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U.S. State Department warns travelers to be cautious

June 8, 2024, 5:07am Life

The United States Department of State has issued a warning to all Americans who are traveling abroad — be cautious. Read story

Chateau de Chenonceau on the Cher River, Loire Valley, France.

Rail network makes day trips from Paris easy

Chateau de Chenonceau on the Cher River, Loire Valley, France.

June 8, 2024, 5:07am Life

Paris and it’s surroundings are enthralling. Thanks to France’s extensive rail network, all of the following day trips are within easy reach. Read story

Bitter debates over the lack of public access to the Sutter Buttes have roiled for years. But most everyone on both sides agrees on this: They encompass some of the most magical and otherworldly terrain in California.

The magical California state park that doesn’t allow visitors

Bitter debates over the lack of public access to the Sutter Buttes have roiled for years. But most everyone on both sides agrees on this: They encompass some of the most magical and otherworldly terrain in California.

June 2, 2024, 5:28am Life

About 60 miles north of Sacramento, the Sutter Buttes rise starkly from the floor of the Central Valley, the remnants of a volcano active more than 1.4 million years ago. Their cathedral-like spires twist upward, some reaching more than 2,000 feet into the sky — an imposing circular formation, 10… Read story

10 numbers to know about McMenamins Elks Temple

June 1, 2024, 6:06am Business

From purchase to grand reveal, the McMenamins Elks Temple research, restoration and construction project in downtown Tacoma took 10 years. What would have likely been a triumphant one-year anniversary for the Portland-based company and the city of Destiny was stomped by the worst of the 2020 pandemic. Read story

Hot meals return to Alaska Airlines

June 1, 2024, 6:04am Life

Alaska Airlines is bringing back hot meals to its inflight retail menu in the main cabin, with new dishes available for preorder purchase on select flights. Read story

A rock climber is seen at the Hidden Valley campground inside Joshua Tree National Park.

10 of west coast’s best: Take an epic trip with destinations full of beauty, fun

A rock climber is seen at the Hidden Valley campground inside Joshua Tree National Park.

June 1, 2024, 6:00am Life

I couldn’t help it. In the course of scouting out great adventures for West Coast 101 — our new guide to essential destinations in California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia — I found myself compiling a personal top 10. Read story

Be kind to Earth in all your globe-trotting with family

June 1, 2024, 6:00am Life

As temperatures rise, tornadoes swirl and glaciers melt, the conversation about climate change and our role in it continues to intensify. And, with increased documentation about the environmental, economic and social impact of travel, families may be wondering how best to be a responsible traveler. Read story

Drones form various Disney characters in the sky, such as Dumbo, during testing in France of the nighttime show coming to Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The limited-time show, &Ccedil;&fnof;&uacute;Disney Dreams That Soar&Ccedil;&fnof;&ugrave;runs at Disney Springs from May 24 to Aug. 2, 2024, and features a collection of fan-favorite characters using 800 drones.

Orlando theme parks offer new rides, shows

Drones form various Disney characters in the sky, such as Dumbo, during testing in France of the nighttime show coming to Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The limited-time show, &Ccedil;&fnof;&uacute;Disney Dreams That Soar&Ccedil;&fnof;&ugrave;runs at Disney Springs from May 24 to Aug. 2, 2024, and features a collection of fan-favorite characters using 800 drones.

June 1, 2024, 5:19am Life

There is no shortage of fresh things to see and do at Orlando’s theme parks and attractions this summer. We’ll spot new parades on the ground and drones in the sky. Some attractions are being updated, and others are remodeled beyond recognition. Read story

The sun sets on the city viewed from the outside deck within the Legacy Club at Circa on Dec. 22, 2020, in Las Vegas. (L.E.

6 rooftop bars to check out in Vegas

The sun sets on the city viewed from the outside deck within the Legacy Club at Circa on Dec. 22, 2020, in Las Vegas. (L.E.

June 1, 2024, 5:19am Life

The only thing better than great cocktails is drinking them with a view of Las Vegas’ bright lights and grand resorts. Read story

Arches National Park in Utah is home to more than 2,000 arches.

Seeing Utah’s ‘Mighty 5’ parks by campervan

Arches National Park in Utah is home to more than 2,000 arches.

June 1, 2024, 5:17am Life

“Mom! Take my picture!” my daughter called as she led the way up sloping switchbacks to reach yet another lovely vista of Zion National Park’s Watchman peak. Crimson slickrock paintbrush flowers and prickly pear cacti framed the trail. Read story