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New site puts the fun back in long-distance travel

Roadtrippers lets you choose funky places to stop along the way by checking off dozens of categories, from offbeat hotels to farmers markets and roadside art to film locations.

Thursday - 07/19/2012, 04:13am EDT

Tags: nathan hager, travel, roadtrippers, vacation

What are the best ways to dodge annoying airline baggage fees?

While vacations are great, they can be expensive. The last thing you want is to face even more fees for your luggage. Here are some ways around those fees.

Monday - 07/16/2012, 06:43am EDT

Tags: baggage fees, max smith, airlines, travel

Higher alcohol taxes up Maryland tourism revenue

Maryland tourism tax revenue increased 7.9 percent between July 2011 and April 2012, a jump attributed to higher taxes on alcohol.

Thursday - 07/05/2012, 09:24pm EDT

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D.C. counts nearly 18M visitors, up from before 9/11

Tourism officials say Washington saw a record 17.9 million visitors last year, surpassing a previous record of 17.4 million set in 2000 before the 9/11 attacks.

Tuesday - 05/22/2012, 04:02pm EDT

Tags: Destination D.C.

Frederick businesses hope to capitalize on Gettysburg anniversary

The Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates the 150th anniversary will attract 4 million people in 2013, but many visitors are expected to make the trek this year to avoid the 2013 crush, and local establishments hope to benefit from tourists coming through Frederick County on their way to the battlefields.

Sunday - 05/06/2012, 02:00am EDT

Tags: Civil War, Gettysburg, The Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau

Virginia.org giving prizes to visitors in May

Virginia tourism officials are hoping to draw 1 million visitors to the state's website in May, and they're giving away bigger prizes as they get closer to that goal.

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 12:23pm EDT

Tags: Richmond,

Closed doors and eyesores: Welcoming tourists to D.C.

The National Mall is not looking its best, ripped up due to construction work. Beyond the Mall, tourist spots like Union Station and the National Cathedral are also suffocated in scaffolding and orange mesh. It leaves a lot to be desired for tourists in town to see the cherry blossoms.

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 07:07am EDT

Tags: andrew mollenbeck, National Mall, construction, Mall construction,

Americans think the world's worst tourists are ... Americans

The "ugly American" stereotype isn't just in the eye of the foreign beholder.

Monday - 03/05/2012, 03:48am EST

Tags: Living Social, del walters, travel, Eiffel Tower, Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey

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