In “Happy Valley,” two influences are impossible to miss — mountains and Mormons. It wouldn’t exist without the first, and its culture and cuisine wouldn’t be remotely the same without the second.

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American Airlines says one of its jets inbound to Las Vegas’ airport was diverted to a nearby military base to refuel after experiencing weather-related delays in the area

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Roads to an alpine tourist destination high in Southern California’s San Jacinto Mountains by recent storms and officials are discouraging people from visiting

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The government will track how many assistive devices airlines lose or damage.

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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.

‘It’s traditional to put whisky and soda together. In a casual atmosphere, this is the way.’

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The Farallon Islands are teeming with wildlife, including at least 25 endangered and threatened species.

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A section of a two-lane mountain highway in Southern California has been washed away during a deluge that has flooded roads throughout the state

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The landmark Chicago Cultural Center brims with arts of all kinds, and perhaps the largest Tiffany stained-glass dome.

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New technologies are on the horizon, but some travelers just want old-fashioned customer service.

A small fire caused by an overheated vape pen battery delayed a Houston-bound flight from New York’s LaGuardia airport

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Catalan authorities say 1 person dead, 8 injured in train crash in northeastern Spain

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A century after Zane Grey’s “The Call of the Canyon,” the red rocks still exert a powerful pull.

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Grape growers are reviving an ancient practice in a country where alcohol is taboo.

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The desert region that drew Gram Parsons continues to speak to musicians from all over the world.

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At these properties, you can learn about a real pirate of the Caribbean, the history of Chicago, or how the titans of the Gilded Age got away from it all.

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Expedia boosts revenue by selling more hotel rooms and airline tickets, but profit drops on impairment charges

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  • Perspective

To dodge crowds and inflated prices, reserve early and be flexible about dates and destinations.

A judge denied Hawaii’s move to compel Airbnb to hand over a decade of vacation rental receipts as the state examines whether hosts have been paying the equivalent of hotel and sales taxes

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You can explore a cave, go into a glacier, sit in a geothermal bath and more in West Iceland.

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