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Bereavement fares disappear on most airlines

DALLAS – Airlines used to give discounts to passengers who were traveling to a relative’s funeral, but those days are just about gone. Now buying a ticket to attend a funeral or visit a relative in...

DATE: July 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Eclectic Bucharest: Stunning architecture, turbulent history in ‘Little Paris’

BUCHAREST, Romania Bucharest was once known as “Little Paris of the East.” But English, not French, is the preferred foreign language in Romania’s capital city, and 96 percent of its inhabitants...

DATE: July 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

The curious origins of the beach vacation

Like the steam engine, the tin-can telephone and the first vaccine, the modern American beach holiday was actually invented in Britain. A beach vacation might seem like the most natural thing in...

DATE: July 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Dr. Beach recommends his Top 10 in the U.S.

HONOLULU – When you come upon an ocean bay that has features known as “Toilet Bowl” and “Witch’s Brew,” you may not envision a welcoming tropical oasis. But Hawaii’s Hanauma Bay, nestled inside a...

DATE: July 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Protect your data in the hotel, airport, café while traveling

The first time Jesse Harrison was hacked was around the time she logged on to a coffee shop’s open Wi-Fi network to pay a bill. She entered her credit card information and paid the bill as always....

DATE: July 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Practical precautions for overseas travel

NEW YORK – Last week’s terrorist attack at Istanbul’s main airport may make many travelers jittery as they prepare for an overseas summer getaway. And who can blame them, after attacks in Paris, at...

DATE: July 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

In smallest national park, liberty’s forgotten son is the star

PHILADELPHIA – If the hip-hop Broadway smash “Hamilton” can reignite interest in the first U.S. treasury secretary, what will it take to drum up interest in another forgotten hero from America’s...

DATE: July 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

How to prepare kids to fly alone

DALLAS – The arrests this month of two men on charges of groping young girls on planes has raised questions about the safety of minors who fly alone. Experts say that before putting children on a...

DATE: June 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Storied Hawaiian resort – made famous by Elvis – will be reborn

HONOLULU – Work has finally begun on rebuilding the storied resort where Elvis Presley’s character got married in the 1961 film “Blue Hawaii,” decades after a major hurricane heavily damaged its...

DATE: June 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Extreme-heat warnings target tourists in Southwest

TUCSON, Ariz. – Last year, a French couple died while trying to make sure their young son had enough water on a broiling summertime outing in a New Mexico national park. Last weekend, two Germans...

DATE: June 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

‘Hamilton,’ the musical, sparks visits to historic sites

NEW YORK – Historic sites connected to Alexander Hamilton are getting a lot more visitors than they used to, thanks to a little Broadway show you might have heard about. Fans of the musical...

DATE: June 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

How to travel with kids: 300 days on the road

You don’t have to spend 300 days a year on the road with your kids to know the ins and outs of family travel. But it helps. That’s no exaggeration, by the way. Last year, we clocked about 40,000...

DATE: June 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

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