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UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 7:17 p.m.

Watchdog: Airfares for many travelers rise due to bag fees

Travelers who check at least one bag when flying domestically are paying more overall than they did before airlines began unbundling fares in 2008 and charging separately for checked baggage, …

Merkel, other German leaders dismiss Turkish travel warning

Chancellor Angela Merkel and other senior German politicians on Sunday dismissed a travel warning for their country issued by Turkey amid persistent tensions between the two nations.

Napa and Sonoma: 6 fab corkhead adventures with the kids

Here are six super-fun, family-friendly things to do while you’re there. Some spots, such as Sterling Vineyards and Safari West, combine vino and adventure. Others are near the vines, but …

Idaho’s Craters of the Moon designated top stargazing site

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in south-central Idaho has been designated an International Dark Sky Park due to its exceptional stargazing.

Boeing raises 20-year China plane forecast on travel boom

Boeing raised its 20-year forecast for aircraft demand in China as economic growth and an expanding middle class spur travel in the world’s most-populous nation.

Exploring Belize: From Mayan ruins to barrier reefs and birds, there’s lots to see and do in this small Central American country

Getting to Belize isn’t necessarily easy. It’s certainly worth it.

Yellowstone Park vehicle traffic nearing capacity

Sometime within the next four to six years, Yellowstone National Park is expected to reach its capacity for being able to handle all the vehicles that tourists drive through the …

As Hurricane Harvey bears down on Texas, here’s what air travelers need to know

As Hurricane Harvey continued to intensify Friday, airlines have announced they will waive change fees for travelers whose plans may have included stops in and around cities in Texas. According …

Grand Teton sees record burst of visitors during eclipse

Monday’s total solar eclipse turned out to be a record-breaking event for Grand Teton National Park.

Judge clears way for Seattle rideshare drivers to unionize

For the second time this month, a federal judge has rejected a challenge to Seattle’s first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over …

Pullman airport offers $15.3 million for WSU land

The Washington State University Board of Regents will consider a $15.3 million land acquisition offer from the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport during a meeting Wednesday.

Seattle tunnel machine Bertha completed disassembled

The last piece of the world’s largest tunnel-boring machine has been lifted from its disassembly pit beneath Seattle.

Big Ben bell falls silent in London for repairs until 2021

After more than 150 years as Britain’s most famous timekeeper, London’s Big Ben bell fell silent Monday for four years of repair work that will keep it quiet on all …

Yellowstone visitation down in July and for the year

More than half way through the calendar year, Yellowstone National Park has seen about 5 percent fewer visitors so far this year.

Want to live like a Trump? President’s old home is on Airbnb

Want to live like a Trump? Now’s your chance: The president’s New York City boyhood home is on Airbnb.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 8:57 p.m.

Alaska volcano sends up ash cloud; aircraft warning issued

The Alaska Volcano Observatory reports the latest eruption of a volcano in the Aleutian Islands sent up an ash cloud that could affect jet traffic.

Man accused of using fake British passport for 20 years

An Oregon man is accused of using a fake Great Britain passport for close to 20 years.

Gear Junkie: Airstream goes fiberglass with latest model

Coming in 2018, Airstream touts its latest model as aerodynamic, lightweight, and strong. But this isn’t your dad’s aluminum tow-behind. The company shifts to fiberglass for the Nest, a camper …

Outdoor recreation becomes top money generator for Montana

A new report by the Outdoor Industry Association shows that the state’s outdoor recreation has become one of its top economic sectors.

Gardens of England: Too many choices for one trip

What’s not to love about English gardens? With their colorful flower borders, trademark walls, reflecting pools, and perhaps a stately manor, they are a delight to explore.

‘Incredible shrinking airline seat’ gets U.S. court rebuke

Aviation regulators were ordered by a federal appeals court on Friday to consider setting minimum standards for the space airlines give passengers as carriers have steadily shrunk the width of …

UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 2:52 p.m.

Front Porch: Technology might drive me crazy, or to the beach

I’m just about on board with getting a smart phone and have been researching what to buy … And then came the car.

UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 1:46 p.m.

Fantastic five: Trails to the great outdoors

Take to the trails with your family. Here are five ways to enjoy the great outdoors.

Beartooth Highway leads skier, cyclist to Wild West outdoor adventure

Should I ride or ski? Why not do both. That was my conclusion during a visit earlier this season to the fabled Beartooth Highway, America’s most beautiful high-elevation road.

U.S. plans to bar Americans from travel to North Korea, tour groups say

Tour groups that specialize in travel to North Korea said Friday that the Trump administration plans to bar Americans from visiting the country starting next month, in apparent retaliation for …

Britain set to break flight record amid summer getaway

Britain is poised to handle a record number of flights in its increasingly crowded skies as most schools break up for the summer and families head off for sunnier climes.

Florida man indicted in brawl on Delta flight to China

A Florida man who fought with flight attendants and other passengers when he tried to open the exit door of a Delta Air Lines flight bound from Seattle to China …

UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:07 a.m.

Do you hate crumbling roads? Would you pay more to fix them?

Congress hasn’t raised the federal gas tax since 1993 when Bill Clinton was president, but a narrow majority of Americans would support an increase to help fix crumbling roads and …

UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 5:21 p.m.

Supreme Court allows strict refugee ban but says grandparents OK

The Supreme Court is granting the Trump administration’s request to more strictly enforce its ban on refugees, at least until a federal appeals court weighs in.

Mexico announces new laptop, tablet security on U.S. flights

Laptops and tablets on U.S.-bound flights from Mexico will be subjected to heightened carry-on security measures beginning Wednesday at the request of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Mexican authorities …