US warns citizens to avoid resort of Acapulco amid unrest and violence

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico issued a security message Friday warning U.S. citizens to avoid the Pacific resort

Fear spreads as Ebola moves from remote areas into cities

The dreaded Ebola virus came to the children's hospital in the form of a 4-year-old boy. Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

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Group trips across Grand Canyon will need permit

Groups of hikers and runners who want to do grueling excursions across the Grand Canyon will soon need a permit — a move officials say will cut back on overcrowding, litter and safety issues... Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014


Tribe's casino plan roils quaint Martha's Vineyard

On the western tip of Martha's Vineyard, bright clay cliffs and a red brick lighthouse draw visitors as they pile out of cars and tour buses and head up to this town's scenic overlook. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, "Are we there yet?" The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014


Restaurants experimenting with pay-in-advance tickets

With restaurant patrons increasingly jumping on the Internet to make reservations, some high-end eateries here and across the country are adding a new tech wrinkle: having their clientele pay for... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014


Ring, ring: London statues want to talk to you

Calling all London tourists: Peter Pan, Sherlock Holmes and Queen Victoria want to have a word with you. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2014


Day hikes as Rocky Mountain National Park turns 100

No adjectives can do Rocky Mountain National Park justice. The jagged snow-draped peaks, rocky tundra, green valleys, and roaring waterfalls render exclamation points inadequate. Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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New road makes trip to Grand Canyon Skywalk faster

Officials from the Hualapai Tribe gathered Tuesday for a ceremonial grand opening of a road that had been a major headache for tourists headed to the Grand Canyon Skywalk. Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014


Airport tests new way to avoid deadly bird strikes

When birds and planes collide, the results can be deadly. That's why airports around the world work hard to keep birds away, even resorting to shooting or poisoning large flocks. Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014


US airfares on the rise, outpacing inflation

Airfare has gone up 10.7 percent in the past five years — after adjusting for inflation — according to an Associated Press analysis of data from the Airlines Reporting Corp., which... Read more »

Aug. 4, 2014

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US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola. Read more »

July 31, 2014

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TSA offering $15,000 for best airport security line idea

The TSA is willing to pay someone $15,000 for the best idea on how to improve airport security lines. Read more »

July 30, 2014


Elegant Louvre Garden in Paris infested with rats

Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp on the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers and scaring tourists. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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House bill lets airlines advertise pre-tax fares

In a victory for airlines and their workers' unions, the House rejected consumers' complaints and passed legislation Monday letting airline advertising emphasize the base price of tickets, before... Read more »

July 28, 2014


European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights

Air France and Germany's two largest airlines on Wednesday canceled more flights to Tel Aviv because of ongoing safety concerns amid the fighting between Israel and Hamas. Read more »

July 23, 2014


Airlines scrap Israel flights over missile fear

Two U.S. airlines cancelled all flights to Israel until further notice, after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. Read more »

July 22, 2014


Why airlines didn't avoid risky Ukraine airspace

The possibility that the civilian jetliner downed over war-torn eastern Ukraine with nearly 300 people onboard was hit by a missile could have profound consequences for the world's airlines. Read more »

July 18, 2014

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$1.8B project to take Salt Lake City International Airport to new heights

Construction starts Friday for a new project that will take the 20 million people who fly through Utah on annual basis to new heights. A $1.8 billion new Salt Lake City International Airport will... Read more »

July 17, 2014


Reminiscing about Rome

My wife has been after me to take her to Italy, but I've already been there. Why would I want to go again? But after reminiscing about my trip, I can't wait to go again. Read more »

July 16, 2014


Arizona protesters hope to stop immigrant transfer

Protesters carrying "Return to Sender" and "Go home non-Yankees" signs faced off with immigrant rights activists Tuesday in a small Arizona town after a sheriff said a bus filled with Central... Read more »

July 15, 2014


5 tips for making family trips with teens more fun

Family travel falls into three distinct phases. First, there's the exhausting period of travel with crying babies who need diapers, bottles, strollers, car seats and naps. Then come the golden... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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The return of the vacation

More than five years after one of the worst economic downturns in U.S. history, a lot of us have decided it’s safe to take a vacation again. Read more »

July 14, 2014


Teddy Roosevelt library to rely on digital efforts

Theodore Roosevelt's love of the country's untouched, natural beauty spurred him to create and conserve hundreds of national forests, parks and monuments during his presidency. Read more »

July 12, 2014


Hot spot: Yellowstone road melts, sites closed

The ever-changing thermal geology of Yellowstone National Park has created a hot spot that melted an asphalt road and closed access to popular geysers and other attractions at the height of tourist... Read more »

July 11, 2014


Dubai airport soars in rankings of world's busiest

Now that he's had a taste of running the world's busiest air hub for international passengers, Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths is determined to hang on to the honor while setting his sights on an... Read more »

July 11, 2014


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