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30 Aug
On the brink of the Labor Day weekend, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest has closed the popular Tumwater Campground, off Highway 2 nine miles northwest of Leavenworth, because of predicted rains and the potential for flash floods this weekend.
30 Aug
Every Sept. 16, the country celebrates its independence from Spain through a battle that began in 1810.
30 Aug
The plaza on World Trade Center site in New York will o be open to public for first time on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks
30 Aug
Passenger fights, grabs crew member when seat in front of him is reclined, forcing American Airlines Miami-to-Paris flight to land in Boston.
30 Aug
A long-range calendar of festivals and fun beyond Seattle
30 Aug
For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks -- some weighing hundreds of pounds -- zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.
30 Aug
Summer, sadly, is coming to an end.  But it can live on in your photos.  Join our summer-vacation photo contest and submit a picture from your trip. It can be a scenic shot or something  wacky or wonderfully weird.  And it can be from anywhere you went on vacation — cl
30 Aug
"It's really been an unbelievable summer," sighed Kristen Smith, marketing manager at the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce. But the wildfires are out and flash floods have subsided (both were well away from Winthrop) and one of the best things Washingtonians can do to help the Methow Valley is to come v
29 Aug
Travelers laden with mobile devices prowl concourses in search of power to charge their phones
29 Aug
Two Canadian women are facing charges after authorities say they drank their duty free alcohol in the flight's bathroom, triggered the fire alarm with a cigarette and got into a fight each other, forcing a Sunwing flight bound for Cuba to return to Toronto under a military escort.
28 Aug
As airline travel becomes more complex with added security, overstuffed bins and tightly pitched seats, and train passengers grapple with on-time reliability and erratic Wi-Fi connections, business travelers are turning to upscale executive coaches with hefty price tags and limited seating.
28 Aug
Easy-access hot springs, including one in a cave, draw devotees to Southeastern British Columbia.
30 Aug
Seattle Times reader Mark Aberle’s photo of a harbor seal scratching, or laughing, or ...
30 Aug
If you had canceled your annual fall hike to North Cascades National Park's Cascade Pass because of the pending closure of the Cascade River Road, go ahead and make plans after all.
30 Aug
You the people have spoken in our completely unscientific poll about the right to recline, or not to recline,  an airline seat.
28 Aug
One of the biggest, and least discussed, airfare components is the fuel surcharge which is often hidden by obscure ticket-coding. And it’s driving the high cost of international flights.
28 Aug
Two Dutch tourists accosted on Lombard Street, known as “The Crookedest Street in the World,” while taking photos.
28 Aug
Feds proposed two-year-ban of the extreme sport because of accidents, disruption.
28 Aug
European budget carrier Ryanair is offering business-class tickets in an attempt to woo companies and governments during penny-pinching times.
27 Aug
Families of passengers who were on the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine are starting to sort through the long process of gaining compensation for their loss.
28 Aug
While a product that interferes with another flier’s comfort may rub some people the wrong way, the inventor of the Knee Defender is getting a burst of publicity and sales after the device caused a fight on a flight that had to be diverted.
27 Aug
Two endangered Puerto Rican parrots were born in the wild in a natural nest found outside a national forest in the U.S. territory for the first time in 144 years, officials said Tuesday.
27 Aug
American Airlines and US Airways are pulling flight listings from Orbitz-run websites in a long-running dispute over fees that the travel company charges to list and sell the flights.
28 Aug
Only two of Napa’s almost 150 hotels closed by quake and only a dozen of 500 wineries damaged, say officials who want economically-vital tourists to keep visiting the California region.
28 Aug
Airlines, hotels sock on fees, but Uber and Airbnb are shaking up some aspects of the travel industry, including business travel.
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