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Museums featuring oddities lead you off beaten path

SEATTLE – Travelers looking for something beyond top attractions like the Space Needle in Seattle might consider adding a weird museum or two to their itineraries. Here are some suggestions from...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Destinations for 2015: Milan, Cuba and, yes, Queens

NEW YORK – See Cuba before it changes. Check out the World Expo in Milan. And if you’re heading to New York City to see the view from 1 World Trade Center’s observatory (scheduled to open late...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Antarctica adventure

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Mike and Lilliana Libecki’s father-daughter trip to Antarctica was six years in the making. The extreme athlete was doing a presentation for his daughter’s kindergarten class...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Eager to hop a plane to Havana? Hold on

NEW YORK – Don’t rush to book that flight to Cuba just yet. While the U.S. plans to restore diplomatic ties with the Caribbean island nation, globe-trotting tourists won’t be able to hop on a plane...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Travel

The subtle influence of others on your flight

So you’re sitting on a plane, somewhere in the back. And you hate everything right now. The airline, for its stinginess. The flight attendant, for pouring you half a can of Coke, then taking the...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Travel

The calm of the wild

The icy wind whipped and swirled, nearly knocking me off my feet. Snow lashed my face. My husband and I struggled to see the Torres del Paine summits through the fog. After a wet, cold, three-hour...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Travel

Gifts, gadgets for travelers – or you

NEW YORK – What’s the best travel bag out there? What’s the must-have gadget for travelers? AP Travel asked seven people who travel for a living – from Lonely Planet founder Tony Wheeler to the...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Travel

King Tut lives

SAN DIEGO – It’s not necessary to be an Egyptologist to appreciate the treasures from the tomb of King Tutankhamun, replicas of which are on exhibit here at the San Diego Natural History Museum....

DATE: Dec. 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Travel

Travel books: Take a trip in your armchair

NEW YORK – Shopping, romance, bucket lists, inspiration and information: All of these things and more can be found in books for travelers that are out this season in time for the holidays. In...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Travel

How I learned to love the RV

This is what it has come to, I thought grimly, as we steered our rented RV onto a gravel road, past a dimly lit, shuttered gas station and toward a dark, unseeable campsite. I am now a person who...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Travel

‘Booze Traveler’ explores how world drinks

BOSTON – Jack Maxwell drinks for a living. From moss schnapps in Iceland to gut-busting raki in Turkey and homebrew in the Himalayas, he’s learned the hard way that tippler’s truism: “It’s always 5...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Travel

Isles of highs and lows

PORT VILA, Vanuatu – The hotel phone buzzed at 5:54 a.m. Roused from a deep sleep, 40-year-old Australian lawyer Veronica Riding groggily answered the phone. “Good morning, madam,” a friendly voice...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Travel

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