Stories tagged: travel
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 7:59 a.m.
AAA predicting biggest Thanksgiving travel rush in 9 years
The slowly improving economy could boost travel over the Thanksgiving holiday to levels not seen in nine years.
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 7:05 a.m.
Mazda recalls nearly 70K cars; fuel leaks may cause fire
Mazda is recalling almost 70,000 RX-8 sports cars in the U.S. to fix possible fuel leaks that can cause fires.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
Are American Airlines uniforms making workers sick?
When American Airlines flight attendants began to complain about the company’s new uniforms, the airline shrugged off the problem, saying it was limited to about a dozen people with allergies …
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 12:13 p.m.
Canada: 2 hurt in near miss involving plane, suspected drone
Officials say a Porter Airlines flight approaching Toronto’s island airport took evasive action to avoid a suspected drone, injuring two flight attendants.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 8:19 a.m.
Lufthansa pilots’ union threatens strike in dispute over pay
union representing pilots at Germany airline Lufthansa is threatening renewed strikes in a long-running dispute over pay.
Sat., Nov. 12, 2016, 3 p.m.
Ancient Southwest cultures are magnificent display at national historic park in New Mexico
To view ruins and learn about ancient Southwest cultures, among the best places to visit is Chaco Culture National Historical Park in north central New Mexico.
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 11:04 a.m.
Glacier National Park visitation 20 percent ahead of 2015
Glacier National Park is on track to break last year’s visitation record by 20 percent.
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 9:25 a.m.
Seattle’s hotel-workers measure passing
Seattle voters Tuesday night were approving a ballot measure that would grant new rights and benefits to hotel housekeepers.
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 9:01 a.m.
Philly’s weeklong transit strike over with tentative deal
Philadelphia’s weeklong transit strike is over. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and the union representing about 4,700 transit workers announced a tentative agreement early Monday.
Sat., Nov. 5, 2016, 10 a.m.
A visitors guide to Arlington Cemetery: honoring history
Arlington National Cemetery, final resting place for thousands of American soldiers and others who have served and sacrificed, isn’t just about the history of war.
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 1:37 p.m.
Red-light cameras save children’s lives, study finds
A new study suggests that red-light cameras save children’s lives. The study – which was presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics national conference, which was Oct. 22-25 in San …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 10:52 a.m.
WiFi on Amtrak’s Acela Express trains shifts into faster gear
Amtrak officials say a recent upgrade will mean faster WiFi for passengers on its popular Acela Express trains.
Sat., Oct. 29, 2016, 10 a.m.
Seneca Falls, birthplace of a wonderful life of women’s rights
One hundred sixty-eight years ago, a hastily assembled group of suffragists, abolitionists, Quakers, and Methodists gathered in a sleepy mill town in upstate New York to argue that women should …
Wed., Oct. 26, 2016, 12:09 p.m.
Trump opens hotel with a media circus – but few Washington VIPs
The grand opening of Donald Trump’s luxury hotel in Washington on Wednesday was like no other ribbon-cutting of its kind. There was press in from as far away as Estonia. …
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016, 10:37 a.m.
Colombia’s largest airline cancels flights to Caracas
Colombia’s largest airline has cancelled all flights to Caracas after what it said was a security breach involving one of its aircraft and Venezuela’s air force.
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 12:52 p.m.
Tesla may enter ride-hailing business next year
Electric car maker Tesla Motors has plans to get into the ride-hailing and sharing businesses. The company hinted at the venture earlier this week when it announced that all of …
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 12:25 p.m.
Cannon Beach looks to become more handicap accessible
Groups in Cannon Beach are working to bring sand-friendly wheelchairs to the beach.
Sun., Oct. 16, 2016, 4 a.m.
Wild on two wheels: Motorcycle camping tour threads Idaho wilderness
What started as an annual mountain biking adventure among high school buddies has transformed over decades into a motorcycle camping trip that continues to incorporate thrills, dirty clothes and the …
Sun., Oct. 16, 2016
Cheese curds and Frank Lloyd Wright: Welcome to Wisconsin
Walking around Madison, Wisconsin, I suddenly felt a sharp pain in my leg. What was poking me?
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 4:39 p.m.
Hurricane Matthew: Airlines offering travel waivers because of storm
Airlines are canceling some flights to the Caribbean and even the mainland U.S. as Hurricane Matthew is expected to spin toward Florida later this week.
Sat., Oct. 1, 2016, noon
Hiking to Machu Picchu past sacred Inca peaks in the Andes
Our hiking group had reached the highest point of our trek through the Andes to Machu Picchu. Now our guide was leading us in a Quechua ritual. We took turns …
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 5 p.m.
Home remedies: Taking care of airplane ear
The medical name for airplane ear is ear barotrauma or barotitis media. It’s when air pressure in your middle ear and air pressure in the environment are out of balance. …
Sun., Sept. 25, 2016
An array of African-American artifacts awaits on the National Mall
Visitors to the museum, which opened Saturday, will be able to explore eight public floors – four of which are underground – and see more than 3,000 items of historical …
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 7:03 p.m.
World’s airlines on pace to pocket record $39 billion in profits
Alexandre de Juniac, director-general of the International Air Transport Association, told a gathering in Singapore on Thursday that the $39.4 billion in net profit for 2016 represents the second year …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 1:12 p.m.
Fuel-economy rules threaten 1 million-plus U.S. jobs, study says
More than 1.1 million U.S. workers would lose their jobs because of tougher fuel-economy regulations coming next decade if prices at the gasoline pump remain low in America, a new …
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 5:48 p.m.
Seattle tech veterans propose driverless stretch of Interstate 5
If you have nightmares about robots taking over the world, here’s something that might really scare you: some tech industry veterans in Seattle want to ban human drivers from a …
Sat., Sept. 17, 2016, 10 a.m.
Surprise: You don’t need a car (or truck) to enjoy Dallas
The development of the Uptown neighborhood, abetted by the expansion of Dallas’ cultural district and millennials moving into the area, means a car is not a requirement.
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016, 10:57 a.m.
Truckers warn speed caps will cause crashes, jam highways
Truckers are warning that a government plan to electronically limit the speed of tractor-trailers will lead to highway traffic jams and possibly an increase in deadly run-ins with cars.
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016
Front Porch: Annual trip gives mother, son chance to bond over love of stage
I just came back from a delightful trip with our youngest son to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. We saw five plays, had terrific walks and talks, bought a …
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 11:20 a.m.
Glacier National Park records busiest summer ever
Glacier National Park is on track to set a new annual visitation record before the year is up after welcoming more than 1,985,000 visitors to the park this summer.