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It’s time to book holiday flights, according to AAA

Abigail Rosenthal, GateHouse Media Thursday Sep 19, 2019 at 12:29 PM Halloween might be over a month away, but it’s already time to start thinking about travel plans for the holiday season. According to AAA,

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Travel: Make a sweet stop in Iowa, Illinois

This article appears in Sept. 12 Travel page. When thinking of river towns in Illinois and Iowa, most of us think of corn, pork, flatland, and probably not homemade ice

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Travel: Indulge in Saratoga Springs

Saratoga Springs, New York, has long been a popular summer resort for the city swells who love thoroughbred racing, but you don’t have to be a gambler or wealthy to

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Travel: Quebec City: A haven for history, poutine

This article appears in Sept. 5 Travel page. I’m standing on land where, in 1759, British troops equipped with muskets vanquished French soldiers in the Battle of the Plains of

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Ticket to Write: Cool Springs Park still has surprises

ROWLESBURG, West Virginia – After many visits to Cool Springs Park, I shouldn’t be surprised by anything I see there. But for just a moment, the small, shaggy donkey chugging

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America’s playground: RV trip across Alaska showcases state’s natural beauty

Thomas Lloyd, Billy Taylor, Charley McGonagall and Pete Anderson climbed Denali in 1910 with limited equipment and little to eat but bags of old doughnuts. They mushed to the mountain

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Travel: Sea & shore: Traveling Maine’s Lobster Coast

Gossamer threads of light floated to the deck of the Schooner Surprise off the Maine coast before a sudden change in the wind shadowed the scene. The waves struck a

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Ticket to Write: Bellefontaine’s illustrious past on display

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio – Each time I venture out along the back roads of Champaign and Logan counties, I’m surprised anew by the beauty of the landscape. I live on the

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United Airlines plans special flights to take fans to college football’s hottest matchups

United Airlines will offer special nonstop flights to some of college football’s hottest matchups this fall. Combined, the flights will offer more than 10,000 seats on routes the carrier doesn’t

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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