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Need a vacation? Find travel tips and information on destinations in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and beyond the Pacific Northwest.
5 May

Kite clubs around Seattle and Whidbey Island can help you get involved in group events — or check our list of top kiting spots and go solo.
5 May

Seattle Times reader Tim Nicol’s up-close photo of a colorful, tiny hummer.
5 May

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — It’s a big year for a big race. May 29 will mark the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, which claims to be the largest single-day sporting event in the world. Some 300,000 spectators will gather to watch drivers race 200 times around the 2.5-mile oval track — a total of 500 […]
5 May

BERLIN (AP) — The European Aviation Safety Agency is setting up a task force to examine the risk of collisions between drones and aircraft. Wednesday’s announcement follows an incident last month in which a British Airways jet was initially believed to have hit a drone as it approached London’s Heathrow Airport. It later turned out […]
4 May

Q: We will be going to Loreto, Mexico, and may want to rent a car for a few days. I have been reading about insurance and about being billed for damage that was already done to the car. I’ve read about being pulled over and not having the proper papers, etc. Can you offer a […]
4 May

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The operators of Graceland say the Memphis tourist attraction centered on the life and music of Elvis Presley has received its 20 millionth paid visitor. Elvis Presley Enterprises says CEO Jack Soden greeted the 20 millionth visitor, 31-year-old Tiffany Greenoak, at Graceland on Monday morning. Greenoak, who’s originally from Montreal, Canada, […]
4 May

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Thirty-one passengers and a crew member aboard an Etihad Airways flight were injured Wednesday when their plane ran into sudden turbulence as it prepared to land in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta. The United Arab Emirates’ national airline said flight EY474, which departed from its hub in the Emirati capital […]
3 May

NEW YORK (AP) — You don’t expect to find paintings from motel rooms hanging in a New York art gallery. But Openhouse gallery will be showing art from Super 8 motels and giving it away with help from comedian and lifestyle guru Amy Sedaris. “Let me tell you something,” Sedaris said in a phone interview […]
3 May

For some of the Riviera’s best scenery visit the less-familiar stops in the interior.
3 May

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 19 million U.S. tourists visited Washington in 2015, an increase of 1 million over the previous year and a record for the nation’s capital as its tourism industry continues to make steady progress since the Great Recession. Foreign and domestic tourists spent a record $7.1 billion in Washington, according to […]
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