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Return customers boost lakeside manse

Millionaire Chester Congdon built Glensheen mansion in 1905 to foster his iron-mining business. Read More

Movie’s settings make for a fun L.A. trip

Whether you’re swooning over Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling or marveling over just how great Los Angeles looks on the silver screen, there’s little doubt that the movie “La La Land” has put L.A. in the romantic spotlight. Read More

Menorah lightings celebrate Hanukkah

The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah began this year on Christmas Eve and lasts for eight days. Read More

Kansas statues honor Orphan Train kids

A new bronze statue of a girl sits on a sidewalk in Concordia, Kan. Her name is Miriam Zitur, and she’s about 6 years old with pigtails and bare feet. Read More

14 Utah parks pursue Dark Sky Park status

Fourteen Utah state parks are applying to be listed as International Dark Sky Parks in an effort to preserve and promote starry nights that attract tourists, reported the Deseret News ( Read More

Trump hotel in D.C. is vandalized

Donald Trump’s new luxury hotel in downtown Washington has been vandalized. District of Columbia police say someone spray-painted the phrases “black lives matter” and “no justice no peace” on the front of the building on Oct. 1. Read More

Unplugged retreats on rise

Digital devices have given travelers instant access to online guidebooks, restaurant reviews and the social media means to disseminate photos. Read More

Brexit lures Americans to London

The British city has become the top international destination among U.S. travelers this year, and Londoners have Brexit to thank for that. Read More

Airfares up, but lower than usual

Airfares typically soar for travel around Labor Day weekend. This year is no exception. Read More

Saudi Arabia eyed for theme park

Theme park chain Six Flags Entertainment Corp. says it is in “discussions” with Saudi Arabia to pursue developing amusement parks in the ultraconservative Sunni kingdom. Read More

Denmark-Boston flights planned

Scandinavian Airlines has launched a new route it says will offer the first direct flight from Scandinavia to Boston. Read More

Spirit ends bag fees for military

Spirit Airlines, the Florida-based carrier that has led the industry in imposing passenger fees, is giving some fliers a break. Read More

Cherry blossoms to peak earlier

Unseasonably warm weather has prompted the National Park Service to revise its prediction for peak blooms for Washington’s cherry blossom trees. Read More

Airline accidents remain low

There’s good news for white-knuckle fliers: 2015 was another safe year for commercial air travel worldwide. Read More

CruiseCritic names best cruise lines has announced the winners of its annual cruisers’ choice awards, based on ratings submitted with reviews from passengers published on the site. Read More

‘Van Gogh bedroom’ listed on Airbnb

Art lovers have a chance to spend one starry night in Vincent Van Gogh’s bedroom for only $10. Read More

Bourbon draws tourists

FRANKFORT, Ky. >> Bourbon tourism is on a record-setting pace in Kentucky as more people visit the state’s distilleries. Read More

Huge thermal bath-spa center opens

BUCHAREST, Romania >> Austria’s A-Heat Group has opened a giant thermal bath-and-spa complex in Romania that it says is the largest in Europe. Read More

Muslim cultures explored in exhibit

NEW YORK >> An exhibit opening next month at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan will explore Muslim cultures in New York and around the world. Read More

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