Travel and commuting

Beware of price increases when traveling solo

If you travel alone, you already know this: You pay more. Hotel rates, cruise-ticket prices and tours quote rates based on double occupancy. Go alone and you’ll pay a single supplement that can...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

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Summer vacation: Never mind the hike. Where’s the hammock?

A new poll about summer travel finds that the No. 1 thing Americans want to do on vacation is ... nothing. Almost three-fourths of Americans say resting and relaxing is very or extremely important...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Ready to go it alone? Tips for solo travel

Since 2012, Kristin Addis has been traveling the world. More often than not, she’s solo. The former investment banker decided to sell her belongings five years ago and hit the road. She since has...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Traveling alone: For these adventurers, it’s the way to go

On a May vacation in Nicaragua, Alison Peters often visited several panaderias after dinner, sampling not one but many desserts. She spent days wearing the same bathing suit cover-up. And near the...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Tallest building west of Mississippi River is opening in LA

LOS ANGELES – The tallest building west of the Mississippi River opens its doors on Friday, celebrating with lights and fanfare in once-stodgy downtown Los Angeles that is sprouting a crop of new...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Auto club predicts record travel over July 4 weekend

DALLAS – Americans are expected to put down the TV remote and hit the road in record numbers for the July 4th weekend. Auto club AAA said Thursday that it expects 44.2 million people will travel at...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Travel books, from literary pilgrimages to beer tours

NEW YORK – Whether you’re an armchair traveler, a road tripper or a frequent flier, books about travel can inspire and inform. Here are a few out this season on a variety of travel themes. – Great...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Tourists descend as temperatures climb in Death Valley

LAS VEGAS – Desert dwellers in the western U.S. see temperatures topping 120 degrees as a reason to hunker down indoors and turn up the air conditioning. But some tourists welcome it as a...

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Travel Channel is looking for extras in Durango

The Travel Channel is coming to Durango on Sunday, and it’s looking for extras to take part in a reenactment of one of infamous outlaw Butch Cassidy’s more famous train robberies. According to...

DATE: June 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Can travelers avoid being given a digital pat-down?

When Shira Newman flies home from Tel Aviv this summer, she won’t be worried about long lines at the airport or short tempers on the plane. Instead, she’ll be concerned about her Samsung Galaxy S7...

DATE: June 18, 2017 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

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Woman crosses West to fulfill a last wish

SEATTLE – Nancy Zingheim barely knew Rita Poe when Poe approached her office at a Washington state RV park. Poe, a shy registered nurse, had a request for the RV park business manager: Could...

DATE: June 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

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Summer of Love turns 50: San Francisco puts spotlight on counterculture

SAN FRANCISCO They came for the music, the mind-bending drugs, to resist the Vietnam War and 1960s American orthodoxy, or simply to escape summer boredom. And they left an enduring legacy. This...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel