Irish ghosts aren’t only in the castles

My family and I traveled to Ireland to scatter my parents' ashes at Downpatrick Head in County Mayo. We knew the exact spot because Mom and Dad, who spent many of their post-retirement summers in the land of our ancestors, had brought us here almost two decades before.

To keep passengers shipping out, cruise industry shapes up

Cruise lines are finding new ways to appeal to passengers of all ages, with better technology, more exciting destinations, adventures and trendy entertainment, health-centric themes, and more.

To keep passengers shipping out, cruise industry shapes up

Cruise lines are finding new ways to appeal to passengers of all ages, with better technology, more exciting destinations, adventures and trendy entertainment, health-centric themes, and more.

In New Orleans, 300 years of letting the good times roll

The area's boggy terrain was better suited for spotting gators than establishing an urban center. But that didn't stop the French.

In New Orleans, 300 years of letting the good times roll

The area's boggy terrain was better suited for spotting gators than establishing an urban center. But that didn't stop the French.

Go to New Orleans for the Eagles, but head south for the food

You will not get immersed in authentic Cajun culture unless you venture out of the city and visit bayous like LaFourche that meander through the southern part of the state.

Go to New Orleans for the Eagles, but head south for the food

You will not get immersed in authentic Cajun culture unless you venture out of the city and visit bayous like LaFourche that meander through the southern part of the state.
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Before renting the car, get the real cost

Regulators require only that rental companies show the full cost before buyers complete the reservation. As a service to customers, car rental companies break down the fees before the final purchase screen.

Gadget Guru: Grand Trunk Junior Hammock

Junior will go wild for the multicolored jungle animals on the green Safari model. Or beam among the giant golden stars on the blue Rising Stars version. And little swingers will never forget hanging out with the happy herd of elephants on the cheery red Elephunk model.

First time taking a cruise? Here’s what you need to know

To help ease the anxiety felt by novices, cruise veterans answer the question: "What do you wish you knew before your first cruise?"

What to see at the National Air and Space Museum before its renovation

Most of the museum's major attractions — such as the Spirit of St. Louis, the Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer, and the moon rock — will still be on display, but hundreds of other artifacts will disappear from view in phased gallery closings and reopenings.

American Airlines adding two new domestic flights at PHL in 2019

Tickets for routes to Asheville, N.C., and Chattanooga, TN, go on sale Monday.

On flights, babies are a special type of turbulence

So what do parents need to know about flying with babies? First, if you can, buy an extra seat instead of holding the baby on a lap. You'll need the extra space, and bringing the car seat on board will also make the trip safer for your offspring, experts say.

Field-Tested Travel Tip: Avoiding Vacation Rental Scams

If a property seems too good to be true … well, you know the rest.

Plans to build Titanic replica back on track

Improvements for Titanic II include more lifeboats and a steel-reinforced hull.

In Barcelona, great architecture with and without the crowds

La Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudí's gigantic, unfinished Catholic church, towers over the city.

Why visit Kentucky’s Paducah? Because artists, preservationists, and foodies think you should

Four rivers define the way of life in Paducah. The Ohio and Tennessee meet here, with the Mississippi (west) and Cumberland (east) just a few miles away.

Into the wild a few hours from downtown Los Angeles

At Joshua Tree National Park, my son got out of the car at a trailhead, and as I changed shoes and stuffed a daypack with water bottles, he ran to the closest ridge of rocks. Soon he was 60 feet up. "Oh, man, I forgot how cool a place this is," he called down.

Gadget Guru: Totes InBrella Reverse Close Umbrella

The inside-out engineering means that your umbrella closes with the wet trapped on the inside instead of dripping on and around you — as with traditional umbrellas.

Train lovers forge friendships through rail travel

For the past decade, these one-time strangers — all train geeks — have made several cross-country trips together on Amtrak.

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