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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

Experts talk about cruising: Trends, issues and tips

MIAMI – What are the latest cruise trends? Should consumers worry about Caribbean cruises after last year’s hurricanes? Do cruises still battle the perception that cruising is for the “overfed, the...

DATE: June 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Musings on cruising: The many nuances and joys of traveling by ship

Nearly 26 million people took a cruise in 2017, and passenger numbers are expected to top 27 million this year. Some of those folks, though, are counted more than once. On a recent 11-day cruise on...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Climbers set speed record on Yosemite’s Nose of El Capitan

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Two climbers have set a speed record for ascending the famous Nose route of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, one of the world’s most technical and dangerous verticals. Alex...

DATE: June 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Current lava flows are hottest, fastest of latest eruption

HONOLULU – The hottest and fastest-moving lava of Kilauea volcano’s latest eruption spread across new parts of the Big Island Wednesday, forcing officials to order evacuations in two coastal...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

London on a budget: How to save on airfare, lodging and more

LONDON – The sun-kissed scenes from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s storybook wedding at Windsor may have put you in the mood to visit the Old Country. But what if you’re just looking to feel...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

From snipers to moms: World War II exhibit focuses on women

NATICK, Mass. – The terrors of World War II impacted most of the world’s women, both on the home and battlefronts. A new exhibition opening Friday at the International Museum of World War II in...

DATE: May 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Car camping Airbnb-style: Just jump in and go

One day in April, I returned from a camping trip – a quick 24 hours out of the city – and ran a load of laundry. What’s more telling is what I didn’t do. I didn’t hose down a muddy tent, I didn’t...

DATE: May 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

5 survival strategies for camping on the cheap

Exploring nature and sleeping under the stars can be viewed as an economical vacation. But buying gear and booking campsites or renting an RV can add up. With some cost-saving strategies, camping...

DATE: May 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

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