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Mom, daughter take a road trip without smartphones. Here’s what happened

“If you had an iPhone, we wouldn’t be lost,” said my 12-year-old daughter, Annie, shaking her head and refusing to climb another steep hill in San Francisco. I couldn’t abandon her on the sidewalk,...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Laid low by time: A tiny English village abandoned during WWII

TYNEHAM, England Explore Britain’s southern coast carefully enough and you can still find relics of the dark years when the country awaited Nazi invasion: abandoned radar stations; tank-traps lost...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

New York City moves to rein in Uber with cap on ride-hail vehicles

NEW YORK – New York City moved Wednesday to regulate the explosive growth of Uber and other app-based ride services with a temporary cap on new licenses for ride-hailing services. The City Council...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Archaeologists in Egypt discover mummification workshop

CAIRO – Archaeologists in Egypt stumbled upon a new discovery dating back to more than 2,500 years ago near Egypt’s famed pyramids at an ancient necropolis south of Cairo. The discovery which...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

How to get rid of a timeshare

Some timeshare buyers know almost instantly that they’ve made a mistake. Other owners struggle for years with loan payments and ever-escalating annual fees before they’re ready to throw in the...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

How and why to find a good travel agent

When you can book every aspect of a trip online, in minutes, why would you use a travel agent? And how do you find a good one? Erika Richter, communications director for the American Society of...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

The land that shaped LBJ: Texas ranch shows President Johnson’s struggles, triumphs

STONEWALL, Texas – Fifty years ago, a depressed President Lyndon Johnson decided not to seek another term. Martin Luther King Jr. had just been assassinated. Cities were burning in riots. College...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Lonely Planet launches its first guidebooks to cruising

The travel publisher Lonely Planet has launched its first guidebooks to cruising. The three new books out this summer are “Cruise Ports Alaska,” ‘’Cruise Ports Caribbean” and “Cruise Ports...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

TSA considering ending screening at small airports

WASHINGTON – The TSA is considering ending screening of passengers at smaller airports across the country to focus security efforts at the largest airports. It is unclear how advanced the proposal...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Death Valley sets tentative world record for hottest month

LOS ANGELES – The natural furnace of California’s Death Valley was on full broil in July, tentatively setting a world record for hottest month ever. The month’s average temperature was 108.1...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

New Mexico city bordering Navajo Nation sees tourism jump

GALLUP, N.M. – A western New Mexico city that bills itself as the gateway to Native American culture is experiencing a tourism boom. Officials in Gallup, New Mexico, say the city has seen a 7 to...

DATE: July 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

2 minutes, 8 barrels: Surfer takes an epic ride into history

To say Koa Smith was at the right place at the right time is perfectly accurate. To say he got lucky – that’s missing the point. Perched precariously on his surfboard, the 23-year-old from Hawaii...

DATE: July 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

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