Travel and commuting

Don’t let airlines bully you with their ‘bad’ seats

Ask Clayton Conway about the worst seat on a plane, and he’ll tell you about the time he flew from Denver to Seattle on Frontier Airlines. “It was the worst flight experience I’ve ever had,” says...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2020 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

Durango airport reports record-breaking year

Commercial passenger traffic at the Durango-La Plata County Airport increased to almost 400,000 arrivals and departures, making it the airport’s busiest year on record. Passenger traffic increased...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Do you need medical evacuation coverage for your next trip?

Igor Natanzon had long dreamed of visiting Antarctica. But his photographic expedition to the South Pole turned into a nightmare after a rogue wave slammed into his ship and he required a medical...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

Grand Teton park to begin killing invasive mountain goats

JACKSON, Wyo. – An operation to kill the mountain goats that have invaded Grand Teton National Park and threaten the existence of the park’s struggling bighorn sheep herd will begin Sunday,...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

6 men become first to cross perilous Drake Passage unassisted

LOS ANGELES – As freezing water thrashed their rowboat in some of the most treacherous waters in the world, six men fought for 13 days to make history, becoming the first people to traverse the...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Newseum hailed free press, but got beaten by free museums

WASHINGTON – In 2008, the Newseum – a private museum dedicated to exploring modern history as told through the eyes of journalists – opened on prime Washington real estate. Sitting almost...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Southwest Colorado could ring in new year with winter storm

A New Year’s Day storm is expected to dump a moderate amount of snow across Southwest Colorado, but not enough to change severe drought conditions being experienced by this corner of the state,...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Barcelona dazzles when you’re traveling solo

BARCELONA, Spain – They were on girls’ trips, guys’ trips, family vacations and honeymoons. They were on the train, sharing massive platters of seafood paella and packed into Anton Gaudí’s...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Unique guitar-shaped hotel opens at Florida Seminole casino

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – It looks like a rock ‘n’ roll guitar that Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page would have played. But this one is 450 feet tall and is a light-beam hotel that the Seminole Tribe wants to...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Weather Service issues winter weather advisory for incoming storm

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for an incoming storm that’s expected to hit Southwest Colorado on Tuesday afternoon and last through Christmas Day. The advisory...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The best advice and apps for driving in bad weather

Unless you enjoy living dangerously, getting behind the wheel in a winter storm probably isn’t your idea of fun. “Road surfaces can change quickly between dry, snow-packed and icy – all of which...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2019 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

Preservation or development? Brazil’s Amazon at a crossroads

TRAIRAO, Brazil – Night falls in Brazil’s Amazon and two logging trucks without license plates emerge from the jungle. They rumble over dirt roads that lead away from a national forest, carrying...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

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