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Get ready for ‘Bongzilla,’ selfie frenzy at Vegas pot museum

LAS VEGAS – A glass bong taller than a giraffe. Huggable faux marijuana buds. A pool full of foam weed nuggets. Las Vegas’ newest attraction – and Instagram backdrop – is a museum celebrating all...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Archaeologists discover ancient sphinx in Egypt

CAIRO – Egypt says archaeologists have discovered a statue of a lion’s body and a human head in the southern city of Aswan. The Antiquities Ministry says Sunday the sphinx made of sandstone was...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Don’t let jet lag be a drag on your dream vacation

We like to think we have control over our bodies, but the opposite is often true. Such is the case with circadian desynchrony, commonly known as jet lag. Exhaustion. Gastrointestinal discomfort....

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Wired Icelanders seek to keep remote peninsula digital-free

HORNSTRANDIR, Iceland – The passenger boat arrives at the bottom of Veidileysufjordur, a short inlet with a long name, to drop off backpackers for a multi-day trek. A weather-beaten group that’s...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Ties between urban horsemen, Mennonites bolster old trade

BALTIMORE – At an inner-city stable in one of the grittiest areas of Baltimore, a vanishing breed of urban horsemen prepares for its weekly visit to Pennsylvania Dutch country, where Mennonite...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Eudora Welty gets first marker on Mississippi writers trail

JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi has markers noting a blues trail, a country music trail, a civil rights trail and even an Indian mound trail. Now, with the dedication of a marker to the late author...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Ten things I never knew about Las Vegas – until I ran a high-roller suite

In Las Vegas, the ultimate sand trap-turned-capital of capitalism, there’s no better byword for sophistication than the Cosmopolitan. Its 20-plus suites, known as the Boulevard Penthouses, are the...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

In Jamestown, a reckoning over American slavery’s beginnings

JAMESTOWN, Va. – On a recent afternoon, tour guide Justin Bates pointed to the spot where historic Jamestown’s legislature first convened in July 1619. He then gestured toward another nearby spot...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

A living history museum looks at how it presents lives of blacks, women

BOSTON – A Massachusetts living history museum that depicts life in the early 19th century is looking to overhaul the way it presents the past in an effort to stay relevant to a 21st-century...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Cape Cod beaches: Playgrounds for tourists – and young sharks

BOSTON – As another beach season draws to a close on Cape Cod, researchers are trying to figure out what’s driving the increase in shark sightings and encounters – including the state’s first...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Tiny Alaska village experiences boom in polar bear tourism

JUNEAU, Alaska – A tiny Alaska Native village has experienced a boom in tourism in recent years as polar bears spend more time on land than on diminishing Arctic sea ice. More than 2,000 people...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Arizona canyon famed for waterfalls reopens after flooding

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – Weeks after flooding rushed through a world-famous gorge off the Grand Canyon, sending tourists fleeing to higher ground, the Arizona tribe that calls the area home is ready...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

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