Lava spatters, flows inside crater of Hawaii volcano

HONOLULU – Lava spattered and flowed over the weekend inside the crater of a Hawaii volcano that began erupting in December. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said the lava is confined to the...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

Shackleton expedition artifacts to be donated to UK museums

LONDON – A sled and flag used in one of explorer Ernest Shackleton’s famed expeditions to the South Pole have been bought by a British government-funded body to keep the treasured artifacts in the...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

New virus strains prompt travel restrictions with Britain

More and more countries around the world are restricting travel from Britain and elsewhere amid concerns about new strains of the coronavirus, as their governments analyze test results and try to...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Loss of ‘snowbirds’ amid pandemic another hit to U.S. tourism

PHOENIX – This is the first winter in five years that Steve Monk and his wife, Linda, haven’t driven to Arizona from their home in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. They typically leave Canada to hunker...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Winter travel raises more fears of viral spread

Tens of millions of people are expected to travel to family gatherings or winter vacations over Christmas, despite pleas by public health experts who fear the result could be another surge in...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Snowy weather leads to multiple accidents

Law enforcement urges caution on slick roads during a flood of accident and road closure reports Saturday. About eight vehicles piled up Saturday morning on U.S. Highway 160 at County Road 222....

DATE: Dec. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. tightens definition of service animals allowed on planes

The days of pets flying with their owners in airplane cabins for free are coming to an end. The Department of Transportation issued a final rule Dec. 2 covering animals on airlines. It decided that...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Winter storm causes chaotic commute for some drivers

An overnight snowstorm made for a chaotic commute Friday morning in Southwest Colorado. La Plata County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Chris Burke said multiple slide-offs, rollovers and minor crashes...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Climate change damaging more World Heritage sites, report says

GENEVA – Climate change is increasingly damaging the U.N.’s most cherished heritage sites, a leading conservation agency warned Wednesday, reporting that Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and dozens...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Hawaii seeks to be seen as a remote workplace with a view

HONOLULU – Software engineer Raymond Berger begins his work day at 5 a.m., before the sun comes up over Hawaii. Rising early is necessary because the company he works for is in New York City, five...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Pandemic gave locals fleeting taste of a tourist-free Hawaii

HONOLULU – Line-Noue Memea Kruse lives on Oahu’s famed North Shore, where marveling at sea turtles, epic waves and sunsets that paint the sky orange and purple are a must for many tourists in...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Holiday air travel surges despite dire health warnings

Nearly 1.2 million people passed through U.S. airports Sunday, the largest number since the pandemic gripped the country in March, despite pleas from health experts for Americans to stay home over...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

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