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San Francisco curbs waste with public toilets

SAN FRANCISCO – The sidewalks surrounding Ahmed Al Barak’s corner market in one of San Francisco’s roughest neighborhoods are filled with cardboard, used syringes and homeless people who have...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Holiday Inn owner to ditch mini shampoos to save seas

LONDON – The fight to save the seas from plastic waste may mean the end for mini bottles of shampoo and other toiletries that hotel guests love to stuff into their luggage. The owner of Holiday Inn...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Untamed Cheyenne: Wild West is alive in Wyoming’s state capital

Cheyenne is one of the country’s least centrally located state capitals. In Wyoming’s southeast corner, it’s 430 miles from my home in the state’s northwest corner. Cheyenne has an airport, but...

DATE: July 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Science Says: Airplane turbulence can strike out of the blue

NEW YORK – They literally don’t see it coming. “Clear-air turbulence,” which evidently jolted an Air Canada flight earlier this month over the Pacific Ocean, strikes almost literally out of the...

DATE: July 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Consider security rules when flying with cremated remains

DALLAS – Imagine flying your mother’s ashes home and instead finding them spilled in your checked suitcase. A few travelers have shared horror stories about trying to carry the cremated remains of...

DATE: July 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Europe heat wave breaks Belgian record, mercury to rise more

BERLIN – Europeans cooled off in public fountains Wednesday as a new heat wave spread across parts of the continent and is already breaking records. Belgium registered its highest-ever temperature...

DATE: July 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

After TV series, Ukraine wants nuclear accident site to become hot spot for tourism

Tourists first started flocking to Chernobyl nearly 10 years ago, when fans of the video game S.T.A.L.K.E.R. wanted to see firsthand the nuclear wasteland they’d visited in virtual reality. Next...

DATE: July 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Now is the time to find an airfare bargain for your fall getaway

Summer vacation has its perks, but landing good deals on flights isn’t necessarily one of them. For those who can plan their leisure trips for later in the year, the rewards include smaller crowds,...

DATE: July 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Ebola is now an international emergency

JOHANNESBURG – The World Health Organization says the deadly Ebola virus outbreak in northeastern Congo is now an international health emergency . More than 1,600 people have died since August in...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

New Alaska park bridge aimed at limiting bear encounters

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The National Park Service has completed a project to relieve an Alaska traffic jam. A new elevated bridge and boardwalk across the Brooks River in Katmai National Park and...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Flying no longer the high road for some because of greenhouse emissions

NYKOPING, Sweden – School’s out for summer and Swedish lawyer Pia Bjorstrand, her husband and their two sons are shouldering backpacks, ready to board the first of many trains on a whistle-stop...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Under pressure, plane industry vows cleaner flight – someday

LE BOURGET, France – Battery-powered planes, solar planes, hydrogen planes – jet makers are working on myriad ways to make flying less damaging to the planet. Yet clean flying on a mass scale...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

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