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You don’t have to be a star to love the Sundance Film Festival

SALT LAKE CITY – Every January, the streets of the mountain town of Park City, Utah, light up as the Robert Redford-founded Sundance Film Festival pulls in big names to introduce future Oscar...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

In the Marshall Islands, divers explore shipwrecks, spectacular coral

MAJURO, Marshall Islands It was clear right away it was a tuna swimming past because of the distinctive bumps along its back that lead to its angular tail. And what a whopper. It was about the...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Nuclear tourism? No worries, it’s ‘perfectly safe’

SPOKANE, Wash. – The nation’s most polluted nuclear weapons production site is now its newest national park. This year, thousands of people are expected to tour the Hanford Nuclear Reservation,...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

At ski resorts, pampering reaches new high

Ski resorts are upping the ante, finding new ways this season to pamper guests who barely want to leave the slopes. Ski-in, ski-out used to just refer to prime lodgings that didn’t require a...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Immerse yourself in San Francisco’s rich culture

SAN FRANCISCO – Some things in San Francisco never change. The Golden Gate Bridge is still, in fact, orange; Lombard Street still has eight hairpin turns in one block. But if it’s been awhile since...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

What to do if science is your passion

Q: My husband is interested in science of all types: astronomy, nature, chemistry, geology, etc. Do you have any suggestions for a trip that would include substantial science? Bonus points if it...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Paris tourism took hit after attacks but dip could level off

NEW YORK – Paris tourism took a hit in the weeks after the Nov. 13 terror attacks, with a 12 percent drop in hotel occupancy for the month of November and Air France reporting $54.5 million in lost...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Places, events driving travel in 2016

Rio and Cuba. The Pope’s Year of Mercy and artist Christo’s walk on water. Philadelphia, Cleveland and the next U.S. president. Super Bowl in California and the Indy 500 at 100. A centennial for...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Indigenous Bolivian women scale high peaks

LA PAZ, Bolivia – At first glance, the indigenous Bolivian women don’t look much like mountain climbers, with their colorful, multilayered skirts and fringed shawls. But their helmets, polarized...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Tips for caregivers traveling with elderly, frail relatives

CHICAGO – Nancy Powers had to adjust her travel routine when her best friend and travel partner, Phyllis Wesley, was diagnosed with a degenerative brain condition that affects her speech and...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Virtual reality a tool for travel industry

From roller coasters to cruises to destinations, virtual reality is exploding as a way to market travel. You can parasail and paddle-board using virtual reality content produced by Florida’s Visit...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Spirit of St. Louis replica soars 88 years after Lindbergh

RHINEBECK, N.Y. – Charles Lindbergh would instantly recognize the plane with “Spirit of St. Louis” painted on its nose rumbling above treetops in New York’s Hudson Valley. There’s a 9-cylinder...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

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