Travel and commuting

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

Santa Fe officials want daily flights to LA amid film boom

SANTA FE – Economic development officials are seeking the return of daily flights between Santa Fe and Los Angeles to support the ongoing growth of film production in New Mexico’s capital city....

DATE: Feb. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

How to get a travel company to respond to your complaint

Airlines, car rental companies and hotels claim that they’re responsive to customers’ problems, but who are they kidding? Too often, they answer your emails with pre-written responses and your...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2020 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

Global tourism takes major hit as virus halts Chinese travel

This should have been a good year for global tourism, with trade tensions gradually easing, certain economies growing and banner events like the Summer Olympics taking place in Tokyo. But the viral...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

British Airways flight crosses Atlantic in less than 5 hours

For the first time in years, a commercial passenger plane has flown across the Atlantic in less than five hours. A British Airways flight landed early Sunday morning at Heathrow Airport in London...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Credit card benefits for travelers are vanishing – what can you do?

Don’t look now, but banks and their airline partners are slowly and quietly removing credit card benefits that travelers rely on. If you’re planning a trip soon, you might want to read your...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2020 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

It might be dry in town, but San Juan Mountains receive steady snowstorms

U.S. Highway 550 at Red Mountain Pass was forced to close Friday morning because of avalanche danger, and though crews were able to get the road open by the afternoon, winter storms aren’t done...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango to Bayfield: U.S. Highway 160 sees high rate of crashes

U.S. Highway 160 between Bayfield and Durango sees some of the highest vehicle crash rates in La Plata County, according to the Colorado State Patrol. As an urban center, Durango draws visitors and...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Why your next vacation should be in Sicily

Where: Sicily When to go: If sunshine is more important than warmth, go in April. Or choose October if you’ll put up with a few showers in exchange for warmer temperatures. Summer is great for...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Facial-recognition technology stokes privacy concerns

Before Santiago Gassó’s recent flight from Atlanta to Mexico City, a Delta Air Lines gate agent announced a new boarding procedure. Instead of showing an ID and receiving paper boarding passes,...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

Hotel design trends: Lobbies and rooms with a point of view

Designers of hotel spaces have traditionally tended to favor either theatrical flair (baroque finishes and opulent flourishes) or the opposite: a low-key insouciance consisting of neutral,...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

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