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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

Indonesian airline whose plane crashed a low-cost high flyer

BANGKOK – Lion Air, the airline whose plane crashed early Monday while traveling from Jakarta to an island off Indonesia’s Sumatra with 189 people on board, is a fast-growing low-cost airline with...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Careful planning can add up to a debt-free vacation

Whether you’re planning a trip to a country across the globe or packing the car for a weekend road trip to a local campground, you can have a debt-free vacation with some careful planning. It’s...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Reno’s motor lodges aren’t home to vacationers anymore

RENO, Nev. – They were the toast of Reno in the 1950s, when the growing casino industry sparked a boom that for a time turned northern Nevada into the West’s top gambling destination. Dozens of...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Train lovers forge lifelong friendships through rail travel

ORLANDO, Fla. – They’re aboard because they love trains: The pilot from New Orleans, the computer consultant from New Jersey, the retired tax lawyer from Florida, the computer accounting consultant...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

U.S. lacks Latino historical sites and landmarks, scholars say

GLORIETA PASS, N.M. – A makeshift memorial to Hispanic Civil War Union soldiers in an isolated part northern New Mexico is a typical representation of sites linked to U.S. Latino history: It’s...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Have 19 hours? World’s longest commercial flight takes off

SINGAPORE – The world’s longest direct commercial flight is back and taking travelers from Singapore to the New York region. Operated by Singapore Airlines, the city-state’s national carrier, the...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Charcoal makers in Spain keep embers of an old trade burning

VILORIA, Spain – Even though he receives the occasional helping hand from his 22-year-old son, Miguel Lander knows that the days of making charcoal the traditional way are counted in these remote...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

On a trip to the Himalayas, I learned about altitude sickness the hard way

When I told friends I was going to Tibet last spring, almost everyone asked, “What are you doing to prevent altitude sickness?” Not nearly enough, it turned out, given the headaches, insomnia and...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Shanghai airport automates check-in with facial recognition

SHANGHAI – It’s now possible to check in automatically at Shanghai’s Hongqiao airport using facial recognition technology, part of an ambitious rollout of facial recognition systems in China that...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

See the world in your 20s without racking up debt

It’s a dilemma many 20-somethings face: You badly want to travel the world. But if your bank account could talk, it would say, “Are you kidding?” When you’re just starting out, even a weeklong...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Treasures of Silver City: A New Mexico town rich in art, history, food

We’ve always been a little unconventional. So when my husband, Michael, and I wanted to mark our 25th anniversary, rather than buying a silver platter, we looked for a place with “silver” in its...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

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