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Travel: Pages of history: Walk in authors’ footsteps on the Southern Literary Trail

Southern literary towns bring to life the fascinating people and places we read about or see in the movies. “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “Gone with

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Travel: Marietta harkens back to early days of steamboats

MARIETTA, Ohio – Mark Twain might never have plied the waters of the mighty Muskingum, but the river where Ohio began has plenty of its own stories harking back to

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Ticket to Write: The story of two rivers

Steve Stephens More Content Now Friday Jun 28, 2019 at 4:11 PM Jun 28, 2019 at 4:11 PM MARIETTA, Ohio – Although the address might be a bit confusing, visitors to the Ohio River Museum will find that institution at

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Check out amazing photos of Michael Douglas’ and Catherine Zeta Jones’ estate on a Spanish island

No stranger to real estate investment and development, Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas began his real estate sideline at age 21. With the first money he ever made, working on

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Fourth of July: Record number of Americans to travel for the holiday

Americans are packing their bags to celebrate the nation’s 243rd birthday. Nearly 49 million Americans are traveling through the U.S., the highest number in nearly 20 years according to AAA. 

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Taco Bell is launching a themed hotel pop-up — Here’s how to get a room

Abigail Rosenthal, GateHouse Media Thursday Jun 20, 2019 at 12:32 PM Taco Bell fans, hold on to your Doritos Locos Tacos — Taco Bell has created the destination of a lifetime for the die-hards out there.

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Here are the best beach towns to live in, according to this study

Abigail Rosenthal, GateHouse Media Wednesday Jun 19, 2019 at 3:28 PM Summer may have you dreaming of packing up and moving to the beach permanently. It’s hard to resist the thought of sand and sun

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Is it safe to travel to the Dominican Republic right now?

With the news coming from the Dominican Republic, it’s understandable to feel worried about any upcoming travel plans to the country.  Nine Americans have died under mysterious circumstances in the

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Airbnb wants to plan your next trip with Airbnb Adventures

Abigail Rosenthal, GateHouse Media Thursday Jun 13, 2019 at 1:23 PM Planning your dream trip just got a little bit easier.  Airbnb just launched Airbnb Adventures, which offers experiences all around the world from $79

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Summer travel: To visit Orlando like a local, skip the theme parks

You’re already halfway through the year, which means it’s time for a break from the day-to-day. No matter how long you’ve been adulting, don’t you need an any-season vacation as

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New Harry Potter ride in Orlando: People are waiting hours to ride Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

Katey Psencik, GateHouse Media Thursday Jun 13, 2019 at 2:55 PM Expecto-You’re-Gonna-Waitum! There’s a new ride at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Orlando and it seems that people are excited. They’re so

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Ticket to Write: Dover home to famous Warther creations

DOVER, Ohio – In a different time and place, Ernest “Mooney” Warther might have composed like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, calculated like Albert Einstein or painted like Pablo Picasso. Instead, Warther,

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Survey reveals best non-Vegas spots for bachelor, bachelorette parties

Maribel Molina, Austin American-Statesman Thursday Jun 6, 2019 at 11:07 AM Getting hitched soon and want to skip the pre-nuptials trip to Sin City?  A new survey by VacationRenter named four U.S. cities worth visiting for a

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Ready to book a fall trip? Southwest has a flash sale going on

Abigail Rosenthal, GateHouse Media Tuesday Jun 4, 2019 at 1:48 PM Sure, summer vacations season is underway. But that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start thinking of where you want to go this fall.

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You can set sail on a ‘Game of Thrones’ cruise in 2020

Abigail Rosenthal, GateHouse Media Friday May 31, 2019 at 2:18 PM It’s been less than a month since the “Game of Thrones” series finale aired, but that doesn’t mean fans are ready to say goodbye

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Mark your calendar: The Selena Tribute Cruise sets sail in 2020

Johanna Gretschel, A Wednesday May 29, 2019 at 10:36 AM Request your PTO now: the ultimate Selena Quintanilla-themed vacation is scheduled for fall of 2020. The Selena Tribute Cruise, dubbed “Dreaming of You 25 Years” in

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Traveling for for Memorial Day weekend? Here’s what you need to know

If you’re heading out of town this Memorial Day weekend, you’re definitely not alone — nearly 43 million Americans are doing the same thing to kick off summer, according to

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Travel: The Adirondacks: America’s playground

Adirondack Park in upper New York State has no gate. There is no park ranger who opens and closes the entrance each day. Instead, an imaginary line surrounds a vast

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Summer 2019: Tips for traveling with pets

Abigail Rosenthal, GateHouse Media Monday May 13, 2019 at 5:46 PM We all know pets are part of the family, and when summer vacation comes along, that might mean taking them along for the ride.

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Ticket to Write: Remembering the Raisin in Monroe

MONROE, Michigan – The cry “Remember the Raisin!” doesn’t mean a lot to most people these days unless, perhaps, they’re making a Waldorf salad. But the rallying call once held

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Delta Air Lines trying new technique to reunite passengers with lost bags

By Gary Dinges gdinges@gatehousemedia.com Thursday May 9, 2019 at 3:22 PM May 9, 2019 at 3:22 PM Delta Air Lines is hoping to reduce the time it takes to reunite passengers with their lost bags. The Atlanta-based carrier has teamed

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Travel: Innovative, eccentric designs on display at Bicycle Museum of America

Foot-powered vehicles have been making history in Ohio even before the Wright brothers built them at their Wright Cycle Company shop in Dayton, back before Orville and Wilbur turned their

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Stay at this alpaca ranch Airbnb in California for only $74 a night

Abigail Rosenthal, GateHouse Media Friday Apr 26, 2019 at 12:13 PM Apr 26, 2019 at 12:59 PM Almonds, alpacas and other animals. All in one Airbnb. All around adorable.   For only $74 per night, you can stay at this Airbnb on

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This study shows the 10 most kid-friendly airports in the U.S.

Abigail Rosenthal, GateHouse Media Thursday Apr 25, 2019 at 12:33 PM Traveling can be stressful. Traveling with kids is even more stressful. Not just because of the extra things to pack and disrupting your kids’

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You can sleep in a potato Airbnb in Idaho for $200 a night

Katey Psencik, GateHouse Media Wednesday Apr 24, 2019 at 2:07 PM If you’re making summer vacation plans and you’re not sure where to go, why not Idaho? No, seriously. You should vacation in Idaho. At