Stories tagged: travel
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016, 11 a.m.
Airline mixes up 5-year-old boys, flies them to wrong cities
A woman in New York says she hasn’t stopped crying since an airline mistook her 5-year-old for another child and flew him to the wrong city.
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
Five fires burning in Yellowstone continue to grow
An expected increase in winds along with warm, dry weather has firefighters bracing for more active wildfire growth in Yellowstone National Park.
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 8:03 a.m.
Historic commercial flight from U.S. lands in Cuba
The first commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than a half century flew out of Fort Lauderdale for the central city of Santa Clara on Wednesday …
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 1:12 p.m.
Traffic deaths rose a whopping 7.2 percent in 2015
Government officials say traffic fatalities rose 7.2 percent in 2015 compared to the previous year. That’s the largest single-year increase in a half century.
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 10:22 a.m.
Firefighters hope to reopen Yellowstone entrance Tuesday
Wildfires burning in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks grew some over the weekend, but not as much as what firefighters expected under the red flag conditions.
Sat., Aug. 27, 2016, 4 p.m.
Lava meets the sea, puts on fire-spitting show in Hawaii
For the first time in three years, lava from a volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island has crept down miles of mountainside and is dripping into the Pacific Ocean, where it’s …
Sat., Aug. 27, 2016, 4 p.m.
Whee! Niagara Falls latest natural wonder to add zip line
Niagara Falls is the latest natural wonder to add a zip line, offering honeymooners and everyone else the chance to take an adrenaline-pumping plunge toward churning mist at speeds topping …
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016, 11:55 a.m.
Lower speeds for truck and bus drivers proposed
The U.S. is seeking to forcibly limit how fast trucks, buses and other large vehicles can travel on the nation’s highways.
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016, 7:39 a.m.
World’s first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore
The world’s first self-driving taxis will be picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday. Select members of the public will be able to hail a free ride through their smartphones …
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016, 5:49 p.m.
Traffic fatalities continued to surge in first half of 2016
Traffic fatalities were up 9 percent in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year, continuing a surge in deaths that began two years …
Sat., Aug. 20, 2016, 5 p.m.
Millennials learn about nation, themselves on cross-country trip
Tapping into a yearning among young people for better ways of learning and communicating, a former financial analyst left his Wall Street job to start the Millennial Trains Project. Now …
Sat., Aug. 13, 2016, 8:34 p.m.
Venezuelans, seeking food and medicine, swarm across Colombian border
They came looking for flour, pasta and cooking oil. They came looking for blood pressure medicine, spark plugs and condoms. They came looking for loved ones and a way out.
Sat., Aug. 13, 2016, 10 a.m.
Voyageurs National Park is iconic, rugged, marvelous Minnesota
We were motoring into Minnesota’s Voyageurs National Park, exploring just a speck of its 134,000 acres of woodlands, 84,000 acres of water, 500 islands and 655 miles of wild shoreline. …
Wed., Aug. 10, 2016, 7:28 p.m.
New, longer Washington driver’s-license exam tackles pot, cellphones
It’s about to get tougher to earn a driver’s license in Washington state. Officials at the state licensing department this month are rolling out a longer written test – 40 …
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
Travelers can now apply for TSA PreCheck at Sea-Tac airport
The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is now one of 47 airports where travelers can apply for a program aimed at speeding up security lines.
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 1:44 p.m.
New I-90 bridge opens near Snoqualmie Pass
Traffic on Interstate 90 drove over the newly constructed avalanche bridge just east of Snoqualmie Pass for the first time Tuesday.
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 9:56 a.m.
Muslim flight attendant sues ExpressJet over suspension
A Muslim flight attendant has sued ExpressJet, accusing the airline of wrongly suspending her because she refused to serve alcohol to passengers.
Sat., Aug. 6, 2016
Bermuda’s gentle beauty, easygoing lifestyle makes being shipwrecked enticing
This small island – only 21 square miles in size – gave the world shorts (still used as part of the island uniform), onions (still used in island cuisine), and …
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 1:43 p.m.
I-90 to close during Blue Angels practices, shows
The Interstate 90 floating bridge across Seattle’s Lake Washington will be closed at various times starting Thursday as the U.S. Navy Blue Angels take to the sky.
Mon., Aug. 1, 2016, 5:18 p.m.
Historic ferry returns to Astoria as tourist attraction
A ferry that once plied the Columbia River between Astoria and Washington state will soon be back in service as a tourist attraction.
Sat., July 30, 2016, 4:15 p.m.
Cuba tours hike, bike and kayak to actively connect with culture
ROW Adventures, based in Coeur d’Alene, has led active adventure travel trips from the Spokane River to the Galapagos Islands and Africa for 37 years. But owner Peter Grubb said …
Sat., July 30, 2016
Route 66 becoming green with charging stations, solar panels
Route 66, the historic U.S. highway made famous for attracting gas-guzzling Chevrolet Bel Airs and 1957 Cadillacs traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles, is turning green.
Sat., July 30, 2016
Family travel five: If you really want to plan that family reunion, try these spots
Avalon Waterways, Budapest, Hungary: Satisfy your cultural curiosity while experiencing Avalon’s newly introduced Active Discovery itineraries. Cruise the Danube together and choose from activities that include canoeing the river, biking, …
Fri., July 29, 2016, 2:20 p.m.
Strike disrupts Air France flights amid summer vacation
Air France has canceled 10 percent of its long-distance flights Friday, during a period of high traffic due to summer vacations, because of a strike by cabin crew.
Mon., July 18, 2016, 8:52 p.m.
Three injured in fiery crash on Interstate 90 near Snoqualmie
SNOQUALMIE, Wash. – A fiery crash blocked traffic on eastbound Interstate 90, injuring three people. Fire and rescue officials say that the driver of a truck didn’t notice traffic had …
Sun., July 17, 2016, 11:51 a.m.
Sexy and secret: Pitbull drops video paid by Florida
The new video from rapper Pitbull looks like a four-minute advertisement for Florida because that’s exactly what it is.
Wed., July 13, 2016, 9:52 a.m.
I-82 rollover crash Tuesday near Zillah injured five
State troopers say all five occupants were injured when a Dodge Durango rolled on Interstate 82 near Zillah on Tuesday afternoon.
Wed., July 13, 2016, 9:50 a.m.
Boeing lands major deals at Farnborough International Airshow for new planes
EgyptAir is buying nine Boeing 737-800 airplanes, in a deal that has a list value of at $864 million.
Wed., July 13, 2016, 9:45 a.m.
Six Flags amusement park closed after receiving threat
Authorities say Six Flags America in Prince George’s County is closed after the park received a bomb threat.
Wed., July 13, 2016, 9:03 a.m.
United Airlines writes off $412 million after losing Newark bulwark
Losing near-monopoly control over Newark Liberty International Airport is going to cost United Airlines $412 million, or $264 million after taxes.