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Will flight restrictions help as new virus variant emerges?

A new coronavirus variant identified in southern Africa is leading to a new round of travel restrictions just as many had finally begun to ease. The risks of the variant, called omicron, ar...

Is travel safe during the pandemic this holiday season?

Is travel safe during the pandemic this holiday season? It depends. It can be safe if you’re fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but officials say people who haven’t gotten the shots should d...

National parks to offer look into green-friendly transit

Americans may soon get a better glimpse into a future of green-friendly transportation by visiting a U.S. national park. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and Transportation Secretary Pete Butt...

‘Nimblewill Nomad,’ 83, is oldest to hike Appalachian Trail

PORTLAND, Maine – An 83-year-old from Alabama started walking when he retired more than a quarter-century ago – and never stopped. M.J. “Sunny” Eberhart strode into the record books Nov. 7 a...

How U.S. rules on international travel are changing

More than a year and a half after COVID-19 concerns prompted the U.S. to close its borders to international travelers from countries including Brazil, China, India, South Africa, the United ...

U.S. Park Service, tourism group partner to highlight tribes

ALBUQUERQUE – The National Park Service has partnered with a tourism association to ensure the contributions, cultures and traditions of Native Americans are incorporated into exhibits and p...

United States issues its 1st passport with 'X' gender marker

DENVER – The United States has issued its first passport with an “X” gender designation, marking a milestone in the recognition of the rights of people who do not identify as male or female,...

U.S. details new international COVID-19 travel requirements

WASHINGTON – Children under 18 and people from dozens of countries with a shortage of vaccines will be exempt from new rules that will require most travelers to the United States be vaccinat...

‘Into the Wild’ bus on display during preservation work

FAIRBANKS, Alaska – A bus that people sometimes embarked on deadly pilgrimages to Alaska’s backcountry to visit can now safely be viewed at the University of Alaska Fairbanks while it underg...

Google says flight search tool can help you fly ‘greener’

SILVER SPRING, Md. – Searching for flights on Google just got “greener.” A new search feature rolled out Oct. 6 tells users which flights have lower carbon emissions, giving them the ability...

New landmark recognizes Chinese contributions to Yosemite

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. – A century-old building originally used as a laundry by Chinese workers at Yosemite’s iconic Wawona Hotel has been restored and turned into a visitor's attrac...

Travel in Canada is a prize for the vaccinated and vigilant

KAMOURASKA, Quebec – When the pandemic descended, the boundless vistas and insane sunsets of Kamouraska became a distant, unattainable dream for this bicyclist from Virginia. This is one of ...
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