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.

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.

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.)

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.)
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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.

Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks: Similar in wildlife and terrain, distant in tourists

Yellowstone is famous for its wildlife and geysers (about half the world’s total), including Old Faithful. It has also become notable for tourists behaving badly. Glacier National Park offers the same animals, fewer people, and an increasingly rare sight: glaciers.

Americans wonder about vacations to the Dominican Republic

One flight-data analysis firm says cancellations have jumped 45 percent since the beginning of June for flights in July and August.

Travel Gear: Muse 2 Meditation Headband

The Muse 2 Meditation Headband is a kind of high-tech wearable guru with built-in sensors that track your heart rate, brain waves, and body movements and provide real-time visual and auditory bio-feedback via — what else? — an app.

American deaths in the Dominican Republic: What we know and don't know

The deaths of at least eight American tourists on the Caribbean island have raised questions and concerns.

Airlines try new ways to make boarding smoother

They’re rearranging boarding groups or using biometric systems based on facial recognition.

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