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Fewer people will travel over weekend, study finds

The number of people hitting the road during the Labor Day weekend is expected to drop by 13.3 percent from 2008. In the Inland Northwest, those who do venture out …


Fat tire flings

Droves of tourists head to Taos, N.M., every summer, ready to take in the area’s art galleries, pioneer history and American Indian influence. This is the place that inspired artists …


Explore Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail

Looking to make a wine run that’s fun and off the beaten path? Time to hit the trail – the Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail in the lower Yakima Valley.


Sea-Tac picks up Icelandair flights to Reykjavik starting this summer

At a time when many airlines are cutting international flights, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has picked up a new carrier. Airport officials say Icelandair will begin four-times-a-week service between Seattle and …


Air travel with small kids takes bravery, planning

Dear Mr. Dad: I’m traveling alone with my 3-month-old daughter and my 4-year-old son over spring break. It’ll be a long flight and I’m already dreading it. How can I …


Airlines dial back summer fares

A summer airfare war is heating up as one of the worst downturns in travel is leaving airlines scrambling to fill seats. Fares for summer trips are often among the …


Out & About

Two Coeur d’Alene-based adventure travel companies received top international rankings in National Geographic Adventure magazine’s January feature on “The Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth.”


Come June, passports will be essential as borders tighten

If you’re traveling outside the United States this year, here are two pieces of advice: Get or renew your passport now, and think twice before planning a car trip to …


Canceled flights can leave you low and dry

The numbers are in: December was ugly for air travelers, as anyone who flew over the snow-ridden holidays knows. Weather-related cancellations put Seattle-based Horizon Air among five U.S. airlines with …


Enthusiasts find spectactular snow along 50-mile stretch in B.C.

CRANBROOK, British Columbia – A gloomy pall caps the valley as the lift rattles at the bottom of the mountain. Slowly, it passes into the clouds, a frosty mist hitting …


Mexico, now that’s the ticket

I felt the sunshine on my bare shoulders, beach sand between my toes, a sea-kayak paddle in my hands and the spray of warm saltwater in my face when I …


Cruisin’ takes a bruisin’ in bleak economy

Consumers are drowning in a sea of bad economic news. So are cruise lines. But while people are under no obligation to spend their money, ships do have to sail.


Winter at Yellowstone shows park at its peak

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. – We were expecting to see plenty of wildlife on a winter outing to Yellowstone National Park, but – silly us – we thought we might …


Stevens, Snoqualmie passes open; White Pass closed

SEATTLE — Heavy snow kept one of Washington’s three main east-west mountain passes closed today and again made commuting miserable in Spokane on the first work day of the new …


Northwest Airlines plans to delay nonstop U.S.-China service

Northwest Airlines, due to poor market conditions in light of the weakened global economy, is the latest carrier seeking to delay or cut back long-coveted U.S.-China service. The subsidiary of …


Let Mother Nature help with that detox

Some aliens on “Star Trek” once tagged humans as “ugly bags of mostly water.” You really can’t argue with that, but aren’t we so much more?


Midwest now faces floods, fog

CHICAGO – Rain and rapidly rising temperatures accompanied by thick fog threatened to cause flooding Saturday in the Midwest after days of Arctic cold, heavy snow and ice. Thick ice …


Find unique accommodations

What do treehouses, prisons, igloos, lighthouses, yurts and castles all have in common? According to Unusual Hotels of the World, tourist accommodations of one sort or another can be found …


Las Vegas on the cheap

LAS VEGAS – Things are noticeably quieter on the Las Vegas Strip these days, and casinos usually known to boast excess are dropping prices to cope with a bad economy …


Top 10 islands

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No holiday for bag fees

ATLANTA – When airlines started charging some passengers $15 or more earlier this year to check their bags, they blamed soaring fuel costs. Since then, oil has plummeted. Yet the …


Weather still strands travelers

CHICAGO – With airports across the country recovering from a blast of snow and ice storms, some unlucky holiday travelers stranded for the second night in a row prepared to …


Culinary tourist eats around the world around LA

Noah Galuten spent the past three months eating his way around the world – all within a day’s drive of his Santa Monica, Calif., apartment. The 25-year-old playwright was broke …


Brief break offers chance to head out

Hoping to make the Battle in Seattle? Then you’d better skedaddle.


Friday is best bet for heading to Seattle

Hoping to make the Battle in Seattle? Then you’d better skedaddle.


Holiday travel costs deserve second look

A few short months ago, the idea of traveling home for the holidays was a daunting proposition. Gas hovered above four bucks a gallon. Airfares steadily climbed, and airlines added …


Keeping your car stocked, safe

Stay ready for road excursions with these tips covering food, first aid and auto maintenance.


Tour of landscape ends with summer

Summer vacation is over and it’s time for students across the Inland Northwest to write their “what I did this summer” essays. So, what did you do this summer? I …


No harm in Dreamin’

A vacation trip doesn’t begin with buying tickets or packing a suitcase. It starts with an idea. One moment, you’re the same old you. Going through the motions. Taking care …


Living History

Take a walk through Uptown Butte on a blustery Saturday afternoon, and you might feel as if you’ve strolled into an episode of “The Twilight Zone.” If it weren’t for …