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  1. Warming Arctic spurs battles for riches, shipping routes

    08.23 / 06:11 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    LANCASTER SOUND, Nunavut (AP) - From a distance, the northern shores of Baffin Island in the Arctic appear barren - a craggy world of snow-capped peaks and glaciers surrounded by a sea of floating ice even in the midst of summer. Yet beneath the forbidding surface of the world's fifth…
  2. Western brand, Chinese characteristics: Club Med at Guilin

    08.23 / 06:11 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    GUILIN, China (AP) - After 10 days of crisscrossing southwestern China by high-speed train with two young children in tow, exploring minority villages amid rugged scenery and often sleeping in grimy hotels, it was time for a break. And what better way to decompress from our fascinating yet grueling family…
  3. Groups make last-minute push to save national monument areas

    08.23 / 06:11 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Conservation groups are airing TV ads, planning rallies and creating parody websites in a last-minute blitz to stop Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke from downsizing or eliminating national monument areas that cover large swaths of land and water from Maine to California. The deadline for Zinke…
  4. Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia offers Summer Romance package

    08.23 / 04:15 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    August is National Romance Month, and to celebrate the final full month of summer — and love — Philadelphia's Ritz-Carlton, located in Center City, is offering a special package for couples anxious to stoke the fires of their love as the summer months wane. The Ritz's Summer Romance package…
  5. Panama to require visa for Venezuelans amid crisis

    08.23 / 03:11 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    PANAMA CITY (AP) - Panama's president says his country will begin requiring an entry visa for Venezuelans beginning in October as their homeland slips deeper into crisis. President Juan Carlos Varela said Tuesday that recent events in Venezuela forced him to act to preserve Panama's security, economy and job sources.…
  6. Pop-up New York City dinner draws thousands, all in white

    08.23 / 02:04 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    NEW YORK (AP) - A pop-up dinner featuring white-clad guests who brought their own tables, chairs and food has drawn thousands to the plaza outside New York City's Lincoln Center. The event, known as Diner en Blanc, French for Dinner in White, is an annual foodie tradition. Organizers say there…
  7. Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith to donate 1 percent of purses

    08.23 / 01:03 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith is pledging to donate 1 percent of his purse earnings from Travers Day at Saratoga this weekend to the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. The 52-year-old rider based in Southern California will travel East to ride in four stakes on Saturday at the upstate New…
  8. Oregon officials say no mayhem or big eclipse problems

    08.22 / 21:55 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    SALEM, Ore. (AP) - No raging forest fires trapped people. The telecommunications system didn't crash. There were only a few traffic jams. Tourists spent money in restaurants and brewpubs, and found gas to get around. Even the weather cooperated, with skies mostly clear across Oregon for the eclipse. Emergency responders…
  9. Cedar Point roller coaster capital set to unveil Steel Vengeance in 2018

    08.22 / 21:55 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: Next year Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, will boast even more thrills. In 2018 the self-described "Roller Coaster Capital of the World" will introduce Steel Vengeance, a "hyper-hybrid" high-octane attraction. Combining a steel running track on a wooden structure, the new ride will provide a smooth ride that simultaneously…
  10. White House renews request for privacy for Trump's young son

    08.22 / 21:55 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House on Tuesday renewed its request to the news media for privacy for President Donald Trump's young son, Barron, after a conservative news and opinion website criticized the casual attire he wore home after the family's summer vacation. The 11-year-old wore shorts, a T-shirt that…
  11. Paris tourism group reports 10-year high for hotel stays

    08.22 / 18:54 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    PARIS (AP) - The Paris region registered 16.4 million hotel guests during the first half of the year, a 10-year high following a plunge in tourism after the 2015 terror attacks in the French capital. The Regional Tourism Committee said the number of foreign visitors increased by 14.9 percent compared…
  12. The Latest: 42 injured in train crash; None life-threatening

    08.22 / 10:45 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) - The Latest on the crash of a commuter train in suburban Philadelphia (all times local): 5:30 a.m. A regional rail spokeswoman says the driver of a train that crashed into a parked train at a suburban Philadelphia terminal has been treated at a hospital and…
  13. Sold out or not, Vegas will party during Mayweather-McGregor

    08.22 / 07:45 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - The fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor may not have sold out yet, but that won't stop Las Vegas from putting on its party hat. Sin City's nightclubs have booked a long list of celebrities - including one of the fighters - and high-rolling…
  14. Officials: 2 trains involved in accident; injuries reported

    08.22 / 06:40 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) - Officials say injuries are being reported after an accident involving two trains in suburban Philadelphia. A spokesman for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says it happened around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday. SEPTA says two Norristown High Speed Line trains were involved in the accident at the…
  15. Vegas airport asks owners to plan places to park their jets

    08.21 / 23:35 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas airport officials are asking owners of corporate planes to find places to park their aircraft while in town for the upcoming fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor. McCarran International Airport spokeswoman Christine Crews said Monday that aircraft owners and operators must make…
  16. Bourbon made by Cleveland Whiskey company in Ohio in less than 24 hours

    08.21 / 23:35 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: The common wisdom I'd heard was that bourbon must — simply must — be aged in barrels for at least five years to in fact be considered "bourbon." But at Cleveland Whiskey in Ohio, founder and CEO Tom Lix is a firm believer that technology can accomplish in days…
  17. Italy quake of 3.6-magnitude rocks resort island of Ischia

    08.21 / 23:35 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    ROME (AP) - A 3.6-magnitude earthquake has rattled the Italian resort island of Ischia, damaging some buildings, cutting electricity and sending panicked residents and tourists into the streets. There were no immediate reports of victims. Italy's national vulcanology institute said the temblor struck just before 9 p.m. (1857GMT) Monday, just…
  18. The Latest: Eclipse tourists come to southern Illinois

    08.21 / 21:28 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - The Latest on the total solar eclipse in Illinois (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Patrick Schueck of Little Rock, Arkansas, brought his 10-year-old twin daughters to southern Illinois to see Monday's total solar eclipse. The construction company president and his family set up at the Bald…
  19. Utah's Deer Valley sold in ski industry consolidation

    08.21 / 20:25 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah's Deer Valley Resort announced Monday it has been purchased by a new company that has brought 13 ski areas from Quebec to Colorado under one umbrella, marking the latest deal in an industry that is becoming more consolidated. Deer Valley becomes the yet-to-be-named ownership…
  20. US Embassy in Russia stops issuing tourist visas for 8 days

    08.21 / 19:23 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    MOSCOW (AP) - In a step that could affect hundreds of thousands of Russian tourists, the U.S. Embassy in Russia said Monday it would suspend issuing nonimmigrant visas for eight days from Wednesday in response to the Russian decision to cap embassy staff. The embassy made the decision after the…