US airlines scrap Israel flights until further notice over missile fear

Two U.S. airlines cancelled all flights to Israel until further notice, after a rocket landed near an Israel airport.

Scientists ask Obama to protect old growth forest

More than 75 U.S. and Canadian scientists have sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking for a policy to preserve what remains of America's old-growth forest. Read more »

June 25, 2014

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Arizona company successfully tests space tourism balloon

An Arizona company says it has successfully completed the first scale test flight of a high-altitude balloon and capsule being developed to let tourists float 20 miles above the earth. Read more »

June 24, 2014


'Game of Thrones' puts Northern Ireland on the map

Giants, dragons and vengeful queens have for generations populated Northern Ireland's folk tales. Now, such creatures are visiting the land in a different version — on the sets for the hit TV... Read more »

June 22, 2014


Yankees honor Tino Martinez with Monument Park plaque

Some of the most memorable moments of Tino Martinez's life were packed into one hectic day: Dec. 7, 1995. Read more »

June 21, 2014


Universal's new Harry Potter park: 1 ride, 7 Diagon Alley shops

Harry Potter fans helped increase attendance by 50 percent at Universal Orlando Resort in the past few years, and interest in a second Harry Potter park opening there July 8 could keep numbers... Read more »

June 19, 2014


Universal: New Harry Potter area will open July 8

The new Harry Potter-themed area at Universal Orlando Resort is set to open early next month. Read more »

June 18, 2014


Delta Air Lines reopens museum after renovations

With a newly renovated museum at its Atlanta headquarters, Delta Air Lines hopes to lure tourists to the company's original aircraft maintenance hangars on the north edge of the world's busiest... Read more »

June 17, 2014


Travel dilemmas: Travel insurance within reason, or not

A San Diego reader booked tickets for himself and his family for a vacation in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, a Caribbean resort known for its beaches and golf courses. Read more »

June 16, 2014


Tips to save money on hotels this summer

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Hotels can be the most expensive item in a vacation, but there are ways to lessen the impact and save cash this summer. Read more »

June 15, 2014


4 in 10 higher risk wells aren't inspected by feds

Four in 10 new oil and gas wells near national forests and fragile watersheds or otherwise identified as higher pollution risks escape federal inspection, unchecked by an agency struggling to keep... Read more »

June 14, 2014


National Museum of American History to celebrate Star-Spangled Banner in song

Girl Scouts, Little League baseball players and musicians including Phish and Train are joining a national sing-a-long on Saturday, which is flag day, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the... Read more »

June 13, 2014


George Washington's flag awaits museum's 2016 opening

Even as Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the nation's official flag in 1777, another American banner was making history on Revolutionary War battlefields. Read more »

June 13, 2014


Tourist video captured gator-feeding frolic

Gasps can be heard by tourists on a swamp boat tour in south Louisiana as their guide jumps in the water to feed chicken and marshmallows to two alligators. At one point the guide puts a... Read more »

June 12, 2014

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Travel: Take the train to the Grand Canyon

The drive to the Grand Canyon's South Rim is easy enough. Get to Flagstaff and it's only about 90 miles (145 kilometers) across Arizona's high country. Read more »

June 10, 2014


Old Salem: A taste of Moravian culture in Colonial America

Old Salem in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is a living history town unlike Colonial Williamsburg, Old Sturbridge Village or others you may have visited. Read more »

June 8, 2014


North Korea says it is holding an American tourist

North Korea said Friday it has detained an American tourist for committing an unspecified crime, the third U.S. citizen being held there. Read more »

June 6, 2014


Disney 'Frozen' frenzy includes Norway tourism

The popularity of the Disney movie "Frozen" has not only led to box-office profits, sold-out merchandise and long lines to meet "Frozen" characters in Disney parks. It's also motivating fans to... Read more »

June 5, 2014

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Gap between wealthiest travelers, everyone else has widened

Private elevators, personal shopping assistants, six-bedroom suites with their own postal codes. Even helipads. This is what the super-rich have come to expect from hotels. Read more »

June 4, 2014


Summer vacation prices are driven higher by surging demand

Angelica Lopez went to great lengths to save a few bucks on a planned seven-day cruise to the Virgin Islands this month. Read more »

June 2, 2014


World Cup's most exotic city awaits tourist influx

Death by giant snakes, malarial mosquitoes or drug-addled, knife-wielding thieves: If the barrage of blood-soaked headlines in the British tabloids is to be believed, that's what awaits soccer fans... Read more »

June 1, 2014


Thousands flock to Utah parks over Memorial Day weekend

Zion National Park had record-setting visitation over Memorial Day weekend. Other parks in the state also saw an increase in visitors from last year. Read more »

May 30, 2014


From beaches to Bangkok, tourists ask 'What coup?'

When Thailand's military staged a coup last week, Phil Koenighaus was on a beach enjoying the debauchery of the country's infamous "Half Moon" festival. Read more »

May 27, 2014


Tips for safe Memorial Day travel

More than 36 million Americans — 2.7 million in the Intermountain West — will travel at least 50 miles during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 1.5 percent increase from last year. Read more »

May 25, 2014

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Gasoline prices have familiar look as summer nears

The price of gasoline looks familiar this Memorial Day. For the third year in a row, the national average will be within a penny or two of $3.64 per gallon. Read more »

May 23, 2014


Gov. Herbert doesn't expect new monument designations in Utah

After President Barack Obama declared this week he is "not finished" protecting public lands, Gov. Gary Herbert said he doesn't believe the administration will force any new national monument... Read more »

May 23, 2014


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