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Can Americans still go to Cuba? Yes, but it’s harder

HAVANA – The Trump administration’s new restrictions on travel to Cuba have made it harder, but far from impossible, for Americans to visit the island nation. Cruises offered easy, one-stop...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Durango retiree buys one-way ticket to Asia

Many dream about leaving their job and buying a one-way ticket to a fantastic destination. Durangoan Ray Pierotti did it. Pierotti, 67, retired as the energy adviser and lighting specialist at La...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Take a carry-on – and send that checked bag packing

For me, packing for a one- or two-week vacation is often a tug of war. The desire to pack light competes with the temptation to fill a jumbo suitcase with a variety of outfits and accessories, plus...

DATE: June 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Where in the world shouldn’t you go?

With violence against American tourists in the news, summer travelers who usually ask, “Where should I go this year?” may be more likely to ask, “Which places should I avoid?” Here’s how to answer...

DATE: June 16, 2019 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

New York’s High Line park marks 10 years of transformation

NEW YORK – When the High Line park opened in New York City, then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg predicted the transformation of the abandoned, elevated freight line into an artsy public promenade would be...

DATE: June 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Big Brutus attraction adds another coal mining shovel

WEST MINERAL, Kan. – A historic coal mining shovel that was hidden under bramble for more than 70 years has gone on display in southeast Kansas alongside its more well-known successor, an...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Summer vacation may provide an up-close view of climate change

This summer, an estimated 4 million visitors will trek through Yosemite National Park in California. They will circle through the valley, crane their necks at Half Dome, pause for the grazing...

DATE: June 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

4 ways to be a good traveler in the age of overtourism

In Paris, the Louvre Museum closed for a day recently because workers said the crowds were too big to handle. In the Himalayas, climbers at Mount Everest are concerned that the peak has gotten too...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

It’s a challenge to stay healthy while traveling

A virus with a “terrible” hacking cough eclipsed Deirdre Girard’s recent South American cruise on the Viking Sun. But for the playwright and her husband, the real disappointment set in after they...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

Tales of fish, dogs and shipwrecks from the Turks and Caicos islands

We have just arrived in Cockburn Town on the island of Grand Turk, the capital of Turks & Caicos, an archipelago of 40 low-lying islands in the Atlantic Ocean near the Bahamas. Our plane, the size...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Carnival will pay $20M over pollution from its cruise ships

MIAMI – Carnival Corp. reached a settlement Monday with federal prosecutors in which the world’s largest cruise line agreed to pay a $20 million penalty because its ships continued to pollute the...

DATE: June 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

‘Dr. Beach’ ranks the best sand in the U.S.

KAILUA, Hawaii – In Kailua, the sand is soft and white, the water is clear and calm, and the view is exactly what you would expect from a beach in the Hawaiian Islands. Those are among the reasons...

DATE: June 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

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