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Three ways to book an itinerary that crosses oceans and connects continents.

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Three ways to book an itinerary that crosses oceans and connects continents.

Using an around-the-world ticket, they are dropping into seven countries on a global scavenger hunt and documenting their journey as they go.

Rangers at Utah’s Arches National Park were investigating large graffiti Thursday that was carved so deeply into a famous red rock arch that it might be impossible to erase, officials said.

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Highlights

Americans can plan ‘people-to-people’ trips to Cuba, but what does that mean?

U.S. travel restrictions to Cuba are easing further starting March 16, but tourist travel is still prohibited.

Vacationing with kids: Travel hacks for babies, teens and everybody in between

Traveling presents challenges that grow and change along with your children.

Funny signs from around the world

Readers sent in photos of humorous signs from their travels.

Beware the words “new and improved.”

Bargains on European tours, Queen Mary 2 voyages and stays in Sydney.

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The ringmaster of this trove of circus treasures wants you to look and touch.

A (mostly) smooth sailing trip in the Abaco Islands.

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Exploring Oman’s back roads by car, camel and dhow.

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A father and son boarded one of the last Royal Mail Ship voyages to the British island.

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Airline schedule changes are often frustrating. Suddenly a mid-morning flight shifts to one leaving before sunrise or a leisurely layover turns into a mad dash to the next gate.

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The inaugural Essence Festival in Durban, South Africa, will be held during that country’s summer season in November.

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An oral surgeon made a Rhode Island tourism ad and paid for it to air on television following the botched rollout of the state’s own tourism campaign that featured an image of Iceland.

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A commercial pilot was under the influence of alcohol while flying a JetBlue airliner carrying 151 passengers last year from Orlando to New York City, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

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When a man was forced to throw away a liquid-filled snow globe before going through security at a Florida airport, he was heartbroken: It had been a gift from his mother to celebrate his and his wife’s adoption of a 5-year-old girl.

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Hawaii officials say they have reached a milestone in controlling the state’s dengue fever outbreak now that 30 days have passed since the last known infected person was contagious.

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The federal government says private recreational anglers will have only nine days to fish for red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico this summer, but at least one Gulf state said Wednesday that won’t apply in its waters.

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A commercial pilot was under the influence of alcohol while flying a JetBlue airliner carrying 151 passengers last year from Orlando to New York City, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

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Authorities say a Delta Airlines jetliner had a flat tire after landing safely at Los Angeles International Airport following a flight from Atlanta.

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There’s a lot going on in Indianapolis this spring, between the presidential primary and the Indy 500. For visitors or locals looking to get away from the hubbub, consider a visit to the gardens and nature park on the campus of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The grounds include an unusual outdoor space for contemplation called “Park of the Laments.”

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Three endangered Sumatran tiger cubs have made their debut at San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

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