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What’s in your suitcase?

More travelers may be asking this question in the near future if this newest wrinkle in the sharing economy catches on. Read More

Airport satisfaction up slightly

U.S. airports are bursting at the seams with travelers, and yet fliers are giving airports high satisfaction ratings. Read More

TSA PreCheck suffers setback

The Transportation Security Administration has set a goal of registering 25 million Americans for a security program that lets fliers use an expedited screening line at U.S. airports. Read More
Updated on  November 19, 2016 at 6:54 pm
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                                A visitor to the American Museum of Natural History viewed a display of a tobacco harvest in the exhibit “¡Cuba!” during an unveiling Tuesday in New York. The show of Cuban biodiversity, people and culture officially opens Monday.

Exhibit on Cuba celebrates country’s diverse culture

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                                A visitor to the American Museum of Natural History viewed a display of a tobacco harvest in the exhibit “¡Cuba!” during an unveiling Tuesday in New York. The show of Cuban biodiversity, people and culture officially opens Monday.
The American Museum of Natural History is presenting a bilingual exhibit that explores Cuba’s biodiversity and culture. Read More
 

Disney to end Electrical Parade

The Main Street Electrical Parade at Walt Disney World will soon come to an end. The last glowing procession down Main Street in the Magic Kingdom will be Oct. 9. Read More
Updated on  August 14, 2016 at 12:16 am
 
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY / AP
                                A little penguin chick is shown Monday in its habitat at the Bronx Zoo in New York. Hatched on May 10, it is the first of its kind born at the zoo in its 120-year history. Little penguins, also known as fairy penguins or blue penguins, are the smallest of the 18 penguin species. Adults are about 13 inches tall and weigh 2 to 3 pounds.

Clinton childhood home to reopen

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY / AP
                                A little penguin chick is shown Monday in its habitat at the Bronx Zoo in New York. Hatched on May 10, it is the first of its kind born at the zoo in its 120-year history. Little penguins, also known as fairy penguins or blue penguins, are the smallest of the 18 penguin species. Adults are about 13 inches tall and weigh 2 to 3 pounds.
The home in Hope where former President Bill Clinton spent the first four years of his life is set to reopen following a Christmas Day fire. Read More

Why airlines give seat belt demos

If you fly on a commercial airliner and listen to the safety demo (most people don’t listen, of course), you might wonder why the video or crew instructs you how to use the seat belt. Read More

U.S., Cuba team up for exhibit

The American Museum of Natural History is collaborating with its counterpart in Havana on a bilingual exhibition on Cuba. Read More
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                                Matt Hoopes of Tucson, Ariz., stopped to check the Ohio River on Thursday during his stop in Owensboro, Ky. Hoopes is on a cross country-cycling trip from Coos Bay, Ore., to Ocean City, Md.

Smartphone entry expands

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                                Matt Hoopes of Tucson, Ariz., stopped to check the Ohio River on Thursday during his stop in Owensboro, Ky. Hoopes is on a cross country-cycling trip from Coos Bay, Ore., to Ocean City, Md.
To open a hotel room using this technology, guests must be enrolled in the Starwood loyalty program and must download the Starwood Preferred Guest app. Read More

Home sharing tied to identity theft

If you rent out your home or apartment through an online rental site such as Airbnb, you could be a greater risk of being a victim of identity theft. Read More
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                                The Saturn V rocket booster arrived Tuesday for display at the Infinity Science Center in Pearlington, Miss., after a 50-mile journey from New Orleans. The booster is intended to become part of a larger exhibit at the southern Mississippi-based center to educate visitors about the Apollo program and the state’s role in it.

Unused Apollo booster enshrined

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                                The Saturn V rocket booster arrived Tuesday for display at the Infinity Science Center in Pearlington, Miss., after a 50-mile journey from New Orleans. The booster is intended to become part of a larger exhibit at the southern Mississippi-based center to educate visitors about the Apollo program and the state’s role in it.
A massive rocket booster that never made it to space instead made its way Tuesday to Mississippi’s Infinity Science Center after a carefully orchestrated dayslong move over land and water from New Orleans. Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS / JUNE 9
                                Visitors stand inside a replica of the Sistine Chapel in Mexico City. The Vatican granted permission for the construction of the life-size model, which required millions of photographs to be taken of the actual building. Pope Julius II, who was pontiff from 1503 to 1513, hired Michelangelo to paint the ceiling, which was completed in 1512.

Show logs Chicago’s candy history

ASSOCIATED PRESS / JUNE 9
                                Visitors stand inside a replica of the Sistine Chapel in Mexico City. The Vatican granted permission for the construction of the life-size model, which required millions of photographs to be taken of the actual building. Pope Julius II, who was pontiff from 1503 to 1513, hired Michelangelo to paint the ceiling, which was completed in 1512.
An exhibit about Chicago’s candy-making history is opening at a museum in the city’s Greektown neighborhood Read More
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                                A hiker takes in the view along the Highline Trail in Glacier National Park in Montana. The park, accessible by Amtrak’s Empire Builder passenger train, is home to seemingly endless mountain peaks, waterfalls, valleys, wildflowers and lakes.

Utah airport going smoke-free

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                                A hiker takes in the view along the Highline Trail in Glacier National Park in Montana. The park, accessible by Amtrak’s Empire Builder passenger train, is home to seemingly endless mountain peaks, waterfalls, valleys, wildflowers and lakes.
The Salt Lake City International Airport is planning to get rid of smoking rooms, joining more than 600 other airports that are already smoke-free. Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2014
                                Professional photo guide Vincent Lawrence of Seal Harbor, Maine, left, and his client Frank Gallagher of Silver Spring, Md., move to a new position while photographing the rocky coast of Maine’s Acadia National Park at dawn. Acadia is taking part in the centennial of the National Park Service this year while marking its own centennial.

NPS urges folks to ‘find your park’

ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2014
                                Professional photo guide Vincent Lawrence of Seal Harbor, Maine, left, and his client Frank Gallagher of Silver Spring, Md., move to a new position while photographing the rocky coast of Maine’s Acadia National Park at dawn. Acadia is taking part in the centennial of the National Park Service this year while marking its own centennial.
Looking for that one big event where you can take part in the celebration of the National Park Service centennial? Read More

Promotion steers U.S. fan to Stones

You can’t always get what you want, but a fan of the Rolling Stones got more than he expected on a trip to London when band members showed up to meet him. Read More

Long airport security lines likely

The head of the Department of Homeland Security acknowledges that airport security lines have gotten longer, but he said any real fixes to the problem will require money. Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2014
                                A cast of a Tyrannosaurus rex discovered in Montana greets visitors entering the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington. A record number of U.S. tourists visited the nation’s capital last year, the city’s tourism bureau, Destination DC, announced Tuesday, totaling 19.3 million domestic visitors. That’s up 1 million from the 2014 total.

73 guns found on fliers in a week

ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2014
                                A cast of a Tyrannosaurus rex discovered in Montana greets visitors entering the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington. A record number of U.S. tourists visited the nation’s capital last year, the city’s tourism bureau, Destination DC, announced Tuesday, totaling 19.3 million domestic visitors. That’s up 1 million from the 2014 total.
Travelers flying out of U.S. airports have set a new but unsettling record. Read More

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