Stories tagged: travel
Sun., March 26, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Two for the Road: Couple explores Tanzania parks in rental camping Rover
“The large male elephant looked up and stared directly into the front window, giving me that piercing stink-eye look that says, get out of my way,” said Bill Pierce, recalling …
Sun., March 26, 2017, 6 a.m.
Field reports: Clagstone Meadows timberland access to open Aug. 1
TIMBERLANDS – Access easements will allow public access to the 13,169-acre Clagstone Meadows private timberlands in Bonner County, starting Aug. 1, the Idaho Fish and Game Department says. Under the …
Sat., March 25, 2017, 11 a.m.
Revisiting Yakima: recommendations from a former resident
Central Washington city offers wine, dining and day hikes
Fri., March 24, 2017, 8:12 p.m.
British Airways starts scanning faces to enable faster boarding
British Airways is rolling out technology that will allow passengers to go through boarding gates at its main London Heathrow Airport hub using facial recognition.
Fri., March 24, 2017, 1:33 p.m.
Threats lodged against Hawaii judge who ruled against travel ban
The Hawaii federal judge who brought President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban to a national halt last week has become the target of threats.
Fri., March 24, 2017, 12:40 p.m.
Deadline to remove studded tires is March 31
Motorists have through Friday, March 31, to take the studded tires off their vehicles or face traffic fines of $136.
UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 1:35 p.m.
TSA agent pleads guilty to voyeurism charge
A security worker at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport accused of taking photos from underneath passengers’ skirts has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge as part of a plea deal.
UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
Historic Wolf Creek Inn expected to reopen in May
Shuttered to visitors since 2014, the historic Wolf Creek Inn is expected to reopen for overnight guests and daytime visitors on May 1.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 11:18 a.m.
Bill would allow Montana drivers to choose REAL ID license
A state representative is proposing legislation that would allow Montanans the option of choosing a driver’s license that meets the federal REAL ID requirements.
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
Rare poll finds Cuban citizens favor better U.S. relations
A rare poll of Cuban public opinion has found that most of the island’s citizens approve of normal relations with the United States and large majorities want more tourists to …
Mon., March 20, 2017, 11:18 p.m.
Ban aimed at electronics in cabins of some U.S.-bound flights
The U.S. government is temporarily barring passengers on certain flights originating in eight other countries from bringing laptops, iPads, cameras and most other electronics in carry-on luggage starting Tuesday.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 7:47 a.m.
Uber president is the latest top executive to depart company after months of scandal
Two prominent executives, including the president who joined Uber just six months ago, are leaving the company, another sign of tumult as the ride-hailing service continues to grapple with months …
Sun., March 19, 2017
5 great things for families to do in Phoenix’s West Valley
From horseback rides and petroglyphs to zoo animals and airplanes, there’s plenty to do and see on a Arizona visit.
Mon., March 13, 2017, 11:37 a.m.
Airlines expect to cancel thousands of flights due to storm
U.S. airlines have already canceled about 5,300 flights Monday and Tuesday as a late-winter storm is expected to dump enough snow to disrupt travel in the Northeast.
UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017, 12:38 p.m.
Get soaked in Montana
Hot springs in the Northwest seem to be like some people. They can be primitive and rough around the edges or smooth, sophisticated and elegant. But unlike people you may …
Tue., March 7, 2017, 12:20 p.m.
Trump welcomes first wave of White House tourists
A jovial Donald Trump greeted the first wave of tourists to the White House since his inauguration Tuesday. Hillary Clinton was there, too – at least in spirit.
Tue., March 7, 2017, 11:09 a.m.
Portland to investigate Uber scheme to thwart regulators
Officials in Portland called for an investigation into whether Uber used software to identify and reject hails from city code enforcers.
Tue., March 7, 2017, 8:37 a.m.
State Senate votes to ban holding phones while driving
A bill that bans holding an electronic device while driving to reduce distracted driving incidents passed in the Washington state Senate Monday.
Mon., March 6, 2017, 1:52 p.m.
TSA warns police agencies about its new airport pat-downs
The Transportation Security Administration has declined to say exactly where-and how-employees will be touching air travelers as part of the more invasive physical pat-down procedure it recently ordered.
Mon., March 6, 2017, 7:31 a.m.
U.S. renews global terrorism warning for Americans abroad
The State Department has renewed its global terrorism warning for American citizens abroad, urging them to stay vigilant in public places and boost their security awareness.
UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 8:01 a.m.
New Trump travel order to apply to those seeking new visas
President Donald Trump’s new travel ban order will temporarily halt entries to the United States for people from six Muslim-majority countries who are seeking new visas.
Sun., March 5, 2017, 5 p.m.
Airport’s Mom’s Tour helps ease travel worries of flying with children for parents
AKRON, Ohio – As the mother of an infant and a toddler, Brittney Lewers was worried about the idea of flying with two small children. How would she navigate through …
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 11:08 p.m.
Travelers fret about Wi-Fi, but it might be about to get better
When it comes to travel, internet access has never been more ubiquitous – or more underwhelming.
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 11:07 p.m.
U.S. airport pat-downs are about to get more invasive
While few have noticed, U.S. airport security workers long had the option of using five different types of physical pat-downs at the screening line. Now, those have been eliminated, replaced …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 8:12 a.m.
Alaska Air, reversing course, will hire baggage handlers it outsourced
Alaska Airlines is taking its baggage-handling contract at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport away from Menzies Aviation and giving it to a new Alaska Air subsidiary, McGee Air Services.
Wed., March 1, 2017, 3:45 p.m.
Airports, legal volunteers prepare for new Trump travel ban
Airport officials and civil rights lawyers around the country are getting ready for President Donald Trump’s new travel ban – mindful of the chaos that accompanied his initial executive order …
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 9:59 a.m.
Mardi Gras: ‘One time of year people can act like fools’
The streets of New Orleans are filled with costumed revelers, dazzling floats featuring kings and queens, and people of all ages screaming for trinkets and beads. Lots of beads. Tuesday …
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 10:57 a.m.
When will DC’s famed cherry trees bloom? Find out Wednesday
The predicted peak blooming period for this year’s cherry blossom season in Washington will be announced this week. The window is expected to be announced Wednesday at a press conference …
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 8:26 a.m.
Plans to widen heavily used road between Meridian, Caldwell
Plans are in the works to widen one of the Treasure Valley’s most heavily traveled roads between Meridian and Caldwell.
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017
Get up close to elk and bighorns at winter feeding site in Yakima County
NACHES, Yakima County – The bighorn sheep know when it’s lunch time. Would you expect any less from a creature with a four-part stomach? Once distant specks against the snow, …