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Airlines getting better in key areas except delays, report says

U.S. airlines are getting better at many things except getting you to your destination on time. They are losing fewer bags. Complaints are down. And on the anniversary of a man getting dragged off...

DATE: April 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Enchanted by the dazzling volcanic rocks of Colorado’s Spanish Peaks

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – From Interstate 25, it’s as impossible to miss as the wind turbines that break the view of the mighty twin peaks: a 300-foot mound of what looks like black rubble, a...

DATE: April 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Explosives from the World Wars wash up on U.S. beaches

MANTOLOKING, N.J. – A century after World War I ended, discarded munitions from that and other wars continue to make their way onto beaches around the country. Items ranging from tiny fuses to...

DATE: April 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

How do you make a destination autism-friendly?

Myrtle Beach , South Carolina, has a busy boardwalk and all kinds of attractions, from mini-golf courses and water parks to a zip line and a Ferris wheel. So it might not be an obvious destination...

DATE: April 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Interior backing away from steep fee hikes at national parks

WASHINGTON – The Interior Department is backing down from a plan to impose steep fee increases at popular national parks in the face of widespread opposition from elected officials and the public....

DATE: April 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Visiting Memphis 50 years after King’s assassination

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Fifty years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. The civil rights leader’s shocking murder on...

DATE: April 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

How travelers can beat crowds – and reduce overtourism

Many popular destinations are grappling with problems related to overtourism. That’s when a place gets more tourists at the same time than it can reasonably handle, resulting in crowds, long lines,...

DATE: April 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

A river cruise through the heart of Russia

A trip along the mighty Volga River in Russia provides an incredible history lesson – whether about conquering tsars and invading armies, quests for a waterway from the Baltic Sea to the Caspian...

DATE: March 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Get lost in 32 rooms of books at the Book Loft in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio – If you are longing to lose yourself in a good read and happen to find yourself in Columbus, Ohio, you might consider getting lost in a 32-room bookstore, The Book Loft of German...

DATE: March 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Judge declares ‘serial stowaway’ unfit for trial

CHICAGO – A woman dubbed a “serial stowaway” for repeatedly trying to sneak onto commercial jets without a ticket has been ruled unfit for trial, a judge ruled Thursday. Cook County Judge Maura...

DATE: March 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Thailand to give the beach from ‘The Beach’ movie a breather

BANGKOK – Authorities in Thailand have ordered the temporary closing of the beach made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie “The Beach” to halt environmental damage caused by too many tourists....

DATE: March 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Legal woes beset ‘serial stowaway’ who sneaks on flights

CHICAGO – What to do with Marilyn Hartman? That’s the question at a hearing Thursday for a 66-year-old woman dubbed the “serial stowaway” for a history of trying to sneak onto commercial jets...

DATE: March 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel