Toll, fare hikes OK'd for New York-area airports, crossings

Driving or taking a train into New York City and to area airports is going to cost more starting in a little over a month, as the authority that operates a large chunk of the city's transportation infrastructure raises fares to fund large-scale repairs and improvements.

DNA tourism

If you aren't sure where to go for your next vacation, maybe a DNA ancestry test will inspire you.

August shopping deals

August is here and the deals are hot, especially if your grill won’t survive the next summer BBQ. Trae Bodge, a smart shopping expert with Slickdeals, says outdoor furniture and grills are finally on sale. If you’ve had enough grilling and need an escape, travel is also on sale this month. Trae says this is a great time to book a last minute summer trip.

Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

Anthony Bourdain, the TV host, author, and chef, died in France. He was 61. Authorities said he apparently hanged himself.

June shopping deals

The kids are almost out of school so it's time to start thinking about keeping them occupied. Plus, what should you get Dad for Father's Day? Slickdeals smart shopping expert Trae Bodge says this is a great time to book a summer vacation. She says travel is always hot in June, across all categories, from flights to trains to hotels to rental cars.