Travel Ideas

Popes John Paul II, John XXIII: A Saint's Cousin on Being a Pilgrim in St. Peter's Square for a Canonization

by Justin Catanoso. Posted Apr 24th 2014 01:09 PM
ITALY-VATICAN-CANONIZATION
Getty ImagesThe double canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII on April 24 is bringing travelers to Rome and Vatican City.
On April 27, Pope Francis will host a spiritual doubleheader of sorts in Rome for two of Catholicism's most illustrious leaders: Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. The late popes –- the former who sought to modernize the church through Vatican II, and latter who is credited with helping to topple Communism in Eastern Europe –- will be canonized this Sunday. In effect, they will, as saints, join the church's eternal hall of fame. And it's estimated that two million travelers will be in Rome to witness their canonizations.
Continue Reading

Points of Interest: Details Emerge About South Korea Ferry Victims

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 24th 2014 09:09 AM
South Korea Ship Sinking
Associated PressSearchers and divers look for people believed to have been trapped in the sunken ferry Sewol near buoys that were installed to mark the vessel in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea on Thursday.
Details emerging about the South Korea ferry crash victims is among today's points of interest.
Continue Reading

Shakespeare at 450: 5 Unique Spots to See The Bard's Works

by Graham Shelby. Posted Apr 23rd 2014 11:32 AM
Hamlet
Getty Images
Today, William Shakespeare lovers celebrate the 450th anniversary of the immortal's Bard's birth. We thought we'd join in by showcasing some out-of-the-ordinary ways to experience the work of the man who wrote, "All the world's a stage."
Continue Reading

Points of Interest: South Korean Ferry Death Toll Reaches 156

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 23rd 2014 09:21 AM
South Korea Ship Sinking
Associated PressDivers look for people believed to have been trapped in the sunken ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea, Wednesday.
The search for survivors of the South Korea ferry disaster is are among today's points of interest.
Continue Reading

DoubleTree Flagstaff, Hilton Mexico City Santa Fe, Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem: 3 Hotel Openings

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 21st 2014 01:35 PM
DoubleTree, Hilton, Waldorf Astoria

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Flagstaff, the Hilton Mexico City Santa Fe and the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem highlight the world's recent hotel openings.
Continue Reading

Points of Interest: 64 Declared Dead in South Korea Ferry Accident; Malaysia to Issue Death Certificates for Missing Plane Passengers

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 21st 2014 09:40 AM
South Korea Ship Sinking
Associated PressThe bodies of passengers aboard the Sewol ferry which sank in the water off the southern coast, are carried by rescue workers upon their arrival at a port in Jindo, South Korea on Monday.
Sixty-four declared dead in South Korea ferry accident and Malaysia issuing death certificates for missing plane passengers are among today's points of interest.
Continue Reading

Points of Interest: Prosecutors Seek Arrest Warrant for Captain of Capsized South Korean Ferry

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 18th 2014 09:36 AM
APTOPIX South Korea Ship Sinking
Associated PressCranes wait near buoys installed to mark the sunken ferry Sewol in the water off the coast near Jindo, South Korea on Friday.

Prosecutors seeking an arrest warrant for the captain of the capsized South Korean ferry is among today's points of interest.
Continue Reading

Boston Marathon Too Square for You? Try These 8 Fun Runs

by Diana Lambdin Meyer. Posted Apr 17th 2014 01:21 PM
The Boston Marathon is coming up. Here are some stranger running events.
Fur Rondy/Clark James Mishler
Monday's Boston Marathon is certainly one of the more celebrated events for runners to show off their moxie. But if you're looking to travel for races that are more eclectic -- and at considerably less than marathon distances -- check out these crazy events around the country designed for athletes on two feet.
Continue Reading

Points of Interest: Search for Survivors of South Korea Ferry Disaster Continues

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 17th 2014 10:33 AM
South Korea Ship Sinking
Associated PressSouth Korean Coast Guard officers try to rescue missing passengers from a sunken ferry in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea on April 17.
The continuing search for survivors of the South Korea ferry is among today's points of interest.
Continue Reading

Points of Interest: South Korea Ferry Sinks, Hundreds Missing

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 16th 2014 09:29 AM
South Korea Ship Sinking
Associated PressA helicopter and fishing boats try to rescue passengers from a passenger ship in water off the southern coast in South Korea on Wednesday
A South Korean ferry sinking is among today's points of interest.
Continue Reading

Don't Miss

Fotosearch

Take in the sights of autumn across the country.

Hit The Road
Corbis

Tales of learning to expect the unexpected.

Change Your View
Getty Images

Unexpected encounters and wildlife tours.

Cows, Sharks, Monkeys & More

Travel Careers

amtrak train conductor

See the world and interact with people from different cultures.

flight attendant plane interior

It's as crazy as you think.

Around the Web

  • Even when you're traveling, follow what's going on in your neighborhood.
    Get the Patch app.
  • .