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Travel

  • Fewer crowds, nice weather

    Beth J. Harpaz

    AP Travel Editor

    NEW YORK - Fall used to be off-peak for tourism everywhere except New England and other fall foliage

    destinations. But autumn tourism is rising, with traditional summer hotspots increasingly busy September through November.

  • Journal of a Journey

    Editor’s Note: This is the next installment in a continuing series of articles from the travel journals of Peter and Leslye Graulich. After a brief hiatus, they appear weekly in the Chronicle Excursions section.

     

    Day 34

    Day 34 finds us docked in the Burnie downtown harbor at 7 a.m.

  • One-tank adventures

    Amanda Mims

    Correspondent

    In many ways, road trips are the ultimate family

    adventure. But who says you have to drive across the country to have a great road-trip experience?

  • Journal of a Journey

    Editor’s Note: This is the next installment in a continuing series of articles from the travel journals of Peter and Leslye Graulich. After a brief hiatus, they appear weekly in the Chronicle Excursions

    section.

     

    Day 31

    Day 31 finds us cruising north through the Tasmanian Sea. 

    At 10:30 a.m. we completed 10,000 miles since we left Fort Lauderdale.

  • Good fun, close to home

    Amanda Mims

    Correspondent

    Nothing beats a good vacation. It’s always fun to play tourist in a new locale, see where the locals hang out and take in the scenery. The only problem with vacations is they don’t happen nearly as often as we’d like.

  • Journal of a Journey

    Editor’s Note: This is the next installment in a continuing series of articles from the travel journals of Peter and Leslye Graulich. After a brief hiatus, they appear weekly in the Chronicle Excursions section.

     

    Day 23

  • Homeland visit

    Buster Thompson

    Chronicle

    On July 16, my parents and I traveled a little over 3,000 miles from the United States to England for our traditional, biennial journey back to my birthplace of Eastbourne in Sussex County.

    For three weeks we would reunite with family, old friends and rediscover the refreshing scenery of Britain’s southeastern countryside.

  • Paddling Away the demons

    GERALD HERBERT

    Associated Press

    VENICE, La. -- Two tours in Afghanistan took a toll on Joshua Ploetz. The former Marine was injured in a roadside bomb. He lost friends in combat, and later, to suicide.

     

  • Part Two: Exploring our 'wild west'

    Amanda Mims

    Correspondent

    Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series on outdoor destinations in Northwest Florida.


    Pristine rivers. White-sand beaches. Protected islands. The Panhandle has all of those things and more — enough to keep an adventurous soul busy for a long, long time. I spent about a month in the Panhandle this

  • Exploring our 'wild west'

    Amanda Mims

    Correspondent

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series on outdoor destinations in Northwest Florida.

     

    For adventure seekers, the Florida Panhandle is a diverse and oftentimes wild place, from its islands to its rushing tannic rivers and out-of-the-way springs. Here are a few spots to add to your adventure bucket list.