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UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

Near-record number of travelers expected next week; weather promises to be fair

Thanksgiving travel is expected to be at record high levels with thousands of people taking to the air or road during the holiday.


A new river line hopes to redefine cruises for millennials

Last fall, Uniworld, a major player in the boutique river cruising industry, unveiled U by Uniworld, the rebel kid who’s shaking up the conventional family.


10 tips for travel as a political act

The great value of travel is the opportunity it offers you to pry open your hometown blinders and broaden your perspective. And when we implement that world view as citizens …


Local experts to give advice, tips on traveling to Cuba

Despite what you might think, it’s still possible to travel to Cuba.


Migrant caravan embarks on ‘route of death’ through Mexico

Thousands of wary Central American migrants resumed their push toward the United States on Sunday, a day after arguments over the path ahead saw some travelers splinter away from the …


A little bit of France, only 16 miles from Canada

On a clear day, stand on any westward-facing beach near Point May on Newfoundland’s wind-scoured Burin Peninsula and gaze seaward. You can see France from there.


The Oregon Desert Trail is just that, complete with canyons and rattlesnakes

I felt every drop of sweat make its way down my face, neck and back as I stared down the rattlesnake, its beady eyes locked with mine, daring me to …


Turkey’s terrain, people, history make colorful trip

My colorful, culture-rich travels in Turkey begin in exotic, mosque-graced, spice-hypnotizing Istanbul and end near the Aegean Sea in the fabled ancient ruins of Troy (where, history buffs will remember, …


Check out the fastest-growing destinations in Europe

According to new data from the UN World Tourism Organization, in 2017, for instance, French tourism grew by 5.1 percent; its landlocked competitor-nestled between Ukraine and Romania-saw a visitation spike …


Grand Cayman provides a hassle-free tropical getaway

GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND – I knew I was going to like Deserene Miller, also known as Miss D or Lady D – when she picked me up at the Owen …


10 urban sanctuaries well worth a visit

Here’s 10 U.S. urban sanctuaries that are well worth a visit next time you’re in town.


A visit to Cheyenne won’t disappoint if you’re seeking the Wild West in all its glory

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – When I started out on my trail ride on a scorching day with temps well into the 90s, I didn’t know I would be riding from Wyoming …


‘Bruce Lee’s Chinatown’ tour offers a personal look at Lee, beyond martial arts stardom

Don Wong knew Bruce Lee. As young men, they worked at Ruby Chow’s restaurant together. When Wong, leading the Wing Luke Museum’s “Bruce Lee’s Chinatown Tour” describes his connection with …


Lawmakers ask 11 major airlines to justify ‘fee gouging’

The news that JetBlue and United Airlines have raised fees for checked bags and some flight cancellations has provoked two U.S. senators and a congressman who are calling for “relief …


Water and wine make a perfect pairing in Oregon’s Willamette Valley

Standing at the bow of a little rowboat and chatting with my two companions, I realize I’m not just fly-fishing Oregon’s famed McKenzie River, I’m also a student in a …


Lexington’s historic Distillery District gets a new lease on life

Approaching the Distillery District from downtown Lexington, Kentucky, motorists are taken aback by the large black-and-red mural depicting what looks to be – depending on your perspective – a demented …


Five US budget vacation destinations offer bounty for the frugal

In assembling the following five ideas for budget U.S. vacation spots, we stuck to places we’d actually want to go, with mid-to-high-quality lodging for about $175 or less per night …


Experience Malta: Small island in the Mediterranean abounds in reasons to visit

Valletta is Europe’s 2018 Capital of Culture, and this year is a perfect time to visit


A Seattle museum’s tech bonanza, from classic video games to virtual reality

Living Computers: Museum + Labs is a unique convergence of new and old technology that shows in a fun, hands-on way how ideas can improve and evolve over time.


A guide to Portland, beyond the birds and beards

Portland’s the kind of city where you can learn to bike-commute without fear, where bookstores rule and indie publishing thrives. It’s also the home of the Decemberists, Cheryl Strayed, Chuck …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 8:31 p.m.

Hours to be curtailed at Danville, Metaline Falls border crossings

Two rural Eastern Washington international border crossings that see among the fewest crossings in the state will have their hours cut following a decision by the U.S. Customs and Border …


Museum tells of two pasts: Antelope’s history made by homesteaders and cult followers

Nestled deep in central Oregon cattle country, about 15 miles off U.S. Route 97, a small town has once again captured public interest. In the 1980s, Antelope was infamous for …


Badlands and history in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

For travelers looking to visit all 50 states, North Dakota is often one of the last to be checked off. It’s not exactly on the way to anywhere else, and …


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 10:58 a.m.

Agency watchdog slams ex-HHS chief Price on costly travel

The government wasted at least $341,000 on travel by ousted Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, including booking charter flights without considering cheaper scheduled airlines, an agency watchdog said …


Catching the bus: Restored buses provide unique view at several national parks.

They were red or yellow, and originally found in Yosemite, Yellowstone, Glacier and Mount Rainier National Parks. Book a bus ride and enjoy the historical encounter.


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 9:47 a.m.

Ready for the road: Keeping kids occupied, and device-free, in the car this summer takes a little planning

It’s time for that summer road trip, but also the potential boredom factor for families. While it’s tempting to let kids watch movies or play games on devices, adults can …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 7:41 a.m.

Day trippers: Seven sites to explore within two hours of Spokane

Take advantage of lazy summer days to get outside, enjoy nature and see something new. Even if you don’t have time for a full-fledged vacation, these day trips will satisfy …


Look outside for road trip fun

It’s time for that summer road trip, but also the potential boredom factor for families. While it’s tempting to let kids watch movies or play games on devices, adults can …


Everett’s Funko headquarters a pop culture nerd paradise

Even those unfamiliar with the name Funko probably know some of the licensed products created by the Washington-born company. Their vinyl bobbleheads and Pop! figures grace the shelves of both …


Contest encourages library visits

The Washington Center for the Book is sponsoring the contest, “A Passport to Washington Libraries,” from June 15-Sept. 15 for a chance to win gift cards.