A dark, submarine-inspired thrill ride in California and swank new offerings at Downtown Disney all top the summer’s must-do list for theme park and amusement fans.
For those who want even more extreme summer adventures, a hybrid wood-steel coaster in Massachusetts and a spinning wing coaster based on Batman in Texas are also new for 2015.
For some travelers visiting Arizona for the Super Bowl, the trip may be just as memorable as the game.
Hundreds of luxury jets will arrive at the eight airports around metropolitan Phoenix by kickoff on Feb. 1, adding to the thousands of flights expected over the weekend. The Federal Aviation Administration and area airports have been planning for the influx for the past year.
To New Yorkers like me, going to Coney means hopping on a Coney Island-bound subway train to an amusement park at the beach. But on a trip to Detroit, I learned that “coney” means something entirely different.
In Michigan and a few other places, coney is a generic term for hot dogs topped with onions, mustard and chili.
In a city famous for its deep-dish pizza tourists wouldn’t know that the locals more often eat a thinner-crust, tavern-style pie topped with homemade Italian sausage and cut into squares, not slices — unless they went on a pizza tour.
Chicago is one of a handful of cities across the country, like Milwaukee, Boston and New York, with companies that offer tours of the local pizza scene.
COLORING BOOKS WITH A SENSE OF PLACE: Coloring books for grown-ups are all the rage as a way to reduce stress and rediscover the simple joy of carefully filling in the spaces between the lines.
Now Little, Brown and Co. is launching a new series of coloring books with a sense of place. "Splendid Cities'' and "Secret Paris'' will be published June 9, with "Secret Tokyo'' and "Secret New York'' coming out in October. Each book is 96 pages and costs $16.
A century ago, Florida was a different place.
Mosquitoes and alligators ruled. Air conditioning was science fiction. Cars were scarce, and paved roads were the perks of city living.
Walt Disney World is planning a new attraction inspired by the ever-popular “Frozen” movie.
The “Frozen” attraction will go up at the Norway Pavilion in Epcot at the theme park near Orlando, Florida.
Disembarking from our Holland America cruise ship in Skagway, Alaska, we didn’t realize that our upcoming detour through the Yukon Territory would follow the trail of the most important U.S. event to occur on Canadian soil since the War of 1812.
Neither did we realize that the stunning scenery and wildlife were just a preview to the natural wonders ahead in Denali National Park.
Travelers looking for something beyond top attractions like the Space Needle in Seattle might consider adding a weird museum or two to their itineraries.
Here are some suggestions from among dozens of unusual museums across the nation, from a funeral museum to an attraction devoted to wet wipes, of all things. They’re all worth a stop, but probably shouldn’t be your only reason for buying a plane ticket.
Ken Burns’ documentary about the Roosevelts — presidents Theodore and Franklin, and Franklin’s wife Eleanor — stired interest in some of the places connected to them.
Here’s a look at some major Roosevelt sites, including birthplaces, family homes, vacation retreats and national parks and monuments from Maine to North Dakota.
A valley cut by a river creates a large V between mountain ranges; one cut by a glacier is more U-shaped — and much wider.