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Summer vacation may provide an up-close view of climate change

This summer, an estimated 4 million visitors will trek through Yosemite National Park in California. They will circle through the valley, crane their necks at Half Dome, pause for the grazing...

DATE: June 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

4 ways to be a good traveler in the age of overtourism

In Paris, the Louvre Museum closed for a day recently because workers said the crowds were too big to handle. In the Himalayas, climbers at Mount Everest are concerned that the peak has gotten too...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Tales of fish, dogs and shipwrecks from the Turks and Caicos islands

We have just arrived in Cockburn Town on the island of Grand Turk, the capital of Turks & Caicos, an archipelago of 40 low-lying islands in the Atlantic Ocean near the Bahamas. Our plane, the size...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Carnival will pay $20M over pollution from its cruise ships

MIAMI – Carnival Corp. reached a settlement Monday with federal prosecutors in which the world’s largest cruise line agreed to pay a $20 million penalty because its ships continued to pollute the...

DATE: June 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

‘Dr. Beach’ ranks the best sand in the U.S.

KAILUA, Hawaii – In Kailua, the sand is soft and white, the water is clear and calm, and the view is exactly what you would expect from a beach in the Hawaiian Islands. Those are among the reasons...

DATE: June 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

10 common travel scams – and how to avoid them

Earlier this spring, I watched a young, solemn man dressed like a Buddhist monk approach a tourist on the National Mall. He showed him a petition to build a temple and slid a bracelet made of...

DATE: June 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Sound barrier to chase seals, prevent shark attacks debated for Cape Cod

BOSTON – A plan to develop an acoustic system to chase away seals in order to prevent shark attacks is the latest front in the debate about how Cape Cod should respond in the wake of last year’s...

DATE: May 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Grand Canyon limits North Rim water use after pipe damaged

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. – Officials have temporarily placed restrictions on water use on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park after rockslides caused a pipeline break. The National...

DATE: May 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Tips for snapping safe selfies while traveling

Are you practicing safe selfies? It might be time to examine your photo-clicking habits and put caution first. In late March, a man visiting the Grand Canyon from Hong Kong tripped while taking a...

DATE: May 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Back to the future: New York’s TWA Hotel is a stylish work in progress

The retro chic TWA Hotel at John F. Kennedy International Airport wants you to think of the Brat Pack, the Beatles and the soaring grace of Eero Saarinen’s futuristic terminal, dedicated to the...

DATE: May 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

The Wave could see a rising tide of visitors on Utah-Arizona border

SALT LAKE CITY – One of the most exclusive and dramatic hiking spots in the southwestern United States could see bigger crowds under a new proposal unveiled earlier this month. The Bureau of Land...

DATE: May 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

An Oregon retreat: Surrounded by wilderness, remote lodge offers rustic luxury

The friendly pack of dogs gathered around the edge of Minam River Lodge’s pole barn has no idea what to make of square dancing, or of the 20 or so people doing it. The dogs, pets of lodge staff...

DATE: May 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

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