Travel and commuting

Wave of boat buyers seek recreation, safety during pandemic

YARMOUTH, Maine – Brandon Mitchell had big plans to visit family in Michigan and take his wife and three kids to Disney World. The pandemic put those plans on ice. So they bought a boat instead....

DATE: Aug. 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Travel

Road trip? Quarantines mess with Americans’ travel plans

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Families trying to squeeze in a summer vacation before school starts better do some homework on COVID-19 restrictions before loading up the minivan. The web of state and...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

European tourism faces turbulence only weeks after restart

BERLIN – Europe’s tourism revival is running into turbulence only weeks after countries reopened their borders, with rising infections in Spain and other nations causing increasing concern among...

DATE: July 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

A definitive ranking of the 16 best road trip snacks of all time

Snacks are as synonymous with road trips as the phrase, “Are we there yet?” Road trip snacks are fuel for the body and mind. They’re not just sustenance for the car ride – they’re part of the...

DATE: July 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

How to do your laundry while traveling

“Recycle” is a word experienced travelers never want to hear, and it isn’t because they hate the environment. Recycling means that you’re out of clean clothes while you’re on the road and that...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

United sees revenue stalling at 50% without a virus vaccine

United Airlines executives said Wednesday that travel will rise when the number of new coronavirus cases drops but the airline’s revenue will stall around 50% of pre-pandemic levels until there is...

DATE: July 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

RVs prove popular in Southwest Colorado for mid-pandemic vacationers

The coronavirus pandemic halted much of the travel industry in late March, an industry that helps fuel Durango’s economy. Flights were grounded, hotel rooms were left vacant and people were told to...

DATE: July 21, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Epic travel disasters to take the edge off your wanderlust

“The only aspect of our travels that is guaranteed to hold an audience is disaster,” writes journalist Martha Gellhorn in the 1978 memoir “Travels with Myself and Another.” She proves the point by...

DATE: July 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

‘Biggest project’ about to break ground in Southwest Colorado

Work on the final phase to connect the “Bridge to Nowhere” to U.S. Highway 550 atop Farmington Hill is scheduled to begin in early August, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation....

DATE: July 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

What Americans need to know about the EU travel ban

Steven Hoekman wants to visit Germany this summer. But with the European Union banning travelers from the United States, he’s not sure he’ll be allowed into the country. Hoekman, a retired dentist...

DATE: July 17, 2020 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

Disney World reopens as coronavirus cases surge in Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – “The Most Magical Place on Earth” has reopened after nearly four months with new rules in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

United warns 36,000 workers they could be laid off

United Airlines is warning 36,000 employees – nearly half its U.S. staff – they could be furloughed in October, the clearest signal yet of how deeply the virus pandemic is hurting the airline...

DATE: July 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

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