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Centennial celebration: Day hikes as Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park turns 100

The jagged snow-draped peaks, rocky tundra and roaring waterfalls render exclamation points inadequate.

Only road onto NC island reopening after Arthur

North Carolina's popular beach towns began returning to the business of recreation Saturday, after Arthur lashed the state's coast with forceful winds and heavy rain and then churned northward... Read more »

July 5, 2014

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As dams fall, rapid changes on Elwha River

The final chunks of concrete are expected to fall this September in the nation's largest dam removal project, but nature is already reclaiming the Elwha River on Washington's Olympic Peninsula. Read more »

July 5, 2014

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Arthur weakening, downgraded to tropical storm

Businesses on two of North Carolina's barrier islands hoped to salvage the rest of the holiday weekend after Arthur clipped the state without causing major damage before churning north toward... Read more »

July 5, 2014

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Room service draws buyers in US condo-hotel boom

Developers nationwide are reviving a concept that collapsed with the real estate crash in 2008: combining condos and hotels. Read more »

July 5, 2014

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What's behind the new airport security measures

Obama administration is implementing tighter security measures at foreign airports that have direct flights to the U.S. out of concern that al-Qaida is trying to develop a new and improved bomb... Read more »

July 3, 2014

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Road trip! Dad may be the better driver, but most adult kids want to travel with Mom

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In a poll about road trips, most adult kids say Dad's the better driver, but they'd still rather hit the road with Mom. She's neater and gives more breaks. Read more »

July 3, 2014

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Ahead of July 4th, East Coast eyes tropical storm

Along much of the East Coast, hotel owners, tourism officials and would-be vacationers kept a watchful eye on forecasts Wednesday as Tropical Storm Arthur churned off Florida, threatening Fourth of... Read more »

July 2, 2014

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Arizona town: Our London Bridge is not falling

don Bridge is not falling down, despite a British tabloid saying that the western Arizona tourist attraction could be bulldozed to make way for drug tourism. Read more »

July 1, 2014

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Tour guides win appeals court ruling against Washington, D.C.

A federal appeals court ruled Friday in favor of tour guides in the nation's capital who challenged licensing regulations that require guides to pay the government $200 and to pass a 100-question... Read more »

June 27, 2014

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Tour de France marks World War I centennial

Before sunrise on June 28, 1914, a pack of cyclists set off from Paris on the 12th Tour de France. Hours later, an Austrian archduke stepped out in Sarajevo and was assassinated in the street,... Read more »

June 27, 2014

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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

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'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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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