Stories tagged: travel
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
Universal adopts ‘demand pricing’ ahead of Harry Potter debut
Universal Studios Hollywood is putting a price tag on the demand for fun. The Los Angeles-area theme park is anticipating huge crowds for the April 7 opening of the Wizarding …
Sat., Jan. 30, 2016, 7 p.m.
Magical Laotian town preserved by UNESCO loses its soul
It is officially described as the best-preserved city in Southeast Asia, a bygone seat of kings tucked into a remote river valley of Laos. Luang Prabang weaves a never-never land …
Sat., Jan. 30, 2016, 7 p.m.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites under threat around the world
A number of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites face major challenges, including the following
Fri., Jan. 22, 2016, 1:06 p.m.
Avalanche danger in Cascades is high through this weekend
A forecast for rain and snow at higher elevations in the Cascade Mountains could also cause dangerous avalanche conditions for travelers and recreationists.
Fri., Jan. 22, 2016, 9:44 a.m.
CDC expands Zika virus alert; 22 destinations on list
Health authorities have added eight tropical destinations to a travel alert about an illness linked with a severe birth defect and spread by mosquitoes. The updated alert issued Friday by …
Sat., Jan. 16, 2016, 7 p.m.
How to do Sundance and leave a little cash for popcorn
Every January, the streets of the mountain town of Park City, Utah, light up as the Robert Redford-founded Sundance Film Festival pulls in big names to introduce future Oscar winners …
Sat., Jan. 9, 2016, 4:20 p.m.
Two for the Road: Couple goes hut-to-hut in Italy’s Dolomites
Outdoor adventures are often most economical and satisfying when accomplished by a couple.
Sat., Jan. 9, 2016, midnight
Looking for a 2016 vacation? Here are must-see destinations
Elsewhere called. It misses you. In fact, it wants you to hit the road soon. Here are destinations (alphabetically arranged) that look especially pleasing in 2016.
Sun., Dec. 27, 2015, 7 p.m.
Tips for caregivers traveling with elderly, frail relatives
Caregivers face an assortment of challenges when traveling with a frail relative, friend or someone with dementia. Packing medications, getting to and from the airport and managing schedules and family …
Sun., Dec. 13, 2015, midnight
5 ways to save money on your next vacation
Vacations are a great way to relax, reconnect with family and escape the daily grind of work. But they can also quickly drain your savings account.
Sat., Dec. 5, 2015, midnight
Family travel five: Give the gift of going
It’s hard to go wrong with the gift of travel. Here are five ideas to consider that will enrich and expand the experiences of your family. 1. Animal lovers. Consider …
Mon., Nov. 23, 2015, midnight
Be prepared for winter storms if you hit the road for the holiday
With a winter storm possible over the Inland Northwest this week, it’s smart for holiday travelers - and all drivers - to get ready for winter.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 8, 2015, midnight
The smart traveler’s healthy vacation checklist
Nothing ruins a vacation like an ill-timed virus or a prescription that can’t be filled in a foreign pharmacy. “When traveling, medical emergencies happen more often than you think,” warns …
Sat., Oct. 31, 2015, midnight
The warm heart of Quebec City
Here, everything is about New France, North America’s French ties, both the past and present. And that sensibility is why Quebec City is also regularly named one of the most …
Tue., Sept. 22, 2015, midnight
Council approves $1.1 million for Bigelow Gulch Road project
The long-delayed project that would add additional lanes to Bigelow Gulch Road will get $1.1 million in federal funding after all. Spokane County commissioners pushed for the money after stakeholders …
Thu., Aug. 13, 2015, midnight
Front Porch: Change of scenery good for us, and so is the planning
Looking forward to a trip is so wonderful for the brain and for personal outlook that it’s almost better than the event itself. Well, maybe not that good but darn …
Fri., June 26, 2015, 6:47 a.m.
9 killed when plane crashes on sightseeing trip in Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Eight cruise ship passengers and their pilot died on a sightseeing excursion in Alaska when their small plane crashed in remote and rugged terrain. Wind and …
Fri., June 26, 2015, 6:02 a.m.
Gunmen kill 27 in attack on Tunisian resort, officials say
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A pair of gunmen killed at least 27 people on a Tunisian beach Friday in the latest attack on the north African country’s key tourism industry, …
Sun., Feb. 8, 2015, 6:15 a.m.
Far-flung fly fishers hooked on Cuba
A group of Spokane fly fishers already had a trip planned and tickets purchased before President Barack Obama announced on Dec. 17 that he was working to relieve U.S.-Cuba restrictions …
Sun., Feb. 8, 2015, 6:12 a.m.
Far-flung fly fishing in Russia
Don Childress of Sandpoint fondly recalls being among the first Westerners to cast a fly in Russia’s remote Kamchatka Peninsula steelhead and trout streams, where the smallest rainbow of the …
Sun., Jan. 11, 2015, midnight
Just say the words “hot springs” and warm feelings begin to pulse through your mind and body – images of soaking and indulging yourself while the pressures of life fade …
Sun., Oct. 26, 2014, midnight
If there’s anything that provides a great excuse to visit Seattle, it’s a smoking hot restaurant scene. Talented chefs are hatching new spots monthly – the list of where to …
Thu., Oct. 16, 2014, midnight
Gas prices: Perfect timing for declining fuel costs
Declining fuel prices are good news for hunters in the peak of the fall seasons as well as hikers out to enjoy fall colors and especially for steelhead anglers pulling …
Sat., Sept. 6, 2014, 5 a.m.
French ex-hostage identifies captor in Syria
PARIS (AP) — A French journalist held hostage for months by extremists in Syria says one of his captors was a Frenchman suspected of killing four people at the Brussels …
Wed., Sept. 3, 2014, 11:39 a.m.
Recline rancor: Passenger recalls seat dispute
NEW YORK (AP) — The businessman whose dispute with a fellow airline passenger over a reclined seat sparked a national debate about air-travel etiquette says he’s embarrassed by the way …
Sun., July 27, 2014, midnight
Splendor in Seattle
Welcome to “Coasting,” a column that’s all about traveling to the West Side of our state, and sometimes, places farther afield. But mostly, I’ll share spots you can easily drive …
Sun., July 6, 2014, 6:22 a.m.
Spain’s famed bull run festival begins in Pamplona
PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — Thousands of revelers crammed into the main square and adjacent narrow streets of northern Pamplona on Sunday for the start of Spain’s famed San Fermin running …
Mon., June 16, 2014, midnight
Savvy travelers pursue freebies
Yes, travel is ridiculously expensive, and it keeps getting more so. Pretty soon, they might be charging for the air you breathe, unless you go to an oxygen bar, in …
Sun., June 15, 2014, midnight
Grand Canyon Railway melds spectacular views with historic experience
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. – The drive to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim is easy enough. Get to Flagstaff and it’s only about 90 miles across Arizona’s high country. But why …
Mon., April 28, 2014, midnight
Travel tips put vacationers back on road
This past year was a reinvention of sorts for the travel industry, and now that spring has officially sprung, it’s time to reap the benefits! With a newly vested interest …