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After the lights dim, Rockefeller Center Christmas trees still give

NEWBURGH, N.Y. – Old Rockefeller Center Christmas trees never really die, they just get built into the wall frames and floor supports of affordable homes. For the past decade, the ornament-laden...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Taliesin West: A magnet for fans of architect Frank Lloyd Wright

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona – Each year when the sizzling temperatures finally dipped in the southern Arizona desert, architect Frank Lloyd Wright and a small band of young apprentices would start the...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

A Trump slump? International visitors to U.S. down 4%

Has the Trump slump that the travel industry warned about finally hit? The number of international visitors arriving in the United States declined nearly 4 percent in the first six months of this...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

How to handle traveling in the age of ‘permanxiety’

NEW YORK – Travel involves a lot of conflicting emotions. You’re excited about your trip, looking forward to relaxing, reconnecting with loved ones or sightseeing. Then there’s the other side of...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Check in, help out: Socially conscious hotels give back to the community

You don’t have to be a full-on voluntourist to give back while traveling. Today, philanthropy may be as simple as booking a certain hotel or using a particular travel site. Altruism is becoming...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Dubai unveils a new zip line among towering skyscrapers

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Dubai is offering thrill-seekers a new way to see its dazzling skyscrapers: On one of the world’s longest zip lines. The 558-foot-high XLine opens this week in Dubai’s...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Even procrastinators can find deals on holiday travel

DALLAS – So you polished off the pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving, watched Black Friday and Cyber Monday come and go, and now – just now – you’re thinking that it might be time to make your Christmas...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Ruins at risk: Peru’s urban growth threatens to erase pre-colonial sites

LIMA, Peru – From her small home near two golf courses and three slums, Gianina Rojas gazes up at a crumbling adobe pyramid, remnants of the vast Inca empire that flourished more than six centuries...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Miami’s iconic offshore Stiltsville survived Hurricane Irma

MIAMI – Stiltsville, a stubborn relic of Miami’s less-glitzy past as a sun-soaked outpost, survived Hurricane Irma’s brutal winds and waves, much to the surprise of the landmark’s caretakers and...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Trees, lights, holiday magic: Christmas events and displays around U.S.

NEW YORK – Destinations around the U.S. are dressing up for Christmas with trees, lights and holiday magic. Here’s a look at a few events, displays and other attractions. New York City The city’s...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Earn your drink at these incredibly hard-to-reach bars

If you crave more than a generic corner pub or bar, don your explorer’s hat and quench your thirst at these spots – which happen to be located in the farthest-flung corners of the world. Should you...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

At the Giro d’Italia, cycling back to joyfulness

Even if I hadn’t ridden my bike 191 miles on roads that climbed 23,850 vertical feet in the past four days, my quads would have found the flight of steps up to the podium of the Giro d’Italia – the...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel