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

Native Americans honor 50th anniversary of Alcatraz takeover

SAN FRANCISCO – For Eloy Martinez, returning to Alcatraz Island meant a joyous reunion with people he hadn’t seen in decades. It also brought a renewed sense of hope and pride. Martinez was among...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Weather Service issues first winter storm warning of season for Southwest Colorado

The first winter storm warning of the season was issued Monday for Southwest Colorado ahead of a storm that could dump a foot of snow or more in the high country north of Durango. The National...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

3rd record tide enters Venice as Italy hit with snow, rain

VENICE, Italy – Venice was hit Sunday by a record third exceptional tide in the same week while other parts of Italy struggled with a series of weather woes, from rain-swollen rivers to high winds...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

China aims to build its own Yellowstone on Tibetan plateau

XINING, China – There’s a building boom on the Tibetan plateau, one of the world’s last remote places. Mountains long crowned by garlands of fluttering prayer flags are newly topped with sprawling...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

For the unlucky, motion sickness starts when the cruise ends

For Katy Breuer, the symptoms start as soon as she steps off a cruise ship. She feels dizzy and disoriented, can’t eat and can’t find her land legs. “It’s debilitating,” says Breuer, an executive...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2019 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

Escape tunnel: Secret passageway under Berlin Wall opens to public

BERLIN – An escape tunnel underneath the Berlin Wall opened to the public this month for the first time amid celebrations of the 30-year anniversary of the opening of communist East Germany’s...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Venice ‘on its knees’ after second-worst flood ever recorded

VENICE, Italy – The worst flooding in Venice in more than 50 years prompted calls Wednesday to better protect the historic city from rising sea levels as officials calculated hundreds of millions...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

How to score unbelievably cheap flights with mistake airline fares

Maybe this has happened to you. You’re casually scrolling through social media when you spot a friend crowing that she’s headed to Japan next month because she just scored a flight for $247 round...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Mystery trips: Travel companies offer journeys into the unknown

CHARLESTON, W.Va. When Dena Espenscheid answered an advertisement on social media offering a weekend vacation to an unknown destination, her sister warned her she was going to get kidnapped. As it...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Should you get a SIM card or an international roaming plan?

Before Molly Last traveled to Greece to volunteer at a cat sanctuary, she ran the numbers for her phone. Should she get a SIM card or an international roaming plan? A calling plan for her iPhone...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2019 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

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