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Maryland's ski resort Wisp opens for the season Friday

Maryland’s only ski slope, Wisp Resort in Garrett County, has announced plans to open for the winter season Friday. The resort struggled through last year’s unseasonably warm and rainy winter, reducing skiing hours and eventually closing early for the season. The resort’s owner, Pacific Group Resorts,...

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    48 charming small towns to visit in autumn

    The U.S. has a lot to offer every season of the year. But the fall brings out something else, especially on small towns. Places with few inhabitants are worth putting on one’s radar not only because big crowds are a foreign concept. The lack of tourists means these towns are still authentic. Add...

  • Free to fancy: 10 best airlines for booze

    Free to fancy: 10 best airlines for booze

    You may have heard rumblings about how liquor (and even food) tastes different thousands of miles above the ground than on it. Fodor's Travel recently curated a list of the top 10 airlines for libations — some are known for their tequila, others their wine selection. So if you're planning an adventure...

  • BWI to add service to New Delhi in December, WOW air to offer $199 one-way flights

    BWI to add service to New Delhi in December, WOW air to offer $199 one-way flights

    WOW air, the Icelandic low-cost airline, said Tuesday that it would launch service from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport to New Delhi, the capital of India, on Dec. 5. The move expands on international service from BWI — an airport dominated by domestic service led by Southwest Airline, which is working...

  • Awesome getaways near top college campuses

    Awesome getaways near top college campuses

    It’s easy to get restless after studying hard for weeks on end. It’s nice to venture to an incredible weekend destination such as a charming village at the base of a mountain or a bustling city with a lot of options for thrilling quests and a bustling nightlife scene if you don’t have to travel...

  • 6 Midwest road trips to feed your fix for fall colors

    6 Midwest road trips to feed your fix for fall colors

    Leaf peeping is an ideal excuse for a road trip in the fall, when fiery-hued maples and bright yellow aspens span the Midwest, creating a picture-perfect autumn tapestry. Inspired to Instagram but need some direction on where to go? Here are a half-dozen foliage-friendly Midwest getaways chosen...

  • WOW Air to offer $129 flights from BWI to Europe

    WOW Air to offer $129 flights from BWI to Europe

    WOW Air will offer $129 flights to Europe from U.S. airports including Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport this fall. For travelers flying out of BWI, the low-cost airline will offer $129 one-way fares for customers who book round trips with travel dates beginning in September...

  • Chincoteague Pony Swim organizers say mare's death was 'tragic accident,' pushes back against PETA criticism

    Chincoteague Pony Swim organizers say mare's death was 'tragic accident,' pushes back against PETA criticism

    The death of a mare the day after this year’s Chicoteague Pony Swim has prompted a clash between animal rights group PETA and the fire company that organizes the popular annual event. A spokeswoman for the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Co. said the pony’s death was accidental, and pushed back against...

  • Eiffel Tower shuts down as employees strike over ticket plan

    Eiffel Tower shuts down as employees strike over ticket plan

    Eiffel Tower workers have gone on strike over the Paris monument's new visitor access policy, which they say is responsible for inordinately long queues. The website of the French landmark confirmed the strike Wednesday afternoon, but didn't specify how long it would last. Since last month, the...

  • 13 water parks within day-trip distance from Baltimore

    13 water parks within day-trip distance from Baltimore

    Cooling down has never been so fun. Here’s a roundup of 13 water parks within four hours of Baltimore that are worth the distance.

  • An expat's guide to Paris

    An expat's guide to Paris

    “Paris? It’s too real and too beautiful. It never lets you forget anything. “It reaches in and opens you wide, and you stay that way.” — Gene Kelly as Jerry Mulligan in “An American in Paris” Paris allows you to discover its secrets slowly. It kept my wife and me at bay in the 1990s when we lived...

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    5 surprising things you'll find on your Midwest vacation

    A winter escape to Wisconsin offers some surprisingly luxurious amenities. Visiting cooler temperatures gives you the chance to focus on the beautiful scenery as well as an opportunity to destress, at a location that offers equal parts wellness and indulgence. Read on for five things you'll find...

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    5 winter driving tips from the tune-up to the tunes

    "From Atlantic to Pacific, gee, the traffic is terrific" … because it's time to head home for the holidays! No matter their destination, Americans are more than twice as likely to drive as fly this year (76 percent vs. 24 percent), according to Hankook Tire's newest Gauge Index Survey. Where is...

  • Make traveling somewhere exciting your New Year's resolution

    Make traveling somewhere exciting your New Year's resolution

    Have you ever made a New Year's resolution before? If you have, chances are you've tried to lose weight, advance your career, learn a new hobby or achieve some other such goal to reinvent yourself. All of these goals require a long-standing commitment and many fizzle out, leaving you feeling unsatisfied....

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