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Walk among wonders of America’s first, finest landscape architect

If you’ve visited parks in New York, Boston or many other places around the U.S., you’ve probably experienced the landscapes of Frederick Law Olmsted. Olmsted designed hundreds of parks, gardens...

DATE: April 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Touring London’s punk scene, 40 years later

LONDON – The Sex Pistols and The Clash led the British punk rock revolution in the steamy summer of 1976. London is marking 40 years since that summer with a series of events, gigs and exhibits...

DATE: April 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Hiking wine country: Napa Valley visitors want taste of the outdoors

NAPA, Calif. Here’s a wine country secret that can help you raise your glass and your heart rate. Along with the Napa Valley’s famous wine-tasting trails, there are miles of scenic trails of the...

DATE: April 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Fliers beware: New airfare rule could be costly

NEW YORK – The three largest U.S. airlines have changed the way they price multi-city trips, forcing those who book such itineraries to pay hundreds of extra dollars in airfare. Most fliers buy...

DATE: April 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Why to consider TSA’s PreCheck program

NEW YORK – Fliers facing extremely long airport security lines this spring and summer might want to consider becoming members of the Transportation Security Administration’s PreCheck, an expedited...

DATE: April 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Timelooper app takes you back in history

LONDON – Imagine watching frantic shopkeepers busily extinguish the Great Fire of London, or sheltering from Nazi bombing raids during the Blitz. Now, thanks to a new virtual reality app, you can...

DATE: April 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Exploring the sea cliffs and sad stories of Molokai

MOLOKAI, Hawaii A visit to the island of Molokai offers a window on a unique and tragic chapter of Hawaiian history. For about a century beginning in 1866, about 8,000 people afflicted with...

DATE: April 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

‘Viva Las Vegas’ for Elvis? Less so lately

LAS VEGAS – For decades, Las Vegas has loved Elvis Presley tender – and loved him true – but the King’s presence in modern day Sin City has lately been diminishing, one impersonator at a time....

DATE: March 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Travel-tested destinations for your next family trip

The most common reaction we get when people learn about our family’s yearlong trek around the country living in a travel trailer is, “So what was your favorite place?” It’s not an unreasonable...

DATE: March 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

In New Zealand, glacier hikes melt away

FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER, New Zealand – New Zealand is renowned for its wondrous scenery, and among the country’s top tourist attractions are two glaciers that are stunning and unusual because they...

DATE: March 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Airport CPR kiosk saves student’s life

Matt Lickenbrock and Sean Ferguson are the poster boys for the rollout of CPR-training kiosks at airports, and for good reason. Lickenbrock taught himself the lifesaving skill at one of the kiosks,...

DATE: March 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Airlines dodge legislation aimed at curbing excessive fees

WASHINGTON – A Senate panel approved an aviation policy bill Wednesday after a partisan fight over whether airlines gouge consumers with fees for basic services like checked bags, seat assignments...

DATE: March 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

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