Frugal Traveler: Becoming a Salt Lake City Convert


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Frugal Traveler: Becoming a Salt Lake City Convert
Natural beauty and religion, sure, but also night life and great Mexican food.

A Classical Composer’s London Guide to Contemporary Music
Ahead of his stateside symphonic debut, and just in time for fashion week, Gabriel Prokofiev shares some of his favorite local haunts.

The Getaway: Is It Easy to Visit Cuba? Travel Experts Weigh In
New flights from the United States make it simpler to get to Cuba, but there are still plenty of rules and regulations.

Update: On High-End Flights, Amenity Kits Worth Keeping
For first- and business-class passengers, airlines are offering designer bags filled with high-end toiletries.

Heads Up: A New Wave of Miami Cocktail Lounges Refines the Quaffs
The quality-before-quantity movement has largely taken root at a series of new Miami Beach hotels that host destination cocktail bars.

Foraging: Five Places to Shop in Florence
Savvy shoppers have discovered that Florence is full of exceptional vintage finds, from antiques, furniture and clothing to retro treasures.

Trending: Trips That Encourage You to Lose Your Phone
Travel companies and hotels are promoting digital detox experiences, to disconnect with devices and focus on the destination.

Footsteps: Stockholm as Strindberg’s Muse
Stripping Strindberg down to his writing, his frequent inspiration — in addition to his three wives — was his hometown, Stockholm. And it is remarkably well-preserved.

Cultured Traveler: The Medieval Monasteries of Kosovo
In the heart of Kosovo, where religion and politics can be a volatile mix, lie centuries-old masterpieces of ecclesiastical architecture.

This North Dakota Bike Trail Is Stunning. Just Hope You Survive It.
The Maah Daah Hey Trail is the longest and arguably most grueling single-track mountain biking route in the United States.

Why Business Class Poses a Unique Fire Hazard
Electronically adjustable airline seats are comfy, but they can crush a cellphone — and the volatile battery inside it.

Where to Stay for $39 a Night in New York City? In a Yellow Cab
A decommissioned taxi parked on a street in Long Island City is no one’s idea of a luxury vacation, but at less than $40 a night (and no bathroom), few can complain about the price.

As More Devices Board Planes, Travelers Are Playing With Fire
The batteries in phones and laptops pose fire hazards, and experts caution that the odds could catch up with the air-traveling public.

Q. and A.: How to Shop the Markets in Provence
Marjorie R. Williams, the author of “Markets of Provence,” says that fall is an idea time to do some shopping — and recommends the rotisserie chicken.

Check In: Lake Como is the Star at a Sleek, Modernist Hotel
Rather than highlight Hollywood glamour like other Lake Como properties, Filario emphasizes the region’s natural appeal with many outdoor activities.

Bites: A Berlin Bar That Embraces Natural Wines
At Wild Things, in Neukölln, the natural wine list is the focus, but the vibe and food are equally successful.

Sinosphere: Air China Will Fly You to London, and Warn You About Dark-Skinned People There
A recent in-flight magazine article said, “Precautions are needed when entering areas mainly populated by Indians, Pakistanis and black people.”

In Transit: Early Discounts for Ski Season
Ski passes are now on sale for those who want to purchase them before the season begins.

F.A.A. ‘Strongly Advises’ Against Using Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Onboard Planes
The advisory comes after Samsung, the maker of the smartphone, discovered a battery cell flaw that could cause fires.

Airbnb Adopts Rules to Fight Discrimination by Its Hosts
The short-term rental company has been facing criticism that some hosts reject renters based on race, religion, gender, ethnicity, age or disability.

Travel Tips: How to Have a Happy Vacation With Friends
Want to have a fun vacation with friends? Figure out money matters in advance — and schedule some alone time too.

Surfacing: Five Places to Go in D.C.’s North Shaw Neighborhood
Once a 15-acre swath of gritty streets, parking lots and vacant buildings, North Shaw is the latest residential, retail and creative hub in the district.

Win or Lose, Donald Trump Is Coming to Pennsylvania Avenue (With His New Hotel)
The Republican presidential nominee’s new hotel is set to open in the capital, and like his campaign, it has been a polarizing proposition.

Where to Go Now: In New York, Fashion Week Goes Beyond the Runways
For Fashion Week in New York, makeup classes, hotel packages and designer cocktails.

Beijing Journal: China’s Tech-Savvy, Burned-Out and Spiritually Adrift, Turn to Buddhism
The Longquan Monastery in northwest Beijing has become a haven for those seeking connectivity instead of seclusion, and practical advice rather than deep philosophy.

Explorer: On the Via Francigena in Tuscany, Monasteries and Fellowship
The Via Francigena, an ancient pilgrimage route, does not have the high profile of the Camino de Santiago, but it has rewards of its own (quiet among them).

Frugal Traveler: New to Airbnb? How to Make It Work for You
First-time users of Airbnb should contact hosts before their stays, know the cancellation policies, and leave honest feedback.

Wanderlust: A Bohemian Surf Town in Bali, Where Serenity Rules
Escape the province’s bedlam with a quick pilgrimage to the artsy coastal town of Canggu. Here’s where to eat, pray and chill there.

Taking Amtrak’s California Zephyr Across Country
See what a writer saw as she recreated an eye-opening rail adventure that took her family to the Summer of Love.

Riding the Rails to the Summer of Love
Nina Burleigh retraces her family’s rail adventure across half the continent to Haight-Ashbury, the epicenter of the counterculture movement in 1967.

Where to Go Now: In Europe, Three Cities, Three Fashion Weeks
In London, Milan and Paris, hotels and restaurants will observe fashion weeks with special packages, menus and cocktails like the Better in Red.

Personal Journeys: Madrid for Kids? Try D.I.Y. Spanish Immersion
I went to Spain to dive into the language, and to pass Latino culture along to my American daughter.

British Airways Says Computer Problems Cause Widespread Delays
Trouble with the airline’s check-in system adds to a summer of technical difficulties for major airlines.

Travel the World on Facebook Live
Our reporters livestreamed their commutes on Facebook for a week. Here’s what we found while commuting with you.

The Getaway: Where is Safe? Travelers Seek Havens in Wake of Europe Attacks
Tour operators say Americans are going to places like Canada, Iceland, United States national parks and, yes, some spots in Europe.

In Transit: In Brief: A Trip to Saudi Arabia; a Derek Walcott Museum
Mountain Travel Sobek has a new trip to Saudi Arabia; floatplane tours in Alaska; a Derek Walcott museum in Saint Lucia.

Summer Places: A Popular Vacation Stop? This New Hampshire Liquor Store Beckons
The top grossing liquor outlet in New Hampshire attracts weekenders, foodies and people returning to ancestral cottages, in what has become a familiar pre-vacation ritual.

Bites: A Bali Restaurant With Laid-Back Appeal
Spice has an affordable menu of locally inspired dishes, accented with sauces, like basa gede, a mixture of 14 to 17 ingredients.

Check In: A Barcelona Hotel Evokes a Time When Cotton Was King
The modern maximalist décor of this five-star hotel calls to mind places where cotton has been cultivated, from India and Egypt to New Orleans.

On the Ground: At This Texas Theater, the Show Gets Rowdy and the Crowd Gets Messy
At the Summer Mummers shows in Midland, a 67-year-old tradition, audiences are encouraged to raise a ruckus and let the popcorn fly.

Carry-On: Omari Hardwick, ‘Power’ Player, Never Travels Without a Hat
Omari Hardwick, who stars in the television series “Power,” always travels with a backpack, sunglasses and a crucifix (from his mom).

Joe Sutter, 95, Dies; Guided Creation of the Boeing 747
Mr. Sutter headed the team of engineers that designed the 747 jumbo jetliner, a 20th-century answer to the luxury ocean liner.

Dam Project Threatens to Submerge Thousands of Years of Turkish History
A contentious dam project that dates back to the 1950s is more than 80 percent complete, and the filling of a reservoir will swamp much of the town of Hasankeyf.

In Transit: An Airport Survival Guide
Delayed because of weather? What to do (and where to eat, do yoga, or charge your phone) at 10 major American airports.

The Getaway: Do Those Travel Search Results Look Fishy? Here’s Why
Searches on sites like Google Maps, Yelp and TripAdvisor are often wildly different. Blame it on visibility, algorithms and, yes, commerce.

Travel Tips: What to Consider Before Renting a Vacation Home
Want to rent a home for your next vacation? Make sure you have a gathering space, service contacts and smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Trending: Have Three Weeks for a Vacation? There Are Trips for You
Travel companies are offering trips that span three weeks or more, with destinations including New Zealand, Alaska and Greece.

Suspicions Confirmed: Couple Faked Photographs in Everest Climb
They claimed they were the first Indian couple to ascend the world’s highest peak, but their “proof” consisted of clumsy forgeries, as many climbers had said.

In Transit: How to Go to Cuba Now
Now that JetBlue has started commercial service to the island, it’s even easier to get there. Here is what you need to know.

Passenger Jet Service From U.S. to Cuba Starts Wednesday
JetBlue is to become the first American airline to fly scheduled service to Cuba in more than 50 years. Six airlines have been approved for flights.

Surfacing: Five Places to Go in Austin
There are still used car lots and lighting stores along Austin’s Burnet Road, but this well-trafficked thoroughfare is fast becoming a hot spot.

Frugal Traveler: How to See London Theater on the Cheap
London’s theater scene is one of its best features — better, it’s cheaper than you think.

Cultured Traveler: In Boulder, Where Inner Peace Meets Outer Beauty
Has Boulder’s very intimacy with the great outdoors created a cultural scene all its own?

Safety Tip for Visitors From India’s Culture Minister: ‘Don’t Wear Skirts’
The minister’s remarks drew broad criticism in a country trying to convince female tourists that they need not fear sexual assault.

In Transit: How to Stay Safe at the Airport
Attacks on international airports and mass shootings have left passengers on edge, prompting panics at J.F.K. and L.A.X airports. Here is how to handle potentially dangerous incidents.

Update: New Destination for Art: Upscale Hotels
Hotels in London and Paris are appealing to guests with wide-ranging art collections that include sculptures, paintings and video installations.

Heads Up: Frankfurt’s Rough Red Light District Becomes Cool
Once a shady quarter in this prosperous city, Bahnhofsviertel has seen an influx of stylish new cafes, clubs and bars.

Amsterdam, Revisited
Tourism and global hipsterism have transformed the city where I once lived. But not entirely — the canals endure.

Summertime: Love Undone
I was in love with my boyfriend. I went with him to an island paradise, and was excited to get to know him better. It would have been wiser to know less.

On the Ground: For a Perfect Catch in Seattle, Fishmongers Go for the Halibut
At Pike Place Market, fresh fish may fly 20 feet or more before they drop into the waiting hands of a fishmonger.

Advertising: To Bolster KLM’s Identity, a ‘Charmingly Clueless Approach’ to Humor
The Dutch airline is working on a lighthearted social media video campaign in hopes of making it more recognizable to American travelers.

New York Story: The Last, Sweet Days of the Irish Alps in Upstate New York
A man and his family return to their old stamping ground, now past its heyday, and the memories of swimming and dancing and summer fun come rushing back.

Bites: A Madrid Tapas Bar With Global Influences
The small plates at KultO reflect a larger trend in Spain: After years of molecular gastronomy, a more recognizable cuisine is now the fashion.

Q. and A.: Tips for Women Traveling Solo
Kelly Lewis, the founder of the Go! Girl Guides, on how women travel differently from men, staying safe and more.

Check In: In Mexico City, a Modernist Hotel and Temple to High Design
Hotel Carlota is a stylish spot to perch and those who prize form over function will relish a stay.

In Transit: Donate to Charity, Get a Hotel Discount
Travelers using the booking website Kind Traveler can get a hotel discount if they contribute to a charity.

Travel Tips: How to Eat Like a Local on the Road
Want a memorable meal while traveling? Dine like a resident by asking locals for suggestions, and try appetizers instead of entrees.

Next Stop: Sicily’s Mount Etna, an Island Within an Island
On a volcano’s flanks, a serene world apart that’s green and, occasionally, a fiery red.

Exploring Dry Tortugas National Park
In the Dry Tortugas, shipwrecks, a ruined fort, turtles and climate forecasts.

Where to Go Now: How to Get Into the U.S. Open
Tennis is, of course, the main attraction at the U.S. Open, but hotel packages and restaurant specials and a kids’ day can be part of the experience.

Explorer: West of Key West, an Under-the-Radar National Park
Sea, sand, history and climate forecasts are all part of a trip to the Dry Tortugas, an aquatic paradise at the edge of the Gulf of Mexico.

Tiny Invader, Deadly to Fish, Shuts Down a River in Montana
State wildlife officials suspended recreation along almost 200 miles of the Yellowstone River last week to prevent a parasite from spreading.

Sangke Grasslands Journal: Camping in the Spartan Nomad Lands of Tibet. With a Cocktail. And a Sauna.
“Glamping,” or glamorous camping, has arrived in the vast, rugged region, as part of an ambitious social enterprise by a Tibetan-American family.

Frugal Traveler: Russia’s Literary Icons, Explored on a Budget
From Chekhov to Tolstoy, experiencing literary Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Your Vacation Mission? Find This Stolen Horse
Our Bay Area getaway was a play, written for us and starring us, too.

On Technology: Turning Instagram Into a Radically Unfiltered Travel Guide
Exploring the app’s geolocation tags can transform it into an innovative and frenetic sort of tourism map — one tailored just for you.

A Book Adds Rigor to the Laid-Back World of Tiki Cocktails
The owners of the San Francisco tiki bar Smuggler’s Cove set out to define an aesthetic built on leis and umbrellas.

With the Olympics Over, Six Former Host Cities Worth Visiting
Whether planned or unanticipated, indelible marks of 120 years of modern Olympic competition have been left on many host cities. Here are six worth exploring.

You’ve Reached Baggage Claim, but Why Hasn’t Your Luggage?
An airport’s size, passenger capacity and modernization in its bag handling all play a role.

You’ve Reached Baggage Claim, but Why Hasn’t Your Luggage?
An airport’s size, passenger capacity and modernization in its bag handling all play a role.

Itineraries: Chip Technology Keeps Checked Luggage in Check
Airlines and airport managers aim to decrease the incidence of missing bags by using radio frequency identification chips.

As Homeless Find Refuge in Forests, ‘Anger Is Palpable’ in Nearby Towns
A growing homeless population on public lands has brought with it increases in emergency calls, drug overdoses, illegal fires and trash, which have put nearby residents on edge.

Blackpool Journal: A Once-Declining British Resort Town Sees New Life, Post-Brexit
Seaside Blackpool is trying to reinvigorate itself for the modern age, and with fewer Britons vacationing abroad, things are looking up.

The Beat, and the Bug Spray, Go On in South Beach Despite Zika Threat
There was some worry, but not enough to dim the party atmosphere. Said one man: “Maybe it’s only a problem if there’s a big swarm. I’m pretty chill.”

Headed to Miami? Here’s What You Need to Know About Zika
A look at how airlines and hotels are responding to the C.D.C.’s suggestion that tourists postpone trips to Miami Beach.

Your Money: How Some Airlines Make It Easier to Share Frequent Flier Miles
A few smaller airlines are helping customers earn free seats many times faster than they used to, and without charging them for the privilege.

Q. and A.: The Gates at Harvard Have Stories to Tell
The architecture critic Blair Kamin’s new project explores the history and meaning of the 25 gates surrounding Harvard Yard in Cambridge, Mass.

Bites: It’s Not a Chicago Steakhouse, but There’s Plenty of Beef
At high-spirited Boeufhaus, the ideal meal, not surprisingly, involves red meat.

Check In: A Storied Chicago Hotel With a Modern Spirit of Play
The hotel is an adaptation of an elegant 19th-century men’s club, where movers and shakers like William Wrigley, of gum fame, were members.

From Montreal to Minnesota, by Inland Sea
I was so used to driving and flying, my understanding of North America had become distorted. Then I took a slow boat through four Great Lakes. I saw every mile.

Rally Racing School: A Different Type of Defensive Driving
Team O’Neil Rally School in New Hampshire teaches quick reactions and precise car control, techniques that can help drivers avoid mishaps off-road and on.

Wanderlust: The California of the Caucasus
Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, has an ancient wine culture, thermal baths, excellent food — and an unlikely electronic music scene. Party on.

Q and A: On Instagram, the Artist Ai Weiwei Focuses on Refugees
Ai Weiwei, the Chinese artist and dissident, uses his new freedom to travel to tell the stories of refugees in Lesbos.

Check In: In Provence, a Former Palace Exudes Luxury and Privilege
The refurbished Hotel de Tourrel’s most stunning architectural feature is its central staircase, with dramatic, high sandstone arches.

Frugal Traveler: How Technology Can Help You Travel and Save
Tips from the Frugal Traveler columnist on apps, cellphone plans and more.

In Transit: Paris (and Beyond) by App
New apps can connect travelers with guides and direct them to the most picturesque blocks in Paris and other cities.

Travel Tips: You Can Save on Airfare (If You Know the Tricks)
Want to save on airfare? Pick your travel days wisely, don’t shop too far in advance and know when tickets will be offered at a sale price.

When the Pilot Is a Mom: Accommodating New Motherhood at 30,000 Feet
Female airline pilots are pushing for paid maternity leave and private spaces to pump breast milk, as opponents point to added costs and safety issues.

Skala Sikaminias Journal: When Refugee Tide Receded, a Greek Island’s Anguish Was Laid Bare
Lesbos was ground zero for refugees flooding across the Aegean. A year later, the imprint of that experience still affects one village that tried to help.

Heads Up: A Cultural Hub Takes Form in Málaga
The capital city of the eponymous Andalusian province has seen the opening of more than 20 museums in the last decade.

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