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Stonehenge through the ages: Exhibit brings builders to life

LONDON – For a monument that has been drawing crowds for thousands of years, Stonehenge still holds many secrets. The stone circle, whose giant pillars each took 1,000 people to move, was er...

A gun in your carry-on? Some are calling for stiffer fines

With a surge in guns being discovered at airport checkpoints, some security experts are suggesting higher fines and even putting violators on a no-fly list to prevent firearms from getting o...

Travel groups want to scrap testing requirement to enter U.S.

DALLAS – Airline and tourism groups are pushing to eliminate the government requirement that international travelers provide a negative test for COVID-19 before boarding a U.S.-bound plane. ...

Yellowstone visits hit record high in 2021, straining staff

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. – A record number of visitors flocked to Yellowstone National Park last year despite fewer hotel rooms and campsites being available because of the coronavirus pand...

5 reasons why ‘shoulder season’ is the best time to travel

In many ways, travel in 2021 was more challenging than it was in 2020. While demand for travel returned, sufficient hospitality staffing often did not, leading to long waits at airports, hot...

Bustling bars, surging business: Dubai sees a post-vax boom

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Nations around the world are lurching into lockdown, steeling themselves for a brutal surge as the omicron variant spreads like wildfire.

From grime to crumbling masonry, national parks get a makeover

Near the Tidal Basin in Washington, crews have cleaned grime off the white marble exterior of the Jefferson Memorial and fixed cracked stone to prevent falling debris. At the Statue of Liber...

Utah’s Arches to require timed tickets as visitation swells

SALT LAKE CITY – A Utah national park famed for its otherworldly sandstone arches will require visitors to get timed-entry tickets during its high season next year, the second Utah park to i...

Iconic sheer trail at Zion National Park to require permits

SALT LAKE CITY – Zion National Park will soon require reservations to hike a famous southern Utah trail perched on the edge of a red-rock cliff, officials announced Friday. As of April 1, pe...

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...
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