Yes, potatoes lurk beneath the surface of everything, but Idaho’s capital city is so much more, blooming with artsy and independent delights. Plus, a river runs through it.

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A union called Tuesday on German-based pilots at budget airline Ryanair to strike in a dispute over pay and conditions, while the carrier’s Irish staff voted for industrial action on Dec. 20.

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Six-foot-tall nutcrackers, a life-size Nativity display and a Dickens Victorian Village: These are some of the ways Ohio says “Merry Christmas!”

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Vera Katz, a Jewish refugee who was elected to three terms as Portland’s mayor and helped transform it from a sleepy backwater into a trendy city known for its public transit, eco-conscious design and live-work architecture style, died Monday. She was 84.

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Highlights

Why you should visit Milwaukee

Wisconsin’s largest city welcomes visitors with lake views, stellar food, never-ending brews and a hearty dose of Midwestern niceness.

What is ‘green travel,’ anyway? A beginner’s guide to eco-friendly vacation planning.

Experts offer tips on choosing earth-friendly modes of transportation, hotels and activities.

14 ways to survive 14 hours in coach

Skip the booze, go ahead and put your seat back, and other tips for surviving long flights.

Every few years, my cousin Molly Carpenter and I plan a trip together to somewhere we’ve never been. Our priorities: sightseeing, shopping, good food and wine. This year, Savannah checked all those boxes for us.

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Hotels are still welcoming guests — including evacuees.

After hurricanes Irma and Maria hit, the U.S. Virgin Islands — including St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix — are improving.

Attractions, beaches and restaurants rebound on St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John, but lodging is needed.

LuggageHero and other businesses connect travelers to places with storage space.

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Affordable, luxurious and in-between: A subjective rating of the best the city has to offer.

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The week’s best bargains around the globe.

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The best dining in the Swedish capital includes pastries and unexpected uses of traditional ingredients.

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  • Perspective

Travelers faced with “interesting times” wonder what’s next.

In a South American town on the cusp of its summer season, a holiday unlike any other.

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Outdoor retailing giant Patagonia on Wednesday joined a flurry of lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump’s decision to chop up two large national monuments in Utah could finally bring an answer to the much-debated question of whether presidents have the legal authority to undo or change monuments created by past presidents.

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Egyptian authorities have moved a gate dating back nearly 3,000 years from north Cairo to a new museum near the famed pyramids in Giza, the Antiquities Ministry said Wednesday.

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In the 1950s and ‘60s, segregationist whites waved Confederate flags and slapped defiant bumper stickers on cars declaring Mississippi “the most lied about state in the Union.”

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For second time in two months, wind-driven fires tore through California communities in the middle of the night, leaving rows of homes and a psychiatric hospital in ruins Tuesday and sending tens of thousands of people fleeing for their lives.

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Zanzibar-born artist Lubaina Himid won Britain’s prestigious Turner Prize on Tuesday for artworks that tackle the legacy of colonialism and celebrate the people of the African diaspora.

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Americans must visit the consulate or embassy; no online or airport processing allowed.

A lawmaker is raising concerns about double-decker sightseeing buses in New York City, saying Monday that tougher regulations are needed to protect tourists, pedestrians and motorists on the busy streets of the nation’s largest city.

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