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European vacation as much as 25 pct. cheaper due to euro's steep drop

The euro's steep drop in value is making the continent much cheaper for tourists from across the world

Bubbles from glacier ice turn up the noise in Alaska fjords

Glaciologist Erin Pettit began a research project to find out what humpback whales heard when a big piece of ice falls from a glacier and crashes into the ocean. But the sound generated by ice... Read more »

March 6, 2015

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Plane skids off LaGuardia runway, crashes into fence by bay

A Delta jetliner landing at LaGuardia Airport in a driving snowstorm on Thursday skidded off a runway and crashed through a chain-link fence, its nose coming to rest on a berm at the edge of an icy... Read more »

March 5, 2015

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Smithsonian issues ban on using 'selfie sticks' in museums

Cameras and pictures are allowed, but selfie sticks are now banned at the Smithsonian museums. Read more »

March 3, 2015

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Celebrating in Curacao: A couple's anniversary trip to the Caribbean island

A trip to Curacao turned out to be an amazing fifth-anniversary celebration for my wife and me in September. Curacao is the perfect destination for snorkeling around a sunken tugboat or just... Read more »

March 3, 2015

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A year on, what's the latest in the hunt for Flight 370?

Nearly a year has passed since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, sparking one of the most perplexing mysteries of modern times. Since then, search... Read more »

March 3, 2015

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Nebraska looking at ways to lure out-of-state tourists

At 43nd and Broadway in New York City, a digital super screen flashes with Nebraska landmarks: a rolling country road, a glassy lake, a blond-haired family circling a crackling campfire. Read more »

March 1, 2015

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Lights, camera, blossom! Disney films inspire floral fantasy

The Philadelphia Flower Show celebrates the movies as floral and garden designers pay homage to Disney and Pixar films. Read more »

March 1, 2015

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Zion National Park to resume shuttle service

Zion National Park shuttle service will resume on Sunday, March 15. Read more »

Feb. 27, 2015

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Utah tourism making post-recession comeback, report says

International travelers are helping Utah recover from the tourism decline precipitated by the Great Recession, a new report shows. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Taj Mahal endures, but its birthplace slowly crumbles

It is no secret that the Taj Mahal is a monument of love, built by a Mogul emperor as the final resting place for his beloved queen who died giving birth to their 14th child in 1631. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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In Ireland, pilgrims and tourists on St. Patrick's mountain

Shrouded in mist, the sacred mountain rises above the countryside, majestic, mysterious and a little foreboding. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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For Americans, Puerto Rico is an easy beach getaway

Sometimes you just need a quick trip to the beach. But as an American without a passport — mine had been stolen — I had limited options for an easy but interesting getaway. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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Fearing Ebola, N. Korea bars tourists from capital marathon

Further restricting travel to the already isolated country, North Korea barred foreigners from one of its most popular tourist events — the annual Pyongyang marathon — because of concerns over the Ebola virus, travel... Read more »

Feb. 23, 2015

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Disney hikes ticket prices at US theme parks

The Walt Disney Co. raised ticket prices to attend Disneyland, Walt Disney World and the rest of its U.S. theme parks, effective Sunday. Read more »

Feb. 22, 2015

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As time wanes, a bucket list becomes less adventurous

On a recent Sunday, a couple of hours before their kids were supposed to come over, Robert "Smitty" Smith called his wife to his bedside and told her, "I'm sorry. I don't think I can make it." Read more »

Feb. 22, 2015

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The dollar is strong; time for Europe

Flight prices have remained the same despite drops in fuel prices, but the dollar is up to about $1.13 per Euro, making now the time to visit overseas. Read more »

Feb. 21, 2015

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Now's the time to plan for summer adventures

Winter is the season for thinking ahead to summer adventures that require a special permit or reservations. Read more »

Feb. 21, 2015

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Polynesian Cultural Center opens new marketplace

The Polynesian Cultural Center always has been predominantly an all-day attraction with its re-created island villages, buffet and luau offerings, and elaborate evening show. Read more »

Feb. 21, 2015

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Antarctica: Mystery continent holds key to mankind's future

Earth's past, present and future come together here on the northern peninsula of Antarctica, the wildest, most desolate and mysterious of its continents. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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Antarctica: Mystery continent holds key to mankind's future

Earth's past, present and future come together here on the northern peninsula of Antarctica, the wildest, most desolate and mysterious of its continents. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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Bike fair lights up the night

Salt Lake County’s Bicycle Ambassadors teamed up with Utah Transit Authority to hand out hundreds of free bike lights at their "Lighting Up the Night" event, held Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2014 at... Read more »

Feb. 18, 2015

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Obama to designate 3 national monuments

President Barack Obama is designating three new national monuments for protection as historic or ecologically significant sites, including the Pullman neighborhood in Chicago where African-American... Read more »

Feb. 18, 2015

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Float accident at Haiti Carnival parade kills at least 16

At least 16 people were killed early Tuesday in the Haitian capital after a man on top of a musical group's Carnival float was shocked by high-voltage wires above the street, setting off a panic in... Read more »

Feb. 17, 2015

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Record 10.1 million tourists visit Wyoming in 2014

A record 10.1 million people visited Wyoming last year, accounting for an estimated $3.3 billion of the state's economy, and the state tourism director is hopeful that lower gasoline prices will... Read more »

Feb. 16, 2015

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The 38 most romantic towns in America

From skiing in the snowy mountains of Aspen to the fancy yacht clubs of Sag Harbor, it's the least well-known cities in America that are the most romantic. Read more »

Feb. 15, 2015

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