A mecca for outdoor pursuits, Missoula is rich in culture, too

My boyfriend works for a software company based in Missoula, in northwestern Montana. I tag along on his work trips as often as possible, and on every trip its relative dearth of tourists perplexes...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Do you need an international permit to drive overseas?

If you’re renting a car on your next international trip, you may need an additional ID: an international driving permit. Not paying for the document, which translates your American license into 10...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2019 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

Stephen, Tabitha King plan changes to iconic Maine home

Stephen and Tabitha King are ready for the next chapter for their Victorian mansion that stands behind a wrought iron gate festooned with winged creatures and spiderwebs. The authors want to...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Sam Clemens’ signature appears to be on Mark Twain Cave wall

A pair of Mark Twain enthusiasts who have searched for more than two decades say they’ve found what appears to be Samuel Clemens’ signature from his youth scrawled on the wall of the Missouri cave...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

To fight unfair damage fees, always take pictures

I take pictures of everything when I travel. Not just the landmarks, the kids and the tacos we ordered from a San Antonio food truck. I shoot my car, my hotel room, even my vacation rental. When I...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2019 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

Fast-moving glacier threatens valley in Mont Blanc massif

MILAN – Italian officials sounded an alarm Wednesday over climate change due to the threat that a fast-moving melting glacier is posing to a picturesque valley near the Alpine town of Courmayeur....

DATE: Sept. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Coral die-off predicted as marine heat wave engulfs Hawaii

CAPTAIN COOK, Hawaii – At the edge of an ancient lava flow where jagged black rocks meet the Pacific, small off-the-grid homes overlook the calm blue waters of Papa Bay on Hawaii’s Big Island – no...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

When evacuating a plane, you can help save the day

Chances are, you’ll soon hear a lot about how to evacuate a plane. The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to take a stand on minimum seat room in the next few weeks, and the ability to...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2019 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

At the Large Hadron Collider, a peek at the future of science

“Don’t lose sight of me.” Physicist Abhigyan Dasgupta - “Riju” to his family and friends - looks over his shoulder to caution our 12-member group as we prepare to descend 300 feet beneath the...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Airline customer-service agents report abusive customers

DALLAS – Airline customer-service agents say they often get verbal threats from passengers, and sometimes they turn into physical confrontations. The agents say alcohol, airline fees and long lines...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Discover authors’ favorite haunts on London Literary Pub Crawl

LONDON A bartender asks Gavin Smith whether he fancies a citrus pale ale or Kolsch-style lager at the Newman Arms – a London pub dating back to 1730. The 47-year-old Liphook, England, resident...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Report says airlines’ carbon emissions are growing fast

U.S. airlines are increasing their emissions of climate-changing gases much faster than they are boosting fuel efficiency, according to an environmental group’s report. The International Council on...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

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