Stories tagged: travel
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016, 5:49 p.m.
Traffic fatalities continued to surge in first half of 2016
Traffic fatalities were up 9 percent in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year, continuing a surge in deaths that began two years …
Sat., Aug. 20, 2016, 5 p.m.
Millennials learn about nation, themselves on cross-country trip
Tapping into a yearning among young people for better ways of learning and communicating, a former financial analyst left his Wall Street job to start the Millennial Trains Project. Now …
Sat., Aug. 13, 2016, 8:34 p.m.
Venezuelans, seeking food and medicine, swarm across Colombian border
They came looking for flour, pasta and cooking oil. They came looking for blood pressure medicine, spark plugs and condoms. They came looking for loved ones and a way out.
Sat., Aug. 13, 2016, 10 a.m.
Voyageurs National Park is iconic, rugged, marvelous Minnesota
We were motoring into Minnesota’s Voyageurs National Park, exploring just a speck of its 134,000 acres of woodlands, 84,000 acres of water, 500 islands and 655 miles of wild shoreline. …
Wed., Aug. 10, 2016, 7:28 p.m.
New, longer Washington driver’s-license exam tackles pot, cellphones
It’s about to get tougher to earn a driver’s license in Washington state. Officials at the state licensing department this month are rolling out a longer written test – 40 …
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
Travelers can now apply for TSA PreCheck at Sea-Tac airport
The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is now one of 47 airports where travelers can apply for a program aimed at speeding up security lines.
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 1:44 p.m.
New I-90 bridge opens near Snoqualmie Pass
Traffic on Interstate 90 drove over the newly constructed avalanche bridge just east of Snoqualmie Pass for the first time Tuesday.
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 9:56 a.m.
Muslim flight attendant sues ExpressJet over suspension
A Muslim flight attendant has sued ExpressJet, accusing the airline of wrongly suspending her because she refused to serve alcohol to passengers.
Sat., Aug. 6, 2016
Bermuda’s gentle beauty, easygoing lifestyle makes being shipwrecked enticing
This small island – only 21 square miles in size – gave the world shorts (still used as part of the island uniform), onions (still used in island cuisine), and …
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 1:43 p.m.
I-90 to close during Blue Angels practices, shows
The Interstate 90 floating bridge across Seattle’s Lake Washington will be closed at various times starting Thursday as the U.S. Navy Blue Angels take to the sky.
Mon., Aug. 1, 2016, 5:18 p.m.
Historic ferry returns to Astoria as tourist attraction
A ferry that once plied the Columbia River between Astoria and Washington state will soon be back in service as a tourist attraction.
Sat., July 30, 2016, 4:15 p.m.
Cuba tours hike, bike and kayak to actively connect with culture
ROW Adventures, based in Coeur d’Alene, has led active adventure travel trips from the Spokane River to the Galapagos Islands and Africa for 37 years. But owner Peter Grubb said …
Sat., July 30, 2016
Family travel five: If you really want to plan that family reunion, try these spots
Avalon Waterways, Budapest, Hungary: Satisfy your cultural curiosity while experiencing Avalon’s newly introduced Active Discovery itineraries. Cruise the Danube together and choose from activities that include canoeing the river, biking, …
Sat., July 30, 2016
Route 66 becoming green with charging stations, solar panels
Route 66, the historic U.S. highway made famous for attracting gas-guzzling Chevrolet Bel Airs and 1957 Cadillacs traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles, is turning green.
Fri., July 29, 2016, 2:20 p.m.
Strike disrupts Air France flights amid summer vacation
Air France has canceled 10 percent of its long-distance flights Friday, during a period of high traffic due to summer vacations, because of a strike by cabin crew.
Mon., July 18, 2016, 8:52 p.m.
Three injured in fiery crash on Interstate 90 near Snoqualmie
SNOQUALMIE, Wash. – A fiery crash blocked traffic on eastbound Interstate 90, injuring three people. Fire and rescue officials say that the driver of a truck didn’t notice traffic had …
Sun., July 17, 2016, 11:51 a.m.
Sexy and secret: Pitbull drops video paid by Florida
The new video from rapper Pitbull looks like a four-minute advertisement for Florida because that’s exactly what it is.
Wed., July 13, 2016, 9:52 a.m.
I-82 rollover crash Tuesday near Zillah injured five
State troopers say all five occupants were injured when a Dodge Durango rolled on Interstate 82 near Zillah on Tuesday afternoon.
Wed., July 13, 2016, 9:50 a.m.
Boeing lands major deals at Farnborough International Airshow for new planes
EgyptAir is buying nine Boeing 737-800 airplanes, in a deal that has a list value of at $864 million.
Wed., July 13, 2016, 9:45 a.m.
Six Flags amusement park closed after receiving threat
Authorities say Six Flags America in Prince George’s County is closed after the park received a bomb threat.
Wed., July 13, 2016, 9:03 a.m.
United Airlines writes off $412 million after losing Newark bulwark
Losing near-monopoly control over Newark Liberty International Airport is going to cost United Airlines $412 million, or $264 million after taxes.
Sat., July 9, 2016, noon
American folk art show opens at Crystal Bridges Museum
Since its debut five years ago, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has showcased works by well-known American artists like Georgia O’Keeffe and Andy Warhol. Now the Arkansas museum founded …
Fri., July 8, 2016, 4:30 p.m.
NTSB says Delta plane landed at wrong airport
A Delta Air Lines jetliner with 130 passengers on board landed at the wrong airport in South Dakota Thursday evening, said a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board, which …
Fri., July 8, 2016, 3:12 p.m.
Yellowstone hires Mandarin-speaking rangers
Yellowstone National Park is has hired three Mandarin-speaking rangers to help with communication amid a growing number of Chinese tourists.
Fri., July 8, 2016, 1:31 p.m.
Yellowstone on track for another record visitation year
Yellowstone National Park has welcomed more than 1.4 million visitors this year, a 10 percent increase over the same time in 2015.
Wed., July 6, 2016, 4:45 p.m.
Crash deaths far worse in U.S. than other affluent countries
Traffic deaths are down, but a new report shows fatalities on the road are still a bigger problem in the United States than in other affluent countries.
Mon., July 4, 2016, 3:20 p.m.
11 dead in bus accident on Mexico’s Caribbean coast
Eleven tourists, all apparently Mexican citizens, were killed in a bus crash Monday on a highway south of the resort town of Tulum.
Mon., July 4, 2016, 9:03 a.m.
Fire east of Cle Elum contained, State Route 10 reopens
Emergency responders will continue mop-up operations today on a smoldering 45-acre fire site about 5 miles east of Cle Elum, which had been fully contained Sunday but not controlled.
Sat., July 2, 2016, 10:25 a.m.
What’s growing in that there field? New signs tell the story
If you’ve ever driven by ripening grain fields and puzzled over what’s growing there, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Services Agency has a solution for you.
Sat., July 2, 2016, 10 a.m.
Capitol Hill: Not just for politicians, it’s a neighborhood
Quick, what’s Capitol Hill?