Stories tagged: travel
Tue., March 15, 2016, 1:42 p.m.
Entire D.C. subway to shut down for inspections, official says
An official briefed on the decision says the entire Washington, D.C., subway system will shut down for at least 29 hours to inspect electrical components on the tracks.
Tue., March 15, 2016, 9:57 a.m.
Obama abolishes last major restrictions on US travel to Cuba
The Obama administration on Tuesday loosened rules on travel to Cuba and the Cuban government’s use of the dollar, removing obstacles to closer ties between the two countries five days …
Tue., March 15, 2016, 9:46 a.m.
Seattle to buy, expand city’s struggling bike-share program
Seattle officials have decided to take over the underused Pronto bike share program for $1.4 million with plans to expand the program next year.
Tue., March 15, 2016, 9:42 a.m.
Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass to temporarily shut down for avalanche control
Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass will be shut down this morning for avalanche control work, according to the state Department of Transportation.
Mon., March 14, 2016, 7:36 a.m.
130 vehicles were involved in North Carolina interstate pileup
A North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper says more than 130 vehicles were involved in a series of wrecks on Interstate 40 but no serious injuries were reported.
Mon., March 14, 2016, 7:34 a.m.
Bomb squad at Phoenix airport to check on suspicious image
A Phoenix Police Department bomb squad is at Sky Harbor International Airport to check out a suspicious image at a security checkpoint.
Mon., March 14, 2016, 6:20 a.m.
Emerging player from China could disrupt Marriott plans
A fight for control of the Starwood hotel chain is under way following a $14 billion buyout offer Monday from a consortium led by China’s Anbang Insurance Group.
Sat., March 12, 2016, 4 p.m.
Visiting the Aran Islands in Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way
Many visitors treat the islands as a day trip, taking the ferry or flight from Galway. But to really experience the islands’ charms, consider spending a few nights. Multiple B&Bs …
Thu., March 10, 2016, 7:53 a.m.
Trucker accused of using fishing line in toll scam
Port Authority police say a truck driver used fishing line to flip his license plate in a bid to avoid paying tolls at the George Washington Bridge.
Tue., March 8, 2016, 4:08 p.m.
Erin Andrews’ verdict will reverberate for hotels and guests
The $55 million jury verdict over nude videos of sportscaster Erin Andrews taken through a hotel peephole will likely reverberate a long time for hotels and their guests, whether she …
Tue., March 8, 2016, 10:01 a.m.
California high-speed rail project can proceed, judge says
A judge has ruled that California’s plans for a $64 billion, high-speed rail system do not violate promises made to voters when they approved state financing for the project.
Sat., March 5, 2016, 4 p.m.
Turtles are key as Kenya balances ecology and development
Kenya is striving to strike a balance between developing its 330 miles of coastline for a billion-dollar tourism industry that employs a half-million people and preserving the environment that attracts …
Wed., March 2, 2016, 12:45 p.m.
E-cigarettes on airline flights being banned by U.S.
The Department of Transportation says it has issued final regulations prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes on any domestic or foreign airline flying to, from or within the United States.
Wed., March 2, 2016, 12:12 p.m.
Elvis attraction in Vegas closes amid business dispute
An Elvis Presley exhibit that opened at a Las Vegas casino-hotel with great fanfare last year has abruptly closed amid a leasing dispute that involves hundreds of the King’s artifacts.
Wed., March 2, 2016, 11 a.m.
U.S. priest gets 17 years for molesting Honduran children
A suspended Pennsylvania priest has been sentenced to nearly 17 years in prison for sexually assaulting poor street children during missionary trips to Honduras.
Wed., March 2, 2016, 10:47 a.m.
Even as gas prices rise, drivers will save at the pump
Gasoline prices have started their annual springtime migration higher, but motorists should still save money at the pump in 2016.
Wed., March 2, 2016, 8:10 a.m.
Boston shortens St. Patrick’s Day parade route
A decision by Boston’s mayor and police commissioner to shorten the city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade route is not sitting well with organizers.
Tue., March 1, 2016, 1:42 p.m.
Yosemite Park’s iconic attractions get new names
The prices of Yosemite National Park souvenirs have been slashed in half, and road signs directing visitors to iconic attractions have been switched.
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016, 12:10 p.m.
Consider Grand Bahama for a quiet island getaway
It’s one of the main islands of the Gulf Stream-warmed Bahamas archipelago of 700 islands, cays and inlets sprawling across the waters off southeastern Florida. Our February trip saw temperatures …
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016, 8:51 a.m.
First case of sexually transmitted Zika virus seen in France
A high-ranking French health official says a first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus has been diagnosed in France on a non-pregnant woman.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 10:10 a.m.
Need to fill your gas tank? Here’s some good news
A glut of oil will keep prices from rebounding until next year, much later than previously forecast, experts at the International Energy Agency said Monday.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 9:40 a.m.
Americans drive 3.1 trillion miles in 2015, a record
The government says driving in the U.S. hit a new record in 2015 of 3.1 trillion miles.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 9:23 a.m.
Glacier’s 2015 visitation breaks record
Glacier National Park has set a new record for the second straight year with more than 2.3 million visitors in 2015.
Sun., Feb. 21, 2016, 4 p.m.
Magnificent Mount Hood: Recreational opportunities abound
This territory is definitely Portland’s playground. There are numerous campsites, RV parks, motels, restaurants, golf courses and condos to ensure a comfortable get-away. Plus, small gateway towns leading up to …
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 1:56 p.m.
U.S., Cuba to restart commercial flights
U.S. officials say the United States and Cuba will sign an agreement next week to restart commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 1:45 p.m.
Oregon confirms case of travel-associated Zika virus
Public health officials say Oregon has a confirmed case of the Zika virus.
Mon., Feb. 8, 2016, 1:45 p.m.
Cruise ship that sailed in storm headed back to home port
A Royal Caribbean cruise ship ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday, forcing frightened passengers into their cabins overnight as their belongings flew about, …
Sat., Feb. 6, 2016, noon
6 ways to afford that dream vacation
If you have perused those year-end lists of hot destinations, then wondered how you could afford any of those places, this column is for you.
Sat., Feb. 6, 2016
Josh Duhamel pushes North Dakota as a travel destination
When actor Josh Duhamel and his wife, Fergie, lead singer of the Black Eyed Peas, need a break from life in Los Angeles, they head to a place not known …
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 2:11 p.m.
Idaho bill would allow ISP to use unmarked patrol vehicles
An Idaho Senate panel has taken the first step to allow Idaho State Police officers to use unmarked patrol vehicles for traffic law enforcement.