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Preservation or development? Brazil’s Amazon at a crossroads

TRAIRAO, Brazil – Night falls in Brazil’s Amazon and two logging trucks without license plates emerge from the jungle. They rumble over dirt roads that lead away from a national forest, carrying...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Slavery museum in Liverpool aims to confront painful legacy

LIVERPOOL, England – Scarlet shackles sit peacefully on display in front of a sad, gray backdrop. The now rusted leg irons once locked human ankles during 18th century voyages from Africa to some...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Odds look good for a white Christmas in Southwest Colorado

It’s looking like Southwest Colorado is on track for a white Christmas. Scott Sterns, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Junction, said a storm system approaching from the...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

A closer look can expose a travel deal too good to be true

When Brian Greenberg booked a Spirit Airlines flight from Phoenix to San Juan, Puerto Rico, last year, he thought he was getting a great deal. Greenberg, who owns an insurance agency in Scottsdale,...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

$1.5M agreement permanently keeps Utah trail open to hikers

SALT LAKE CITY – A Utah farming family has reached an agreement with land officials allowing permanent access to a portion of private land along a trail bordering Zion National Park. The Salt Lake...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

33 genius travel hacks to upgrade your holiday trips

So it begins: The holidays are upon us, and with them, the crush of holiday travel. Here, the best pearls of wisdom from Travel Genius , Bloomberg’s original podcast that delivers the cleverest...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Travelers plant trees to reforest the world

We’ve heard a lot about trees lately: The devastating deforestation around the world, caused by wildfires and unchecked development. The health benefits of “bathing” under the forest canopy,...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

As passenger dissatisfaction soars, airline fines hit a historic low

This year, the government is on track to issue the lowest number of airline fines in history. Federal regulators insist they’re just doing their job and that the numbers represent an ebb in...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2019 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

Palestinians in Bethlehem look beyond religious tourism

BETHLEHEM, West Bank – For decades, the people of Bethlehem have watched tour buses drive up to the Church of the Nativity, disgorge their passengers for a few hours at the traditional birthplace...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

8 unexpected and delightful ways to pass time at airports

Between holiday trips, extra crowds and winter weather delays, chances are good travelers will spend more time at airports than they’d like over the next month. But some airports across the United...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

There are ways to make your trips eco-friendlier

Whether you’re feeling flight-shamed, hotel-shamed or just plain shamed for being a traveler, chances are you’re probably wondering how to reduce your carbon footprint when you travel. Even with so...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2019 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

Scientists race to document Puerto Rico’s coastal heritage

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A group of U.S.-based scientists is rushing to document indigenous sites along Puerto Rico’s coast dating back a couple of thousand years before rising sea levels linked to...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

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