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10 easy ways to reduce travel stress

The stress of travel is enough to make you wonder if the getaway is worth it. Alice Boyes, who travels about one week out of every month, knows how trying the process can be. “There’s a lot to...

DATE: April 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Hidden in plain sight: 10 unsung sites for art in the nation’s capital

Going to museums isn’t always easy in Washington. If you want to visit the African American Museum or find out what all the hype is about at the Hirshhorn’s Yayoi Kusama exhibition, you have to...

DATE: April 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Google Earth invites you to ‘get lost’ exploring the planet

NEW YORK – Google Earth is getting a revival, as the 3-D mapping service reorients itself to become more of a tool for adventure and exploration. A central feature in the new Google Earth is...

DATE: April 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Airlines often oversell flights, bump passengers

United Airlines booted 3,765 passengers off flights last year just because it sold more tickets than there were seats on the plane, but none of those got as much attention as the man who was...

DATE: April 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Jets deliver desert air show in California

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. Silence and stillness settled over the deep, sunbaked gorge as a pair of photographers sat on a cliff, waiting. Then the rumbling started. As it grew louder, they...

DATE: April 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Quiet rooms for autistic children popping up at airports

Quiet rooms for children on the autism spectrum are popping up at airports. Shannon Airport, which serves the southwestern region of Ireland, opened a “sensory room” for children and adults with...

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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CEO issues new apology as details of passenger’s past emerge

CHICAGO – After people were horrified by video of a passenger getting dragged off a full United Express flight by airport police, the head of United’s parent company said the airline was reaching...

DATE: April 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Ski industry sees another big consolidation with Aspen deal

DENVER – A ski resort company that stretches from Quebec to Colorado was purchased Monday by the Aspen Skiing Co., setting up seismic changes in a sector with few multistate ski operators. Aspen...

DATE: April 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Total solar eclipse inspires festivals, drives tourism

Get ready for solar eclipse mania. Destinations in the path of the Aug. 21 eclipse, which will be visible in the U.S. along a narrow path from Oregon to South Carolina, are going wild with plans...

DATE: April 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Eruption of wildflowers in California desert draws record crowds

BORREGO SPRINGS, Calif. An explosion of wildflowers in California’s desert sands is drawing record crowds to see the rare abundance of color called a “super bloom.” The natural wonder is thanks to...

DATE: April 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Following the Ice Age Trail in a new book, Thousand-Miler

Chances are you’ve heard of the Appalachian Trail, the hiking path that runs 2,179 miles from Georgia to Maine. You may also be familiar with the Pacific Crest Trail, a 2,650-mile route from...

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Muslim culture show a hit at Children’s Museum of Manhattan

NEW YORK – An exhibition about Muslim cultures around the world is proving popular at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. The museum has seen an increase in visitors since the show opened, with a...

DATE: April 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel