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In South Korea’s Olympic hills, traces of the North abound

GOSEONG, South Korea – A former seaside villa for North Korea’s ruling Kim family. A captured North Korean spy submarine. A front-line observatory that allows curious visitors to peer at parts of a...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Caribbean spring break: Ideas, prices, post-hurricane news

Thinking about spring break in the Caribbean? Brian Hegarty of Travel Leaders Network says each Caribbean island offers a different vibe, from relaxing on the beach to adventures, shopping and...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Underwater archaeology site imperiled in Mexico, experts say

MEXICO CITY – Pollution is threatening the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system in the Yucatan Peninsula, a vast underground network that experts in Mexico say could be the most important...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

#Vanlife accelerates as rental companies entice people to the open road

Years before #vanlife took on a life of its own across social media in the United States, Bill Staggs was onto something. He had fond memories, dating to his late-1950s childhood, of family trips...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Here’s why travelers are rethinking rental cars

If you are planning a vacation, then renting a car may be as automatic as making hotel or restaurant reservations. Or not. New ground transportation options are blossoming in the sharing economy....

DATE: Feb. 18, 2018 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

On the trail of Colorado’s birds

“There’s a hawk, left side.” Necks twisted and eyes strained into the gray sky. The bus immediately slowed, then stopped. “What is it?” “Where’d it go?” The hawk soared in front of the school bus,...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

A record 30M people visited Caribbean despite storms

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A record 30 million people visited the Caribbean last year, despite two devastating hurricanes that hit a region still struggling to recover, regional tourism officials said...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Flights resume on tribal land after fatal Grand Canyon crash

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Flight restrictions put in place in the Grand Canyon after a sightseeing helicopter crashed last weekend have been lifted. Three British tourists were killed in the crash...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Exhibit celebrates pulp fiction artist who broke gender barriers

BOSTON – Gloria Stoll Karn nearly trashed her high school artwork back in the 1940s, figuring her art career was over before it even started. But thanks to a janitor with an artistic eye, she ended...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Long-stalled Vegas casino-resort gets new life

LAS VEGAS – The Fontainebleau is no more. Call it The Drew Las Vegas. The hulking, bluish casino-resort, which has sat unfinished on the Las Vegas Strip since 2009 and became a poster child of the...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Big birthday for Big Easy: New Orleans marks tricentennial

The Big Easy is celebrating a big birthday this year: 300 years since New Orleans was founded. The celebration began New Year’s Eve with a massive fireworks show over the Mississippi River....

DATE: Feb. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

How to avoid losing it over lost luggage

After Delta Air Lines lost Dan Collins’ luggage on a recent flight to Lihue, Hawaii, he didn’t know what to expect. Few people do, actually. Two of his checked bags vanished during a...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2018 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter