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British Airways flight crosses Atlantic in less than 5 hours

For the first time in years, a commercial passenger plane has flown across the Atlantic in less than five hours. A British Airways flight landed early Sunday morning at Heathrow Airport in London...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Why your next vacation should be in Sicily

Where: Sicily When to go: If sunshine is more important than warmth, go in April. Or choose October if you’ll put up with a few showers in exchange for warmer temperatures. Summer is great for...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Hotel design trends: Lobbies and rooms with a point of view

Designers of hotel spaces have traditionally tended to favor either theatrical flair (baroque finishes and opulent flourishes) or the opposite: a low-key insouciance consisting of neutral,...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Photos: Spanish towns embrace peculiar old festivals

ACEHUCHE, Spain – Spain has a rich tradition of colorful, and sometimes bizarre, festivals. The best-known ones are in the summer, including running with bulls through the narrow streets of...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

China virus outbreak rams global tourism, costing billions

Business around the world that have grown increasingly reliant on big-spending tourists from China are taking a heavy hit, with tens of millions of Chinese residents restricted from leaving their...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

U.S. imposes visa rules for pregnant women on ‘birth tourism’

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration is imposing new visa rules aimed at restricting “birth tourism,” in which women travel to the United States to give birth so their children can have U.S....

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

New rules could bump emotional-support animals from planes

The days of passengers bringing their pets on airplanes as emotional-support animals could be ending. The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed that only specially trained dogs...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Start planning to save money on travel in 2020

Summer vacation season will be here sooner than you think, making this a good time to start planning that trip and figuring out how to get the most fun and value for your dollar. The good news for...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Grand Teton park to begin killing invasive mountain goats

JACKSON, Wyo. – An operation to kill the mountain goats that have invaded Grand Teton National Park and threaten the existence of the park’s struggling bighorn sheep herd will begin Sunday,...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

6 men become first to cross perilous Drake Passage unassisted

LOS ANGELES – As freezing water thrashed their rowboat in some of the most treacherous waters in the world, six men fought for 13 days to make history, becoming the first people to traverse the...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Newseum hailed free press, but got beaten by free museums

WASHINGTON – In 2008, the Newseum – a private museum dedicated to exploring modern history as told through the eyes of journalists – opened on prime Washington real estate. Sitting almost...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Barcelona dazzles when you’re traveling solo

BARCELONA, Spain – They were on girls’ trips, guys’ trips, family vacations and honeymoons. They were on the train, sharing massive platters of seafood paella and packed into Anton Gaudí’s...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

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