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Arctic adventure

The wild terrain of the Arctic used to be the playground of explorers. But a new crop of high-end heli-ski lodges is turning it into the next frontier for skiers in search of virgin powder and...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Hearing reveals chilling details of fatal Southwest flight

There was a loud bang, and suddenly the Southwest Airlines jet rolled sharply to the left. Smoke began to fill the cabin, and flight attendants rushed row by row to make sure all passengers could...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

New York City’s Rockefeller Center Christmas tree goes up

NEW YORK – The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is in place and will soon be strung with 50,000 lights as one of New York City’s star holiday attractions, a gift from a same-sex married couple....

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

China to overtake France as top travel destination

LONDON – China is set to overtake France as the world’s No. 1 tourist destination by 2030 as a growing middle class in Asia looks to spend more on travel, according to experts at market research...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Traveling abroad with young kids? Tips for an easier trip

Some questioned my sanity: I was taking young children on a vacation abroad, mostly alone. It was just the three of us – my infant daughter, 6-year-old son and me. We’d board a plane in Boston, fly...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Finding solitude just hours from downtown Los Angeles in Joshua Tree National Park

We were surrounded by trees that could have been drawn by Dr. Seuss. A desert hare had just crossed the trail in front of us, its ears translucent in the still-rising sun. But it was something else...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Come see forests and peaks, but clean up, New Zealand says

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – New Zealand has a message for the visitors drawn by its deep mossy forests, bubbling mud pools and magnificent peaks: clean up after yourselves. A new campaign called the...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Airbnb landlords agree to pay San Francisco $2.25 million

SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco couple has agreed to pay $2.25 million to the city for illegally renting out 14 apartments as Airbnb units. City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced the settlement...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Upgrade your next trip without paying top dollar

Let’s shatter one myth right now: Airline passengers typically can’t talk their way into upgrades from the cheapest coach seats to first class just by dressing up and asking politely. Travel...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Soaking up Alaska: A kayak adventure, undeterred by the rain

ON FOX ISLAND, Alaska – A torrential downpour lulled me to sleep the night before my all-day kayaking expedition in the waters around Fox Island off Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. Through the cracked...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Ancient mariners: Greek navy offers taste of life in galleys

ATHENS, Greece – For a NATO-member warship, Greece’s Olympias is pretty unusual. It’s got a zero carbon footprint, no whale-zapping sonar and an antiquated propulsion system. The 121-foot wooden...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Indian couple who died in Yosemite took risks for photos

SAN FRANCISCO – She was a self-described “adrenaline junkie,” and he took “wow-worthy photos” of the couple posing at the edge of cliffs and jumping from planes that appeared on social media and a...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

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