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London on a budget: How to save on airfare, lodging and more

LONDON (AP) — The sun-kissed scenes from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's storybook wedding at Windsor may have put you in the mood to visit England. But what if you're just looking ...

For fans of all things royal, a sightseeing itinerary

LONDON (AP) — You got up in the wee hours to watch Prince William and Kate Middleton tie the knot in 2011. (And, if you're of a certain age, ditto for Charles and Diana way back in 1981.) ...

Make a scene at these places from your favorite films

There's a certain type of movie fan who loves nothing more than visiting the real places featured in their favorite films. For example, you can make like Rocky in Philadelphia by cli...

5 signature Parisian drinks and where to find them

PARIS (AP) — Thirsty for fabulous sightseeing, strolling and shopping? Paris has got you covered. Or maybe you're simply . thirsty. No problem. Whether you fancy Champagne atop the Eiffel Tower or cof...

Sip, sparkle, pop! 5 spots to imbibe on Sonoma bubbly tour

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — You don't have to visit France's Champagne region to get a bubbly fix. Just head to Sonoma County, California, north of San Francisco. Some wineries are quite o...

Fall for Lake Tahoe's secret season: Autumn

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Lake Tahoe is a favorite destination summer or winter, whether fringed by snow or gleaming cobalt blue under sunny skies. But there's a third side to Tahoe: autumn. ...

Zaragoza: Goya, tapas in El Tubo and 2,000 years of history

ZARAGOZA, Spain (AP) — Stepping out on a lazy Sunday, I stroll past remnants of a Roman wall and watch couples taking selfies with a statue of city namesake Caesar Augustus. Then I'm brought up short ...

Speyside distilled: Whisky, wool and walking in Scotland

ABERLOUR, Scotland (AP) — Forget the three Rs. I went to Speyside, Scotland's "single-malt capital of the world," to brush up on the three Ws: whisky, wool and walking. Striding besi...

Raise a toast to San Francisco's military past

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Looking for a taste of this city's rich military history? You'll find it, along with some rather good wine, at one of several wineries set up in former military installations. ...

Rubbing the statue's toe and other good times in Edinburgh

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Rain is pelting the black bulk of Edinburgh Castle brooding over the city, but inside Fingers Piano Bar on Frederick Street, it's warm and dry as I dance with a throng of ch...

Explore the region of Northern Italy that's home to prosecco

TREVISO, Italy (AP) — You know prosecco as the fruity Italian bubbly that's a fun and affordable way to celebrate the holidays as well as a bright accompaniment to a light meal. But this popular spark...

Scenic sips: Enjoy vino with a view at these scenic wineries

NAPA, Calif. (AP) -- Tasting wine is fun and possibly educational. But tasting wine while gazing on a backdrop of vine-covered hills rippling toward a blue horizon? That's a fairly unbeatable pairing....

Why visitors love Scotland's Misty Isle of Skye

PORTREE, Scotland (AP) -- Bonny Prince Charlie saw Scotland's isle of Skye on the run. He was fleeing government troops after his Highland rebellion ended disastrously at the 18th century Battle of Cu...

Galleries to gelato: Best of Florence

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) -- The skies were clouding over as I strode briskly across that famous bridge, the Ponte Vecchio, ready for a productive day checking off Florentine must-sees.Slight problem: The ...