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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

Daily commercial flights begin at Telluride airport

TELLURIDE, Colo. – Daily commercial flights at a southwestern Colorado airport begin for the first time this week. Officials with the Telluride Regional Airport say Denver Air Connection, a partner...

DATE: May 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

The shows on this cruise line rival Broadway

MIAMI – In a nondescript building in North Miami, two dozen dancers in bouncing yellow skirts are high-kicking the can-can, aerialists are spinning perilously high from silk cords and frantic...

DATE: May 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Infamous gangster’s prison cell wasn’t as luxurious as he claimed

PHILADELPHIA When mobster Al Capone was jailed in Philadelphia in 1929, one newspaper portrayed his cell as a luxurious lockup, adorned with richly colored oriental rugs, polished wood furniture...

DATE: May 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Get a jump on renewing your Global Entry membership

If you have a Global Entry membership, which allows you to skip some of the airport lines, lucky you. But you might want to check your expiration date. A majority of Global Entry members who joined...

DATE: May 10, 2019 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

Grounded Max jets could contribute to higher summer fares

The grounding of Boeing 737 Max jets likely means that fare increases this summer will be larger than already expected and airlines will struggle to handle disruptions such as storms that shut down...

DATE: May 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Big Boy steam locomotive chugs to post-restoration debut

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – One of the world’s biggest and most powerful steam locomotives is chugging to its big debut after five years of restoration work. Big Boy No. 4014 rolled out of a Union Pacific...

DATE: May 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Blame social media for parking fee at river overlook

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Parking at a spot near the edge of an Arizona canyon where the Colorado River makes a sharp U-turn now comes at a cost. You can blame that mostly on social media. Countless posts...

DATE: May 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

How to avoid basic economy class airfares

Basic economy class airfares are getting complicated. At least as far as passengers like Sue Elwell are concerned. She’s planning to visit her mother in Albany, New York, and is unhappy with the...

DATE: May 5, 2019 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

Waikiki flood concerns spur push for Hawaii shore protection

HONOLULU – Hawaii’s iconic Waikiki Beach could soon be underwater as rising sea levels caused by climate change overtake its white sand beaches and bustling city streets. Predicting Honolulu will...

DATE: May 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

One step at a time, Durango airport moves toward terminal expansion

Durango-La Plata County Airport plans to invest $270,000 this year in a long-term plan for a terminal expansion. The work, which is expected to be finished by the end of the year, will build on a...

DATE: May 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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