A window to the universe is open in Oregon

The nonprofit Oregon Observatory is dedicated to providing public access to the heavens

Travel Gear: Skinners Barefoot Sock Shoes

Skinners takes the stance that plenty of traveling feet would be happier on most terrain unbound by all that structure and weight.

Travel Gear: Skinners Barefoot Sock Shoes

Skinners takes the stance that plenty of traveling feet would be happier on most terrain unbound by all that structure and weight.

The next generation of aircraft can track even your bathroom visits

The program will give operators a more detailed survey of the cabin ― which seat belts are not buckled, which overhead bins have space, which galley cart has the vegetarian selections.

The next generation of aircraft can track even your bathroom visits

The program will give operators a more detailed survey of the cabin ― which seat belts are not buckled, which overhead bins have space, which galley cart has the vegetarian selections.

What happened when we took our cats on a beach vacation

Our 6-year-old twin daughters were especially excited, gleefully envisioning walking the cats on the sand, which they referred to as "the world's largest litter box."

What happened when we took our cats on a beach vacation

Our 6-year-old twin daughters were especially excited, gleefully envisioning walking the cats on the sand, which they referred to as "the world's largest litter box."
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Dirty little secrets of doing hand laundry on the road

Too cheap to send out my laundry, too time-strapped to sit in a self-service laundry, I resorted to the sink, cool water, and a Tide detergent pod. My loathing of laundry was exceeded only by the self-loathing of being bad at it.

These Philadelphians quit their jobs to travel all around the world

Who needs a gig when there are things to see and do across the globe?

Personal Journey: Walking coast to coast in England for a birthday challenge

We were hiking the Hadrian’s Wall Path, an 84-mile British national trail, just south of the Scottish border, from the Irish Sea to the North Sea. Helpful Hint: Watch your step in the sheep meadows.

Travel gear: Higher Hangers

While typical hangers slope downward from the hook, Higher Hangers dip at the center, then rise on each side in a kind of shoulder shrug.

From Florida to Casablanca, a look at American Airlines’ Philly strategy

Philadelphia International Airport’s low-cost operating environment serves as an “optimal” testing ground for American, says vice president of network planning Vasu Raja, as the airline grows Philly as its trans-Atlantic hub.

The Swedish word for sleepover is ‘Ikea’

In the Swedish town where the company was founded, a hotel is completely, totally, Ikea designs and products. There's a museum, too.

Field-Tested Travel Tip: Are You Hip Enough for the New Hotel Chains?

Many of the new hotel brands are geared for a millennial demographic (more “hip” and less hip replacement).

Take a peek at Amtrak’s posh new Acela cars

The new cars should begin hitting the tracks in 2021.

‘Just text me': Spirit Airlines launches a new way to book flights

Starting Sept. 1, customers can message the discount carrier over WhatsApp to start making reservations, ask questions or modify their travel. The service will be available in English and Spanish.

Photographers spill their tips for capturing the best shots while traveling

If photography isn't your strong suit and you still want to capture memories, fear not.

Savoring the Colorado Rockies — by sailboat

A lifelong Coloradan finds a new, and surprising, way to experience the mountains.

Travel Navigator: Companies respond to security worries with products

If you're worried about your privacy or safety, there are gadgets that detect hidden cameras, that are personal alarms, that are portable door locks, that are smoke detectors.

Seattle offers more than just urban adventures

If you have a free day, start with facing south and seeing whether the mountain is out.

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