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A round-trip flight just for the view – the Southern Lights

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – They took an eight-hour flight just to look out the airplane’s window, but it was an extraordinary view. A charter plane that left Dunedin, New Zealand, late Thursday flew...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Professor calculates ultimate U.S. history tour

Adventurers whose spirit Muppet is Count von Count can visit all 50 U.S. states or capitals, 413 national parks or 38 cities or towns named Springfield. But for the ultimate quantifiable trip,...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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A return to Moscow: Reporter finds the familiar in a changed city

MOSCOW Leonid Brezhnev had a taste for fast, flashy Western cars. So perhaps it’s fitting that Lamborghini, Porsche and Rolls-Royce dealerships have opened near the Moscow apartment building where...

DATE: March 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Travelers sigh as latest attack puts London on terror list

NEW YORK – Turkey. France. Belgium. Now London. As yet another destination is hit by terror, travelers are sighing with dismay and thinking carefully about personal safety, even while saying the...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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$75 million pledged to protect heritage sites in war zones

PARIS – World donors pledged more than $75 million Monday to an historic UNESCO-backed alliance to protect cultural heritage sites threatened by war and the wave of ideological-driven destruction...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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For some airline passengers, new warnings bring new hurdles

NEW YORK – As far as the indignities of modern air travel go, the latest ban on laptops and tablets on some international flights falls somewhere between taking off shoes at the security checkpoint...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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New security measure could cause travelers to reroute trips

DALLAS – A new U.S. security measure banning many electronic devices on flights from eight mostly Muslim countries is leading travelers to reconsider their plans to fly through some airports in the...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Airlines expect 4 percent rise in passengers this spring

DALLAS – Coming off another highly profitable year in 2016, U.S. airlines expect traffic this spring to increase 4 percent over last year, and they are adding seats to handle the crush. The trade...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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When overseas travelers come to you

DENVER – It was Miaofan Chen’s first trip away from her native China. At lunch with us in Denver, she looked so bemused that I had to ask: “Is this the first time you’ve had a hamburger?” “No,”...

DATE: March 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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In the wilds of Mongolia

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia I’m a city girl. I did not grow up camping, have never pitched a tent and know nothing of the Girl Scouts beyond Thin Mints or Samoa cookies. Certainly no one would use the...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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NYC’s Roosevelt Island to get boutique hotel

NEW YORK – New York City’s Roosevelt Island is getting a boutique hotel. The Graduate Roosevelt Island hotel is expected to open in 2019. The boutique Graduate brand has hotels in locations where...

DATE: March 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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2nd helping: American brings back free meals on some flights

DALLAS – American Airlines said Tuesday that it plans to offer free meals to everyone in economy on two cross-country routes starting May 1. The decision by the world’s biggest airline comes a...

DATE: March 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel