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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...