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In Calif. wine country, follow an olive oil trail

NAPA, Calif. – Come to California wine country taste the – olive oil? Yes, there’s liquid gold hidden among the vines, part of an olive oil boom in recent years. You can tour an orchard, learn...

DATE: March 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Travel

Vacation cooking requires planning

FORT COLLINS – It can be a recipe for disaster: renting a vacation house with friends without talking about meal planning. There are obvious topics, like allergies, budgeting, finicky kids and the...

DATE: March 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: Travel

Baja’s quiet gem

LORETO, Mexico – Efforts to turn the seaside village of Loreto into a major destination have been going on for years. So far, though, the results have been limited, and that in itself makes it...

DATE: March 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: Travel

Where heroes worked

DALLAS – From a fairy tale-inspiring castle in the Bavarian Alps to a serene sculpture of Mary and Jesus by Michelangelo tucked away in a Belgian church, sites and works of art across Europe can...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Travel

Behind Olympic facades, a crumbling city

SOCHI, Russia – A shining new $635 million highway on the outskirts of Sochi stands next to a crumbling apartment block with a red “SOS!” banner on its roof. The residents of 5a Akatsy street have...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: Travel

Sochi: A city of contrasts

SOCHI, Russia – For visitors to the Winter Olympics, Sochi may feel like a landscape from a dream – familiar and strange at once. Palm trees evoke a tropical seaside resort, but the Black Sea...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: Travel

Building winter

LINCOLN, N.H. Farming is tough during a New Hampshire winter – unless you’re growing icicles. At the base of Loon Mountain in Lincoln, an ice castle not unlike the frosty palace in the Disney...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Travel

Travel agents can play vital role for business travelers

Larry Seal, an executive leadership coach who spends about 100 nights on the road each year, uses a travel agent any time he travels for work even if he has to pay for it out-of-pocket. Once, his...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Travel

Southwest Airlines ranks last in on-time performance

Southwest Airlines, once the most on-time airline in the industry, has lately been the least on-time, according to an analysis by the Chicago Tribune. The Dallas-based airline, the dominant carrier...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Travel

Destination: Food

TAMPA, Fla. In the past, the Tampa Bay region hasn’t been high on a foodie’s travel bucket list. Sure, there are some tasty Cuban sandwiches in Tampa and fresh grouper in restaurants along the...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Travel

Seattle museum celebrates the silver ball

SEATTLE – For $13, you can play pinball until your arms fall off at Seattle’s working pinball museum. The two-story storefront in Seattle’s International District is filled with games from every...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Travel

Stonehenge receives modern-day revamp

STONEHENGE, England – After thousands of years, Stonehenge has had a makeover. But visitors may initially feel something is missing: the prehistoric monument itself. Tourists now arrive at a...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

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