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A craft beer revolution is brewing in Russia

MOSCOW – Pint by frothy pint, a hoppy revolution is brewing in Russia. This new generation of craft brewers began sprouting in the vodka capital of the world as foreign beers became too expensive...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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National Park Service ends ban on disposable water bottles

PHOENIX – The federal government announced Wednesday it will eliminate a policy that allowed national parks like the Grand Canyon to ban the sale of bottled water in an effort to curb litter. The...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Durango couple soaks up richness of life on Italy’s Amalfi Coast

Richard Koch and I, both Durango residents, spent two months in the fall of 2016 living in a small village in the middle of Italy’s Amalfi Coast between Positano and Amalfi. Praiano is beautiful, a...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Travel

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Guam’s tourism popularity unhurt by North Korea threats

HAGATNA, Guam – Tourists haven’t been deterred from visiting the tropical island of Guam even though the U.S. territory has been the target of threats from North Korea during a week of angry words...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Checking your work email on vacation? You’re not alone.

If you’re planning to leave your smartphone or laptop at home when you go on vacation this month, you might want to think again. The unplugged getaway is so last year. More than 62 percent of...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2017 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

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Airplane turbulence can be scary, but it’s no cause for alarm

Patrick Smith compiled a list of the five things that worry him the most when flying. Bird strikes and cargo fires made the cut; turbulence did not. “Most of us in the cockpit are thinking, ‘This...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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More than 1 in 5 travelers knowingly or unknowingly carried prohibited items onto aircraft, survey finds

A survey of airline passengers found that more than 20 percent had knowingly or unknowingly smuggled prohibited items past Transportation Security Administration checkpoints onto the aircraft,...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Bikepacker’s paradise on North Dakota’s Maah Daah Hey Trail

MEDORA, N.D. For mountain bikers, North Dakota’s Maah Daah Hey Trail is such a treasure that people come from all over to experience it. I drove with friends more than 1,000 miles to ride 100-plus...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Hollywood street superheroes struggle with broken dreams

LOS ANGELES – Captain America has a thick British accent, and his day job is cinematographer. Iron Man lives in an apartment behind Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, and at least one of Batman’s wings are...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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‘Wonderlandscape’ tells story of Yellowstone National Park

John Clayton explores the vast historical and cultural history of one of the most popular national parks to uncover why Yellowstone is so beloved in Wonderlandscape: Yellowstone National Park and...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Durango to hold first ever ‘Float to Work Day’

Expect morning traffic jams on the Animas River on Aug. 25 as Durango’s first ever “Float to Work Day” encourages river runners to commute down the waterway to their place of work. According to the...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Wrecks, sunken treasures lie under Albania’s coastal waters

SARANDA, Albania – Descending beneath the waves, the cloudy first few meters quickly give way to clear waters and an astonishing sight – dozens, perhaps hundreds, of tightly packed ancient vases...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel