Stories tagged: travel
Thu., July 6, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
WSP urges drivers to check tires before traveling
The Washington State Patrol has seen an uptick in collisions caused by blown-out tires this summer and is encouraging motorists to check their tires before hitting the road.
Sat., July 1, 2017, 6 a.m.
Maine attractions: Water, woods, the arts and adventure
For me, summer vacation means spending time on a Maine pond where the sound of loons calling is about the most exciting thing that happens all day. But I do …
UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 7:15 p.m.
Senate ignores Trump, rejects splitting up FAA
The Senate on Thursday ignored President Trump’s desire to lop more than 30,000 workers from the federal payroll, approving legislation that protects the Federal Aviation Administration from being split in …
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
DHS officials announce enhanced security measures for all flights to the U.S.
U.S. officials on Wednesday announced enhanced security and screening measures for all commercial flights to the United States, but backed away from a proposal to expand a ban on laptops …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 4:43 p.m.
Officials finalizing details of Trump’s revived travel ban
Senior officials from the departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security labored Wednesday to finalize rules for visitors from six mostly Muslim nations who hope to avoid the Trump administration’s …
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Lawyers prepare to defend travelers to U.S. at airports
When the Trump administration’s travel ban takes partial effect this week, immigrant-rights lawyers plan to head to the nation’s major airports to make sure eligible foreigners are able to get …
Tue., June 27, 2017, 9:53 a.m.
Alaska volcano sends up ash cloud from Aleutian Islands
A 14-minute eruption by an Alaska volcano sent an ash cloud to 30,000 feet in the Aleutian Islands.
Sun., June 25, 2017, 5 a.m.
Front & Center: Writing her own‘Tik’-et
Erin Rogers, manager of AAA Washington’s Spokane-area stores, offers travel tips, and management advice, and shares her personal business philosophy.
UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017, 4:36 p.m.
In Boulder, Colorado, 5 fun things in 1 whirlwind afternoon
Not every destination lends itself to a whirlwind tour, but in the beautiful city of Boulder, Colorado, you can sample five fun and scenic spots in one afternoon.
Thu., June 22, 2017, 6:20 p.m.
California AG bans state travel to Texas, 3 other states
California’s attorney general blocked state-funded travel to Texas and three other states on Thursday in response to what he considers anti-LGBT rights laws enacted this year.
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 9:56 a.m.
Auto club predicts record travel over July 4th weekend
Auto club AAA said Thursday that it expects 44.2 million people will travel at least 50 miles (80 kilometers) from home, a 2.9 percent increase over last year’s record for …
Tue., June 20, 2017, 12:27 p.m.
Glacier National Park trail closed due to grizzlies
A popular trail in Montana’s Glacier National Park is closed temporarily because of grizzly bears frequenting the area.
Tue., June 20, 2017, 11:22 a.m.
McCain: Americans ‘stupid’ to still want to travel to North Korea
Sen. John McCain said Tuesday that Americans who are “stupid” enough to still want to travel to North Korea should be required to sign a waiver absolving the U.S. government …
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
It’s so hot in Phoenix that airplanes can’t fly
Dozens of flights have been delayed and canceled out of Phoenix Sky Harbor on Tuesday as the city – and much of the region – withers under another day of …
Tue., June 20, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
Six killed in 25-vehicle pileup at New Mexico-Arizona line
Authorities in New Mexico say six people are dead after a 25-vehicle pileup on I-10 caused by sudden blowing dust in New Mexico near the Arizona state line.
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Washington granted REAL ID extension through Oct. 10
Washington state has been granted another temporary extension from the enforcement of federal requirements for state driver’s licenses and ID cards.
Sat., June 17, 2017, noon
Oh the Places You’ll Go! Dr. Seuss museum opens its doors
From the squiggly, pink handrails outside the entrance to the front hall decorated with scenes from “And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street” – a real street …
UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017, 2:05 p.m.
Trump restores some Cuba penalties, rejecting ‘oppressors’
President Donald Trump declared Friday he was restoring some travel and economic restrictions on Cuba that were lifted as part of the Obama administration’s historic easing. He challenged the communist …
UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017, 11:19 a.m.
Summer vacation? Lots of Americans say they can’t afford it
Forget frequent flier miles, last-minute getaways and even road trips. Nearly half of Americans say they won’t be taking a vacation this summer, mostly because they can’t afford it, according …
Sat., June 10, 2017, 9 a.m.
Rope in ranch life in Republic
Doing light ranch work – moving cattle, tagging calves, feeding horses – are options at K-Diamond-K Guest Ranch near Republic. There are plenty of ways just to relax, too, in …
Fri., June 9, 2017, 9:17 a.m.
Chinook Pass to reopen Friday
Crews have finally cleared snow off State Route 410 over Chinook Pass, and the roadway is open.
Tue., June 6, 2017, 6:44 p.m.
Violinist: United wouldn’t let her board with instrument
A classical musician has accused a United Airlines supervisor of barring her from boarding a plane with her centuries-old violin, sparking a scuffle that caused her to miss her flight …
Tue., June 6, 2017, 12:37 p.m.
Washington granted REAL ID extension, but only through mid-July
Even though Washington state officials asked for an extension from compliance from enforcement of federal requirements for state driver’s licenses and ID cards through October 2020, they said Tuesday federal …
Sun., June 4, 2017, 6 a.m.
NerdWallet: Airline credit card can soothe baggage headaches
You can’t change airline rules, but you can get around them – and save money – with an airline-branded credit card that comes with baggage privileges.
Sat., June 3, 2017, 6 a.m.
Reinventing SeaWorld: Post ‘Blackfish,’ the park opens new Orca Encounter
SAN DIEGO – A symphonic score filled the former Shamu Stadium at SeaWorld, the tempo building suspense as footage of an icy landscape in Antarctica moved across a 140-foot-wide screen. …
Thu., June 1, 2017, 12:19 p.m.
Kennewick named a ‘charming waterfront town’
OnlyInYourState.com has named Kennewick to a list of 10 charming waterfront towns in Washington that are daytrip-worthy.
Thu., June 1, 2017, 11:14 a.m.
Crews expect June 9 reopening of Chinook Pass
State Route 410 over Chinook Pass is scheduled to open to motorists on June 9, two weeks past the goal of a Memorial Day weekend opening.
UPDATED: Mon., May 29, 2017, 5:41 p.m.
Get ready for busy travel season; airlines could set record
If you’re planning a big vacation trip this summer, move over. You’re going to have lots of company.
Sat., May 27, 2017, 2 p.m.
Art, fashion, food, architecture: Why Mexico City is a world-class destination
The sprawling, bustling city had not yet made it onto my own list of the top places in the world I wanted to visit. So when one of my frequent …
Sat., May 27, 2017, 1:31 p.m.
BA outage creates London travel chaos; power issue blamed
British Airways canceled all flights from London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday as a global IT failure upended the travel plans of tens of thousands of people on a …