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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

1 Galapagos Islands


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 …


Honk if you’re into Indian artifacts

When my friend Jeff picks his daughter up from school, he sometimes crosses paths with one of the other fathers. They’re not pals, really, and I’m guessing this is why: …


Mandela Takes Clinton To Task Ex-Political Prisoner Tells President To Negotiate With Enemies

Mandela and Clinton peer through the bars of cell No. 5, which was home to South Africa’s president for 18 years. Photo by Associated Press


Build New Cuba, Pope Tells Throng Historic Visit Reaches Crescendo In Havana

1. John Paul II 2. The popemobile, carrying John Paul II to his farewell Mass in Havana Sunday, passes a mural of Cuban revolutionary hero Ernesto “Che” Guevara. Photo by …


It’s A Great Time To Visit Canada

Canada is well worth a visit this year. Not only are there a number of exciting events, but right now the Canadian dollar is at its lowest, which makes this …


The Cowboy Way Less Than A Day’s Drive Away, These Three Montana Guest Ranches Will Have You Whistling Your Favorite Cowboy Ballad

1. Montana dude ranches offer more than dusty trails and li’l dogies. Some feature alpine meadows and gourmet meals. Photo courtesy of Nine Quarter Circle Ranch 2. Appaloosa ponies, Saturday-night …


These Cruises To Alaska Include Stay Near Mckinley

FROM FOR THE RECORD (Tuesday, January 27, 1998): Correction Phone number wrong: The phone number for Alaska Sightseeing Cruise West small ship tours to Alaska is (800) 888-9378. The phone …


Rugged Coastline Even Without Storms Or Whales, Oregon’s Coast In Winter Is Fascinating

Just south of Cannon Beach is Silver Beach, where you get a good view of Haystack Rock and the Oregon coast. Photo by Katherine Mace


Pope Welcomed By Sea Of Faithful On Castro’s Island Of Communism John Paul Ii Calls On Cuba To ‘Open Itself Up To The World’

Pope John Paul II listens to Fidel Castro’s welcoming speech on a warm Caribbean day at Jose Marti Airport in Havana. Photo by Associated Press


President Planning Quick Visit To Bosnia Clinton Wants To Underscore Role U.S. Troops Play In Troubled Nation

President Clinton has decided to fly to Bosnia-Herzegovina next week, both to spread some holiday cheer among U.S. peacekeeping forces there and to underscore what he believes is the need …


A Plea For Tolerance And Human Rights First Lady Lauds Former Soviet Lands For Respecting Their Ethnic Diversity

First lady Hilary Rodham Clinton joins a group of Uzbek dancers during a tour of Registan Square in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, on Friday during her Central Asia tour. Photo by Associated …


First Lady’s Plane Departs - Again

The four presidents who considered the Boeing 707 their flying White House probably never thought anyone would cross the former Soviet border in it to share American secrets for success. …


First Lady Visits Brazil Schoolchildren

Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to children at the Antonio Manoel Alves de Lima public school Wednesday. Photo by Associated Press