Filed under: Food and Drink, North America, United States Traveling “home” this holiday season? Don’t fall into your old routine. Your high school hangout may be an easy go-to, but if you don’t live there anymore there’s a good chance you’re missing out on some great new local spots. (Plus, be honest: you already know…

Filed under: North America, United States, Airports, Travel Security Associated Press Sure, some of these travel tips are basic. But Thanksgiving travel is looking to be an even bigger mess than normal this year, especially around the East Coast. So this 90-second refresher from Samantha Brown and Mark “Hawkeye Louis” could save you hours. Continue…

Filed under: Food and Drink, North America, Canada, United States Getty Images So you’ve finished your Thanksgiving dinner and you’re finally sick of turkey leftovers. It’s time to get out there and hit the great new restaurant that just opened in your hometown or wherever you’re spending the holidays. (FYI: Aol Travel knows the hot…

Filed under: Asia, Thailand Shutterstock The political protests currently taking place in parts of Bangkok don’t seem to be affecting travel to and within Thailand. And that should be no surprise. Despite events — a coup, floods and protests that closed an airport among them — that have rocked the country in recent years, travelers…

Filed under: North America, United States, Airlines, Airports, News Associated Press Today the Transportation Security Administration (you know ’em as TSA) began allowing travelers to apply for its PreCheck program (or as TSA calls it, Pre✓[TM]). According to TSA, The new application process allows U.S. citizens to directly enroll in TSA Pre✓[TM], an expedited screening…

Filed under: Europe, Austria, News Jasper180969 via Flickr Last night’s live production of The Sound of Music on NBC got more flak than Maria did for being an unsolvable problem nun. The acting was bad, the costumes St. Pauli-esque and the mountains… gasp! They were fake! No. It’s all wrong. Those fake mountains.The captain is…

Filed under: Food and Drink, North America, United States Chris Leschinsky Vineyards and ziplines have long been used to attract tourist dollars for destinations that, well, could use a little help: Regardless of the area’s suitability for growing grapes, plop down a vineyard or winery and travelers will come for a taste and buy a…

Filed under: Internet Tools, News Alamy Photo-sharing app Instagram and Facebook, a website your parents visit, released lists of their users most checked-in locations for 2013 earlier this week. Congratulations to Disneyland for being the top U.S. spot for Facebook check-ins and the third most photographed location on Instagram. And props to all of Canada:…