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Off Duty Travel

For the most intrepid tourists, creative companies are devising strenuous mind-body challenges—with a little make-believe mixed in.

Off Duty Travel

In place of bland business accommodations, defiantly quirky and actually affordable hotels are popping up all over Tokyo.

Journal Concierge

Winter is prime time at Utah’s most popular ski town. To track down the coolest diversions, listen to the locals.

Off Duty Travel

Deep in the desert of New South Wales, a pair of old mining towns now draw movie buffs looking for “Mad Max” and a giant stiletto.

Off Duty Travel

On a weeklong cruise to seven Caribbean islands, two FOMO-inflicted travelers make the most of every minute in port, from St. Thomas to St. Barts.

Off Duty Travel

HBO’s “Chernobyl” led to an uptick in tours to the infamous disaster site. One recent visitor finds the “Exclusion Zone” surprisingly hospitable.

The Middle Seat

Air-traffic control experts warn of brutal delays during the summer of 2020 thanks to bureaucratic clashes, overloaded schedules and labor issues.

Off Duty Travel

The Indonesian island of Lombok isn’t as popular—or strategically slick—as neighboring Bali, and it’s in no big rush to change.

THE MIDDLE SEAT

Tracking new routes and flights is one of the last old-school tricks to lower ticket prices that still works. Expect plenty of deals to Hawaii in 2020.

The Middle Seat

Many airlines punt on the needs of overweight fliers and the people sitting next to them. Southwest is the exception.

Travel

Compliments, complaints, ideas for new metrics and the general agreement that Newark Liberty is not good.

Off Duty Travel

South Africa’s coastal charmer is a relative steal. But it’s also home to some of the priciest hotels on the continent. Here, two daylong itineraries, one for thrifty travelers, the other for unapologetic luxury lovers.

Travel

Dining options are getting livelier, as airports add food halls with local fare—but also cater to travelers who favor national chains.

Travel

An era of “perpetual construction” can make every day feel like the holiday rush. LAX is taking drastic steps to make a more user-friendly facility.

The Middle Seat

The WSJ Airport Rankings expand to measure how the 40 largest airports in the country stack up.