Spa and beauty industry campaign hopes to fill 30,000 jobs

NEW YORK (AP) — The spa and beauty industry is booming, but thousands of jobs are going unfilled. The industry is hoping to change that with a "Get Your Dream Job" campaign designed ...

Frog symphony and ancient trees in a verdant Louisiana swamp

MARRERO, La. (AP) — For visitors willing to embrace heat and humidity, a magical verdant landscape awaits at the Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Park just outside New Orleans. ...

History, Hollywood and voodoo all in a New Orleans cemetery

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — If you've heard about New Orleans' famous cemeteries with their above-ground tombs, you've probably heard about the tomb of voodoo queen Marie Laveau in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. ...

Travel agents: How to find a good one and how they can help

When you can book every aspect of a trip online yourself, why would you use a travel agent? Erika Richter, communications director for the American Society of Travel Agents, says tra...

Show tells backstory of icons like Rushmore, Lady Liberty

Did you know that the original symbolism of the Statue of Liberty had nothing to do with welcoming immigrants? And that Mount Rushmore was built to lure road-trippers to South Dakota...

Last words: The late Peter Mayle's 'My 25 Years in Provence'

A posthumously published collection of essays by Peter Mayle takes readers back to the idyllic, slow-paced world that Mayle first wrote about in his best-selling memoir "A Year in Provence." ...

It's a beautiful day in Pennsylvania on Mister Rogers' trail

It's a beautiful day in Mister Rogers' neighborhood! But if you want to visit, you'll have to head to Pennsylvania. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the classic PBS children's...

Badlands and history in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — For travelers looking to visit all 50 states, North Dakota is often one of the last to be checked off. It's not exactly on the way to anywhere else, and flying there is expensive. ...

Idaho: Huckleberry beer, Craters of the Moon and Sun Valley

ARCO, Idaho (AP) — Huckleberry beer, Craters of the Moon park and Sun Valley: It was a trio of unique Idaho experiences. My husband and I came up with the spur-of-the-moment itinerar...

Montana: See the vanishing glaciers and carry bear spray

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Montana (AP) — I had a lot of expectations heading to Montana last summer. I expected to check off my bucket-list dream of driving Glacier National Park's Going-to-the-Sun Road....

Pauline Frommer's picks and tips for a stress-free NYC visit

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City can be an intimidating destination. Travel expert Pauline Frommer is here to help with a new book, "Frommer's EasyGuide to New York City 2018." Frommer ...

Marking Tabasco's 150th birthday with a tour of Avery Island

AVERY ISLAND, La. (AP) — One of the world's most famous condiments is celebrating its 150th birthday: Tabasco. Edmund McIlhenny (MAC-ul-hen-ee) created the famous pepper sauce in 186...

Are old-fashioned road trips trendy again?

Suddenly old-fashioned road trips are trendy again. Surveys from AAA, Ford and MMGY show they're as popular as ever. Websites, newspapers, magazines and even books are featuring road...

Maui's Kapalua Bay Beach tops Dr. Beach's best beach list

A crescent-shaped beach on the Hawaiian island of Maui got the top slot Thursday on the list of best beaches issued annually by a Florida professor known as Dr. Beach. Kapalua Bay Be...

Planning a Disney trip? Disney Parks Moms Panel can help

Contemplating a trip to a Disney park? You may be stressing out about planning. One resource for advice is the Disney Parks Moms Panel . The 40 panelists provide customized, free ans...