Travel and Leisure: Trending Stories from The New York Times


Here is the latest Travel News from The New York Times.

Sketch Guy: A Life Full of Experiences May Not Mean Less Financial Security
A couple who run a consulting firm decide to change their lives. They keep working but start to lead a remarkable life of world travel and contentment.

Pursuits: Lesbos, a Greek Refuge for the War Weary and Vacationers
As migrant arrivals drop, the tranquil Greek island renews hope for a different kind of visitor — tourists.

Front Row Center: For Opera Fans, a Grand Day Out
Staging opera performances in country estates has become a small industry in England, with financial benefits all around.

Heads Up: In San Francisco, a Reimagined and (Hugely) Expanded Museum
The reopened San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is drawing crowds, and boosting the profile of its vibrant South-of-Market neighborhood.

T.S.A. Replaces Security Chief as Tension Grows at Airports and Agency
Peter V. Neffenger, the agency’s administrator, removed Kelly Hoggan as part of an overhaul after facing a backlash over lines at airports and management problems.

Footsteps: On the Trail of Nabokov in the American West
On his cross-country trips chasing butterflies and researching “Lolita,” Vladimir Nabokov saw more of the United States than did Fitzgerald, Kerouac or Steinbeck.

The Getaway: My Wedding Dress Would Like an Aisle Seat
Advice on how to take a wedding dress on a plane, and what to do about honeymoon tickets bought under your maiden name.

Update: In Egypt, Another Setback for Tourism After Signs of Hope
Disaster — man-made or natural — can instantly change the fortunes of tourism destinations, as Egypt knows all too well.

Special Report: Business Aviation: New Aircraft Give Market Some Lift
The appeal of private jets remains strong, particularly in the category of bigger jets with larger cabins that can fly farther than ever without stopping for fuel.

Elvis, at 30,000 Feet
Some flight attendants are going out of their way to keep passengers entertained, with songs and comedy routines.

Where to Go Now: 5 Places Obama Should See in Vietnam
President Obama visits Vietnam this month, and experts have some ideas about where he should go, from Ha Long Bay to Hanoi’s French Quarter.

The Haggler: An Extra Week in Kenya, but Not by Choice
A traveler who bought her plane ticket to Nairobi through a low-cost online service learns that her return ticket has been inexplicably canceled.

A Plush Hideway in the Florida Keys
On Little Palm Island in Florida, guests can swim, kayak and lounge with a well-made cocktail (though the key deer can be frisky).

Dining | New Jersey: Newark Airport’s Terminal C Is a Refuge from the Cardboard Pizza Slice
A guided tour of four new restaurants suggests the return of a little flair to airport dining.

Frequently Asked Questions: Terrorism on Planes
The crash of the EgyptAir flight on Thursday morning has raised fears among travelers. Here is what you need to know about safety in the skies.

How Do You Move a City? Ask Kiruna, Sweden
It has nothing to do with climate change: The Arctic Circle city will be moved about two miles east so it doesn’t collapse into the mine underneath.

On Orcas Island in Washington, Hiking and Hot Tubs
For those who savor a good soak, Orcas Island in Washington offers hot tubs, a pastoral vibe and sweeping views.

Bites: In Edinburgh, Celebrating Seafood and Other Local Delights
The Kilted Lobster has a seafaring theme, but the joys of the menu don’t stop at the shore.

Check In: On a Lush Island, the Splendor of Venice but Not the Crowds
The luxurious JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa is the sole resident of a private island where convalescing patients once took in the fresh air.

Surfing (in Sydney) With Cynthia Rowley
In town for Australia’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, the designer caught a wave on Bondi Beach.

In Transit: In Brief: Street Art in Rotterdam; Seine History in Normandy
The new Rotterdam Street Art Tour can be followed using an app or by taking a guided tour, and Muséoseine a museum devoted to the Seine, opened on April 30.

In Transit: In Brief: Wildlife Safaris in Nepal; New Trails in California
A new lodge from the Mumbai, India-based Taj Safaris, Meghauli Serai, and Mendocino County in Northern California will open two new hiking trails.

Foraging: Where to Shop in Bethesda, Maryland
A short commute from the capital city, the town is a shopping destination on its own.

Q and A: What Reese Witherspoon Likes About the South
The South is home for the actress Reese Witherspoon and she has some recommendations: shopping in Nashville, food in Atlanta, tailgating in Oxford.

The Farallon Islands Are Off Limits to Humans — But Not Wildlife
The Farallon Islands are only 26 miles west of San Francisco but feel remote. A boat trip offers passengers a view of seabirds, seals and whales.

EgyptAir Flight 804 Disappears Over Mediterranean
The plane, which departed Paris just after 11 p.m. on Wednesday for Cairo, vanished at 2:45 a.m. local time, shortly after it entered Egyptian airspace.

Frugal Family: A Globe-Trotting Couple Expands Their Tent for Three
An intrepid travel writer, with an infant in tow, explores the challenges and joys of navigating the world on a tight budget.

Frugal Family: On Packing Light and the Car Seat Question
A new mother traveling internationally with her infant for the first time learns that there is a daunting list of baby must-haves.

Heads Up: In Dubai’s Al Quoz, the Gritty Opposite of Glamorous
This unpolished area of nondescript warehouses unexpectedly houses some of Dubai’s best creative enterprises, from galleries and shops to start-ups.

Frugal Family: Bringing a Destination Wedding Within a Family’s Reach
With an infant in tow, a thrifty couple learns that a beach fiesta and wedding in Mexico are exercises in budgetary gamesmanship.

21 Vendors Face Charges of Selling Fake Tickets to the Statue of Liberty
The police began their investigation after a tourist from Arizona was assaulted in Battery Park in February and two ticket sellers were charged with the crime.

Yellowstone Bison Calf Is Euthanized After Riding in Tourists’ S.U.V.
Park officials defended the decision on Facebook after a public outcry.

In England, High-Design Homes and Medieval Ruins for Rent
A pair of architecturally minded enterprises offer intriguing yet wildly divergent holiday rental homes in the countryside. Choose your fantasy.

Long Lines at Airport Security? Here’s What Passengers Should Know
Because of a rise in the number of airline passengers and a drop in the number of screeners, the flying public is waiting much longer in security lines.

Pioneertown Wants to Be the New Old West
Founded in 1946 by a group of Hollywood legends like Roy Rogers and Gene Autry, the desert community is having something of a renaissance.

On a Maine Island, Steep Bluffs and Solitude
Isle au Haut in Maine has winding trails, deep woods, rock ledges, crashing waves— and few tourists.

Building Blocks: Once Filled With Symbols of Hope and Despair, a 9/11 Repository Is Nearly Empty
Since 2002, the Port Authority has distributed 1,890 pieces of the twin towers’ steel and 550 other objects that were housed in Hangar 17 at Kennedy Airport.

The Long and Shore of It: The Country’s Most Intriguing Islands
Sands that sing, a perfect spot for shells, a refuge for seals—U.S. islands are a showcase for nature. And then there’s Manhattan.

Update: Vigilance Gone Awry: When Math Gets Mistaken for Terrorism
Incidents in which flights have been delayed or a passenger removed have raised questions about citizen vigilance efforts.

The Getaway: To Tip or Not to Tip Your Uber Driver
Uber has begun allowing drivers in two states to post signs in their cars that say tips are appreciated. Is this just the beginning of Uber tipping?

A Cult Designer and Boutique Owner’s Family Trip to Mexico
Maryam Nassirzadeh brings her young daughters to the place where she was married — and visits the home of the late architect Luis Barragán.

Wanderlust: The Next Tulum: Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
With its pristine beaches, delicious seafood and cheery vibe, this town is the next great south-of-the-border destination.

In the Thousand Islands, Castles, Cliffs and Contemplation
The Thousand Islands in New York State have stories to tell—from the War of 1812 to classic wooden boats (not to mention a Kentucky Derby winner).

Birthday Wishes and Submarine Rides on Catalina Island
Catalina Island in California is big on birthday celebrations, bison and the garibaldi, the state’s official marine fish.

Thailand Will Close a Popular Island to Tourists
The government says the action is necessary because Koh Tachai, famous for its white beaches and coral reefs, has deteriorated from abuse by hordes of visitors.

Essay: Everything Is Different on an Island
It is difficult to find hard borders these days. But an island is disconnected, and when you’re on it, it becomes your entire world.

Where to Go Now: How to See Prince’s Minneapolis
The theater where Prince shot “Purple Rain,” the nightclub he used to own and his favorite record store are all stops on new tours in Minneapolis.

Itineraries: Stuck With a Pricey Hotel Reservation? Maybe You Can Sell It
As travel cancellation restrictions and fees become more widespread, travelers are listing nonrefundable hotel reservations on resale sites.

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