The best times to visit monuments and memorials on D.C.’s National Mall

With so many people jostling for space in the strip of green running between the Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial, a key to an enjoyable visit is finding the right time to go.

Is cruising safe? Most of the time, but beware of what can go wrong

While the millions of people who cruise every year are unlikely to encounter significant problems, some of the issues that capture the public’s attention are stomach illness, man-overboard cases, violent storms, delays, and itinerary changes.

Is cruising safe? Most of the time, but beware of what can go wrong

While the millions of people who cruise every year are unlikely to encounter significant problems, some of the issues that capture the public’s attention are stomach illness, man-overboard cases, violent storms, delays, and itinerary changes.

Travel Gear: Power Spurz Light-Up Heel Safety Lights

Power Spurz are battery-powered horseshoe-shaped silicone safety lights that slide onto the back of your shoes, boldly beaming out your presence.

Travel Gear: Power Spurz Light-Up Heel Safety Lights

Power Spurz are battery-powered horseshoe-shaped silicone safety lights that slide onto the back of your shoes, boldly beaming out your presence.

Maine’s tourist attractions include lobster, quaint towns, blueberries and now, for some, weed

Maine, with some of the most highly-respected cannabis growers in the country, is now accepting medical marijuana patients from New Jersey at its dispensaries and caregivers. Pennsylvania is expected to follow suit.

Maine’s tourist attractions include lobster, quaint towns, blueberries and now, for some, weed

Maine, with some of the most highly-respected cannabis growers in the country, is now accepting medical marijuana patients from New Jersey at its dispensaries and caregivers. Pennsylvania is expected to follow suit.
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A human traffic jam as climbers converge at Australia’s Uluru before ban takes affect

Tourists are making a last-ditch pilgrimage to set foot on the rock in central Australia before it's illegal.

How to cut your airport arrival time as close as possible

Believe it or not, there are people who enjoy getting to the airport as late as possible. The sweaty palms and constant refreshing of airline apps are worth the potential of a missed flight.

Travel Gear: Grand Trunk Hooded Travel Pillow

Grand Trunk’s coziest U-shaped travel pillow doesn’t stop at the neck. It’s also a hoodie – minus the jacket.

Mobile Passport is the best-kept secret in air travel

All you have to do is input your passport information into your smartphone, take a selfie, and answer the same questions you’d encounter at the standard Customs kiosk.

Broadway Beat | Summer freebies for theater fans in NYC

From "Shakespeare in the Park" to "Broadway in Bryant Park," there's a lot to see free outdoors this summer. (And some big-name talent.)

Provence with kids: Making art, paddling kayaks, seeing red, eating ice cream

The vacation wasn't the dreamy lovefest that I had the first time around, but we relished it all the same.

Travel Gear: Withings Thermo Smart Temporal Thermometer

It measures temperatures between 95.9 degrees and 107.6 degrees Fahrenheit (or in Celsius mode) with a mere swish across the forehead.

Field Tested Travel Tip: Visiting Film Festivals

Because events are held all over town, attending film festivals is a great way to explore a city while experiencing marvelous old theaters that you wouldn’t see on a typical vacation

On Santa Cruz in California’s Channel Islands, a traffic jam is 6 kayaks

Santa Cruz, four times the size of Manhattan and not one-millionth as busy, is one of five islands that make up Channel Islands National Park. Here, the only way around is by foot and water, and only in designated areas.

No, you won’t have a standing seat on an airplane anytime soon

The latest prototype is a higher-than-normal chair that appears to have been borrowed from a bike seat to save space. Passengers would straddle the seat and lean back in something of a squat.

Travel Gear: Logitech Slim Folio Pro Keyboard Case

A high quality keyboard case adds laptop-type benefits to any tablet, but it’s practically essential for big guys like the mammoth iPad Pro 12.6-incher

You can swim at Hearst Castle — for a cool $1,250

Pool parties will benefit the Foundation at Hearst Castle.

On Nevada’s Electric Highway in a Tesla, an Old West ethos versus a techie future

Reno-to-Las Vegas is a 440-mile road trip into the future. Yet it’s also an escape into the past, through ghost towns and past ancient stores and buckaroo saloons, even crumbling bordellos.

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