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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

Get the window seat, and more tips to stay healthy while flying

Quay Snyder flies more than 130 times a year on commercial flights. As an aerospace medicine specialist, pilot and flight instructor, he feels perfectly safe in the air. But after each flight, to...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

North Korea allows tourists to climb rarely seen peak

MOUNT PAEKTU, North Korea – Foreign tourists looking to go off the beaten path in North Korea can now camp out on the country’s biggest volcano. Hoping to open up a side of North Korea rarely seen...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Quebec City’s enticing tableau beyond the wall

QUEBEC CITY (AP) – It’s what’s inside the historic wall of Quebec City that makes people want to visit. It’s what’s outside that makes people want to stay. To visit without venturing outside the...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Traveling alone helped me confront my fear of being by myself

After being laid off this past December, I booked a two-week trip to Paris. I already lived alone, went to dinner alone, sat in coffee shops alone and danced at weddings alone. But I had never...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

6 affordable, fun cities for frugal travelers

Almost every travel authority worth its salt has published a list of budget destinations, and in case you haven’t noticed, there’s not a lot of overlap among those lists. The reasons: Just about...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Get to know Pueblo: Explore riverwalk, chile farms and Neon Alley

Thousands of people visit Pueblo in August or September every year to attend the Colorado State Fair and the Chile and Frijoles Festival. Those are great events, but if visitors don’t take in...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Huge wildfire southwest of Berlin sets off WWII ammunition

BERLIN – Firefighters struggled Friday to tame a wildfire southwest of Berlin but had to maneuver carefully as the blaze set off old World War II ammunition that is still buried in the forests...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Drought reveals ancient ‘hunger stones’ in European river

DECIN, Czech Republic – Because of this summer’s drought in Central Europe, boulders known as “hunger stones” are reappearing in the Elbe River. The low water levels in the river that begins in the...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Hard to see, hard to breathe: U.S. West struggles with smoke

SEATTLE – Smoke from wildfires clogged the sky across the U.S. West, blotting out mountains and city skylines from Oregon to Colorado, delaying flights and forcing authorities to tell even healthy...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Ancient churches and origins of wine in Republic of Georgia

TBILISI, Georgia – Want to learn about the origins of winemaking? You’ll have to go about 2,000 miles east of Bordeaux, France, to the Republic of Georgia, in the Caucasus Mountains. This beautiful...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

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