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Is demand for travel to Cuba flattening?

Demand for travel to Cuba may be flattening, with soaring hotel prices on the island, American Airlines cutting some flights, and uncertainty over whether new travel restrictions could be imposed...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Step into America’s fight for liberty at the Museum of the American Revolution

PHILADELPHIA History buffs will be able to peer into the eyes of a “most excellent likeness” of George Washington and get an actual whiff of the Revolutionary War when Philadelphia’s Museum of the...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Nose to nose with polar bears on the continent’s edge

Clouds roiled on the horizon, saturated and spitting as six of us waited in the sterile anteroom of the Northern Alaska Tour Company’s aviation office in Fairbanks. A giant map of the state hung on...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

This middle-class home attracts thousands

BENTONVILLE, Ark – A Frank Lloyd Wright house that was flooded by Superstorm Sandy in New Jersey is high and dry in Arkansas. And it’s getting thousands of visitors as part of the Crystal Bridges...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Airports add charges for taxis, limousines and Uber drivers

NEW YORK – Ever feel like the taxi ride from the airport costs more than the trip there? It’s not your imagination. Airports across the country add surcharges of up to $5 a ride – typically passed...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Buddhist shrine, damaged in earthquake, reborn in Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal A year and a half after a colossal earthquake destroyed hundreds of treasured historic sites across this mountain nation, Nepal last week celebrated the restoration of the first...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Colorado ski train will roll again

DENVER – For decades, a train chugged into the Rocky Mountains west from Denver, snaking through 29 tunnels and crossing the Continental Divide before delivering eager skiers to the base of Winter...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Sarajevo hostel offers guests a taste of life during war

SARAJEVO Bosnia-Herzegovina – A hostel in Bosnia is offering visitors a unique experience: the opportunity to live like civilians in a war zone. But at the Sarajevo War Hostel , guests have the...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

A short, but rich, tour of N.Y.’s Little Syria

NEW YORK – Visiting what remains of New York City’s original “Little Syria” neighborhood is a short tour that’s long on fascinating, largely forgotten history. “It’s a bit tricky to do a walking...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Artists’ homes tell the story of visionary Hudson River School

NEW YORK On either side of the Hudson River, two artists’ homes tell the story of that famous genre of American landscape painting known as the Hudson River School. In the village of Catskill, New...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Hobbit-fueled tourism tops New Zealand economy

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – In New Zealand there are twice as many cows as people, but it’s the hobbits that are really making hay. According to new figures released, tourism has overtaken dairy as...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Vail, Taos, Telluride feature new ski hotels

This winter will welcome a crop of five-star hotel openings at regional ski resort towns around the world, all looking to push the envelope in already-luxe settings. For most any high-end mountain...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

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