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Marking a milestone: Where to celebrate 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing

Where to celebrate 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing this summer


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 4:05 p.m.

Customs clarifies policy on plane ID searches

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is clarifying that airline passengers aren’t required to submit to identification checks when getting off planes if there’s no law enforcement-related reason.


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 5:25 p.m.

Schweitzer Mountain Resort announces plans for new boutique hotel

The 30-unit “ski-in/ski-out” boutique hotel will be adjacent to the existing Selkirk Lodge.


Colorado’s Ranch at Emerald Valley keeps traditions alive

Staying at the Ranch at Emerald Valley, near Colorado Springs, makes one feel like they’ve hit pay dirt after all.


Stunning vistas, modern museums and quirky shops make Reno a favorite for tourists

The “Biggest Little City in the World” is a rapidly changing spot that holds attractions far beyond its old reputation for gambling and divorces.


A timeless spot in Mexico has appeal for all ages

“This is the best dessert ever!” my 6-year-old son gushed enthusiastically as he dunked a churro into a cup brimming with Mexican hot chocolate. He might have wanted to say …


In the Kansas town that was home, the astonishing story of Eisenhower lives on

Abilene is where Eisenhower’s story is laid out for anyone to see


The new International Spy Museum is bigger, bolder and more beautiful

Now in a larger space, the International Spy Museum sports plenty of gadgets, games and pop culture references. But it digs into heavier topics, too, with exhibitions focused on the …


Family connections help couple take the plunge in the resort business at Loon Lake

For Spokane couple Jim and Katy Byrnes, purchasing the Shore Acres Resort in Loon Lake is not only about providing travelers with a place to unplug and enjoy nature, it’s …


UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 6:56 p.m.

Carnival will pay $20M over pollution from its cruise ships

Carnival Corp. reached a settlement Monday with federal prosecutors in which the world’s largest cruise line agreed to pay a $20 million penalty because its ships continued to pollute the …


Deep learning: Touring the South helps visitors delve into history of racism, civil rights

There are many reasons why someone might want to make a road tour through America’s Deep South. Aside from the food, the scenery, the music and literature, my own personal …


UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 10:55 a.m.

A summer from hell is coming to US airports

Summer living is supposed to be easy, according to George Gershwin, but millions of air passengers during this year’s peak travel season may beg to differ thanks to a confluence …


UPDATED: Mon., May 27, 2019, 6:33 p.m.

Will odds be (ever) in your favor in Las Vegas?

Las Vegas and “The Hunger Games” have collided in the form of a new exhibit, The Hunger Games: The Exhibition, which opened this month at MGM Grand, based on the …


Atop Sydney’s Harbor Bridge: Incredible views and maybe a fear of heights cure

At the summit, underneath giant Australian flags unfurled in a 20 mph wind, the view across the harbor was captivating. A sea plane passed just 50 feet overhead. Birds flew …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 1:20 p.m.

When visiting Cuba, forget the preconceptions

Cuba, like any country, is complicated and is best taken with an open mind and open heart. But for Americans that can be particularly challenging.


30 things you may not know about Disney’s Hollywood Studios as it turns 30

Originally called Disney-MGM Studios, these days the park is less about delving into behind-the-scenes aspects of entertainment production and more about giving people personal, immersive experiences into the world of …


Grounded MAX jets could contribute to higher summer fares

The grounding of Boeing 737 MAX jets likely means that fare increases this summer will be larger than already expected and airlines will struggle to handle disruptions such as storms …


UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019, 3:17 p.m.

A solo quest to find the source of the mighty Rhine

It’s a solitary quest, indulging my fantasy of being reincarnated as a 19th-century explorer discovering the source of a mighty river. That the Rhine has been well-mapped for millennia doesn’t …


UPDATED: Mon., April 29, 2019, 6:32 p.m.

RVs, campers riding high, fueled by millennial enthusiasm

Americans have always embraced the open road, but now campers, the iconic symbol of middle-class success, are gaining ground with a new audience. Millennials not only are traveling the country …


For summer road trips, a new app turns insect splats into a detective game

For this summer’s road trips, skip the license plate game and 100th viewing of “National Lampoon’s Vacation” and try a new diversion we’ll call Name That Splat. All you need …


In Rwanda, mountain gorilla treks spur country’s renewal effort

I had come to Rwanda with my college roommate to celebrate a big birthday on a trip years in the making. We had dreamed about venturing to Volcanoes National Park …


For summer road trips, a new app turns insect splats into a detective game

For this summer’s road trips, skip the license plate game and 100th viewing of “National Lampoon’s Vacation” and try a new diversion we’ll call Name That Splat.


United Airlines trims growth plan for 2019

United Airlines is trimming its ambitious growth plan for 2019 because of the grounding of its 14 Boeing 737 MAX jets.


Food reveals complicated, contentious Cuban-American politics

Ropa vieja, which literally means old clothes, didn’t originate in Cuba, instead coming from the Canary Islands, according to Ana Sofía Peláez, the author of “The Cuban Table.” However, it’s …


The best times to visit D.C.’s monuments and memorials on the National Mall

With so many people jostling for space on the National Mall between the Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial, the key to an enjoyable visit is finding the right time to …


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 4:32 p.m.

Judge threatens to stop Carnival ships from docking in U.S.

A federal judge has threatened to temporarily block Carnival Corp. from docking cruise ships at ports in the United States as punishment for a possible probation violation.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 5:53 p.m.

Delta tops long-running ranking of U.S. airlines

Delta tops annual study that ranks U.S. airlines by on-time arrivals, complaint rates and other statistical measurements.


Travel: Savannah’s sweet, southern charm is something to savor

Snow was still piling up in the Inland Northwest in early March. But spring had already sprung in Savannah, where the air was gently scented with Georgia pine, wisteria and …


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 9:47 a.m.

In Fez, Morocco, an oasis amid the bedlam of the ancient medina

The medina was an impoverished and forbidding place then, and their dar was only the third guest house in it. There are about 200 today, thanks to a boom in …


Rob Curley: ‘Orange’ you ready for the Sweet 16?

The good part about being an editor is that you typically see lots of the country, as you move from newspaper to newspaper. That’s also kind of the bad part, …