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Stuck at home? Let these travel board games help take you away

Earlier this month, the coronavirus and a snowstorm trapped my husband and me inside our one-bedroom home above Lake Tahoe in Nevada. We canceled our travel plans through summer and celebrated my...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Coronavirus delivers ‘body blow’ to Colorado’s ski industry

DENVER – Ski resorts across the West that were shut down amid coronavirus fears are grappling with an economic “body blow” at a time when they normally would be welcoming hordes of spring break...

DATE: March 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

United Airlines warns of massive layoffs without federal aid

Leaders of United Airlines and its labor unions are raising the threat of massive layoffs if Washington doesn’t provide “sufficient” help to the airline industry by the end of this month. The...

DATE: March 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Cheap fares luring travelers to fly despite pandemic

With the coronavirus pandemic escalating in the U.S. and overseas, Dylcia McBlackwell couldn’t justify taking a single spring vacation. Airfares were so cheap, she decided to book three. Now, the...

DATE: March 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Tips for cleaning your gear after traveling

Months into the coronavirus crisis, travelers have grown familiar with how to protect themselves on airplanes, in hotel rooms and among crowds. But what about the risk of returning home with...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Travel insurance can help, but it has its limits

Travel insurance can be a good investment if you have medical issues or you’re traveling to a volatile region, experts say. But it has its limits, as many travelers whose plans are affected by...

DATE: March 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Nepal cancels spring mountain climbing season due to virus

KATHMANDU, Nepal – Nepal’s government announced Friday that it was suspending climbing permits for Mount Everest and all of the other peaks in the country due to concern over the spread of the...

DATE: March 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Why your next vacation should be in Canada

Who doesn’t like to drop in on a friendly neighbor every now and again? So, why not Canada? Our neighbor to the north is home to several A-list cities, such as Montreal and Vancouver, plus nearly...

DATE: March 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Airlines slash flights, freeze hiring as virus cuts travel

Airlines are slashing flights, freezing hiring and parking planes to cope with a stunning drop in bookings and a rise in cancellations caused by fear over the new virus outbreak. Southwest Airlines...

DATE: March 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

‘Into the Wild’ lures the unprepared into Alaska’s wilderness

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – For nearly a quarter-century, the old bus abandoned in Alaska’s punishing wilderness has drawn adventurers seeking to retrace the steps of a young idealist who met a tragic...

DATE: March 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Raphael fever hits Italy but art isn’t immune from virus

ROME – The paintings, drawings, tapestries and sketches in the most ambitious exhibition of Renaissance superstar Raphael’s works are collectively insured for 4 billion euros ($4.4 billion) against...

DATE: March 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Sand Creek Massacre site draws indigenous people who pray for victims of genocide worldwide

EADS – The site sits hundreds of miles from any major city. There are no statues to admire, no gift shops to buy postcards, and no cheery activities for the kids. To get there, one must drive...

DATE: March 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

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