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Barcelona dazzles when you’re traveling solo

BARCELONA, Spain – They were on girls’ trips, guys’ trips, family vacations and honeymoons. They were on the train, sharing massive platters of seafood paella and packed into Anton Gaudí’s...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Unique guitar-shaped hotel opens at Florida Seminole casino

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – It looks like a rock ‘n’ roll guitar that Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page would have played. But this one is 450 feet tall and is a light-beam hotel that the Seminole Tribe wants to...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Preservation or development? Brazil’s Amazon at a crossroads

TRAIRAO, Brazil – Night falls in Brazil’s Amazon and two logging trucks without license plates emerge from the jungle. They rumble over dirt roads that lead away from a national forest, carrying...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Slavery museum in Liverpool aims to confront painful legacy

LIVERPOOL, England – Scarlet shackles sit peacefully on display in front of a sad, gray backdrop. The now rusted leg irons once locked human ankles during 18th century voyages from Africa to some...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

$1.5M agreement permanently keeps Utah trail open to hikers

SALT LAKE CITY – A Utah farming family has reached an agreement with land officials allowing permanent access to a portion of private land along a trail bordering Zion National Park. The Salt Lake...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

33 genius travel hacks to upgrade your holiday trips

So it begins: The holidays are upon us, and with them, the crush of holiday travel. Here, the best pearls of wisdom from Travel Genius , Bloomberg’s original podcast that delivers the cleverest...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Travelers plant trees to reforest the world

We’ve heard a lot about trees lately: The devastating deforestation around the world, caused by wildfires and unchecked development. The health benefits of “bathing” under the forest canopy,...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Palestinians in Bethlehem look beyond religious tourism

BETHLEHEM, West Bank – For decades, the people of Bethlehem have watched tour buses drive up to the Church of the Nativity, disgorge their passengers for a few hours at the traditional birthplace...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

8 unexpected and delightful ways to pass time at airports

Between holiday trips, extra crowds and winter weather delays, chances are good travelers will spend more time at airports than they’d like over the next month. But some airports across the United...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Scientists race to document Puerto Rico’s coastal heritage

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A group of U.S.-based scientists is rushing to document indigenous sites along Puerto Rico’s coast dating back a couple of thousand years before rising sea levels linked to...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Failing ice cellars signal changes in Alaska whaling towns

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – For generations, people in Alaska’s far-north villages have relied on hand-built ice cellars dug deep into the permafrost to age their whale and walrus meat to perfection and...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Montana mountain’s epic powder exceeded only by its friendly vibe

Long before they were covered in luxury condos, boutique outdoor clothing stores and latte-spinning coffee shops, good ski hills needed two things: a lift and a lodge. While many of those simple...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

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