<![CDATA[Travel News & Reviews | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:16:44 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:16:44 CST Travel 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Oil flirts at $50 a barrel as summer driving season approaches http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article80108382.html#storylink=rss Americans can enjoy the cheapest prices at the pump in 11 years this holiday weekend

The average price for a gallon of regular gasoline nationally was $2.31

Locally, prices averaged $2.16 a gallon on the Missouri side and $2.32 on the Kansas side

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As the TSA takes heat over long airport lines, KCI travelers take it easy http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article79795177.html#storylink=rss Congressional committee grills the TSA’s top administrator

But national screening woes so far have not been a concern at Kansas City’s airport

Some 208,000 passengers will fly in and out of KCI over the long Memorial Day weekend

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Wed, 25 May 2016 11:55:57 CDT

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Though TSA problems have been in the news, screening not a huge problem for travelers at KCI http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article79832192.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 14:09:02 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article79832192.html Jack London State Historic Park, 100 years after he died http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article79228237.html#storylink=rss GLEN ELLEN, Calif.-Rain fell. Nothing major, certainly not on the level of an Old Testament gully washer. Just a steady, spitting splatter of linked hydrogen and hydroxyl ions that turned the ground squishy and made you want to nominate the inventor of Gor-Tex for a Nobel.

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Mon, 23 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By SAM MCMANIS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article79228237.html
Does traveling in Australia's stifling heat still make an exotic trip feel exotic? http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article79228242.html#storylink=rss When I'm planning a getaway, my thoughts are all about the visuals: the scenery, the architecture, the food.

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Mon, 23 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By KERRI WESTENBERG ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article79228242.html
Beach butler? Surfing safari? Orange County's beach hotels get creative with their offerings http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article79228277.html#storylink=rss Don't want to haul umbrellas and chairs to the sand? Don't worry, a beach butler will do it for you.

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Mon, 23 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By LAYLAN CONNELLY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article79228277.html
North Carolina's Land of Oz opening its enchanted gates for four days http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article79228282.html#storylink=rss CHARLOTTE, N.C.-Beech Mountain's historic Land of Oz park will reopen for four Fridays in June with guided tours down its famed Yellow Brick Road by Dorothy Gale of rural Kansas.

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Mon, 23 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By MARK WASHBURN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article79228282.html
River of hungry salmon awaits in Arctic Russia; a question and answer http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article79228502.html#storylink=rss Mollie Fitzgerald, 53, is co-owner of Frontiers International Travel (www.frontierstravel.com), an upscale leisure-oriented travel agency. She lives in the Pittsburgh area and is a 1985 Duke University grad. Her company operates Ryabaga Camp, a wilderness fishing resort in Russia near the Arctic Circle.

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Mon, 23 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JOHN BORDSEN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article79228502.html
In New Orleans, the ghosts are like family http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article79228492.html#storylink=rss It's a generally accepted fact that New Orleans is unlike any other American city. Where else will you find people willingly boarding buses marked "Cemeteries"? Where else will voodoo priests and priestesses be lauded as rock stars, their graves decorated with floral tributes? What other city deifies its sinners and names its football team the Saints?

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Mon, 23 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By PATTI NICKELL ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article79228492.html
Tarry awhile at Fishing Camp, in Colorado's last best wilderness http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article79228497.html#storylink=rss "If you've tried three flies and still haven't hooked one of these guys," said Scott Tarrant, wading farther out into the Tarryall River, "remember what the old timers say. Foam is home. Follow the bubbles."

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Mon, 23 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ANNE Z. COOKE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article79228497.html
Skip the airport, get dropped off at a Key West resort's pier in luxury seaplane package http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article79228512.html#storylink=rss Why fly all the way to an airport when you can just get dropped off in your hotel's backyard?

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Mon, 23 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By CHABELI HERRERA ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article79228512.html
Winston Churchill's paintings star in an exhibit on the Queen Mary http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article77833867.html#storylink=rss It was late summer 1939. Winston Churchill, then a member of the British Parliament, and artist Paul Maze were leisurely painting at their easels by a babbling brook in the French countryside. Suddenly, a young messenger boy came running across the field, clutching a telegram. "Situation worsening," it read. "Advice: Come home. You might have a job," Maze would later recall in a documentary.

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Mon, 16 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By DEBORAH VANKIN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article77833867.html
Wild Yukon calls with its bright lights, not-so-big cities http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article77833857.html#storylink=rss They had come back, some of them, for a second night to see the northern lights.

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Mon, 16 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ALAN SOLOMON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article77833857.html
Biking in the Canary Islands, out of my comfort zone http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article77833877.html#storylink=rss I guess you could call it a midlife crisis.

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Mon, 16 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By LORI RACKL ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article77833877.html
2 Michigan islands are close but so different http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article77833927.html#storylink=rss An island is a world apart - that's part of what makes them such in-demand travel destinations. But you don't need to go to Hawaii or the Bahamas to experience that distinctive sense of place and culture.

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Mon, 16 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By TERRI COLBY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article77833927.html
Anyone can find the right fit at Longboat Key http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article77834012.html#storylink=rss Longboat Key has a split personality, but that's OK.

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Mon, 16 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By RICHARD TRIBOU ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article77834012.html
How big is too big? Some theme park riders fear small seats and 'the walk of shame' http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article77834052.html#storylink=rss Universal's Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey has bedeviled many big and tall riders who discover at the last moment that their journey aboard the new attraction is indeed forbidden because they don't fit in the "enchanted benches."

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Mon, 16 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By BRADY MACDONALD ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article77834052.html
Dubai stopover lets travelers sample city, stretch their legs http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article77833882.html#storylink=rss Most people dread connecting flights. But with a little planning, they can be turned into a vacation within a vacation.

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Mon, 16 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ALISON BOWEN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article77833882.html
Five places to spend Memorial Day weekend in 2016 http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article77250902.html#storylink=rss Montreal, Las Vegas, Charleston, S.C., are all good choices

There are also wreath-laying events at Washington, D.C., war memorials and at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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United Airlines is worst, Alaska Airlines is best in J.D. Power survey http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article76993872.html#storylink=rss United Airlines did improve its scores from last year

Delta Air Lines ranked second among traditional carriers

Among discount carriers, JetBlue Airways had the highest ranking

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Lawmakers agree on this: Airports need better breastfeeding spaces http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article72673987.html#storylink=rss Senate approves FAA bill with lactation room requirement

Sen. McCaskill of Missouri pushed for measure’s inclusion

Only 8 of 100 airports surveyed met the minimum standard

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Parking fees will go up May 1 at Kansas City International Airport http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article72221402.html#storylink=rss Daily maximum rate for garage parking will rise to $23

Daily maximum for circle parking will go to $15.50

Economy spaces will rise to $7.50

Hourly rates won’t increase

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Alice Walton’s Ozarks homage to the American spirit is a successful union of site, structure and artistic treasure. http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article69222952.html#storylink=rss Alice L. Walton, the billionaire art collector, founded the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

There's no denying that money can make almost anything happen.

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Ticket prices at Universal Studios Hollywood rise just like magic http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article69024982.html#storylink=rss Only a few weeks before the opening of its much-anticipated Harry Potter attraction, Universal Studios Hollywood is performing a shrinking spell on visitors' wallets.

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Wed, 30 Mar 2016 13:57:25 CDT By HUGO MARTIN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article69024982.html
KCI’s passenger traffic continues to climb http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article67475342.html#storylink=rss More than 733,700 passengers arrived and departed in February

That’s up 8.8 percent from February 2015

Air cargo tonnage also was up

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The arts are pumping new life into the downtown of Tulsa, former ‘oil capital of the world’ http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article65472192.html#storylink=rss Tulsa is a boomtown undergoing a revitalization

“I really feel the city is going through a transition right now.”

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Disney shifts to surge pricing at theme parks http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article62898197.html#storylink=rss Prices at Disneyland, Walt Disney World will change based on season, day

Demand-based prices will range from $95 to $124 per day

Disney says it hopes changes curb chronic overcrowding in parks

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Airport workers plan disruptions in nine U.S. cities on MLK Day http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article55230855.html#storylink=rss Workers from nine U.S. airports are planning to block bridges, march through terminals and protest at airline headquarters

Actions are the latest in the airport workers’ campaign for a $15-per-hour minimum wage, a benefits package and job protections

Monday’s actions could create disruptions at airports and other locations in nine major cities

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With gasoline prices low, RVs draw a crowd in Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article55104430.html#storylink=rss Mid-America RV Show at Bartle Hall continues Sunday

Cheap gas and a healthier economy have helped spark a rebound in sales

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Data KC: KCI’s growth in carriers, flights adds to steady gains http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article54534425.html#storylink=rss Airport added flights and airlines last year

Frontier, American have announced new flights for this year

Passenger totals keep rising, too

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