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Disappointed visitors leave Yosemite as fire rages nearby

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. – As smoke from a nearby wildfire pours into Yosemite Valley, Tom Lambert has had to tell tourists who booked his vacation home months in advance that they would have...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Jamestown mystery: Whose bones have been uncovered?

JAMESTOWN, Va. – The skeleton was beautifully laid out in a formal English-style burial, hands at the sides, palms down, the body probably pinned up in a shroud. The arms, legs and ribs were...

DATE: July 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Passengers recount moments after lava hit Hawaii tour boat

HONOLULU – A passenger on a tour boat that was struck by lava off Hawaii’s Big Island last week shielded his girlfriend and waited for death as searing debris came ripping through the catamaran’s...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

From trails to exhibits, parks aim to increase accessibility

CAVE CITY, Ky. – David Allgood and Tom Stokes glide up a slight incline to the wooden platform overlooking the Green River at Mammoth Cave National Park. From there, they watch through a glass...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Adults roam free on this night at the museum

NEW YORK – Sometimes, in the middle of the night, nocturnal creatures are allowed to roam the halls of New York’s American Museum of Natural History, free from shouting and swarming children. They...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Canoeing in the quiet beauty of Minnesota’s Boundary Waters

BOUNDARY WATERS CANOE AREA WILDERNESS, Minn. – Every paddle stroke sprinkled water drops, reflecting the setting sun like sparklers across the black, glacier-carved lake. Just a few hours earlier,...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Hawaii town hopes lava tourism will bring economic relief

HONOLULU – Stunning images of Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano have captivated people around the world. But ironically it’s nearly impossible for residents and visitors on the ground to see the...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Scenic California highway near Big Sur reopens after slide

BIG SUR, Calif. – A scenic stretch of Highway 1 in a popular tourist area along the California coast reopened to traffic Wednesday, more than a year after it was blocked by a massive landslide,...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Archaeologists find ancient pottery workshop in Egypt

CAIRO – Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered an ancient pottery manufacturing workshop dating to more than 4,000 years ago. Thursday’s statement by the Antiquities Ministry says the workshop is...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

California woman describes finding cliff plunge survivor

LOS ANGELES – A self-described beachcomber says it was her luckiest find yet: A woman who survived a 250-foot car plunge off a cliff and a week stranded on a remote California beach. “We freakin’...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Psychology museum explores what makes us human

AKRON, Ohio – Wonder Woman’s striking visage on large, bright screens just inside the new National Museum of Psychology tells visitors there’s more here than dusty books and esoteric curiosities....

DATE: July 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Tourists explore an abandoned Chinese ‘ghost village’ engulfed by nature

HOUTOUWAN, China – Blanketed with greenery, the ghost town is perched atop cliffs looking west into sea mists obscuring the horizon. Abandoned homes ravaged by weather and creeping vines stand...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

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