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10 common travel scams – and how to avoid them

Earlier this spring, I watched a young, solemn man dressed like a Buddhist monk approach a tourist on the National Mall. He showed him a petition to build a temple and slid a bracelet made of...

DATE: June 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Avoid these travel hacks for a smoother summer vacation

Travel hackers are thought to be some of the world’s smartest travelers. But they may not be as smart as they think. Consider what happened to the Lufthansa passenger who tried one of the oldest...

DATE: June 1, 2019 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

Sound barrier to chase seals, prevent shark attacks debated for Cape Cod

BOSTON – A plan to develop an acoustic system to chase away seals in order to prevent shark attacks is the latest front in the debate about how Cape Cod should respond in the wake of last year’s...

DATE: May 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Grand Canyon limits North Rim water use after pipe damaged

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. – Officials have temporarily placed restrictions on water use on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park after rockslides caused a pipeline break. The National...

DATE: May 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Tips for snapping safe selfies while traveling

Are you practicing safe selfies? It might be time to examine your photo-clicking habits and put caution first. In late March, a man visiting the Grand Canyon from Hong Kong tripped while taking a...

DATE: May 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Back to the future: New York’s TWA Hotel is a stylish work in progress

The retro chic TWA Hotel at John F. Kennedy International Airport wants you to think of the Brat Pack, the Beatles and the soaring grace of Eero Saarinen’s futuristic terminal, dedicated to the...

DATE: May 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

What’s next for traveler-friendly legislation?

The travel industry is strictly regulated for health and safety, a fact for which we should all be grateful. But when it comes to consumer protection – and comfort – most laws still favor...

DATE: May 25, 2019 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

The Wave could see a rising tide of visitors on Utah-Arizona border

SALT LAKE CITY – One of the most exclusive and dramatic hiking spots in the southwestern United States could see bigger crowds under a new proposal unveiled earlier this month. The Bureau of Land...

DATE: May 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

An Oregon retreat: Surrounded by wilderness, remote lodge offers rustic luxury

The friendly pack of dogs gathered around the edge of Minam River Lodge’s pole barn has no idea what to make of square dancing, or of the 20 or so people doing it. The dogs, pets of lodge staff...

DATE: May 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

How to get the most out of the summer travel season

What can you expect from this year’s summer travel season? Fewer travelers, for one. MMGY Global, a travel and hospitality marketing and research company, projects a significant slowdown in overall...

DATE: May 18, 2019 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

With 75 million travelers, Orlando remains most-visited place

ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando had 75 million visitors last year as the theme park mecca continued to be the most visited destination in the United States, tourism officials said Thursday. Orlando in 2018...

DATE: May 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

U.S.-Canada border transfers raise fear of delayed crossings

DERBY LINE, Vt. – Hundreds of border agents from across the U.S. are being temporarily transferred south ahead of the busy summer tourism season, worrying those along the northern border who rely...

DATE: May 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

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