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Huge wildfire southwest of Berlin sets off WWII ammunition

BERLIN – Firefighters struggled Friday to tame a wildfire southwest of Berlin but had to maneuver carefully as the blaze set off old World War II ammunition that is still buried in the forests...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Drought reveals ancient ‘hunger stones’ in European river

DECIN, Czech Republic – Because of this summer’s drought in Central Europe, boulders known as “hunger stones” are reappearing in the Elbe River. The low water levels in the river that begins in the...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Hard to see, hard to breathe: U.S. West struggles with smoke

SEATTLE – Smoke from wildfires clogged the sky across the U.S. West, blotting out mountains and city skylines from Oregon to Colorado, delaying flights and forcing authorities to tell even healthy...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Ancient churches and origins of wine in Republic of Georgia

TBILISI, Georgia – Want to learn about the origins of winemaking? You’ll have to go about 2,000 miles east of Bordeaux, France, to the Republic of Georgia, in the Caucasus Mountains. This beautiful...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Nine budget hacks for your next vacation

Want to travel like the pros? Better start pinching your pennies, pesos and pounds. While it’s true that money can buy you an elite – easy, even – adventure anywhere, those who travel for a living...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Was a great white shark to blame for Cape Cod attack?

TRURO, Mass. – On a windswept dune overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, hastily erected signs warned Cape Cod beachgoers to stay out of the water on Thursday, a day after a New York man became the first...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

These are the best frequent flyer programs

Roughly half of the people who belong to a U.S. airline loyalty program don’t understand how it works. We’re not just talking about people who fly a few times a year. A J.D. Power study published...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Glacier latest U.S. park to be scorched by Western wildfires

A wildfire destroyed structures and forced evacuations Monday from the busiest area of Montana’s Glacier National Park, as officials in California prepared to reopen Yosemite National Park after a...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Mom, daughter take a road trip without smartphones. Here’s what happened

“If you had an iPhone, we wouldn’t be lost,” said my 12-year-old daughter, Annie, shaking her head and refusing to climb another steep hill in San Francisco. I couldn’t abandon her on the sidewalk,...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Laid low by time: A tiny English village abandoned during WWII

TYNEHAM, England Explore Britain’s southern coast carefully enough and you can still find relics of the dark years when the country awaited Nazi invasion: abandoned radar stations; tank-traps lost...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

New York City moves to rein in Uber with cap on ride-hail vehicles

NEW YORK – New York City moved Wednesday to regulate the explosive growth of Uber and other app-based ride services with a temporary cap on new licenses for ride-hailing services. The City Council...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Archaeologists in Egypt discover mummification workshop

CAIRO – Archaeologists in Egypt stumbled upon a new discovery dating back to more than 2,500 years ago near Egypt’s famed pyramids at an ancient necropolis south of Cairo. The discovery which...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

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