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Rising seas threaten historic lighthouses

MAURICE RIVER TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Rising seas and erosion are threatening lighthouses around the U.S. and the world. Volunteers and cash-strapped governments are doing what they can, but the level of...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Explore a world of fun at international embassies on U.S. soil

There are close to 200 embassies and diplomatic missions in the District of Columbia, though most Washingtonians don’t think about them unless they’re driving down Embassy Row or trying to park...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Border town invaded by Pancho Villa rejecting talk of troops

COLUMBUS, N.M. – A small New Mexico border town once attacked by Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa is rejecting talk of a wall and troops while embracing its legacy to draw tourists. U.S. Defense...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Restored Redstone Castle opens as boutique hotel

REDSTONE (AP) – Walking through the large entry door into the Redstone Castle along the banks of the Crystal River south of Carbondale is like passing through a portal into a bygone age. The...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

FBI re-creates decoy heads Alcatraz inmates used in escape

SAN FRANCISCO – Half a century after a notorious prison escape from Alcatraz Island, the FBI has created replicas of decoy heads that inmates used to distract guards from a plan that still...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Early snow, cold bode well for New England ski season

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Early season snow and cold temperatures are helping New England ski resorts open early, carving out a blizzard of a start to the 2018-19 season. Many hitting the slopes are...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Fire scorches popular recreation spots, iconic film location in Southern California

LOS ANGELES – Southern California residents faced with the loss of lives and homes in a huge wildfire also are grappling with the destruction of a vast swath of public lands that are popular...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

400 years after Pilgrim landing, Native Americans are finally being heard

PLYMOUTH, Mass. – The seaside town where the Pilgrims came ashore in 1620 is gearing up for a 400th birthday bash, and everyone’s invited – especially Native Americans whose ancestors wound up...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Luxury hotel built in former pit mine to open in China

SHANGHAI – A luxury hotel opening outside Shanghai is offering guests with deep pockets the chance of a very deep sleep. The 18-story Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland Hotel has been built into...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Airbnb says revenue for 3 quarter was best ever, topping $1 billion

NEW YORK – Airbnb had its best quarter ever, even as cities across the U.S. have started clamping down on the short-term rental market. Revenue during the third quarter breezed past the $1 billion...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Archaeologists find ancient lost city in Greece

ATHENS, Greece – Greece’s culture ministry said Tuesday that archaeologists have located the first tangible remains of a lost city that the ancient Greeks believed was first settled by Trojan...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Arctic adventure

The wild terrain of the Arctic used to be the playground of explorers. But a new crop of high-end heli-ski lodges is turning it into the next frontier for skiers in search of virgin powder and...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

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