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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

The energy of Sedona: Beauty, mystique draw visitors to Arizona desert

SEDONA, Ariz. I suppose I shouldn’t have taken the parking attendant’s advice so literally. “You’ll know it when you feel it,” he had told me when I asked where I’d find the vortex. I had traveled...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Trump’s Cuba policy hurts private sector, report says

HAVANA – President Donald Trump’s Cuba policy is driving millions of dollars from the island’s private entrepreneurs to its state-run tourism sector, the opposite of its supposed goal, according to...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Hotels sweat the details of workouts for guests

It wasn’t the price or the points or the location that most influenced Ruth Furman to book a stay at the Holiday Inn Express Waikiki in Honolulu last summer. It was the yoga. Namely, the free...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

In Iceland, police say foreign drivers court trouble looking for Northern Lights

AKUREYRI, Iceland – Police in Iceland have a warning for visitors: Beware our roads in the winter. Spending a clear winter night under an Arctic sky lit up by spectacular streaks of color from the...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Heavy smog, worsened by weather, raises alarm across Asia

BANGKOK – Unusually high levels of smog worsened by weather patterns are raising alarm across Asia, with authorities in Thailand’s hazy capital Bangkok handing out face masks and preparing to seed...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

U.S. Border Patrol Museum opens a world on the evolving agency

EL PASO, Texas – For many Mexican-Americans living near the U.S.-Mexico border, the U.S. Border Patrol was viewed as a federal government agency to be feared. Its agents might raid the factory...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

No money to travel? Find places to stay for next to nothing

Credit card rewards can be your ticket – literally your plane ticket – to a dream destination. But even if you’ve earned what you need to get to where you’re going, the accommodations could be a...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Nordic skating on a 4.5-mile trail on a frozen Vermont lake

FAIRLEE, Vt. – Ice skating on Vermont’s Lake Morey is far more than circling around a makeshift rink. It’s an expedition – a 4.5-mile one, around the frozen lake’s perimeter. It’s said to be the...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

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