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United lets families board early, reversing 4-year policy

United lets families board early, reversing 4-year policy

United Airlines is trying to bring back a bit of the friendly skies, allowing families with young children to board early.

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Write a negative review and get sued? It can happen, but maybe not for long.

If he reveals the details of his awful vacation-rental experience, Terry Fedigan is afraid of what might happen. The rental property’s owner could sue — and win.

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Bring it on home: Tibet

Bring it on home: Tibet

Who and where • Jim and Jil Lich of Chesterfield at the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet.

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National Parks chief: System must appeal more to millennials

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. • The National Park Service needs to broaden its appeal to millennials as it celebrates its 100th birthday this year, the director of the agency said Tuesday as he touted civil rights sites that aren’t traditionally viewed by younger people as parks.

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Today I'd go ... to Jupiter, Fla.

Today I'd go ... to Jupiter, Fla.

Valentine's Day package features a couples massage. 

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Expert tips for your spring training vacation

Expert tips for your spring training vacation

Experts like Derrick Goold, Chris Lee and Rick Hummel tell you where to sit, where to eat and what sights to see.

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The Azores: An untamed island paradise only a few hours by air from North America

The Azores: An untamed island paradise only a few hours by air from North America

Claustrophobia aside, who wouldn’t be a bit anxious standing in a cave at the bottom of an active volcano? I looked warily at a device that was tracking carbon dioxide levels, set to alert us if they became dangerously high (and quietly hoped I’d get an excuse to scurry up the 183 spiral sta…

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Bring it on home: Ireland

Bring it on home: Ireland

Who and where • From left: Megan Clasen, Laura Clasen, Nancy Little and Colleen Clasen at the Hill of Tara behind the Stone of Destiny in Newgrange, Ireland.

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Ferris wheel from Chicago's Navy Pier going to Branson

Ferris wheel from Chicago's Navy Pier going to Branson

BRANSON, Mo. • The 150-foot tall Ferris wheel from Chicago's Navy Pier is coming to the tourist destination of Branson.

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Today I'd go ... on an educational tour of Greece

Today I'd go ... on an educational tour of Greece

These trips are about more than just sight-seeing; they are about learning.

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Go beyond golf to master Augusta, Ga.

Go beyond golf to master Augusta, Ga.

Discover Augusta’s heritage, traditions and cultural soul, which begins in Augusta’s historic downtown district along the banks of the Savannah River.

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Romantic getaway ideas for Valentine's Day

Romantic getaway ideas for Valentine's Day

What could be more romantic than to surprise your sweetheart with a weekend getaway? 

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Blackfathom River Cave among the discoveries that push Missouri’s cave count over 7,000

Blackfathom River Cave among the discoveries that push Missouri’s cave count over 7,000

Only Tennessee has a higher number of documented caves

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Bring it on home: Austria-Germany

Bring it on home: Austria-Germany

Who and where • Joanie and Alex Granda of Ballwin on the border of Germany and Austria.

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Hotels getting creative with fitness offerings for next-gen travelers

A bouldering wall? Monkey bars? Pilates classes? Yes, that’s at your hotel.

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What the TSA's new body-scanner rules mean for you

The Transportation Security Administration’s new rules for screening passengers with its controversial full-body scanners — which were quietly changed just before the busy holiday travel season — represent a significant policy reversal that could affect your next flight.

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Mount Bohemia offers Midwest’s only ‘extreme’ skiing, great views of Lake Superior

Mount Bohemia offers Midwest’s only ‘extreme’ skiing, great views of Lake Superior

MOHAWK, MICH. • When Midwest skiers and snowboarders want steep and challenging slopes, they normally head west for resorts in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and sometimes even British Columbia.

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Blizzard brings much of East Coast to a standstill

Blizzard brings much of East Coast to a standstill

Storm dumps as much as 3 feet of snow, stranding tens of thousands of travelers and shutting down the nation's capital and its largest city

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Millions hunker down for snowstorm; cars stuck in Kentucky

Millions hunker down for snowstorm; cars stuck in Kentucky

Strong winds and heavy snow were expected to produce "life-threatening blizzard conditions" throughout the day Saturday

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Today I'd go .... on a private train tour from Moscow to Beijing

Today I'd go .... on a private train tour from Moscow to Beijing

Every Thursday I write about a place I'd love to go if only I had the time and money. I must still have Powerball fantasies on my mind, because I would love this trip from MIR Corp. 

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Shakespeare collection to be displayed at Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. • A 400-year-old collection of William Shakespeare’s plays will be on display at the University of Notre Dame this month.

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Department of Transportation shifts to advocacy as airline complaints rise

Kendra Thornton is an unlikely candidate for government aid, but when Frontier Airlines recently denied her a seat on a flight from Chicago to Denver, that’s exactly what she got.

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Bring it on home: Japan

Bring it on home: Japan

Who and where • Matthew Costello of Bethalto in Japan.

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At glittering Canyon Ranch, stressed guests learn to stroll, not run

At glittering Canyon Ranch, stressed guests learn to stroll, not run

TUCSON, Ariz. • I hate yoga. With a passion. I once gave it four months — three days a week of namastes, shavasanas and warrior poses. At the end of this trial period, my downward dog still looked every bit as much as a dead one as it did at the beginning. And the last five minutes of class …

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Today I'd go ... golfing via a private jet tour

Today I'd go ... golfing via a private jet tour

  They are offering a W Winter Style Package that includes $1,000 to spend at three local high fashion boutiques.

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6 dream vacations for lottery winners

6 dream vacations for lottery winners

Whatever will you do with all those millions after you win big tonight? A dream vacation is probably on most lists. We've got six ideas for extravagance.  By Amy Bertrand 

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St. Louis RV Vacation & Travel Show is this weekend

St. Louis RV Vacation & Travel Show is this weekend

RVs offer a convenient and affordable (if you travel enough) way to see the country.

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New York Times lists STL as place to visit in 2016

New York Times lists STL as place to visit in 2016

Travel story touts Arch, new national Blues Museum

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River cruising popularity soars

River cruising popularity soars

There are many reasons for the exponential growth. Foremost is a segment of the American and Canadian baby boomer generation made up of 60-plus year-olds that have already traveled extensively.

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Take a deep dive into the culinary side of Queens, NYC

NEW YORK • When eating in New York City, breaking out of the Manhattan mindset is tough, at least for visitors.

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Old driver's license? You can still fly for 2 more years

Late Friday afternoon, the Department of Homeland Security said passengers could continue using their current IDs until Jan. 22, 2018. Some would have until Oct. 1, 2020.

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Today I'd go ... explore Mayan ruins

Today I'd go ... explore Mayan ruins

  They are offering a W Winter Style Package that includes $1,000 to spend at three local high fashion boutiques.

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Airline tarmac rule leads to more delays, study says

Travel site arranges hotel room-sharing

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Travel 2016: Rio, Indy 500, German beer, Christo in Italy

Rio and Cuba. The Pope’s Year of Mercy and artist Christo’s walk on water. Philadelphia, Cleveland and the next U.S. president. Super Bowl in California and the Indy 500 at 100. A centennial for America’s National Park Service, 400 years since Shakespeare died and 500 years of pure German be…

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How to resolve travel disputes when they're a world away

Kathryn Frieze just wanted her money back.

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Bring it on home: Estonia

Bring it on home: Estonia

Who and where • Carolyn and Chuck Furfine of Chesterfield in Tallinn, Estonia.

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Hip, leafy Gainesville, Fla., offers extracurricular delights

Hip, leafy Gainesville, Fla., offers extracurricular delights

From the highway or the window seat of an airplane, it can be easy to dismiss Gainesville, Fla., as a small but sprawling town with a very big college. On your way through the Alachua County seat, you’re likely to see more green than gray and not much skyline to speak of in the downtown area…

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View all Travel Photo Contest entries

View all Travel Photo Contest entries

The annual Post-Dispatch Travel Photo Contest drew nearly 200 entries this year.  The winners were announced in the Sunday, Dec. 27 edition of Lifestyle. See all the entries here.

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Winners of our annual Travel Photo Contest

Winners of our annual Travel Photo Contest

About 200 people entered our annual Travel Photo Contest. See the winners and the honorable mentions.

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Bring it on home: the River Seine

Bring it on home: the River Seine

Who and where • From left: Gary Bednar and Vicky Bednar of St. Charles, Darryn Roasa and Donna Roasa of Phoenix and Nancy Sparr and Tom Sparr of St. Peters on the Viking Spirit on the River Seine.

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Before getting in an unfamiliar rental car take steps to minimize confusion

During a recent visit to Atlanta, Sixt Rent a Car upgraded Samuel Ventola to a Jeep Patriot instead of the subcompact he had reserved. Maybe it wasn’t doing him a favor.

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13 Missouri towns that are better than they sound

13 Missouri towns that are better than they sound

There's no place like home, even if home doesn't sound like Palm Springs or Crystal Lake. These Missouri town names sell themselves short.

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Flash-flood watch in place as heavy rains move into St. Louis region Saturday

Flash-flood watch in place as heavy rains move into St. Louis region Saturday

Post-Christmas rainfall could hit 6 inches by Monday.

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5 ways to save money on your next vacation

5 ways to save money on your next vacation

Vacations are a great way to relax, reconnect with family and escape the daily grind of work. But they can also quickly drain your savings account. So here are five of our favorite tips to save a bit of cash on your next trip.

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Bring it on home: Hungary

Bring it on home: Hungary

Who and where • Robert and Lila Meinhardt of St. Louis in Eger, Hungary, with the town square in the background.

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Is it safe to travel to Paris and other European cities?

Jocelyn Holgado knew that her reservation at the Hôtel de Varenne in Paris was nonrefundable. But then the terrorist attacks on Paris happened, and the world suddenly felt more dangerous, and she figured the Varenne might make an exception.

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A return to Vietnam underscores similarities, differences

A return to Vietnam underscores similarities, differences

To explain: My son and a friend and I were on a 12-day mission to introduce them to the country where they had been born and I had served in the U.S. Army and visited three times since.

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Exhibit highlights Benton’s Hollywood art

Exhibit highlights Benton’s Hollywood art

KANSAS CITY • Visitors to the first major exhibition of the works of Thomas Hart Benton in 25 years have the opportunity to cap off the experience with an intimate view of the home where the artist lived and the studio where he painted.

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