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Zika? It hasn’t gone away, but some travelers are shrugging

Zika hasn’t gone away, but as the mosquito-borne virus has faded from the headlines, travelers seem less concerned about it than they were last year. “We had a big downturn in honeymoon business...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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A pub crawl in charming Dingle on Ireland’s southwest coast

DINGLE, Ireland – On a trip to Europe, we went looking for some real Irish charm. We found it, in Dingle, a town of 1,200 people on Ireland’s southwest coast. The town is known for its pubs. Dick...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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United, American begin selling cheaper economy-class fare

DALLAS – American and United have started selling cheaper “basic economy” fares as they battle discount airlines for the most budget-conscious travelers. American announced early Tuesday that it...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Events, trail celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday

Wisconsin is celebrating the 150th birthday of native son Frank Lloyd Wright with events and a new 200-mile trail directing visitors to nine of the sites, homes and buildings he designed. Wright,...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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New York’s Met Museum offers exercise amid world-class art

NEW YORK – World-class art, meet sweaty aerobics. New York City’s cavernous Metropolitan Museum of Art has been holding lively morning workout sessions this winter amid its prized masterpieces. The...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Northern New England gets buried in snow, and skiers love it

BURKE, Vt. – The gods have answered the call of skiers, snowmobilers and dog mushers, dumping mounds of snow in northern New England following little snow last season during the warmest winter on...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Heli-skiing pristine powder in British Columbia

I’m airborne. Powder swirls around my body. I dart through the spaces between giant spruce trees. Somehow, my brain calculates the pitch of the slope and my balance holds. Seconds after hurtling...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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How to get a reluctant airline to compensate you

Sometimes, airlines do the right thing – no questions asked. Gerrard Hattfield knows what that’s like. The entrepreneur was flying from Durban, South Africa, back to his home in Cape Town when...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: The Travel Troubleshooter

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Denver talk radio host could visit Durango

KOA NewsRadio, a Denver-station, plans to send its afternoon host, Mandy Connell, to a small town in Colorado to broadcast a live show. Durango is competing as a destination against Cañon City,...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Spring break ideas: From beaches to Europe to new museums

NEW YORK – Spring break is right around the corner. For some travelers, that means seeking out beaches and sunshine. Others may be tempted by Europe, which has become more affordable for Americans,...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Bison, cars endangered by deep snow in Wyoming’s Grand Teton

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Unusually deep snow in Grand Teton National Park has made life dangerous for bison lumbering on the park’s only plowed highway and for motorists traveling the route, prompting park...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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U.S. says canceled flights declining, fewer bags getting lost

The government says U.S. airlines canceled fewer flights in 2016 than any year on record while also posting record-low numbers for lost bags and passengers getting bumped off oversold flights. And...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel