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Dexter Darden has played everyone from the fictional Frypan in “The Maze Runner” franchise to embodying the spirit of the late civil rights le…

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For Mika Kanofsky, 17, that place has long been Beaches Ocho Rios. It's not the watersports, the ocean or that he can eat all he likes whenever he likes, it's that the Pennsylvania teen-- and his family-- are embraced and accepted. Beaches Resorts, there are two in Jamaica and one in Turks and Caicos, and part of Sandals, became the first resort company in the world to attain...

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It is also celebrated in Canada and Britain. Philadelphia's National Constitution Center celebrates the anniversary of the 15th Amendment with an entire month of programming, including "The Road to Freedom," an interactive program that examines slavery, key events and important historical figures from the time of the Constitutional Convention to the Civil...

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Thanksgiving is over and you've got nearly a month until Christmas, Hanukah and Kwanza with the kids' anticipation growing daily. With our friends at Family Travel Forum we've compiled a roundup to guide you to the best and brightest holiday displays. In Denver, Mile High Holidays hotel deals start at just $99 and you can see the new 110- foot Mile High Tree-- the...

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The sharing economy offers two major opportunities for travelers to depart from the conventional: Airbnb rather than hotels for accommodations, and Uber/ Lyft in place of taxis for local transportation. --The seven cities where hotels outscore Airbnb, in decreasing order of hotel advantage, are New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Seattle, San Diego and San...

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Unless you are going to someplace like Outer Mongolia, you will be able to find what you need. Another time, we arrived in Denver for a ski trip and discovered in our rush that we'd forgotten our littlest daughter's parka. I was thinking of all of those vacation mishaps as I wandered Outdoor Retailer in Denver the other day, the largest trades show for the outdoor...

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At several dozen major world airports, you can find overnight accommodations airside-- post security and post immigration. Airside hotels cater to two groups: Travelers having an extended overnight connection at a big hub airport and travelers leaving a destination area on an early morning flight from a big airport. For both groups, the big advantage is the same:...

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April 22 is Earth Day-- the time to celebrate our beautiful planet, and lend a hand to keep it that way. Volunteers in 13 U.S. cities will come together with grassroots organizations for Earth Day 2019 to clean up green spaces, urban landscapes and waterways, everywhere from Washington, D.C., New York to Chicago, Denver and Seattle. At the Kimball Natural History Museum...

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Lufthansa just billed a customer $2,300 to cover what it claimed the customer owed for a trip he had already taken and paid $780 for in full. The customer who lived in Frankfurt had bought a round-trip ticket from Oslo to Seattle, with Frankfurt connections. He paid the published Oslo-Seattle fare of...

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It's so hard to choose. Tiny dark chocolates with raspberries; impossibly beautiful milk chocolates with caramel; small chocolate macrons called "Luxemburgerti," truffles dusted with cocoa powder and bars studded with hazelnuts or apricots. There is no right or wrong, says our Sweet Zurich tour guide,...

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When I'm in Portland, I'm usually hopping around between points in or near the city center. Trips are often short enough that I can comfortably walk. But when it's raining-- which, in Portland, is quite a bit of the time-- I'm happy to hop on the light rail or a bus for even a few blocks.

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You may barely be recovered from Thanksgiving but the entire country-- the entire world-- is ready for Christmas-- from the wonderful holiday markets in Europe to Orlando where holiday festivities at all of the theme parks and in the city have been going on since early November. No wonder Orlando, according...

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As the cheese master takes his small hammer to the gigantic wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano. We are in a small factory, Consorzio Produttori Latte Baganzolino, in Parma, Italy, where the way to ensure the region's famous cheese is up to snuff is by making sure it is solid, that there are no breaks or air pockets...

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It was so long ago! World War I was so long ago that as we celebrate the armistice of the first global war in which millions died and empires were destroyed it would be impossible for today's kids to have met anyone who fought or lived during that difficult time. They have no clue why the bright red poppies...

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It was so long ago! World War I was so long ago that as we celebrate the armistice of the first global war in which millions died and empires were destroyed it would be impossible for today's kids to have met anyone who fought or lived during that difficult time. They have no clue why the bright red poppies...

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