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Expedia buying rival Orbitz

NEW YORK – Expedia is buying rival online travel site Orbitz for approximately $1.33 billion, adding to the stable of brands it has snapped up recently in order to extend its reach and keep pace in...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Airplane seat spies break the legroom code

SYDNEY – Most people have a few things they won’t board a plane without. For Randy Petersen, it’s a tape measure. Petersen belongs to a small army of independent airline reviewers who fly around...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Lost at the airport

HARRISBURG, Pa. – To the traveler forced to surrender his cricket bat at an airport security checkpoint: I have located your valuable sports gear. I found it inside a state government office...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Surprises in the sand

ERG CHEBBI, Morocco – The bright black silhouettes of our three-camel caravan shone against a tall sand dune like a background drawing of the Three Kings in a Nativity scene. While Georgie, as I...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Will a selfie stick improve your next trip?

NEW YORK – Selfies at tourist attractions are nothing new. But until recently, if you wanted a perfectly composed picture of yourself with Times Square or the Colosseum in the background, you might...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

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

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