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Discounts to insurance: Many ways seniors can save on travel

DALLAS – Most seniors have more free time for leisure activities including travel, but money is tighter when the paychecks stop at retirement. Retirees who want to travel can make those trips more...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Portuguese town opens window to its slave-trade history

LAGOS, Portugal – To the casual visitor, Lagos is a striking beach town of charming coastlines and sightly sandstone cliffs. A medieval castle sits alongside boutique cafés and outdoor restaurants...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Bobblehead heaven: Museum features thousands

MILWAUKEE – A new museum in Milwaukee may well hold the largest collection of bobbleheads anyone has ever seen, displaying more than 6,500 figures of athletes, mascots, celebrities, animals,...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

After delays, Egypt’s new mega-museum set to open in 2020

CAIRO – On the Giza Plateau outside Cairo, thousands of Egyptians are laboring in the shadow of the pyramids to erect a monument worthy of the pharaohs. The Grand Egyptian Museum has been under...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Apps gauge airport security wait time – with your help

Airport security lines can behave like curly hair: One small change in the atmosphere and everything can go out of whack. Weather, holidays and most recently the partial government shutdown have...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Historical time travelers bring distant eras to crackling life

MOUNT VERNON, Va. – Elizabeth Keaney’s work dress code might be stricter than yours: Her gig portraying a young Martha Washington at Mount Vernon means she spends 30 minutes a day lacing herself...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Snowbound California guests freed after 5 days at lodge

LOS ANGELES – More than 120 visitors and staff who were snowbound in a Sierra Nevada resort for five days have been freed, authorities said Friday. Up to 7 feet of snow trapped the guests and staff...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

United courts the affluent travelers with more premium seats

United, Delta and American Airlines are engaged in an airlines arms race to grab the most affluent customers. Now highly profitable after losing billions in the 2000s, they are plowing money into...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

A Super Bowl great’s playbook for beating travel stress

NFL icon and three-time Super Bowl winner Jerry Rice is one of the best players in football history. A member of two football Halls of Fame (pro and college), the San Francisco 49ers wide receiver...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Tourists preserve Italian frescoes during two-week program

“Is it OK,” I asked, “to put my hand here?” “Here” was Jesus’ brown hair, on a 700-year-old fresco of the crucifixion, in a cave church in Puglia, Italy. In the fresco, Jesus’ eyes were depicted as...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Shutdown halted crash probes, could cost critical evidence

DETROIT – The 35-day partial government shutdown stopped the National Transportation Safety Board from dispatching investigators to 22 accidents that killed 30 people, jeopardizing some perishable...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Cleaner and greener: Milan’s ambitious plan to plant 3 million trees

MILAN – If Italy’s fashion capital has a predominant color, it is gray – not only because of the blocks of neoclassical stone buildings for which the city is celebrated, but also because of its...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

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