Travel and commuting

Scientists race to document Puerto Rico’s coastal heritage

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A group of U.S.-based scientists is rushing to document indigenous sites along Puerto Rico’s coast dating back a couple of thousand years before rising sea levels linked to...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Failing ice cellars signal changes in Alaska whaling towns

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – For generations, people in Alaska’s far-north villages have relied on hand-built ice cellars dug deep into the permafrost to age their whale and walrus meat to perfection and...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Montana mountain’s epic powder exceeded only by its friendly vibe

Long before they were covered in luxury condos, boutique outdoor clothing stores and latte-spinning coffee shops, good ski hills needed two things: a lift and a lodge. While many of those simple...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Blinded by the price: How to avoid making travel deal mistakes

Beware the high cost of a travel deal mistake. “It is not just about the dollars saved,” says Michal Strahilevitz, an associate professor of marketing at St. Mary’s College of California. “It’s the...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2019 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

Snow could make Friday evening commute slick in Durango

Be prepared for a wild commute Friday evening. The National Weather Service in Grand Junction expects a cold front to move into Southwest Colorado on Friday afternoon, which will intensify snowfall...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thanksgiving storm may impede Southwest Colorado travel

A dusting of snow Tuesday morning in Durango marked the start of what will likely be a snowy Thanksgiving week in Southwest Colorado, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. A...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Egypt unveils animal mummies of lion cubs, crocodiles, birds

SAQQARA, Egypt – Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities on Saturday revealed details on recently discovered animal mummies, saying they include two lion cubs as well as several crocodiles, birds and cats....

DATE: Nov. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Southwest Airlines receives tax credits for Denver expansion

DENVER – Southwest Airlines has received $12.5 million in tax credits for a major expansion that could bring 1,000 new jobs to Denver International Airport over the next eight years. The...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Dark tourism, explained: Why visitors flock to sites of tragedy

Every year, millions of tourists around the world venture to some of the unhappiest places on Earth: sites of atrocities, accidents, natural disasters or infamous death. From Auschwitz to...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Stuck with an annoying airline seatmate? Here’s what you can do

Airline passengers can be so annoying. How annoying? Just ask Retha Charette, a tour guide from Arlington, Vermont. On a recent flight from Newark to Amsterdam, her seatmate opened her tray table,...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2019 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

Carcass of giant blue whale brought to surface for study

PORTLAND, Ore. – The carcass of a giant blue whale that has been submerged off the Oregon coast for more than three years was hauled to the surface so it can be reassembled, studied and put on...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Warm ocean water delays sea ice for Alaska towns, wildlife

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The U.S. research vessel Sikuliaq can break through ice as thick as 2.5 feet. In the Chukchi Sea northwest of Alaska this month, which should be brimming with floes, its limits...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

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