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Spring break ideas: From beaches to Europe to new museums

NEW YORK – Spring break is right around the corner. For some travelers, that means seeking out beaches and sunshine. Others may be tempted by Europe, which has become more affordable for Americans,...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Bison, cars endangered by deep snow in Wyoming’s Grand Teton

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Unusually deep snow in Grand Teton National Park has made life dangerous for bison lumbering on the park’s only plowed highway and for motorists traveling the route, prompting park...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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U.S. says canceled flights declining, fewer bags getting lost

The government says U.S. airlines canceled fewer flights in 2016 than any year on record while also posting record-low numbers for lost bags and passengers getting bumped off oversold flights. And...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Albania promotes its underwater archaeology, for tourism

TIRANA, Albania – Albania is promoting the archaeological finds in the waters off its southwest coast to raise public interest and to attract attention of decision-makers who can help preserve the...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Tales from a train: Across the U.S., Amtrak travelers tell their stories

Editor’s note: Associated Press Tampa, Florida, correspondent Tamara Lush spent 15 days traveling via train across the U.S. as part of Amtrak’s residency program, designed for creative...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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New exhibit explores rural influence on modern American art

ATLANTA – A new exhibition takes a look at how American artists found inspiration in rural landscapes during an era of modernist art that was more closely associated with cities. “Cross Country:...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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How do you move a 6-ton Civil War battle painting? Slowly

ATLANTA – A colossal panoramic painting depicting the Battle of Atlanta from the Civil War will be lifted by cranes from the building where it has been for nearly a century and then trucked to its...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Tourism industry debating impact of Trump travel ban

NEW YORK – President Donald Trump’s travel ban is not only being debated in the courts, it’s also being debated by the travel industry. Many experts remain bullish about prospects for tourism,...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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American travel to Iran up in the air

NEW YORK – In recent months Iran has been heating up as a popular off-the-beaten path destination for globe-trotting Americans. Now, several tour companies have had to cancel trips there because of...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Cruise news for 2017: Alaska boom, more in-depth experiences

NEW YORK – A demand for more in-depth experiences – from learning how to scuba dive to dining in a private home in port – are shaping what’s new in the cruise industry this year. Other cruise news:...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Winter in Athens: History without the heat

ATHENS, Greece – As a seaside metropolis with a lively outdoor vibe and dozens of picturesque islands beckoning nearby, Athens is more often considered a summer tourist destination than a winter...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Alabama town expanding Harper Lee attractions

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Nearly a year after the death of Harper Lee, a group in south Alabama hopes to develop new attractions and bring more tourists to the novelist’s hometown of Monroeville, which...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel