Destinations

Travel Smart

Travel Smart

Columnists Paul Lasley and Elizabeth Harryman offer tips to enrich your trips

High/Low

High/Low

Splurge or save at these great places: We offer options for any budget

Checking In

Checking In

Get the inside scoop on lodgings nearby and around the world

Travel Smart Budget-friendly adventures

Travel Smart

Budget-friendly adventures provide a wealth of memories

Money-Saving Tips

The Frugal Traveler

Westways staff members offer their two cents travel-smart on journeying on the cheap

Quick Escape: Lompoc

Quick Escape: Lompoc

Flower fields, murals, and vineyards along the Central Coast

High/Low: Vilnius

High/Low: Vilnius

A UNESCO World Heritage Site with fascinating history

Travel Smart AFN

Travel Smart

Travel insights from military personnel

High/Low: London

High/Low: London

This cosmopolitan world capital is buzzing with art and theater

QuickEscape San Francisco’s SoMa District

Quick Escape: San Francisco’s SoMa District

Mission Street vibrates with Manhattan-lite energy

A Spiritual Journey Martin Luther

A Spiritual Journey

Insight into the man behind the Reformation

Regent Seven Seas Explorer

A Feast for the Senses

Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ Seven Seas Explorer dazzles 

Carnival Vista

Cruise

Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Vista reflects a new approach for the line

Eclipse

Eclipse

A guide to the August 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

MS Koningsdam

Cruise

MS Koningsdam breaks with tradition

Accessible Travel

Accessible Travel

How to travel more smoothly with a wheelchair and other mobility challenges

Foreign Exchange

Foreign Exchange

Tips on dealing with money when you’re traveling abroad

QuickEscape Verde Valley

Quick Escape: Verde Valley

A sometimes-overlooked part of Arizona

Austin

High/Low: Austin

The culinary and music scenes have been raging for two decades, with no sign of a slowdown

Travel Smart Vacation

Travel Smart

The many reasons why time off is time well spent

Travel Smart Air Traffic Control

Travel Smart

A rare look inside the world of air traffic control

Virginia City, Nevada

Virginia City, Nevada

Ghostly sightings and insights into the Old West enliven a vacation

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Our writer discovers an endless array of creatures

Bernardus Lodge and Spa

Checking In

Q&A with the concierge of Bernardus Lodge and Spa in Carmel Valley

Denver

Quick Escape: Denver

Denver’s Union Station makes an ideal hub for a weekend getaway

New Mexico’s Turquoise Trail

New Mexico’s Turquoise Trail

From artsy towns to historic attractions, our writer tours the colorful sights

Visas 101

Visas 101

Tips to help your visa application process go smoothly

Havana, Cuba

Havana, Cuba

A sojourn in Cuba reveals a fascinating glimpse into the past

Viva Vinyl

Viva Vinyl

With Havana’s Afro-Cuban jazz and other rhythms ever-present, a music shopper goes to town

Costa Mesa

Quick Escape: Costa Mesa

An urban getaway, sans car, in Orange County’s Costa Mesa

Caribbean Shopping Guide

Caribbean Shopping Guide

When you’re in the Caribbean, don’t settle for any old tchotchke

Travel Smart Passport to Passions

Travel Smart

Pursuing a hobby can add dimension to your journeys

High/Low: Lausanne

High/Low: Lausanne

Lausanne offers history and excellent dining

Mob Museum

The Mob Museum

Videos, photographs, and interactive exhibits in downtown Las Vegas

Travel Smart Hotel Intel

Travel Smart

How travel companies are using your data

High/Low: Birmingham

High/Low: Birmingham

Birmingham is a historic city with a youthful vibe

Southeast Asia Cruise

Tales of the Andaman Sea

A cruise from Singapore to Myanmar and back

Santa Rosa

Quick Escape: Santa Rosa

Slowing down in Santa Rosa with a safari, Snoopy, and suds

Las Vegas Dining Scene

Las Vegas Dining Scene

Three of Las Vegas' newest players aim to win diners' hearts

High/Low: Panama

High/Low: Panama

Panama is home to stunning beaches and bird-watching opportunities

Great Wolf Lodge

Checking In

A review of the Great Wolf Lodge in Garden Grove

Fireflies

Nature

Fireflies are some of nature’s most magical critters

Hale'iwa Store Lots

Hale'iwa Store Lots

Hawaiian music performances, craft workshops, and ‘ukulele lessons

Mosaic Hotel

Checking In

A review of the Mosaic Hotel in Beverly Hills

High/Low: Rio de Janeiro

High/Low: Rio de Janeiro

Brazil offers outdoor activities and exotic cooking

Croatia

Europe

Touring Croatia, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina

Scouting the Scene of Hawaii Five-0

Scouting the Scenes

Neighborhoods and locations to achieve Hawaii Five-0’s look

Travel Smart Security

Travel Smart

Don’t let fear keep you from traveling abroad

Travel Smart Hotel Trends

Travel Smart

Though aimed at millennials, lifestyle hotels attract all ages

Benches to Visit

Benches to Visit

Check out these ample seats, all of which offer their own view

High/Low: Vancouver

High/Low: Vancouver

Vancouver mixes American sensibility with European flair

High/Low: Stockholm

High/Low: Stockholm

Stockholm has parks, museums, and superb Scandinavian cuisine

Berkeley

Quick Escape: Berkeley

Parents recapture carefree days in laid-back Berkeley

High/Low: Mexico City

High/Low: Mexico City

Vast parks, glittering high-rises, and world-class museums await

San Pedro

Travel Smart

Lessons learned from embarrassing travel moments

Sickness in Motion

Live Well

The reasons behind motion sickness and ways to deal with it

High/Low: Copenhagen

High/Low: Copenhagen

Plenty of wallet-friendly options abound in this expensive city

Travel Smart Reasons to Love Cruising

Travel Smart

The many reasons cruising still puts wind in our sails

High/Low: Athens, Georgia

High/Low: Athens, Georgia

Athens beckons with restaurants, eclectic shops, and live music

Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City

A variety of cuisine, independent retail shops, and outdoor activities

Denver International Airport

Airport News

Things to love about Denver International Airport

High/Low: Key West

High/Low: Key West

Key West has tin-roofed cottages and storied mansions

National Parks

America the Beautiful

A guide for visiting National Park Service parklands and monuments

Cruising

All About Cruising

Sail to exotic locales: Your ultimate guide to vacationing at sea

Spring Training Camps in Arizona

Arizona

Training camps to visit to see the top baseball teams

Arizona

Arizona

Places to visit during Arizona spring training

Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg

Experiencing the holidays as our forebears might have

Aspen, Colorado

Summer Frolics in Aspen

Tips on dining, accommodations, and summertime events in Aspen

Mexico's Riviera Maya

Mexico

Ancient waterways, monkeys, and more in Mexico's Riviera Maya

Hampton Inn Chicago Michigan Avenue

Checking In

A review of Hampton Inn Chicago Michigan Avenue in Chicago

The Line Hotel

Checking In

A review of The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center in Texas

Presidio, San Francisco

Peace Dividend

Long a military site, the Presidio now serves as one of San Francisco’s finest public spaces

Hotel Lautner

Checking In

A review of the Hotel Lautner in Desert Hot Springs

Favorite neck pillows

Favorite Neck Pillows

New comforts to ease the squeeze of your coach-class flying experience

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Discover cool castles, a cruise, and more

Travel Smart It's Time to Go Back

Travel Smart

The logic and lure of making the return trip

Calling From Overseas

Calling From Overseas

Here’s how to keep your cell phone data charges down

Singapore

Singapore

From fledgling trading settlement to one of the world’s busiest seaports

New Mexico Skiing

New Mexico

Top choices for staying and skiing in New Mexico

Vancouver

Quick Escape: Vancouver

Stunning scenery make Vancouver a top holiday destination

Frequent Flier Miles

The Game of Points

What you need to know to maximize your frequent-flier miles

Italy

Italy

Take a food tour of Italy's aromas and tastes

Galápagos Islands

Galápagos Islands

Discover wildlife and wonders in South America

The Line Hotel

Checking In

A review of the Line Hotel in Los Angeles' Koreatown

On Location with Hawaii Five-0

On Location With Hawaii Five-0

From glam isle to East Coast ’hood, O‘ahu plays many roles

Alaska Iconic Attractions

Alaska's Iconic Attractions

A slideshow of Alaska’s magnificent wildlife, glaciers, and parks

Bisbee, Arizona

Quick Escape: Bisbee, Arizona

Race 1,000 stairs, explore rust-colored rocks, and more

High/Low: Washington, D.C.

High/Low: Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. has iconic monuments and superb museums

Joshua Tree

Quick Escape: Joshua Tree

The desert's remote beauty lures artists and other creative types

Quebec City

Quebec City

Chefs draw inspiration from the province’s fishing and farming heritage

Terrain Based Learning

On the Slopes

Terrain Based Learning, an innovative method for teaching snow sports

Lake Tahoe's South Shore

Quick Escape: Lake Tahoe’s South Shore

Lake Tahoe’s South Shore is bliss for the kid in us all

Dollywood

Hello, Dolly!

A lifelong fan goes in search of the real Dolly Parton

Hands-On Taos

Hands-On Taos

Why just spend your time looking at other people’s artwork when you can make your own?

Monarch Beach Resort

Checking In

A review of the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point

The Line Hotel

Checking In

A review of Ladysmith Bed and Breakfast in Tishomingo, Oklahoma

Farmer's Daughter Hotel

Checking In

A review of Farmer's Daughter Hotel in Los Angeles

Travel Smart Travel Insurance

Travel Smart

When and how it pays to have travel insurance

High/Low: Lima

High/Low: Lima

The city’s cuisine continues to occupy the global spotlight

High/Low: Seoul

High/Low: Seoul

Dynamic cuisine and trendsetting beauty and fashion industry

Anthem of the Seas

Anthem of the Seas

Skydiving, surfing, and bumper cars aboard

Travel Smart Vacation

Scenes of Valor

Four must-see sites at Pearl Harbor to mark 75 years since a date of infamy

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