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On an unpretentious cruise, penguins and orcas and icebergs fill up the very long days.

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A new study says New Orleans has broken a tourism record set before Hurricane Katrina, with nearly 10.5 million visitors in 2016. The record had stood at 10.1 million since 2004, the year before the hurricane struck.

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When the Monte Carlo casino closes its eight-table poker room in about a month as part of a $450 million overhaul, the Las Vegas Strip will be down nearly a quarter of the tables it had a decade ago.

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Honolulu police have reopened a popular beach that was evacuated after the discovery of a suspicious item in the water that turned out to be a flare, Hawaii News Now reports.

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The head of the pilots’ union said Thursday that American Airlines is leaving thousands of standby passengers at the gate to make sure that flights depart on time.

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The Eastern Sierra town of Mammoth Lakes got so much snow this winter that it had to get removal help from the California National Guard.

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Utah’s governor announced Thursday that he will sign legislation giving the predominantly Mormon state the strictest DUI threshold in the country, a change that restaurant groups and representatives of the ski and snowboard industry say will hurt tourism.

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The head of the pilots’ union said Thursday that American Airlines is leaving thousands of standby passengers at the gate to make sure that flights depart on time.

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From Hawkes Bay to the Shire, the trip far surpassed this couple’s expectations.

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A weighty question: What can travelers do when luggage scales are just plain wrong?

The week’s best travel bargains around the globe.

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Inspired by an airfare sale, mother and daughter take a crash course in all things Austin.

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A food-and-nature-loving family finds the perfect balance in this Central American country.

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Utah governor announces he will sign legislation giving the state the strictest DUI threshold in the country.

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On an unpretentious cruise, penguins and orcas and icebergs fill up the very long days.

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A Thai court on Thursday gave a suspended one-year prison sentence to an Australian man whose girlfriend died when their personal watercraft collided at high speed off the southern resort island of Phuket.

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Have you ever heard a song so tender and soulful it brought you to tears, even though you couldn’t understand a word?

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I was lost, looking for port wine caves dug into hills across the bridge from Porto. I trudged up a hill and rounded a blind corner, sidling against a stone wall to avoid tour buses flying toward me, when I stumbled on the highlight of my day: a nearly empty tasting room and private wine-cellar tour.

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Vietnam’s aviation authority has suspended three air traffic controllers, including one who fell asleep while on duty, for causing delays for two flights.

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Utah restaurants will have more freedom to mix and pour alcohol in front of customers under a measure awaiting Gov. Gary Herbert’s signature.

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A 63-year-old Wisconsin heart surgeon who was on vacation in New Zealand with his wife pleaded guilty to careless driving charges Tuesday after police say he caused an accident while attempting a U-turn on a coastal highway, killing two people and injuring four others.

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