Stories tagged: travel
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016, 10:37 a.m.
Colombia’s largest airline cancels flights to Caracas
Colombia’s largest airline has cancelled all flights to Caracas after what it said was a security breach involving one of its aircraft and Venezuela’s air force.
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 12:52 p.m.
Tesla may enter ride-hailing business next year
Electric car maker Tesla Motors has plans to get into the ride-hailing and sharing businesses. The company hinted at the venture earlier this week when it announced that all of …
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 12:25 p.m.
Cannon Beach looks to become more handicap accessible
Groups in Cannon Beach are working to bring sand-friendly wheelchairs to the beach.
Sun., Oct. 16, 2016, 4 a.m.
Wild on two wheels: Motorcycle camping tour threads Idaho wilderness
What started as an annual mountain biking adventure among high school buddies has transformed over decades into a motorcycle camping trip that continues to incorporate thrills, dirty clothes and the …
Sun., Oct. 16, 2016
Cheese curds and Frank Lloyd Wright: Welcome to Wisconsin
Walking around Madison, Wisconsin, I suddenly felt a sharp pain in my leg. What was poking me?
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 4:39 p.m.
Hurricane Matthew: Airlines offering travel waivers because of storm
Airlines are canceling some flights to the Caribbean and even the mainland U.S. as Hurricane Matthew is expected to spin toward Florida later this week.
Sat., Oct. 1, 2016, noon
Hiking to Machu Picchu past sacred Inca peaks in the Andes
Our hiking group had reached the highest point of our trek through the Andes to Machu Picchu. Now our guide was leading us in a Quechua ritual. We took turns …
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 5 p.m.
Home remedies: Taking care of airplane ear
The medical name for airplane ear is ear barotrauma or barotitis media. It’s when air pressure in your middle ear and air pressure in the environment are out of balance. …
Sun., Sept. 25, 2016
An array of African-American artifacts awaits on the National Mall
Visitors to the museum, which opened Saturday, will be able to explore eight public floors – four of which are underground – and see more than 3,000 items of historical …
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 7:03 p.m.
World’s airlines on pace to pocket record $39 billion in profits
Alexandre de Juniac, director-general of the International Air Transport Association, told a gathering in Singapore on Thursday that the $39.4 billion in net profit for 2016 represents the second year …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 1:12 p.m.
Fuel-economy rules threaten 1 million-plus U.S. jobs, study says
More than 1.1 million U.S. workers would lose their jobs because of tougher fuel-economy regulations coming next decade if prices at the gasoline pump remain low in America, a new …
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 5:48 p.m.
Seattle tech veterans propose driverless stretch of Interstate 5
If you have nightmares about robots taking over the world, here’s something that might really scare you: some tech industry veterans in Seattle want to ban human drivers from a …
Sat., Sept. 17, 2016, 10 a.m.
Surprise: You don’t need a car (or truck) to enjoy Dallas
The development of the Uptown neighborhood, abetted by the expansion of Dallas’ cultural district and millennials moving into the area, means a car is not a requirement.
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016, 10:57 a.m.
Truckers warn speed caps will cause crashes, jam highways
Truckers are warning that a government plan to electronically limit the speed of tractor-trailers will lead to highway traffic jams and possibly an increase in deadly run-ins with cars.
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016
Front Porch: Annual trip gives mother, son chance to bond over love of stage
I just came back from a delightful trip with our youngest son to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. We saw five plays, had terrific walks and talks, bought a …
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 11:20 a.m.
Glacier National Park records busiest summer ever
Glacier National Park is on track to set a new annual visitation record before the year is up after welcoming more than 1,985,000 visitors to the park this summer.
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 1:13 p.m.
Officials at Fort Bragg report 5 travel-related Zika cases
A spokeswoman at Fort Bragg says there have been five travel-related cases of the Zika virus confirmed since June at the North Carolina Army post.
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 12:19 p.m.
Lightning sparks new fires in Yellowstone, but rain helps
Cooler temperatures and rain have helped to calm wildfires burning in Yellowstone National Park.
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 12:18 p.m.
Eastern Idaho hotels see record number of lodgers
Tourism officials in eastern Idaho say the region had more lodging sales in July than ever before.
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 12:17 p.m.
British Airways suffers global delays due to computer glitch
British Airways travelers are suffering delays globally due to a computer glitch in the check-in systems, the latest in a string of technical failures to hit major international airlines.
Sat., Sept. 3, 2016, 10 a.m.
Follow Beatrix Potter through Britain’s Lake District
When I was a little girl, my grandparents gifted me with a beautiful set of Beatrix Potter books for Christmas one year. I could barely wait for everyone to finish …
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016, 11 a.m.
Airline mixes up 5-year-old boys, flies them to wrong cities
A woman in New York says she hasn’t stopped crying since an airline mistook her 5-year-old for another child and flew him to the wrong city.
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
Five fires burning in Yellowstone continue to grow
An expected increase in winds along with warm, dry weather has firefighters bracing for more active wildfire growth in Yellowstone National Park.
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 8:03 a.m.
Historic commercial flight from U.S. lands in Cuba
The first commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than a half century flew out of Fort Lauderdale for the central city of Santa Clara on Wednesday …
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 1:12 p.m.
Traffic deaths rose a whopping 7.2 percent in 2015
Government officials say traffic fatalities rose 7.2 percent in 2015 compared to the previous year. That’s the largest single-year increase in a half century.
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 10:22 a.m.
Firefighters hope to reopen Yellowstone entrance Tuesday
Wildfires burning in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks grew some over the weekend, but not as much as what firefighters expected under the red flag conditions.
Sat., Aug. 27, 2016, 4 p.m.
Lava meets the sea, puts on fire-spitting show in Hawaii
For the first time in three years, lava from a volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island has crept down miles of mountainside and is dripping into the Pacific Ocean, where it’s …
Sat., Aug. 27, 2016, 4 p.m.
Whee! Niagara Falls latest natural wonder to add zip line
Niagara Falls is the latest natural wonder to add a zip line, offering honeymooners and everyone else the chance to take an adrenaline-pumping plunge toward churning mist at speeds topping …
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016, 11:55 a.m.
Lower speeds for truck and bus drivers proposed
The U.S. is seeking to forcibly limit how fast trucks, buses and other large vehicles can travel on the nation’s highways.
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016, 7:39 a.m.
World’s first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore
The world’s first self-driving taxis will be picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday. Select members of the public will be able to hail a free ride through their smartphones …