Stories tagged: travel
Sat., Jan. 13, 2018
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.
Sat., Jan. 6, 2018
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 …
Fri., Jan. 5, 2018
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.
Sat., Dec. 30, 2017
From Malta to Minneapolis, a look at where to go in 2018
Two American cities mark tricentennials in 2018: San Antonio and New Orleans.
Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 4:36 p.m.
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.
Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
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.
Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
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 …
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017
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 …
Mon., Dec. 18, 2017, 8:01 a.m.
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 …
Sat., Dec. 16, 2017
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 …
Sat., Dec. 9, 2017
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 …
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017
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.
Sat., Nov. 25, 2017
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 …
Sat., Nov. 25, 2017
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.
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017
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 …
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017
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 …
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 10:48 p.m.
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 …
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
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.
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
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.
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
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 …
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 6 p.m.
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 …
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 9 a.m.
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.
Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 5 a.m.
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, …