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Stuck at home? Let these travel board games help take you away

Earlier this month, the coronavirus and a snowstorm trapped my husband and me inside our one-bedroom home above Lake Tahoe in Nevada. We canceled our travel plans through summer and celebrated my...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

How to get a refund if you won’t rebook the trip

So you want to cancel your vacation? In the wake of the global coronavirus outbreak, you probably can do it – and get all your money back. I have a few coronavirus refund tips that will help. But...

DATE: March 27, 2020 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

Coronavirus delivers ‘body blow’ to Colorado’s ski industry

DENVER – Ski resorts across the West that were shut down amid coronavirus fears are grappling with an economic “body blow” at a time when they normally would be welcoming hordes of spring break...

DATE: March 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

United Airlines warns of massive layoffs without federal aid

Leaders of United Airlines and its labor unions are raising the threat of massive layoffs if Washington doesn’t provide “sufficient” help to the airline industry by the end of this month. The...

DATE: March 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Stranded on dream vacation: Bayfield residents face travel restrictions in New Zealand

A Bayfield family scheduled two dream vacations for March, one in California, the other in New Zealand. Then, the nation’s response to the viral illness COVID-19 ramped up. One half of the family,...

DATE: March 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cheap fares luring travelers to fly despite pandemic

With the coronavirus pandemic escalating in the U.S. and overseas, Dylcia McBlackwell couldn’t justify taking a single spring vacation. Airfares were so cheap, she decided to book three. Now, the...

DATE: March 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Tips for cleaning your gear after traveling

Months into the coronavirus crisis, travelers have grown familiar with how to protect themselves on airplanes, in hotel rooms and among crowds. But what about the risk of returning home with...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Planning your summer vacation amid coronavirus fears

The coronavirus outbreak isn’t just having an immediate effect on travel, prompting a surge of cancellations not seen since Sept. 11. It also couldn’t have come at a worse time for travelers...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

Snowstorm triggers power outages, closes Red Mountain Pass

U.S. Highway 550 on Red Mountain Pass is closed after receiving more than a foot of snow overnight, with more snowfall expected Thursday. The Colorado Department of Transportation closed the...

DATE: March 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Travel insurance can help, but it has its limits

Travel insurance can be a good investment if you have medical issues or you’re traveling to a volatile region, experts say. But it has its limits, as many travelers whose plans are affected by...

DATE: March 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Nepal cancels spring mountain climbing season due to virus

KATHMANDU, Nepal – Nepal’s government announced Friday that it was suspending climbing permits for Mount Everest and all of the other peaks in the country due to concern over the spread of the...

DATE: March 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Why your next vacation should be in Canada

Who doesn’t like to drop in on a friendly neighbor every now and again? So, why not Canada? Our neighbor to the north is home to several A-list cities, such as Montreal and Vancouver, plus nearly...

DATE: March 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

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