Enraptured by the Wild, Lonely and Remote

Amid Border Strife, Mexico Beach Town Asks: Where Have All the Tourists Gone?

ROSARITO, Mexico — On a forlorn beach, a long line of riderless horses shuffled along, their wrangler unable to spot a single sightseer who might want to hop on.The vendors selling fruit and candy, or touting massages and tattoos, had relinquished their efforts to find customers and instead sprawled on the sand.Inside the

January 19th, 2019|Categories: News, Travel News|Tags: |Comments Off on Amid Border Strife, Mexico Beach Town Asks: Where Have All the Tourists Gone?

What Is Italian-Australian Food? Two Interpretations, on Opposite Sides of the Street

In pub form, it’s usually made with chicken or eggplant, but Capitano uses veal on the bone, which has been pounded out to the size of a vinyl LP, breaded and pan-fried, then covered in rich red sauce, globs of melted mozzarella and a flurry of fresh basil. It costs $65, can easily

January 18th, 2019|Categories: News, Travel News|Tags: |Comments Off on What Is Italian-Australian Food? Two Interpretations, on Opposite Sides of the Street

Great Retsina, an Oxymoron No More

That wine was the Ritinitis Nobilis from Gaia, one of Greece’s best modern wineries. Since it was first issued, back in 1998, Gaia has been trying to redefine retsina as a proud custom rather than a genre to be shunned.Gaia Ritinitis Nobilis at Souvla in San Francisco.CreditJason Henry for The New York TimesThe

January 17th, 2019|Categories: News, Travel News|Tags: |Comments Off on Great Retsina, an Oxymoron No More

Stocking Up at an Airline’s Garage Sale

They come in search of economy-class seats, bottles of cocktail syrup, silverware, slippers and casserole dishes bearing the distinctive triangle-like shape of the fourth letter in the Greek alphabet, the inspiration behind the logo for Delta Air Lines.Every month on the second Friday, the line forms outside a modest support building next to

January 16th, 2019|Categories: News, Travel News|Tags: |Comments Off on Stocking Up at an Airline’s Garage Sale