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The story of Artimus, Orion and the scorpion

On Valentine’s Day, I want to offer my version of how about Orion wound up among the stars. It’s one the best celestial soap operas in the sky.

Date: 02/14/2016 | Life

Lucerne offers a Swiss mix of urban delights

Pretty, pristine, and lakeside, with a striking mountain panorama as a backdrop, Lucerne has long been Switzerland’s tourism capital. Since the Romantic era in the 19th century, it’s been a regular stop on the “Grand Tour” of Europe for the likes of Mark Twain and Queen Victoria. And with a...

Date: 02/14/2016 | Life

As temps fall, East Coast officials urge caution

NEW YORK — Bitter temperatures and biting winds had much of the northeastern United States bundling up for the some of the worst cold of the winter — a snap so bad it forced an ice festival in Central Park to cancel.Officials urged residents to take precautions...

Date: 02/14/2016 | Nation & World

U.S., Cuba will restart commercial flights

HAVANA — U.S. officials said the United States and Cuba will sign an agreement next week to restart commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades.U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx flies to Havana on Tuesday to cement the deal.

Date: 02/13/2016 | Business Wire

Delta Air Lines regains investment grade credit

Delta Air Lines achieved its longstanding goal of regaining investment-grade credit, following through on a priority of retiring Chief Executive Officer Richard Anderson.

Date: 02/12/2016 | Business Wire

U.S. airfares at cheapest levels since 2010

The average round-trip U.S. airfare was $372 in the third quarter, the cheapest price for a ticket since 2010, the federal government said Tuesday.

Date: 02/10/2016 | Business Wire

Join the fun at Carnival, Europe’s wild rites of spring

To see Europe at its craziest, join the wild party that kicks off the reverent Easter season. Carnival is a boisterous time before the traditional period of abstinence and piety of Lent. Its finale — what we call Mardi Gras — is held this year on Feb. 9. Here are a few of the most colorful...

Date: 02/07/2016 | Life

Get the scoop on travel in Cuba from Rick Steves Sunday in Edmonds

Now that the U.S. government has eased restrictions and paved the way for tourists interested in traveling to Cuba, the Caribbean island is the new hot place to visit.

Date: 02/06/2016 | Life

Yosemite in winter

California park is a photographer’s paradise

Date: 02/06/2016 | Life

Website bills for canceled hotel reservation

Q: I recently made a reservation for a room at the Gite Nadia near Casablanca, Morocco, using Because of a scheduling error, I realized I would not be able to use the room. A gentleman on the train, who spoke French, agreed to call the hotel to explain that I couldn’t...

Date: 02/05/2016 | Life

British Airways to resume flights to Tehran in July

British Airways said it will resume flights to Tehran on July 14 after last month’s international deal lifting sanctions imposed over Iran’s nuclear program.

Date: 02/04/2016 | Business Wire

What’s new in eastern Mediterranean travel for 2016

In the Eastern Mediterranean, Greece, Croatia and Turkey remain popular with tourists and present some important transportation and sightseeing changes for 2016.

Date: 01/31/2016 | Life

Biathlon combines the speed of skiing with marksmanship

WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. — It’s 17 degrees outside and I’m lying on my stomach in the snow with my cheek against a rifle, focusing through concentric circles on a small black dot 50 meters away.

Date: 01/30/2016 | Life

American Airlines beats 4th quarter profit forecasts

FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines Group Inc. on Friday reported fourth-quarter net income of $3.28 billion.The Fort Worth, Texas, company said it had profit of $5.09 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to $2 per share.

Date: 01/30/2016 | Business Wire

Customer billed for rental car damage she didn’t cause

Q: I’m being charged for damage to a rental car that I did not cause. I recently had my car repaired at my dealership, which paid for a rental car from Enterprise.

Date: 01/27/2016 | Life

What’s new in Great Britain and Ireland travel for 2016

Britain and Ireland are hard at work making the most of their heritage and sharing it with a special flair. Here are a few updates to keep in mind for 2016:

Date: 01/24/2016 | Life

Airlines start to cut Monday service in wake of snowstorm

After cancelling nearly 7,000 weekend flights, airlines have started to cut Monday service as the ripple effects of driving snow and ice that brought many East Coast airports to a standstill drifted into the next work week.

Date: 01/23/2016 | Nation & World

Avoid Mexico’s megaresorts in Tulum, a hipster mecca

By Kate SilverSpecial to The Washington PostIt's midnight in Mexico, and my husband and I are sitting silently in the back seat of a small gray car, about an hour and a half from where we want to be — Tulum. We're on edge, because we're pretty sure the two...

Date: 01/23/2016 | Life

United Airlines pilots approve 2-year contract extension

CHICAGO — United Airlines pilots have ratified a contract extension that includes pay raises and gives the company more certainty about labor costs.

Date: 01/23/2016 | Business Wire

Airlines cancel 7,600 flights as East Coast storm advances

NEW YORK — Airlines canceled around 7,600 flights to, from or within the U.S. for Friday and Saturday, as a blizzard began covering much of the Eastern U.S.

Date: 01/22/2016 | Nation & World

Flight upgrade was anything but that

Question: I have a dispute with United Airlines that I hope you can help me with. I recently flew from Venice, Italy, to Miami in business class. I paid for my ticket with mileage rewards.

Date: 01/22/2016 | Life

TSA finds more guns in carry-on bags in 2015

Airport security screeners in the U.S. found a record high number of firearms in carry-on bags last year, and most of them were loaded, officials said.The Transportation Security Administration said it found 2,653 firearms, 20 percent more than in 2014, and that 83 percent...

Date: 01/22/2016 | Nation & World

Consumer prices drop as falling oil pushes inflation lower

WASHINGTON — Falling oil prices pushed the cost of living down in December, with the consumer price index declining for the first time in three months, the Labor Department said Wednesday.

Date: 01/21/2016 | Business Wire

Beers lovers: It’s worth a trip to B.C. to sample their brews

When it comes to the Pacific Northwest and craft beer culture, Seattle and Portland, Oregon, get all the pub. Even burgeoning craft beer hotspots like Hood River, Oregon, and Spokane get plenty of good words thrown their way.

Date: 01/17/2016 | Hops & Sips

Tight security in store at Italy’s major tourism sights

Italy may be the cradle of the Renaissance, but lately it’s been feeling like a work in progress. Travelers in the last few seasons have been finding cultural treasures buried behind scaffolding or removed from view because of ambitious renovation schemes. The good news is that many of these...

Date: 01/17/2016 | Life

Bundle up

Where to watch winter storms roll in on the beach

Date: 01/17/2016 | Life

For cinema lovers: 5 movie-themed vacations unspool family fun

Movie lovers’ trips don’t have to be limited to the theater. Consider making a voyage to the sites where favorite movies were filmed.

Date: 01/16/2016 | Life

Here is what’s new in France travel for 2016

France has brought us so much culture and art and, at the same time, championed the modern concept of a vacation. To get the most out of your next visit, be mindful of these changes and developments for 2016.

Date: 01/10/2016 | Life

Refund sought for canceled hotel room

Question: I booked a room at the DoubleTree hotel in Vancouver, Washington, through Hotwire, for our children’s and grandchildren’s stay over Thanksgiving.

Date: 01/08/2016 | Life

Audit: Taxis owe Port of Seattle for Sea-Tac trips

SEATTLE — An audit has revealed that Seattle-Tacoma International Airport’s contracted cab service owes the Port of Seattle hundreds of thousands of dollars after the company allegedly underreported fares trips to and from the airport.

Date: 01/07/2016 | Business Wire

Four easy day trips reveal marvels outside Madrid

When you visit Madrid, take a vacation from your vacation with some side trips that help illuminate Spain’s rich history. Four key sights lie within an easy travel distance: El Escorial, Valley of the Fallen, Segovia and Avila — all convenient by car, bus, or train.

Date: 01/03/2016 | Life

Luxury getaway

Enjoy posh hotel, explore all Bellingham has to offer

Date: 01/02/2016 | Life

Get it while it's cold: Kayak Alaska's glaciers

Another double rumble of thunder rips the air. It's the sound of a nearby glacier calving, shucking huge slabs of ice into the sea and throwing a wake that ripples under my kayak. We've been paddling a couple of hours, and it's all still a bit scary: the creaking, groaning 400-foot-high...

Date: 01/02/2016 | Life

United won’t pony up for car rental

Question: I recently flew from Seattle to Wichita, Kansas, on United Airlines, with a stopover in Denver. My first flight was delayed, which caused me to miss my connection in Denver.

Date: 01/01/2016 | Life

Rat on board forces Air India flight to turn back

NEW DELHI — A plane heading from Mumbai to London was forced to return mid-flight after a rat was spotted on board, reports said.Air India flight AI-131 was flying over Tehran when a passenger saw the rodent running around the cabin, the Times of India reported Thursday.

Date: 12/31/2015 | Nation & World

Estonia’s national airline declared bankrupt

TALLINN, Estonia — An Estonian court has formally declared the Baltic nation’s state-owned airline bankrupt after it ceased operations last month following a European Union order to repay millions in state aid.

Date: 12/30/2015 | Business Wire

TSA changes policy on full-body screening of passengers

Under a new policy for screening airline passengers, Transportation Security Administration officers at the airport can now require that you go through a full-body scanner even if you ask for a pat-down search instead.

Date: 12/29/2015 | Nation & World

Make a Picasso pilgrimage to these three museums

Pablo Picasso was the most famous and — OK, I’ll say it — greatest artist of the 20th century. Before he was 30, Picasso had revolutionized the art world. And that was just the beginning.

Date: 12/27/2015 | Life

New York-to-Florida airliner evacuated

NEW YORK — A Florida-bound plane still at the gate of New York’s LaGuardia Airport was evacuated after its crew reported heavy smoke emanating from the aircraft.

Date: 12/26/2015 | Nation & World

Beer lovers paradise

Even beer skeptics will find something to love in Bend

Date: 12/26/2015 | Life

U.S. toddler takes solo midnight tour of Salzburg

VIENNA — Perhaps she was out looking for Santa.A 3-year-old American girl wandered away from her family’s hotel in Salzburg, Austria, around midnight Christmas Eve and investigated the city streets on her own, wearing only a nightshirt and socks.

Date: 12/25/2015 | Nation & World

737's emergency landing shakes up Christmas travelers

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Southwest Airlines flight attendants putting on reindeer antlers and passing out pretzels and peanuts to distract the passengers from the possibility of a crash landing Wednesday weren’t enough to calm Ashley Stasio.

Date: 12/25/2015 | Nation & World

TSA agent finds cane with ice pick in handle

NEWARK, N.J. — Authorities said a New Jersey man tried to bring a cane with an ice pick in its handle through security at Newark Liberty International Airport.

Date: 12/25/2015 | Business Wire

U.S. blocks Muslim family from boarding plane to Disneyland

LONDON — British Prime Minister David Cameron will look into claims that U.S. officials prevented a British Muslim family of 11 from flying to Disneyland for a planned holiday.

Date: 12/24/2015 | Nation & World

Airlines prepare for the holiday crush

DALLAS — Airlines are shifting the timing of thousands of flights, even adding dozens of redeyes, as they try to avoid delays while hauling millions of passengers from now through the Christmas weekend.Success or failure could all depend on the weather and Mother...

Date: 12/24/2015 | Business Wire

More travelers returning with mosquito-borne illnesses

SEATTLE — State health officials are warning that cases of mosquito-borne illnesses are on the rise in travelers returning to Washington after vacations in warmer weather.

Date: 12/22/2015 | Northwest

Tips to make your Christmas travel un-Grinch like

Over the Salish Sea and through the tangled traffic, to grandmother’s house we — oh, forget it, let’s stay home this Christmas.Tap, tap, tap.Sorry, my 5-year-old informs me that presents are waiting at Grandma’s. Right, so here we go.

Date: 12/21/2015 | Street Smarts

A perfect Danish day trip, 30 minutes from Copenhagen

While I love urban thrills, it’s worthwhile to get outside the city limits. Venturing 30 to 60 minutes from most European cities rewards you with great sights (Versailles near Paris), unique settings (Andechs Monastery near Munich), and small towns where you can feel the pulse of a place and its...

Date: 12/20/2015 | Life

How to ski Lake Tahoe without breaking the bank

“El Ninoooooooooo!” That’s how ski-resort workers at Lake Tahoe are pronouncing the name of the weather pattern that is expected this winter to dump large amounts of snow on the region. The excitement is understandable.

Date: 12/19/2015 | Life

U.S.-Mexico expand air travel opportunities

WASHINGTON — The United States and Mexico have agreed to open their air markets so that airlines from both countries can operate the routes they want with no restrictions.

Date: 12/19/2015 | Business Wire

No housekeeping; where’s the discount?

Question: I recently booked a room at the Cassa Hotel 45th Street using Expedia. I was confirmed for a Petite Single room and an offer to “Forgo Housekeeping & Save 10%.”

Date: 12/18/2015 | Life

U.S., Cuba agree to let airlines begin flights

HAVANA — Cuba and the United States reached an agreement Wednesday night that will allow U.S. commercial airlines to begin operating flights to the island for the first time in decades, according to U.S. officials with knowledge of the discussion.

Date: 12/17/2015 | Nation & World

Chile moves to limit impact of airport strike

SANTIAGO, Chile — Chile’s government is taking steps to limit the impact of a 48-hour strike by civil aviation authority workers.

Date: 12/17/2015 | Business Wire

Norwegian Christmas: A festival of light in darkness

I’m in Oslo, and it’s the perfect winter scene — a full moon arcs high overhead, ice-white holiday lights sparkle in the darkness — and it’s the middle of the afternoon! Norway, with its northern location, has the longest and darkest winters in Europe. It’s also about the least church-going country...

Date: 12/13/2015 | Life

Put a DK travel book under the tree

Many domestic and world travelers count on the colorful and informative DK Eyewitness Travel Guides to get them around.Plus, because of the great photos included, the guides are keepers after the trip is over.

Date: 12/12/2015 | Life

The gift of travel

5 trips that will create a lifetime of memories

Date: 12/12/2015 | Life

Washington, D.C., where the ‘burbs round out the flavor

A surprise only to those who haven't tried it, the finest Indian food in the country seduces with its spices in a city that's home to just over 650,000 residents — and 2,000 restaurants. Downtown, the most daring example of avant-garde cooking this side of the Atlantic is yours,...

Date: 12/12/2015 | Life

Best-price guarantee not being honored

Question: I recently booked a flight from Sacramento, California, to Honolulu for me and my husband using Expedia. Later, I found the exact same itinerary on Travelocity for $176 less.

Date: 12/11/2015 | Life

Airlines say hoverboards are fire danger and ban them

DALLAS — The three largest U.S. airlines are banning hoverboards because of the potential fire danger from the lithium-ion batteries that power the devices.

Date: 12/11/2015 | Business Wire

Sightseeing high and low in France’s hilly Lyon

Lyon is France’s best-kept secret. Its urban scene is enjoyably elegant without a hint of crass tourism.

Date: 12/06/2015 | Life

The splendid views from Ireland’s western coast

CONNEMARA, Ireland — October can be splendid in Connemara on Ireland’s western coast, with evanescent light and feisty winds, cloud-shrouded mountains and wonderfully wild seas, and rain and sun that come and go with remarkable haste.

Date: 12/05/2015 | Life

Seattle wonderland

Where to enjoy the holidays all over the city

Date: 12/05/2015 | Life

Aussie calls for travel warning after U.S. shootings

Tim Fischer, a retired Australian politician and former deputy prime minister in the right-wing government of Prime Minister John Howard, issued a stern rebuke of U.S. gun laws Thursday in the wake of the deadly San Bernardino attacks.Fischer decried the prevalence of mass...

Date: 12/04/2015 | Nation & World

Refund sought for Alitalia ‘comfort’ seat

Question: My wife and I recently flew from New York to Rome. On our outbound flight on Delta Air Lines, we purchased “Comfort+” seats, which offer more legroom. We tried to pay for the same upgrade on our return flight, but since it was a codeshare flight with Alitalia, I was told I had to buy it...

Date: 12/04/2015 | Life

Grand homes, tasty bites

Tour includes a beautiful north Everett bed & breakfast

Date: 12/03/2015 | Home and Garden

Rudder problem, pilot action blamed for Airbus A320 crash

A rudder control system problem that had occurred 23 times in the previous 12 months coupled with the pilots’ response led to last year’s crash of an AirAsia plane that killed all 162 people on board, Indonesian investigators said Tuesday.

Date: 12/01/2015 | Business Wire

Corgi ends up in Honolulu instead of Mississippi

HONOLULU — A dog bound for its new owner in Mississippi ended up in Honolulu instead.

Date: 12/01/2015 | Northwest

Weather, flights aid post-Thanksgiving travel efforts

NEW YORK — Tens of millions of Americans returning home after the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend Sunday had cooperative weather and mostly efficient airport operations to thank for smooth traveling conditions.

Date: 11/29/2015 | Northwest

Where to savor those heavenly Tuscany wines

Benjamin Franklin once wrote, “Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.” There is no better place in the world to confirm what Ben said than in Tuscany.

Date: 11/29/2015 | Life

Hidden rooms likely at King Tut tomb, Egypt says

CAIRO — Egypt on Saturday said there is a 90 percent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun's tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the 3,300-year-old mausoleum.Researchers said the discovery of a new chamber could...

Date: 11/27/2015 | Nation & World

Traveler wrongfully accused of damaging car

Q: I recently rented a Ford Fusion from Enterprise at a car dealership body shop in Boyertown, Pennsylvania. The vehicle had buckled trim pieces, bumper covers and scuffs. Most of these were noted, but a large portion of the damage was not, because the representative said they...

Date: 11/27/2015 | Life

Americans hit the road for Thanksgiving

LOS ANGELES — The big Thanksgiving getaway went into full swing Wednesday with drivers delighted by the lowest November gas prices in years and many airline passengers undaunted by terrorism fears and long lines at security checkpoints.

Date: 11/26/2015 | Nation & World

Can a five-hour Alaskan train ride be compelling Thanksgiving viewing?

The ever-widening range of TV offerings can sometimes seem to leave no stone unturned. There are transgender prisoners and Southern U.S. zombies in scripted television; there are all manner of competing professionals — and, if you’re inclined to presidential-election coverage, undead of a different...

Date: 11/25/2015 | Nation & World

More than 400 will die on roads this weekend

WASHINGTON — The National Safety Council says 433 people will die in car crashes over the Thanksgiving holiday and another 52,300 will be seriously injured. It's safe to assume that some of the dead and injured will be back-seat passengers who opt not to wear seat belts.

Date: 11/25/2015 | Nation & World

Heading out? Travel tips for the Thanksgiving holiday

Planes, trains and automobiles — and ferries, too. Some travel tips for the Thanksgiving holiday.Automobile

Date: 11/24/2015 | Street Smarts

With sectarian strife cooled, time to delve into Derry

No city in Ireland connects the kaleidoscope of historical dots more colorfully than Derry, which is in British-ruled Northern Ireland. Small and pretty, the city is a welcoming and manageable place for visitors — and most of its sights can be covered easily on foot.

Date: 11/22/2015 | Life

Rich and famous to get a private lounge at LAX

A proposal to build a posh private lounge at Los Angeles International Airport for Southern California’s glitterati was approved Thursday in a move that officials hope will reduce disturbances by paparazzi, looky-loos and autograph-seekers in the busy central terminal area.

Date: 11/22/2015 | Nation & World

Be a tourist

Visit Maltby and Clearview for a close-to-home adventure

Date: 11/20/2015 | Life

History and ocean vistas meet at Carmel Highlands Inn

CARMEL HIGHLANDS, Calif. — A cooling fog rolled in that afternoon, followed by a late-night storm that steamed in off the Pacific. For hours the sky boomed and flashed as a waterfall of rain drenched the rocky shoreline and heavily forested hills of this coastal stretch known as...

Date: 11/21/2015 | Life

Can company keep my cruise fare?

Question: I booked two single rooms on the National Geographic Sea Lion expedition to the Columbia and Snake rivers. I bought insurance for my 93-year-old dad. I did not buy insurance for myself as his companion.

Date: 11/20/2015 | Life

U.S. bank offers debit card for American travelers to Cuba

HAVANA — American travelers who’ve had to carry wads of cash while visiting Cuba will now have a debit card option.Stonegate Bank of Pompano, Florida, announced Thursday it is offering a debit MasterCard that U.S. travelers will be able to use at hotels, restaurants and other sites in Cuba.

Date: 11/20/2015 | Business Wire

How to be prepared for winter travel in the forest

The Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest sent out a press release today reminding people to be prepared for severe weather.

Date: 11/17/2015 | Explore NW

From dancing to dining, a feast of Greek pleasures

It’s a joy to surrender to the Greek way of living. Greece’s welcoming people, mouthwatering food and drink and joyful music and folk dances make it easy to immerse yourself into the easygoing lifestyle.

Date: 11/15/2015 | Life

The time to live your life is now

My good friend, Steve, died last week, 8 months after his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. I spent many hours with him over these last months, trying to provide him with support and companionship. It was very painful to watch him slide toward his death. At the end of his life, the cancer had...

Date: 11/15/2015 | Life

Watch a storm

Settle in, cozy and warm, inside a Cascade fire lookout

Date: 11/15/2015 | Life

Storm damages tracks, causes train delays in Nisqually area

Seattle — Heavy downpours from a weekend storm in the Pacific Northwest caused landslides that impacted train traffic.BNSF railroad spokesman Gus Melonas said engineers halted Amtrak passenger trains through the Nisqually area for a 48-hour period beginning at 9:20 a.m. Saturday.

Date: 11/14/2015 | Northwest

Too cute to handle

Hello Kitty exhibit a mix of historical and unusual

Date: 11/14/2015 | Life

Moscow bans Egyptian carrier from flying to Russia

MOSCOW — Russia’s state aviation agency Friday banned Egypt’s national carrier from flying to Russia, a move that follows the suspension of all Russian flights to Egypt after a deadly crash.

Date: 11/14/2015 | Business Wire

Lufthansa cancels 941 flights due to strike

BERLIN — Germany’s largest airline, Lufthansa, said it’s had to cancel another 941 flights affecting 110,000 passengers on the final day of a weeklong strike by flight attendants.

Date: 11/14/2015 | Business Wire

Laser beams hit more than 20 aircraft

WASHINGTON — Federal authorities have launched an investigation after numerous aircraft were hit by laser beams Wednesday night.More than 20 aircraft were struck while in flight over at least 16 U.S. cities, according to a statement from the Federal Aviation...

Date: 11/12/2015 | Nation & World

In this California city, you’ll find barbecue like no other

The city of Santa Maria on California’s Central Coast is commonly known as the state’s barbecue capital. Its barbecue always features a beef cut called tri-tip, a triangular-shaped piece of bottom sirloin, cooked over red oak.Or so I thought.

Date: 11/11/2015 | The Dish

Taking a break in accessible, everyday Prague

In the heart of the Czech Republic, Prague is “the golden city of a hundred spires.” This vibrant Baroque capital escaped the bombs of last century’s wars, so it remains one of Europe’s best-preserved cities. It’s the ideal springboard for travelers new to Eastern Europe — an accessible city with a...

Date: 11/08/2015 | Life

How to find the elusive great cuppa joe in Charleston (or any city)

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston has earned a reputation as one of the great food cities of America, but as a coffee town, it’s as weak as the brew it serves.

Date: 11/07/2015 | Life

More than just wine

Don't forget Walla Walla's great shops, diners and historical sites

Date: 11/07/2015 | Life

Expedia to buy HomeAway for $3.9 billion

NEW YORK — Travel booking site Expedia said it’s buying short-term rental marketplace HomeAway for $3.9 billion to boost its presence in the vacation rental market.The Bellevue company said Wednesday it’s paying roughly $38.31 in cash and stock for each share of HomeAway, of Austin, Texas.

Date: 11/06/2015 | Business Wire

Spirit Airlines to start serving Sea-Tac airport

SEATTLE — Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines will begin serving the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport starting in March 2016.

Date: 11/06/2015 | Business Wire

Thanksgiving air travel to be highest in 8 years

Thanksgiving air travel in the U.S. is expected to rise 3 percent this year with 25.3 million people hopping planes, the most crowded the skies have been since the Great Recession. The good news for travelers is that airfares have been on a distinct decline since summer, according to a forecast...

Date: 11/05/2015 | Business Wire

Solar storm knocks out flight control systems in Sweden

STOCKHOLM — Aviation officials said a solar storm knocked out the air traffic control systems in Sweden on Wednesday, prompting them to close the country's airspace for more than an hour.The civil aviation authority said the solar storm created disturbances in the...

Date: 11/04/2015 | Nation & World

Travelers got some great scares in Great Britain

As the days get shorter and Halloween has come and gone, I’ve been remembering some of the spookiest experiences I’ve had during my travels. One happened years ago when I was a tour guide, traveling around Great Britain with eight people on a minibus.

Date: 11/01/2015 | Life

The dead live on at Dia de Muertos festival in Seattle

There are skeletons, sweets and costumes.But this is not Halloween.It’s Día de Muertos. Day of the Dead.The ancient Mexican celebration honors deceased loved ones.

Date: 10/31/2015 | Life

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