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After 90 years, strange times and sitting empty, Broadmoor mansion is reborn in high style
After 90 years, strange times and sitting empty, Broadmoor mansion is reborn in high style

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 3 hr ago

If closets could talk, those at The Broadmoor Estate House probably would go on and on about the summer attire of America's early 20th century elite...

Skiing some of nation's wildest backcountry terrain,  Wyoming's Teton National Park
Skiing some of nation's wildest backcountry terrain, Wyoming's Teton National Park

By: Liz Forster - 0 3 hr ago

Anyone who heads to Wyoming to ski better be prepared for adventure. My dad and I drove to Jackson in March to ski some of the wildest backcountry...

Colorado Springs-area travel industry officials expect tourism bonanza in 2017
Colorado Springs-area travel industry officials expect tourism bonanza in 2017

By: Rich Laden - 0 15 hr ago

Tourism in the Pikes Peak region finally began to heat up three to four years ago after the Great Recession, based on increasing tax revenues collected...

British Airways cancels flights amid global computer outage
British Airways cancels flights amid global computer outage

By: - 0 Yesterday

LONDON — British Airways canceled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports Saturday as a global IT failure causes severe disruption for...

Airport passenger traffic surges in April
Airport passenger traffic surges in April

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Fri, May 26, 2017

Passenger traffic numbers at the Colorado Springs Airport continued to take off in April, increasing 21.2 percent from April 2016 to 59,263. The gain...

Feds: Man tried to bite flight attendant, jumped from plane
Feds: Man tried to bite flight attendant, jumped from plane

By: - 0 Fri, May 26, 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Federal authorities say an airline passenger tried to bite a flight attendant, then jumped out of the aircraft and onto the tarmac at...

Snow closes Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park
Snow closes Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park

By: - 0 Fri, May 26, 2017

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK — A recent snowstorm has put a damper on Trail Ridge Road being open for Memorial Day weekend. The Reporter-Herald...

Colorful Colorado: 'On the road to nowhere,' Westcliffe is calling
Colorful Colorado: 'On the road to nowhere,' Westcliffe is calling

By: Seth Boster - 0 Sun, May 21, 2017

WESTCLIFFE - The drive south starts out barren, the empty ribbons of dusty road carving through towns of crumbling buildings and rusting trailer homes,...

Seasoned with salt: A look at Senegal's colorful Lac Rose
Seasoned with salt: A look at Senegal's colorful Lac Rose

By: - 0 Sun, May 21, 2017

Not surprisingly, my tracksuit-wearing guide slid onto the back of his dromedary with great ease and aplomb, barely noticing that the camel let out a...

Disruptive passenger duct taped to his seat as flight lands under military escort
Disruptive passenger duct taped to his seat as flight lands under military escort

By: - 0 Sat, May 20, 2017

A man was handcuffed and led off a plane in Honolulu on Friday after passengers helped duct-tape him to his seat and fighter...

How Idaho Springs plans to turn the Argo Mine Superfund site into a tourist attraction
How Idaho Springs plans to turn the Argo Mine Superfund site into a tourist attraction

By: - 0 Tue, May 16, 2017

IDAHO SPRINGS — At the end of the blasted, hard-rock tunnel is a bulkhead. Behind the wall — concrete and steel more than 3 feet thick — is almost 3...

JetBlue boots family from flight, ruins Vegas birthday bash over carry-on cake
JetBlue boots family from flight, ruins Vegas birthday bash over carry-on cake

By: - 0 Mon, May 15, 2017

What happens in Vegas ... can’t happen if you’re stuck in Jersey. JetBlue airlines blew out the candles on a Garden State family’s plans for a Sin...

Exploring Austria like a local in delightful towns unfamiliar to most American tourists
Exploring Austria like a local in delightful towns unfamiliar to most American tourists

By: - 0 Sun, May 14, 2017

Vienna has its cafes, opulent palaces and venues for its legendary classical music scene. Salzburg attracts a crowd with all those churches and...

US prepares to ban laptops on flights from Europe
US prepares to ban laptops on flights from Europe

By: - 0 Fri, May 12, 2017

BRUSSELS — The U.S. is expected to broaden its ban on in-flight laptops and tablets to include planes from the European Union, a move that would create...

Woman and dog lost in Montana wilderness for 6 days ‘fortunate’ to be alive
Woman and dog lost in Montana wilderness for 6 days ‘fortunate’ to be alive

By: - 0 Fri, May 12, 2017

A 23-year-old Illinois woman and her dog were rescued after spending six nights lost in Montana wilderness. Madeline Connelly and her dog Mogi became...

Travel Headlines

BA says most flights running; angry passengers face delays
BA says most flights running; angry passengers face delays

By: 0 2 hr ago

LONDON (AP) — British Airways said "many" of its IT systems were back up and running Sunday, but travelers still faced cancellations and delays after a...

The Latest: BA says 'many' of its IT systems up and running
The Latest: BA says 'many' of its IT systems up and running

By: 0 3 hr ago

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the IT failure at British Airways (all times local): 2:25 p.m. British Airways says "many" of its IT systems are up and...

Albuquerque Museum to display work of Zuni carvers

By: 0 9 hr ago

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The work of one of Zuni Pueblo's most famous fetish carvers will going on display this summer at the Albuquerque Museum....

BA outage creates London travel chaos; power issue blamed
BA outage creates London travel chaos; power issue blamed

By: 0 19 hr ago

LONDON (AP) — British Airways canceled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday as a global IT failure upended the travel...

The Latest: BA cancels all flights from Heathrow, Gatwick
The Latest: BA cancels all flights from Heathrow, Gatwick

By: 0 Yesterday

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on British Airways flight stalled by IT failure (all times local): 4:40 p.m. British Airways says it is canceling all of its...

Petition opposes refinery near North Dakota national park
Petition opposes refinery near North Dakota national park

By: 0 Yesterday

MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — Meridian Energy Group is developing what it bills as "the cleanest refinery on the planet" in western North Dakota, despite...

Stable gas prices expected to boost Memorial Day road trips

By: 0 Fri, May 26, 2017

Stable gasoline prices are expected to fuel a slight increase in long trips this Memorial Day weekend. The AAA auto club predicts that 39 million...

First to board or join the horde; is elite travel worth it?
First to board or join the horde; is elite travel worth it?

By: 0 Fri, May 26, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Summer travelers may well find themselves stuck in long security lines and squeezed into cramped seats. For frequent travelers, or...

Snow closes Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park

By: 0 Thu, May 25, 2017

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — A recent snowstorm has put a damper on Trail Ridge Road being open for Memorial Day weekend. The...

Wine and weed? Some Oregon vineyards try hand at pot farming
Wine and weed? Some Oregon vineyards try hand at pot farming

By: 0 Thu, May 25, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Bill and Barbara Steele moved to this sleepy corner of Oregon to start their own winery after successful, high-powered...

Airlines have rules about taking photos, video on planes
Airlines have rules about taking photos, video on planes

By: 0 Wed, May 24, 2017

DALLAS (AP) — Without the shocking video, it's unlikely that the world would have learned or cared about the violent manhandling of a 69-year-old man...

Orlando's not the only hot spot: theme park fun around US
Orlando's not the only hot spot: theme park fun around US

By: 0 Wed, May 24, 2017

Orlando, Florida, often gets the spotlight when it comes to theme parks. This year is no exception with the openings of Disney World's Pandora-World of...

Same sex couple says Southwest discriminated against them

By: 0 Wed, May 24, 2017

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man says a Southwest Airlines employee refused to let him board a flight as a family with his husband, their three...

New Jersey's Newark Airport reopens after plane engine fire

By: 0 Wed, May 24, 2017

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport has reopened after a plane engine caught fire, prompting a temporarily closure....

Uber admits stiffing NYC drivers by millions of dollars

By: 0 Tue, May 23, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Uber on Tuesday admitted to underpaying its New York City drivers tens of millions of dollars for the past 2 1/2 years. "We are...

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