Travel

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This Suitcase Handle Wants to Help You Avoid Excess Baggage Fees

Taking the guesswork out of flying. 

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Which Sunny Destinations Do Americans Lust for Most When It's Cold?

Depends on where they live.

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Neurotic Travelers Get a Holiday Gift From Google Street View

The service has started mapping airports and other transportation hubs.

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Thanksgiving Eve Nor'easter Now Looks Certain to Make Holiday Travel a Nightmare

And there's really no avoiding it.

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The Evolution of How We Build Airports

The shift from close-in spaces to far-flung outposts like Denver International reflects changes not only in travel, but in the culture.

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This Virtual Tour of Venice Is So Good, You'll Feel Like You're Actually There

Google has mapped the floating city's bridges, canals, and narrow alleys. 

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Actually, Technology Hasn't Really Stopped Millennials From Driving

Young people are traveling less, but when they do go places they tend to use a car.

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Tacky Tourist Items You Can Buy at the North Korean Border

A hat that says "DMZ," or even a ceramic tile with some barbed wire.

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This Travel Agency Will Take Your Stuffed Animals on a Vacation Across Japan

For about $45, your plush bear could be better traveled than you are.

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Spend the Night in a Vintage Camping Caravan Jammed in an Old German Warehouse

Choose between sleeping in a Pullman coach or an Airstream trailer.

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The Unsexy Forefathers of London's Trendy Food Trucks

A photo tour of Britain's quirky roadside cafes.

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JFK's Most Famous Terminal May Soon Be Transformed Into a Flashy Hotel

The Eero Saarinen-designed TWA Flight Center is finally, maybe, getting a second life.

The Best of 'What Is Special About My Town'

Atlantic national correspondent James Fallows has been collecting essays and stories from around the United States.

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How the Sharing Economy Can Save Summer Vacation

A nation of freelancers can't afford their own summer homes. But a return to co-vacationing means they won't have to.

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The Lost Art of Luggage Labels

A look back at the miniature pieces of graphic art that once defined travel.

Richard Foregger

To the Lighthouse: You Know, the One in San Francisco Hardly Anyone Seems to Know About

Though tens of thousands of people pass by it every day, the East Brother Light Station is remarkably under the radar.

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Wanted: An App That Calculates Wait Times Straight to Your Airport Gate

A group of entrepreneurs are working on technology that could vastly improve the universally terrible experience of airports.

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How Flight Delays Spread From Airport to Airport Like a Disease

Air travel congestion can quickly spread from a few cities to a whole network.

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Visualizing How Poorly Amtrak's Route Network Serves Most of the U.S.

Some cities, you just can't reach.