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‘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 ...

Q&A: America’s new COVID-19 rules for international travel

WASHINGTON – The Biden administration is rolling out new international travel policies affecting Americans and noncitizens alike who want to fly into the U.S. The goal is to restore more nor...

Wildfires, smoke snuff out outdoor adventures across the nation

LOS ANGELES – Andy Farquhar’s plans for an outdoor adventure have gone up in smoke twice this summer. The retired attorney and teacher from the Philadelphia area had planned to hike with a ...

How Sept. 11 changed air travel: More security, less privacy

DALLAS – Ask anyone old enough to remember travel before Sept. 11, 2001, and you’re likely to get a gauzy recollection of what flying was like. There was security screening, but it wasn’t a...

5 ways to prepare and pack for COVID-era travel

A lot has changed in the travel world since the pre-pandemic days of 2019. Should you bring your vaccine card? Do you need additional travel insurance? Here are some key travel planning and ...

TSA extends into January mask rule for airline passengers

Federal officials are extending into January a requirement that people on airline flights and public transportation wear face masks, a rule intended to limit the spread of COVID-19. The Tran...

Pandemic travel bans divide loved ones across borders

NEW YORK – Quintin Sweat and Renée Harrison live only 15 minutes apart by car, with the U.S.-Canada border between them. But the couple, who got engaged in 2019, has only been able to be to...

Air travel hits another pandemic high, flight delays grow

DALLAS – Air travel in the U.S. is hitting new pandemic-era highs, and airlines are scrambling to keep up with the summer-vacation crowds. Despite rising numbers of coronavirus infections fu...

U.S. airlines say COVID-19 variants aren’t hurting bookings

Rising concern about the fast-spreading delta variant of COVID-19 is creating turbulence for the stocks of big travel companies, but airline executives say they don’t see any slowdown in tic...
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