7 questions about traveling to Australia during catastrophic fires, answered

Bush fires have been raging in Australia for months now. At least 25 people are dead. News about the impact on wildlife is devastating. Residents have been forced to flee to beaches or even ships offshore to find safety.

A travel insider offers a different view of Amtrak’s Auto Train

Sylvia Longmire has been in a wheelchair for 5? years but has visited 49 countries during that time. She won an Amtrak contest that gave a her free trip on her selected route — the Auto Train.

A travel insider offers a different view of Amtrak’s Auto Train

Sylvia Longmire has been in a wheelchair for 5? years but has visited 49 countries during that time. She won an Amtrak contest that gave a her free trip on her selected route — the Auto Train.

Travel Gear: The e-pill TimeCap Multi-Alarm Pill Bottle with Last Open Time Stamp

The battery-run TimeCap Multi-Alarm Pill Bottle with Last Open Time Stamp can be set to one or multiple alarms on the hour (up to 24 daily alarms) via rubber push button arrows and a mode button.

Travel Gear: The e-pill TimeCap Multi-Alarm Pill Bottle with Last Open Time Stamp

The battery-run TimeCap Multi-Alarm Pill Bottle with Last Open Time Stamp can be set to one or multiple alarms on the hour (up to 24 daily alarms) via rubber push button arrows and a mode button.

On a tour in Tanzania, a friendly cheetah and an elusive black rhino

Two national parks and a conservation area with a huge volcanic crater make the journey special.

On a tour in Tanzania, a friendly cheetah and an elusive black rhino

Two national parks and a conservation area with a huge volcanic crater make the journey special.
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In Jordan’s desert, a blockbuster adventure worthy of Hollywood

As far back as "Lawrence of Arabia" in 1962, filmmakers have traveled to Wadi Rum for its magnificent scenery. For tourists, Wadi Rum also offers a chance to experience the traditional Bedouin culture of southern Jordan.

Field-Tested Travel Tip: Upgrade your airport experience with a lounge day pass

Though airline club lounges are traditionally reserved for frequent flyers and road warriors who purchase annual memberships, many domestic carriers offer the option to purchase a pass on the day of your flight (provided that you’re flying that airline).

The demise of formal nights on cruises: Dress codes divide passengers

Formal nights, a holdover from a grand cruising tradition, are becoming less formal — when they exist at all. And while that might be welcome news for travelers who just want to relax on vacation, it’s a sad turn for many who love to dine with a dressed-up crowd.

Where’s Jake’s cell? At Old Joliet Prison, that’s the big question

The prison outside Chicago is not the Alcatraz of the Midwest. It hasn’t been cleaned up, like Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. It has no exhibits, audio tour, heat, or jail-cell restoration. Instead, it is a tourist experience in “ruin porn” — the trendy photography genre that showcases

As the population ages, some home health-care companies are catering to travelers

As our aging population faces health and mobility challenges — 6 in 10 have a chronic disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — more people may benefit from a helping hand on the road.

Advice and apps for driving in bad weather

Unless you enjoy living dangerously, getting behind the wheel in a winter storm probably isn’t your idea of fun.

A life with skiing interrupted and then resurrected many years later

While friends have phased out serious skiing — "It's so dangerous; let's go to the Caribbean" — I'm test-driving more challenging terrain, despite being only a so-so skier.

Tracing ancestry on a wild trip in Sweden leads to rewards — and a dapper souvenir

I came all this way not only to purge myself from the trappings of cellphones, social media, work, and city noise, but also to embark on a spiritual journey to try to discover who I am at my core.

Travel Gear: Samsung Portable Solid State Drive

The T5 comes imbedded with software for PCs and Macs and includes both a USB-C to USB-A cable and a USB-C to USB-C cable.

Those free USB charging ports could rob you blind

Juice jacking is the devious practice by which bad guys hijack a public USB charging port and use it to steal information from your phone or tablet.

Finding white gold and black diamonds in Park City, Utah

Heading west to the mecca for our annual ski vacation, we found ourselves in a winter wonderland — hundreds of groomed and powdery trails snaking down rugged mountains with peaks poking into the clouds.

Field-Tested Travel Tip: Visiting the Other China

If you are seeking a Chinese tourism experience without travelers’ advisories or protests, consider a trip to Taiwan.

How to get the best deals on flights from Philly for your next escape, according to Moonfish

"The best way for a consumer booking a trip to find value, is to have flexibility,” said Moonfish co-founder George Zeng.

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