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Tiny Volcano in the Gold Country overflows with possibilities

47 minutes agoLifestyle / Travel : SFGATE Travel

Sorry, lava lovers, there’s no volcano in Volcano, and there never was, but this tiny Gold Rush boom town in a crater-shaped valley near Jackson bubbles over with things to do. In its Gold Rush peak, residents of this Amador County town...Show More Summary

Humboldt displays interstellar chops at Bridgefest

47 minutes agoLifestyle / Travel : SFGATE Travel

Bigfoot isn’t the only mysterious creature found in redwood country. Mid-August brings all sorts of extraterrestrials and spacey humanoids to the galaxy-famous Flying Saucer Trials during the annual Bridgefest, gathering on the bridge 45 feet above the Van Duzen River in Bridgeville, a town once put up for sale on eBay. Show More Summary

Airbnb user says Paris home share was a nightmare

48 minutes agoLifestyle / Travel : SFGATE Travel

Q:I am writing to let you know of something that I consider to be a deceptive listing on Airbnb. This was my first time using Airbnb. Several of my friends had recommended it, so I decided to give it a try when I was looking for an apartment to rent in Paris. I found a listing for a three-room apartment in the 16th Arrondissement. Show More Summary

Sun Valley Lodge reopening

48 minutes agoLifestyle / Travel : SFGATE Travel

Hotel reopening Idaho: After a nine-month renovation, Sun Valley Lodge in the eponymous resort has greatly expanded the size of its luxurious rooms by shrinking their number, from 148 to 94. The new, 20,000-square-foot spa provides 15 treatment rooms, salon, yoga studio, fitness center and heated saline pool. Show More Summary

Kangaroo Island: Australia’s wildlife haven

49 minutes agoLifestyle / Travel : SFGATE Travel

It’s only an hour past sunrise, and I’m standing in a eucalyptus grove looking for koalas. The fuzzy bodies aren’t easy to spot based on movement, because they’re only slightly speedier than sloths (which, in turn, are only slightlyShow More Summary

Gear review: Chaco Women’s OutCross Evo 1

49 minutes agoLifestyle / Travel : SFGATE Travel

Packing multiple pairs of shoes for different vacation excursions can really suck up suitcase space. For lightening the load, it’s best to find a shoe with many talents — like the Chaco OutCross Evo 1. The breathable mesh and webbing...Show More Summary

Walking through Istanbul is magical

50 minutes agoLifestyle / Travel : SFGATE Travel

Why I went: I wanted to see this vibrant city, a mix of the modern and ancient. I stayed with a friend who has lived there for two years. Don’t miss: The Museum of Innocence, an artful recreation of upper-class Turkish life from the 1970s to 2000s, created by Turkish Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk. Show More Summary offers options for going downtown

50 minutes agoLifestyle / Travel : SFGATE Travel

Name: What it does: Displays the most pertinent transportation options and costs for getting from the airport to the city center in 40 metropolitan cities around the globe. What’s hot: It does an important task simply and well. Show More Summary

United Does a Quick Hop Well (Trip Report)

You’ve already seen my posts on how the flight attendant training went in Houston, but I didn’t talk about how... Read More

Point Nemo in Pacific Ocean, Antarctica

Sometimes you just wish you get the hell away from everyone and everything, and there may be no more effective spot to do so on the entire planet than Point Nemo, the spot that is further from a landmass than any other spot in the seas. Technically...Show More Summary

I Heart My City: Daisann’s Hong Kong

Award-winning journalist and frequent Traveler contributor Daisann McLane began her love affair with Hong Kong back in 2001. She returned to the city again and again over the ensuing years, eventually settling there full time in 2010. Show More Summary

We Want You...To Choose Our In-flight Meal

2 hours agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

Hey you guys! We're flying soon and we need a little help. No, not with packing our luggage. We actually need a little guidance with how we will fill our belly on a flight from Miami to Chicago on American Airlines. Our appetites were whet when we read about the yummy new menu items in First and Business class the airline launched for the Summer. Show More Summary

Acton Cemetery in London

When I was walking back to the Holiday Inn Express London Park Royal from Park Royal Tube station, one of the last sections of the route took me through Acton Cemetery. The cemetery was consecrated in the late 1890s and is home to a Victorian Gothic Chapel. There are now new plots available, but there […]

Name that airport ... (St. Thomas, USVI)

UPDATE: The photo in this week's "name that airport" post is of the Cyril E. King Airport on the island of St. Thomas in the United States V...        

Miami Beach: 3 New Miami Hotel Restaurants We're Ravenous For

5 hours agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

We're going to miss the words "Miami Hotel Mambo," and we're kinda sad that we won't be reporting on the debut of these new hotel restaurants under that tag. New hotels and new restaurants are a dime a dozen on Miami Beach but here are three new hotel restaurants on the way that we're legit excited about. Show More Summary

New York: 10 Things We Love About The Ludlow

5 hours agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

Alright then, you've heard the news but don't be too sad. We're still publishing until Friday. Yes, this totally cool coffee table in the lobby is a scaled map of Manhattan. Yes, that's Central Park in the middle and yes, that's grass. Show More Summary

Wine Lover?s Guide to Galicia, Spain

The lush, rain-soaked region of northwest Spain known as Galicia has been famous for centuries as the final stop for Christian pilgrims hiking the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile route starting in the Pyrenees and ending at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, where the remains of St. Show More Summary

Travel to Hamburg, Germany – Episode 470 Transcript

transcript of Travel to Hamburg, Germany – Episode 470 Chris: Amateur Traveler Episode 470, today the Amateur Traveler talks about the second biggest port in Europe. A former member of the Hanseatic League, […] The post Travel to Hamburg,...Show More Summary

Help Me List Hotel Properties Here to Fight Resort Fees

7 hours agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

You should not have to find a room rate for a hotel property — only to be surprised with a resort fee lurking during the booking process; so I have decided to start a comprehensive list of hotel properties which charge resort fees because...Show More Summary

What is Good is All Relative When You Do Not Know What You Have Got Until It is Gone

7 hours agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

The entities who administer frequent travel loyalty programs may not have paved paradise and put up a parking lot as sung by Joni Mitchell in the 1970 song Big Yellow Taxi — unless you count Terminal 3 at John F. Kennedy International...Show More Summary

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