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Take a spin in Seattle

SEATTLE – It doesn’t always rain in Seattle, despite its reputation, so pack sunglasses for your next visit, and be sure to catch new attractions like the Great Wheel along with classics like the...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

In city-states, Mayans built complex culture

SAN DIEGO – The splendor of Mayan civilization is captured in a compact exhibit here at the Natural History Museum in Balboa Park. “Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed” blends authentic artifacts,...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

In Rwanda, gorillas draw growing number of tourists

VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Rwanda – Deep in Rwanda’s steep-sloped forest, the mountain gorillas look both endearing and intimidating. A tourist might feel conflicting impulses to shy away and reach...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Unplugged and rediscovering the world

We are so used to technology that I wondered if I could live without it. But I did it, disconnecting during a month on the Saint James Way, an ancient pilgrimage route in Spain. The journey along...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

United Airlines CEO faces a long list of challenges

The new CEO of United Airlines faces a daunting list of problems he must fix, including late flights and technology that too often suffers embarrassing outages. But if Oscar Munoz listens to people...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

The dirtiest places on an airplane, ranked

Traveling can be kind of a nightmare for germ-a-phobes. Whether you go by plane, train or automobile, you’re sure to meet with dirty rest stop bathrooms, crowded trains and buses or people coughing...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

World’s worst airline? Perhaps quirkiest

PYONGYANG, North Korea – If an Air Koryo passenger ignores its no-photography rule, a flight attendant might take the camera and delete the pictures herself. Crumpling up a newspaper bearing the...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

National parks see dramatic rise in visitors

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. Visitors heading to the Grand Canyon lately know they are going to get two things when they arrive: breathtaking views and long waits, whether it is to get into...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

The art of Tahoe

RENO, Nev. – The first major historical art survey of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra’s infamous Donner Pass takes an ambitious trip through two centuries, highlighting the roles of Native Americans and...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Apps turn business trip into memorable visit

One way to make the most of limited downtime when you’re traveling is to load your phone with mobile apps and get comfortable using them. That’s the strategy used by Todd Kuhns, video producer for...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Less chance of Colorado River water cuts in 2017

LAS VEGAS – Wet weather in May and June brought good news last week from federal water managers keeping close tabs on the Colorado River water supply for about 40 million residents in seven...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Don’t overlook Hoover and Mead when in Las Vegas

BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Las Vegas is a must-see destination, luring visitors from around the world with its bright lights, gambling and flamboyant shows. But even the most die-hard revelers can get...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

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