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After uproar, EPA’s Pruitt says he plans to fly coach: ‘There’s a change coming’

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency, facing ongoing criticism about his taxpayer-funded, first-class travels, says he plans to spend more time in coach.


Discover the historyof civil rights movement

Embark on a journey of discovery and understanding when you and your family visit the destinations and landmarks that play a part in the American civil rights story.


Caribbean spring break: Ideas, prices, post-hurricane news

Each Caribbean island offers a different vibe, from relaxing on the beach to adventures, shopping and dining.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 9:59 p.m.

Under fire for travel expenses, EPA’s Pruitt cancels trip to Israel

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has canceled a nearly weeklong trip to Israel, agency officials confirmed Sunday.


Five things to know about ‘Hamilton’

Yes, a lot of people like “Hamilton,” even if they’ve not seen it. Which is why when producers announced a second U.S. tour that would launch in Seattle before heading …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 4:31 p.m.

Just the ticket: Things to do while in Seattle for ‘Hamilton’

Sure, ‘Hamilton’ is the coveted ticket. But you’re making the drive, so why not spend and extra day or two experiencing more of what the Emerald City has to offer.


Thinking about trying a cruise? Advice for first-timers

Today’s ships are like floating cities, carrying thousands of passengers, and each year, new and bigger vessels are launched with ever more unique features. New ships offer everything from menus …


Real places in Oscar-nominated films from Dunkirk to Toronto

From the beaches of France where “Dunkirk” took place to a historic Toronto theater where “Shape of Water” was filmed, fans can visit many of the real-world destinations depicted in …


Discovering the magic of Edinburgh

The doors of the Airlink 100 bus from Edinburgh airport hissed open at what we thought was the stop nearest to our hotel. The desk clerk I’d emailed said the …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 5:22 p.m.

Spokane flights diverted, delayed as heavy fog blankets airport

Heavy fog circling Spokane International Airport Monday led to flight cancellations, delays and a number of passengers re-routed to Seattle.


Dead-of-winter trips from northern lights to festivals

Despite frigid temperatures plaguing some parts of the U.S., winter does have unique charms, whether it’s getting cozy by a fireplace with a mug of hot chocolate in a mountain …


Samantha Brown hosts new PBS travel series ‘Places to Love’

“ ‘Places to Love’ is about finding the experiences, the destinations, but, most importantly, the people who really make us feel like we’re part of a place,” Brown said.


From Malta to Minneapolis, a look at where to go in 2018

Two American cities mark tricentennials in 2018: San Antonio and New Orleans.


How to go green for your travel destinations in 2018

After a full day of dodging bicycles, not to mention the occasional motorized vehicle, I was getting sick of Amsterdam.


Emergency travel only in Missoula, Lewis and Clark counties

Emergency travel only is advised in Missoula and Lewis and Clark counties after a snowstorm caused difficult driving conditions in the Missoula and Helena areas.


Overtourism and safety cited in Fodor’s where not to go list

As you contemplate all those “where to go in 2018” lists, here’s a twist: a list of places to avoid in the new year.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 24, 2017, 7:17 p.m.

For 62nd year, NORAD takes calls from kids awaiting Santa

A Colorado Springs newspaper ran an ad in 1955 inviting children to call Santa but mistakenly ran the phone number for the hotline at the Continental Air Defense Command, which …


Cruising around Cape Horn is South American adventure

A surprisingly cold wind swept across the desolate beach at Volunteer Point, one of the Falkland Islands’ most popular tourist destinations, but the throngs of king, gentoo and Magellanic penguins …


Holiday travel chaos ahead after Atlanta airport outage

Ticketing and baggage areas were a bit backed up, but security lines were moving quickly in Atlanta on Monday morning as the world’s busiest airport recovered from a crippling power …


Milwaukee: More than just beer here

Milwaukee is like a smaller, more navigable Chicago, just as beautiful with its Lake Michigan shoreline. Just as trendy with its bars, hotels and restaurants. And just as artsy with …


Winter’s magic: Snow brings solitude and plenty of options for fun at Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. – Yosemite National Park might not seem like an ideal winter destination, particularly if you’re from a part of the country where you’d like to trade …


Outdoor adventures, inner Zen in Oregon’s quirky Portland

Oregon’s quirkiest city may tout its desire to “Keep Portland Weird,” but it’s the Zen of the place that takes hold at the Portland Japanese Garden.


Museum of the Bible, built by Hobby Lobby owner, opens in DC

New D.C. museum is an ambitious attempt to appeal simultaneously to people of deep faith and no faith, and to stand out amid the impressive constellation of museums in Washington.


Things to see inside the Museum of the Bible

WASHINGTON – The massive Museum of the Bible, which opened Nov. 17 in Washington, has three main exhibit floors, lecture and meeting space, restaurants and a rooftop garden, a ballroom …


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.