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Alexa, send up breakfast: Amazon launches Echo for hotels

NEW YORK – Alexa has a new job: hotel concierge. Amazon has launched a version of Alexa for hotels that lets guests order room service through the voice assistant, ask for more towels or get...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Wellness travel: It’s more than just staying fit on the road

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – It’s one thing when hotels open fitness centers, but quite another when fitness centers open hotels. Luxe gym Equinox is opening a hotel in New York’s new Hudson Yards...

DATE: June 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

The ancient sport of falconry takes off with tourists around U.S.

WOODSTOCK, Vt. – Falconry is an old tradition in many parts of the world, including the United Kingdom and the Middle East. But now it’s starting to be offered as an activity for tourists at...

DATE: June 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Lake Tahoe clarity sinks to all-time low in 2017

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. – Scientists at Lake Tahoe say the clarity of the alpine lake that straddles the California-Nevada line sank to an all-time low last year. Experts say the 9.5-foot decline was...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Yosemite’s haven for giant sequoias ready for visitors

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. – Yosemite National Park’s largest sequoia grove is ready to open to the public after crews completed a restoration project to protect the nearly 500 ancient trees,...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

California eyes July for reopening iconic Highway 1 stretch

BIG SUR, Calif. – California transportation officials have targeted July for reopening an iconic stretch of Highway 1 in the scenic Big Sur coastal region that was blocked last year by a massive...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

‘Miles to go before I sleep’: Robert Frost museum reopens

SHAFTSBURY, Vt. – On a warm June morning in 1922, Robert Frost sat down at his dining room table in southern Vermont and wrote “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” one of his most famous poems....

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

If you get bumped off a flight, make it worthwhile

DALLAS – Allison Preiss became a hero to airline passengers this spring when she scored a $10,000 travel voucher for losing her seat on an oversold flight. Negotiating skill mixed with a bit of...

DATE: June 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Millennials drive a resurgence in the American road trip

Suddenly, old-fashioned road trips are trendy again. Surveys show they’re on the rise. Websites, newspapers, magazines and even books are featuring road trips like they’re the next big thing – even...

DATE: June 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Southwest Airlines says passengers are slow to return after Flight 1380 death

Southwest Airline’s first passenger fatality is still costing the company money and expected to drag down sales well into the summer travel season. On Monday, Southwest said it expects a 3 percent...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

U.S. tribe displays artifacts loaned from London

GRAND RONDE, Ore. – Tribal artifacts that have been hidden away in the archives of the British Museum in London for nearly 120 years are being returned to a Native American tribe for an exhibit at...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

AP Explains: A closer look at Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire

NEW YORK – Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire erupted over the weekend, spewing deadly clouds and rivers of ash and pulverized rock. It is one of 11 active volcanoes in the Central America country that is...

DATE: June 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

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