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Rwanda fee hike to visit gorillas leads to drop in tourists

VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Rwanda – Gorilla tourism is an important income source for Rwanda, but a recent increase in permit fees for safaris meant a steep decline in visitors. Earlier this year the...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Introverts share travel survival secrets

Travel can be busy, noisy and crowded – a potentially daunting environment for anyone. But if you’re an introvert, it can drain your internal battery. Studies and experts suggest this personality...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Wildfire smoke costs famed Oregon Shakespeare Festival

PORTLAND, Ore. – The famed Oregon Shakespeare Festival that attracts tourists from around the world said Tuesday that it lost $2 million this summer because wildfire smoke forced it to cancel more...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Archaeologists discover ‘massive’ ancient building in Egypt

CAIRO – Egypt says archaeologists have discovered a “massive” ancient building in the town of Mit Rahina, 12 miles south of Cairo. The Antiquities Ministry said Tuesday archaeologists also...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

She was studying abroad; they thought she was a spy

BUCHAREST, Romania – Romanian secret police agents eavesdropped on her, persuaded friends to snoop on her and filmed her when she was in her underwear. Some 70 informants and spies kept tabs on...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Searching for the golden larch tree high in the Northwest

You can spot the gold of the larch trees high on the eastern and northern Cascades in Washington. But to really see them, to feel their softness and breathe in their scent, you must hike. Up. And...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Get ready for ‘Bongzilla,’ selfie frenzy at Vegas pot museum

LAS VEGAS – A glass bong taller than a giraffe. Huggable faux marijuana buds. A pool full of foam weed nuggets. Las Vegas’ newest attraction – and Instagram backdrop – is a museum celebrating all...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Archaeologists discover ancient sphinx in Egypt

CAIRO – Egypt says archaeologists have discovered a statue of a lion’s body and a human head in the southern city of Aswan. The Antiquities Ministry says Sunday the sphinx made of sandstone was...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Don’t let jet lag be a drag on your dream vacation

We like to think we have control over our bodies, but the opposite is often true. Such is the case with circadian desynchrony, commonly known as jet lag. Exhaustion. Gastrointestinal discomfort....

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Wired Icelanders seek to keep remote peninsula digital-free

HORNSTRANDIR, Iceland – The passenger boat arrives at the bottom of Veidileysufjordur, a short inlet with a long name, to drop off backpackers for a multi-day trek. A weather-beaten group that’s...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Ties between urban horsemen, Mennonites bolster old trade

BALTIMORE – At an inner-city stable in one of the grittiest areas of Baltimore, a vanishing breed of urban horsemen prepares for its weekly visit to Pennsylvania Dutch country, where Mennonite...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Eudora Welty gets first marker on Mississippi writers trail

JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi has markers noting a blues trail, a country music trail, a civil rights trail and even an Indian mound trail. Now, with the dedication of a marker to the late author...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

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