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UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019, 5:41 p.m.

Roadside Bigfoot: Georgia museum devoted to legendary beast

In the picturesque mountains of north Georgia, an unassuming roadside building is now ground zero in the search for Bigfoot


For fans, Harry Potter charms on two continents

My 10-year-old daughter, Chloe, squared her feet, raised her arm toward the dark, diamond-paned windows and waved her wand in a triangle pattern as she shouted an incantation into the …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 3:36 p.m.

Website ranks Schweitzer Mountain Resort third among nation’s ski resorts for affordability

HomeToGo factored in the cost of equipment rental, price of a one-day lift ticket, lunch and overnight accommodations at each resort for the 2019-2020 ski season.


Why fall is the best time of year to travel to Europe

Fall is a season for rejoicing, because while the weather cools off in the Northern Hemisphere and birds begin their long slog south, travel to Europe is at its best. …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 6:11 p.m.

American pushes back expected return of its 737 Max 8 planes

American Airlines now doesn’t expect to fly the Boeing 737 Max 8 until January, and says the grounding of the planes cut third-quarter pretax income by $140 million.


Kentucky’s underground rock star: Mammoth Cave National Park

Weeks before I headed to Mammoth Cave National Park for a weekend trip, and a day after I’d booked several guided cave tours, I encircled my chest with a tape …


At the Large Hadron Collider, a peek at the future of science

“Don’t lose sight of me.” Physicist Abhigyan Dasgupta – “Riju” to his family and friends – looks over his shoulder to caution our 12-member group as we prepare to descend …


Captive beauty: Florida island formed by hurricane remains aware of vulnerability to ocean

Our Thursday started with a car, then a plane, then a couple moving sidewalks during a layover, and then another plane. That got us to Fort Myers, Florida, two months …


Wide-eyed in Zambia: Africa’s last great place

I’d forgotten how it feels on your first day in the bush. Exhilarated and wide-eyed. Over the moon. And then, sobering up, eager but cautious. A safari lodge is a …


British Airways grounds nearly all flights as pilots strike

British Airways has canceled almost all its flights for 48 hours, affecting as many as 195,000 travelers, due to a strike by pilots over pay.


So much to see, so much to do aboard Canada’s Via Rail

It was a bucket list trip, but not in the way you might think. The Via Rail train journey across Canada was not about my do-before-dying list, but about the …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019, 3:53 p.m.

Prince Harry announces massive travel sustainability project

The Duke of Sussex picked Amsterdam, a city hit hard by over-tourism, to announce Travalyst at a news conference Tuesday with his partners, Booking.com; TripAdvisor; Visa; China’s largest travel company, …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 1, 2019, 9:28 a.m.

Dream on in Las Vegas: Aerosmith and ‘Celestia’ are new, ‘Le Reve’ reimagined

As soon as Labor Day passes, September and November are great months for a Las Vegas visit. The summer crowds thin out, the Mojave heat starts to break, and good …


24 hours in Boise: Basque food, beer and a trip to prison

Boise, just an hour flight away from Spokane via Alaska Airlines, is quite possibly the best place in America to enjoy Basque food and culture. It’s also a great place …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019, 1:40 p.m.

Hong Kong airport protest shutdown tarnishes business image

Hong Kong authorities scrapped all flights after the airport was swamped by pro-democracy protesters, in a fresh escalation that risks tarnishing the city’s business-friendly image.


In the neighborhood: Eclectic and walkable Highland Park is a fun place to explore while in L.A.

Just a few miles from downtown, historic Highland Park is becoming one of the hippest – and most walkable – sections of L.A. It’s lined with trees, taquerias, vintage shops, …


Airlines can’t bar pit bulls or other breeds from cabins, feds say

A month after a flight attendant was bitten by an emotional support animal, the U.S. Department of Transportation told the airline industry Thursday that carriers can’t bar certain dog breeds …


Front & Center: Methow Valley rental-booking service finds room to grow

WINTHROP, Wash. – Part of the fun of running a nightly-rental booking service is conjuring memorable monikers for vacation cottages. “A good name is worth a lot,” according to Kyrie …


Upscale hotels elevate the guest experience

Gone are the days when it was enough for a hotel to have rain shower heads and high thread-count sheets. In a world where there are more hotels to choose …


White-hot Refshaleoen: Meet the trendiest neighborhood in Europe you didn’t know

I discovered the true meaning of hygge at La Banchina, a 16-seat farm-to-table pescatarian restaurant overlooking Copenhagen Harbor. Some in today’s lunch crowd are frolicking in the sea despite the …


In the Garden: Loire Valley chateau exudes elegance inside and out

If I had to choose one word to sum up the Loire Valley’s Chateau de Chenonceau, it would be “elegant.” In June, I led a tour of France’s most beautiful …


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 2:56 p.m.

Globe Raid: Washington State’s Mike Leach continues to scratch his itch to travel during the football offseason

This summer, like many of those in the past, WSU’s globe-trotting coach made the most of his time off by adding more ink to what might be the most interesting …


Lubbock is smack in middle of nowhere and everywhere

Lubbock is a long way from anywhere, and even in this West Texas town with a population of just over 250,000, because of its remoteness it still somehow feels uncrowded, …


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 8:07 p.m.

Hotwire names Spokane as a top city for a quick getaway

Online travel website Hotwire has named Spokane as a top city for a quick getaway, based on affordability, proximity to larger destinations and tourist attractions.


Marking a milestone: Where to celebrate 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing

Where to celebrate 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing this summer


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 4:05 p.m.

Customs clarifies policy on plane ID searches

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is clarifying that airline passengers aren’t required to submit to identification checks when getting off planes if there’s no law enforcement-related reason.


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 5:25 p.m.

Schweitzer Mountain Resort announces plans for new boutique hotel

The 30-unit “ski-in/ski-out” boutique hotel will be adjacent to the existing Selkirk Lodge.


Colorado’s Ranch at Emerald Valley keeps traditions alive

Staying at the Ranch at Emerald Valley, near Colorado Springs, makes one feel like they’ve hit pay dirt after all.


Stunning vistas, modern museums and quirky shops make Reno a favorite for tourists

The “Biggest Little City in the World” is a rapidly changing spot that holds attractions far beyond its old reputation for gambling and divorces.


A timeless spot in Mexico has appeal for all ages

“This is the best dessert ever!” my 6-year-old son gushed enthusiastically as he dunked a churro into a cup brimming with Mexican hot chocolate. He might have wanted to say …