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Monarchs in Mexico allow brush with fragile beauty

OCAMPO, Mexico – This is a story that must begin at the end. But oh, what an end. I stood on a forested mountaintop in Mexico in late February, mesmerized …

Crafted influence: New York state parks and museums show off the work of Hubbard, Olmsted

My wife, Ann, and I braved a late-September heatwave to survey Hubbard’s and Olmsted’s influence on the state of New York. We stopped in Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, all near …

New Mexico: Balloon rides, natural wonders, Georgia O’Keeffe

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico – Away from bustling Santa Fe and quirky Albuquerque, New Mexico offers stunning natural wonders, wide expanses of desert and mountains and clear skies that guarantee endless …

Long Beach Peninsula offers get-away options for anyone

The Long Beach Peninsula is full of outdoorsy surprises.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 1:10 p.m.

Airlines see Thanksgiving travel rising 3 percent

Get ready for bigger airport crowds over Thanksgiving this year.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 7:40 p.m.

TSA airport screenings toughen for electronic devices

It might be time to rethink packing that extra e-reader or tablet during your holiday travels.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 2:31 p.m.

NAACP warns African-Americans against travel on American Airlines

The NAACP is warning African-Americans that if they fly on American Airlines they could be subject to discrimination or even unsafe conditions.

The quest to visit all 50 states: How many have you seen?

I recently reached a goal that I’ve been working on for most of my life: I visited all 50 states. And I’ve been surprised by how many others I know …

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 9:44 p.m.

Weekend snow in Cascades could hinder travel along Snoqualmie Pass

Snow forecast for this weekend in the Cascade Mountains – including Snoqualmie Pass on Interstate 90 – could affect driving and cause delays for the next several days.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 3:19 p.m.

House panel: 15 Trump agencies yet to provide travel costs

A House committee is demanding that 15 federal agencies fully account for senior officials’ travel following reports of costly plane travel by Trump Cabinet secretaries.

Legendary biking on North Dakota’s Maah Daah Hey trail

For mountain bikers, North Dakota’s Maah Daah Hey Trail is such a treasure that people come from all over to experience it. I drove with friends more than 1,000 miles …

What haunted houses tell us about ourselves and our past

Colin Dickey, the author of “Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places,” went around the country visiting haunted houses to see if they “could tell us something about who we …

Trump energy chief defends costly plane travel

Energy Secretary Rick Perry defended his costly travel on private and government planes to Congress, saying Thursday that such flights are sometimes needed for him to do his job.

Tips on safe traveling with man’s best friend

Field dogs do their part on a road trip by being good listeners, taking the blame for occasional foul odors in the cab and being eager for any hiking, hunting, …

‘Luther Country’ in Germany marks 500th anniversary of Protestant Reformation

WITTENBERG, Germany – For the world’s roughly 800 million Protestants, a small corner of eastern Germany is their spiritual home – a place that takes on added importance this year, …

EPA watchdog expands probe of Pruitt’s travel

The Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general is expanding an inquiry into Administrator Scott Pruitt’s frequent taxpayer-funded travel, the watchdog office said Friday.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 3:40 p.m.

House Republicans seek travel records for 3 Interior chiefs

Republicans on the House Natural Resources Committee are asking the Interior Department to provide documents on use of private charter flights for government business by the past three Interior secretaries, …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 1:57 p.m.

AP sources: Trump says Price’s travel becoming a distraction

President Donald Trump has been telling associates that his health chief has become a distraction, overshadowing his agenda and undermining his campaign promise to “drain the swamp” of corruption, according …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 11:39 a.m.

Flights delayed around globe as booking system fails

Airlines worldwide were forced to delay flights Thursday as a global flight-bookings system operated by Amadeus IT Group suffered what the company called a “network issue.”

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 5:39 p.m.

Embattled HHS Secretary Price to pay for controversial chartered flights

A day after President Donald Trump declared his displeasure with him, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price showed up Thursday to get a very public flu shot.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 3:55 p.m.

U.S. beachgoers flee Maria as millions suffer in Puerto Rico

Thousands of visitors abandoned their beach vacations as high surf from a weakening Tropical Storm Maria pushed through dunes and under homes Tuesday in North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

New travel ban leads Supreme Court to cancel Oct. 10 hearing

Supreme Court justices on Monday canceled the scheduled Oct. 10 argument in the Trump Administration travel ban case and asked both sides to explain whether the matter has been overtaken …

For Seattle’s Pike Place, a $74 million marketing effort

Pike Place Market has been one of Seattle’s main tourist attractions for much of its 110-year history, despite one oddity: It has never been as functional for visitors as for …

Ashland in autumn: Take in a show, bike a mountain, tour a vineyard

ASHLAND, Ore. – Shortly after hitting town recently, we ate a picnic lunch at a shaded table by Ashland Creek. A few feet away, children played in the water under …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 8:15 p.m.

U.S. airports are more popular than ever, except in New York

Air traveler satisfaction with U.S. airports has reached an all-time high this year and the reason is what you might call counterintuitive: The Transportation Security Administration.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 8:55 p.m.

In space capsules, little room but big improvement

Boeing Co. and SpaceX are relying on the tried-and-true design as the two companies each develop spacecraft under NASA contracts to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station.

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.