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In the Bahamas, Cat Island offers spectacular diving and solitude for miles

Sometimes, a shift in perspective makes all the difference. I am 100 feet deep in a Bahamian sea, finning along a reef wall that plunges like a waterfall of color into the blue depths below....

DATE: Dec. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

In a plot twist, Spirit tops U.S. airlines in on-time arrivals

DALLAS – Spirit Airlines tops the latest ratings for on-time flights, a big turnaround for a discount carrier that consistently ranked as the tardiest airline in America three years ago. Spirit...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Historic 1920s Delta Queen riverboat can cruise again

ST. LOUIS – After a decade in dock, the historic 1920s-era Delta Queen riverboat will cruise again. President Donald Trump signed legislation on Tuesday authorizing the 285-foot-long...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Sierra snowpack well above average after California storms

SAN FRANCISCO – Back-to-back California storms blanket the Sierra Nevada in snow, more than twice the snowpack level compared to this time last year, with winter still nearly two weeks away. At the...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Rising seas threaten historic lighthouses

MAURICE RIVER TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Rising seas and erosion are threatening lighthouses around the U.S. and the world. Volunteers and cash-strapped governments are doing what they can, but the level of...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Explore a world of fun at international embassies on U.S. soil

There are close to 200 embassies and diplomatic missions in the District of Columbia, though most Washingtonians don’t think about them unless they’re driving down Embassy Row or trying to park...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Border town invaded by Pancho Villa rejecting talk of troops

COLUMBUS, N.M. – A small New Mexico border town once attacked by Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa is rejecting talk of a wall and troops while embracing its legacy to draw tourists. U.S. Defense...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Restored Redstone Castle opens as boutique hotel

REDSTONE (AP) – Walking through the large entry door into the Redstone Castle along the banks of the Crystal River south of Carbondale is like passing through a portal into a bygone age. The...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

FBI re-creates decoy heads Alcatraz inmates used in escape

SAN FRANCISCO – Half a century after a notorious prison escape from Alcatraz Island, the FBI has created replicas of decoy heads that inmates used to distract guards from a plan that still...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Early snow, cold bode well for New England ski season

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Early season snow and cold temperatures are helping New England ski resorts open early, carving out a blizzard of a start to the 2018-19 season. Many hitting the slopes are...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Fire scorches popular recreation spots, iconic film location in Southern California

LOS ANGELES – Southern California residents faced with the loss of lives and homes in a huge wildfire also are grappling with the destruction of a vast swath of public lands that are popular...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

400 years after Pilgrim landing, Native Americans are finally being heard

PLYMOUTH, Mass. – The seaside town where the Pilgrims came ashore in 1620 is gearing up for a 400th birthday bash, and everyone’s invited – especially Native Americans whose ancestors wound up...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

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