Quantcast
  

Friday, April 18, 2014         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 0 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Globe Trotting

For Sunday, November 10, 2013

By Associated Press

POSTED:

A woman walked besides a human skeleton Thursday during preparations for the exhibition "3,300 BC -- Mysterious Stone Age Dead Persons and Their World" in the State Museum of Prehistory in Halle, central Germany. The museum, founded in Naumberg in 1819 and moved to Halle in 1825, houses one of the most important archaeological collections in Europe.

White House open to public again

WASHINGTON » Hoping to snag a glimpse of the inside of the White House, the first dog or even first lady Michelle Obama? Now may be your chance.

The White House resumed public tours Tuesday, seven months after they were suspended due to governmentwide spending cuts.

President Barack Obama and his wife surprised a group that made it in on the first day, greeting and hugging a long line of visitors in the Blue Room. Even one of the Obamas' dogs, Sunny, joined in.

The self-guided tours are resuming on a limited basis of about three days a week, down from five. They'll run through Jan. 15, when temporary funding runs out.

Eco-friendly travel guide debuts

ALBANY, N.Y. » New York state is promoting sustainable tourism.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a new online guide to sustainable travel in New York will include bookable itineraries. The guide, debuting Wednesday, takes advantage of the trend of tourists trying to minimize their impact on the environment and local culture.

The New York guide is being produced in partnership with responsibletravel.com. A section of the tour operator's website will feature eco-tourism activities in every region of New York.

Preview the guide at www.responsibletravel.com/holidays/new-york-state/travel-guide.

Denali to introduce vehicle tours

JUNEAU, Alaska » Denali National Park and Preserve plans to begin allowing commercial winter vehicle tours into the park to help boost visitor access during the slower season.

Starting in February, the National Park Service plans on a trial basis of three to five years to plow the 92-mile Denali park road as far as mile 12, the Mountain Vista Rest Area. In the past the road has been plowed to mile 3, or park headquarters, during winter.

The park service is seeking applications to provide commercial vehicle tours between mid-February and May 10. Denali spokes­woman Kris Fis­ter expects park officials somewhere within the trial period will evaluate visitation numbers and budget considerations in determining whether to make the change permanent.





More From The Star-Advertiser

Airfare Rates




 Print   Email   Comment | View 0 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

COMMENTS
(0)
You must be subscribed to participate in discussions
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may receive a warning, and if you persist with such comments you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.
Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.
IN OTHER NEWS
Latest News/Updates