Tired of housework and an unhappy marriage, a 56-year-old woman has been on a six-month jaunt across China that has challenged deep-rooted gender norms.
Amid the chatter of travel’s long-awaited rebound one year into the pandemic, many families with children feel largely left out of the conversation.
Rental cottages snapped up. Hotels booked solid on weekends. Travel-starved Americans are scrambling to book vacations for late summer and the industry is reacting. Christmas in July, anyone?
The crises of 2020, particularly the pandemic and violence against Black Americans, have caused many travelers to rethink how and where to travel.
Instead of its traditional list of destinations, the Travel desk asked readers about locales with special meaning to them.
Even challenged by extraordinary travel restrictions, our correspondents explored the world’s most compelling places, in 49 countries, although their journeys often became more local, and personal.
During a year with limited travel possibilities, our World Through a Lens series offered Times readers a weekly escape. Here are some of the highlights.
Scenes from a holiday season that shone bright in dark times.
Two couples have spent years on the road with about 50 square feet or less to call home. It takes wanderlust — and a seriously concise kitchen plan.
When you have been strung along and ghosted by guys who play it cool, how do you handle a man who is adoring and sincere?
In “The National Road,” Tom Zoellner set out to discover what connects us as Americans at a time when divisions run deep.
A virtuoso jazz pianist and film composer tracks his family’s lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather from Jim Crow Florida to the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
An-My Lê has been surveying our country over the past four years, finding power in unexpected places.
From the Berkshires to the Rockies, the vibrant colors of fall are popping, and nothing, not even a pandemic, can stop them. Six writers in six states reveal their favorite drives and hikes.
After a nonstop year zooming to far-flung destinations for The Times, a well-traveled writer learns to love the local attractions — and the spaces in between.
I took my surrogate son on a cross-country road trip to open his mind. Along the way, he taught me about conflict, forgiveness and trust.
After a summer marked by hot spots, lockdowns and travel restrictions, Labor Day was a last chance to get back on the open road.
Driving over flying. Domestic destinations. Though the conditions and causes were different, certain midcentury travel preferences experienced a revival this year.
Our columnist answers your coronavirus-related questions about health and safety on road trips.
With many vacationers reluctant to go abroad because of the pandemic, “for the first time in the U.K., owning a caravan is kind of cool.”
The romance of the open road is well established: meeting strangers, self-enlightenment, getting lost and breaking down. Would these ideals hold up in the cruel summer of 2020?
If you’re feeling nostalgic for the quintessential summer vacation, pick up one of these books.
I wasn’t looking for an exotic vacation, just a temporary reprieve from compulsive news-watching and a dose of in-person fun with family and friends.
Traveling during a pandemic requires lots of research, precision planning and a willingness to play by new and very stringent rules. For these writers, it still felt good to get away.
Hitting the open road can be fraught for some black Americans, who share their anxieties of racist targeting. For others, getting behind the wheel is freedom.
The original plan was a drive through the Rust Belt. It turns out that New York City without tourists is a lot like Indianapolis or Toledo. Maybe even better.
When they’ve gotta go, they’ve gotta go. Here’s how parents can minimize the risk.
Truck stops instead of motels, hand sanitizer instead of candy and 16 tanks of fuel to buy an oddball van and drive it home.
Recreational vehicles were gaining in popularity before the pandemic. Now, with travel restrictions loosening, a surge of travelers is drawn to the relative solitude that R.V.s offer.
The family road trip is making a comeback in the wake of the coronavirus, but for African-American motorists, it’s never been a source of unfettered freedom.
Like a barbershop newly opened from lockdown, vacation properties are experiencing a surge of bookings. But instead of a week or two on the beach, people are looking for a month or more.
Hitchhiking, “bumming” and cross-country drives used to be safe and make us feel cool.
With parks shut down and utilities harder to come by, drivers of motor homes are finding themselves trapped in the vehicles meant to liberate them.