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How to be a socially conscious traveler

Advocates for ethical travel don’t want tourists to stop having fun, they just want them to think about how they’re spending their time and money. “Essentially we’re talking about mindful travel,...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Frontier Airlines fined for long delays in Denver snowstorm

DENVER – The U.S. Department of Transportation said Friday it fined Frontier Airlines $1.5 million for keeping passengers stuck on a dozen aircraft on the Denver airport tarmac for more than three...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Turn over a new leaf: Chase that autumn foliage on foot

BOSTON – Here’s a novel way to enjoy autumn in New England: While the trees are dropping their leaves, you can be shedding some pounds. Activate the “Health” app on your iPhone (it’s standard and...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Irma cancels honeymoon, postpones funeral, disrupts trips

A canceled honeymoon, a postponed funeral, an “evacuation vacation” and a fall foliage trip substituting for a beach getaway. These are some of the ways in which Hurricane Irma affected travelers....

DATE: Sept. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Therapy dogs calm stressed airline passengers

Most families who have just taken a cross-country flight can’t get out of the airport fast enough. But Washington, D.C., residents Charles and Shalini Kapur, and their daughters Kiran and Alisha,...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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In Arizona, vintage trailer court takes tourists back to 1950s

BISBEE, Ariz. – Visitors arriving at the neon-illuminated office of the Shady Dell Trailer Court enter a kind of time warp, transported back to the 1950s when big Studebakers and Chevys rolled up...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Audacious autumn: Estes Park Elk Fest, Albuquerque balloon festival and events around region, U.S.

Looking for something more exciting than pumpkin spice, Oktoberfests and leaf-peeping to shake up your plans this fall? Consider adding one of these audacious autumnal experiences to your calendar:...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Grab your bonnet and musket: It’s a 19th-century getaway at Old Sturbridge Village

STURBRIDGE, Mass. – Perhaps it was the intrigue of a straw bed or the chance to finally shoot a gun, but when asked to spend a night living like a farmer in the 19th century, I jumped at the...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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How to survive a long flight with a baby or preschooler

Flying with babies and small children is an activity most of us wouldn’t wish on our worst enemies. Yet sometimes, it has to be done – especially if you consider the alternatives – the car ride...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Fall for Lake Tahoe’s secret season: Autumn

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. Fringed by snow or gleaming cobalt blue under sunny skies, Lake Tahoe is a favorite in summer and winter. But there’s a third side to Tahoe: fall. As crowds thin out, the...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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New York’s Coney Island after sundown: A photo gallery

NEW YORK – Coney Island is a storied place, known for Nathan’s hot dogs, old-fashioned amusement park rides and a gritty beach at the end of four subway lines in Brooklyn, New York. But Coney...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Pot shop clashes with tourism stores in eclectic Alaska town

TALKEETNA, Alaska – The presence of a marijuana retail store has caused a deep divide in this quirky tourist town, where hundreds of visitors roam the streets daily browsing in art galleries and...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel