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With 75 million travelers, Orlando remains most-visited place

ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando had 75 million visitors last year as the theme park mecca continued to be the most visited destination in the United States, tourism officials said Thursday. Orlando in 2018...

DATE: May 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

U.S.-Canada border transfers raise fear of delayed crossings

DERBY LINE, Vt. – Hundreds of border agents from across the U.S. are being temporarily transferred south ahead of the busy summer tourism season, worrying those along the northern border who rely...

DATE: May 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

The shows on this cruise line rival Broadway

MIAMI – In a nondescript building in North Miami, two dozen dancers in bouncing yellow skirts are high-kicking the can-can, aerialists are spinning perilously high from silk cords and frantic...

DATE: May 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Infamous gangster’s prison cell wasn’t as luxurious as he claimed

PHILADELPHIA When mobster Al Capone was jailed in Philadelphia in 1929, one newspaper portrayed his cell as a luxurious lockup, adorned with richly colored oriental rugs, polished wood furniture...

DATE: May 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Grounded Max jets could contribute to higher summer fares

The grounding of Boeing 737 Max jets likely means that fare increases this summer will be larger than already expected and airlines will struggle to handle disruptions such as storms that shut down...

DATE: May 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Big Boy steam locomotive chugs to post-restoration debut

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – One of the world’s biggest and most powerful steam locomotives is chugging to its big debut after five years of restoration work. Big Boy No. 4014 rolled out of a Union Pacific...

DATE: May 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Blame social media for parking fee at river overlook

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Parking at a spot near the edge of an Arizona canyon where the Colorado River makes a sharp U-turn now comes at a cost. You can blame that mostly on social media. Countless posts...

DATE: May 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Waikiki flood concerns spur push for Hawaii shore protection

HONOLULU – Hawaii’s iconic Waikiki Beach could soon be underwater as rising sea levels caused by climate change overtake its white sand beaches and bustling city streets. Predicting Honolulu will...

DATE: May 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Notre Dame fire was a warning bell. But will Europe listen?

PARIS – It’s a thin line where the patina of age on Europe’s countless monuments gives way to the onset of neglect. Like with so many loved ones, all is assumed to be fine, until suddenly it’s not....

DATE: April 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

In India, election workers travel 4 days, 300 miles to get to 1 voter

MALOGAM, India – In the fading afternoon light, Gammar Bam glanced down nervously at a fast-flowing river in a corner of northeastern India. His team had already driven eight hours on one-lane...

DATE: April 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

For summer road trips, a new app turns insect splats into a detective game

For this summer’s road trips, skip the license plate game and 100th viewing of “National Lampoon’s Vacation” and try a new diversion we’ll call Name That Splat. All you need is a windshield, some...

DATE: April 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

San Francisco eyes charge to drive its famed Lombard Street

SAN FRANCISCO Thousands of tourists could soon have to pay as much as $10 to drive down world-famous Lombard Street in San Francisco. City and state officials this week announced a bill that...

DATE: April 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

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