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Looking for Hawaiian rainbows? Start with a tour of the Big Island’s waterfalls

HILO, Hawaii – The first time you fly into the Kona Coast on Hawaii’s Big Island, you’ll be struck by two things: the nearly relentless sunshine (moderated by volcanic smoke …

UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 10:18 p.m.

Sources: EPA chief spent millions on security and travel

EPA chief Scott Pruitt’s concern with personal safety came at a steep cost to taxpayers as his swollen security detail blew through overtime budgets and at times diverted officers away …

Touring 8 historic American prisons

Prisons are a source of great intrigue – no doubt with the exception of those who’ve spent time behind bars. It is fascinating for us on the outside to imagine …

UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 7:50 p.m.

Gonzaga alums show their spirit in Los Angeles

Connor Palacio has enough Gonzaga spirit to spread around the entire city of Los Angeles. On Thursday, Palacio was spreading the spirit in downtown Los Angeles hours before the Bulldogs …

Traffic issues have greeted Gonzaga since arrival in Los Angeles

Los Angeles traffic has had its toll on the Gonzaga Bulldogs since they arrived on Tuesday for the NCAA Tournament West Regional.

Family travel five: Historic national park gems

Plan ahead for your national park family vacation. (The best lodging fills quickly.)

Travel: On the Oregon Coast, bridges lead to the past

Along the Oregon Coast on the Pacific Coast Highway 101, there are 11 historic and beautiful bridges that deserve to be explored and photographed.

UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018, 11:41 a.m.

Northern Ireland’s lake lands: Rain, history and the Mellons

But the changeable weather meant we enjoyed a week of sunshine and showers, often at the same time. We also had an opportunity to sightsee and glimpse history, from centuries-old …

After uproar, EPA’s Pruitt says he plans to fly coach: ‘There’s a change coming’

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency, facing ongoing criticism about his taxpayer-funded, first-class travels, says he plans to spend more time in coach.

Discover the historyof civil rights movement

Embark on a journey of discovery and understanding when you and your family visit the destinations and landmarks that play a part in the American civil rights story.

Caribbean spring break: Ideas, prices, post-hurricane news

Each Caribbean island offers a different vibe, from relaxing on the beach to adventures, shopping and dining.

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 9:59 p.m.

Under fire for travel expenses, EPA’s Pruitt cancels trip to Israel

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has canceled a nearly weeklong trip to Israel, agency officials confirmed Sunday.

Five things to know about ‘Hamilton’

Yes, a lot of people like “Hamilton,” even if they’ve not seen it. Which is why when producers announced a second U.S. tour that would launch in Seattle before heading …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 4:31 p.m.

Just the ticket: Things to do while in Seattle for ‘Hamilton’

Sure, ‘Hamilton’ is the coveted ticket. But you’re making the drive, so why not spend and extra day or two experiencing more of what the Emerald City has to offer.

Thinking about trying a cruise? Advice for first-timers

Today’s ships are like floating cities, carrying thousands of passengers, and each year, new and bigger vessels are launched with ever more unique features. New ships offer everything from menus …

Real places in Oscar-nominated films from Dunkirk to Toronto

From the beaches of France where “Dunkirk” took place to a historic Toronto theater where “Shape of Water” was filmed, fans can visit many of the real-world destinations depicted in …

Discovering the magic of Edinburgh

The doors of the Airlink 100 bus from Edinburgh airport hissed open at what we thought was the stop nearest to our hotel. The desk clerk I’d emailed said the …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 5:22 p.m.

Spokane flights diverted, delayed as heavy fog blankets airport

Heavy fog circling Spokane International Airport Monday led to flight cancellations, delays and a number of passengers re-routed to Seattle.

Dead-of-winter trips from northern lights to festivals

Despite frigid temperatures plaguing some parts of the U.S., winter does have unique charms, whether it’s getting cozy by a fireplace with a mug of hot chocolate in a mountain …

Samantha Brown hosts new PBS travel series ‘Places to Love’

“ ‘Places to Love’ is about finding the experiences, the destinations, but, most importantly, the people who really make us feel like we’re part of a place,” Brown said.

From Malta to Minneapolis, a look at where to go in 2018

Two American cities mark tricentennials in 2018: San Antonio and New Orleans.

How to go green for your travel destinations in 2018

After a full day of dodging bicycles, not to mention the occasional motorized vehicle, I was getting sick of Amsterdam.

Emergency travel only in Missoula, Lewis and Clark counties

Emergency travel only is advised in Missoula and Lewis and Clark counties after a snowstorm caused difficult driving conditions in the Missoula and Helena areas.

Overtourism and safety cited in Fodor’s where not to go list

As you contemplate all those “where to go in 2018” lists, here’s a twist: a list of places to avoid in the new year.

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 24, 2017, 7:17 p.m.

For 62nd year, NORAD takes calls from kids awaiting Santa

A Colorado Springs newspaper ran an ad in 1955 inviting children to call Santa but mistakenly ran the phone number for the hotline at the Continental Air Defense Command, which …

Cruising around Cape Horn is South American adventure

A surprisingly cold wind swept across the desolate beach at Volunteer Point, one of the Falkland Islands’ most popular tourist destinations, but the throngs of king, gentoo and Magellanic penguins …

Holiday travel chaos ahead after Atlanta airport outage

Ticketing and baggage areas were a bit backed up, but security lines were moving quickly in Atlanta on Monday morning as the world’s busiest airport recovered from a crippling power …

Milwaukee: More than just beer here

Milwaukee is like a smaller, more navigable Chicago, just as beautiful with its Lake Michigan shoreline. Just as trendy with its bars, hotels and restaurants. And just as artsy with …

Winter’s magic: Snow brings solitude and plenty of options for fun at Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. – Yosemite National Park might not seem like an ideal winter destination, particularly if you’re from a part of the country where you’d like to trade …

Outdoor adventures, inner Zen in Oregon’s quirky Portland

Oregon’s quirkiest city may tout its desire to “Keep Portland Weird,” but it’s the Zen of the place that takes hold at the Portland Japanese Garden.