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His honeymoon destination? A sourdough bakery

SAN FRANCISCO Honeymoons: a chance to relax after the stress of a wedding by sitting on a beach with a cocktail and contemplating the start of a happy, married life. Or, in my case, a chance to...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Sharks and lost hope: 2 women rescued after 5 months at sea

HONOLULU – The planned voyage from Hawaii to Tahiti aboard a 50-foot sailboat didn’t start off well for two Honolulu women. One of their cellphones was washed overboard and sank to the bottom on...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

National parks seek fee hike amid struggle to fund repairs

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Visiting the country’s most popular national parks would get more costly under a federal proposal released this week. The National Park Service says its goal is to cut down on...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

New screenings begin for passengers on U.S.-bound flights

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – New security screenings for all passengers on U.S.-bound flights began on Thursday, with airlines worldwide questioning flyers about their trip and their luggage in...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Puerto Rico tourism craters in wake of Hurricane Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The narrow blue cobblestone streets of Old San Juan are deserted. Cigar shops are boarded up. Boutiques in bright colonial buildings are closed. “It’s like a ghost town,”...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Gay rodeo draws cowboys, drag queens to Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – Chris Tobin leans on a fence and ices his face after riding a bull and a steer minutes apart. A pad on his helmet somehow smacked his face, leaving him with a black eye, one of the many...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

What haunted houses tell us about ourselves and our past

NEW YORK – Haunted houses tell us a lot of stories. But those stories are not just about ghosts. Colin Dickey, the author of Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places, went around the...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Taking selfies with llamas? Leaning out of a helicopter? Photographer Gray Malin has done it all

Winter is coming, but you wouldn’t know it flipping through Gray Malin’s new book. “Escape,” Malin’s latest collection of travel photographs, can transport you from the sun-drenched beaches of St....

DATE: Oct. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

The quest to visit all 50 states: How many have you seen?

NEW YORK (AP) – I recently reached a goal that I’ve been working on for most of my life: I visited all 50 states. And I’ve been surprised by how many others I know who have been on the very same...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Tony, the Louisiana truck-stop tiger, dies at age 17

NEW ORLEANS – A tiger kept at a Louisiana truck stop has died at the age of 17. Tony, a Bengal-Siberian mix, was euthanized Monday night because he was old, ill, and had not responded to injected...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

St. Helena, one of world’s most remote islands, gets commercial flights

PROSPEROUS BAY PLAIN, St. Helena – One of the world’s most remote places became a little less isolated on Saturday when the first commercial flight arrived in St. Helena, a South Atlantic island...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Travel industry ramps up effort to promote Caribbean tourism

The travel industry is ramping up efforts to remind consumers that many Caribbean islands were unaffected by hurricanes and that their economies depend on tourism. Tourism agencies and travel...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel