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Airlines slash flights, freeze hiring as virus cuts travel

Airlines are slashing flights, freezing hiring and parking planes to cope with a stunning drop in bookings and a rise in cancellations caused by fear over the new virus outbreak. Southwest Airlines...

DATE: March 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

‘Into the Wild’ lures the unprepared into Alaska’s wilderness

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – For nearly a quarter-century, the old bus abandoned in Alaska’s punishing wilderness has drawn adventurers seeking to retrace the steps of a young idealist who met a tragic...

DATE: March 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Are city passes worth it? Here’s how to tell

At first glance, the Lisboa Card looked like a terrific deal. For just $44, it offered three days of unlimited access to mass transit as well as Lisbon’s most popular museums and other attractions....

DATE: March 6, 2020 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

Raphael fever hits Italy but art isn’t immune from virus

ROME – The paintings, drawings, tapestries and sketches in the most ambitious exhibition of Renaissance superstar Raphael’s works are collectively insured for 4 billion euros ($4.4 billion) against...

DATE: March 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Silverton to Dolores: Be wary of allowing OHVs on town streets

During a crowded forum in Dolores, panel of Silverton officials presented pros and cons of allowing off-highway vehicle use in town. Dolores voters will decide in the April 7 election whether to...

DATE: March 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Sand Creek Massacre site draws indigenous people who pray for victims of genocide worldwide

EADS – The site sits hundreds of miles from any major city. There are no statues to admire, no gift shops to buy postcards, and no cheery activities for the kids. To get there, one must drive...

DATE: March 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Strategies for vegans to eat well on their next vacation

If you’re an omnivore who thinks good food is hard to find on vacation, try traveling while vegan. Plant-based diets are growing in popularity, but most tourist destinations still cater to the...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2020 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

Virus fears keep guests trapped in sunny ‘luxurious prison’ in Canary Islands

MADRID – They signed up for a bit of a beach holiday to break up the winter. Instead, hundreds of holidaymakers, mainly from northern Europe, are set for a two-week lock-down as a result of an...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Airline, cruise stocks pummeled on fear of spreading virus

The stocks of American Airlines and several cruise lines were among the worst performers in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index Monday, as investors fret that the new coronavirus could take hold...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Traveling back in time to Tombstone, Arizona

TOMBSTONE, Ariz. – “Bang!” “Bang!” “Bang!” And several more “bangs!” – the gunshots in this re-enacted shootout happened so quickly I couldn’t keep count. “That was it,” said the actor playing...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Why travelers don’t value their time – and what it means for your next vacation

How valuable is your vacation time? That can be a difficult question to answer, even for someone like Mike Golpa, a busy dentist from Las Vegas. “I have taken longer flights and endured longer...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2020 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

SpaceX aims to launch up to 4 tourists into super high orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX aims to launch up to four tourists into a super high orbit, possibly by the end of next year. The private company is working with Space Adventures Inc. for the flight,...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

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