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Fliers beware: New airfare rule could be costly

NEW YORK – The three largest U.S. airlines have changed the way they price multi-city trips, forcing those who book such itineraries to pay hundreds of extra dollars in airfare. Most fliers buy...

DATE: April 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Why to consider TSA’s PreCheck program

NEW YORK – Fliers facing extremely long airport security lines this spring and summer might want to consider becoming members of the Transportation Security Administration’s PreCheck, an expedited...

DATE: April 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Timelooper app takes you back in history

LONDON – Imagine watching frantic shopkeepers busily extinguish the Great Fire of London, or sheltering from Nazi bombing raids during the Blitz. Now, thanks to a new virtual reality app, you can...

DATE: April 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Exploring the sea cliffs and sad stories of Molokai

MOLOKAI, Hawaii A visit to the island of Molokai offers a window on a unique and tragic chapter of Hawaiian history. For about a century beginning in 1866, about 8,000 people afflicted with...

DATE: April 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

‘Viva Las Vegas’ for Elvis? Less so lately

LAS VEGAS – For decades, Las Vegas has loved Elvis Presley tender – and loved him true – but the King’s presence in modern day Sin City has lately been diminishing, one impersonator at a time....

DATE: March 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Travel-tested destinations for your next family trip

The most common reaction we get when people learn about our family’s yearlong trek around the country living in a travel trailer is, “So what was your favorite place?” It’s not an unreasonable...

DATE: March 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

In New Zealand, glacier hikes melt away

FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER, New Zealand – New Zealand is renowned for its wondrous scenery, and among the country’s top tourist attractions are two glaciers that are stunning and unusual because they...

DATE: March 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Airport CPR kiosk saves student’s life

Matt Lickenbrock and Sean Ferguson are the poster boys for the rollout of CPR-training kiosks at airports, and for good reason. Lickenbrock taught himself the lifesaving skill at one of the kiosks,...

DATE: March 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Airlines dodge legislation aimed at curbing excessive fees

WASHINGTON – A Senate panel approved an aviation policy bill Wednesday after a partisan fight over whether airlines gouge consumers with fees for basic services like checked bags, seat assignments...

DATE: March 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Bill aims to help fliers with airline fees

WASHINGTON – The government would standardize the way airlines disclose fees for basic services like checked bags, seat assignments and ticket changes so that passengers can more easily...

DATE: March 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

These minivans-turned-RVs take car camping to new level

When the sun started to set over the Pacific Ocean, I sprang into motion. I pulled off Highway 1 and parked alongside bluffs softened by swaying grass. I opened the rear hatch, filled the kettle...

DATE: March 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

U.S. airlines compete over flights to Havana

NEW YORK – U.S. airlines are looking to serve Cuba primarily from their large hub cities, with Havana being the most popular destination. At least eight carriers submitted applications to the U.S....

DATE: March 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

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