<![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 Regarding KCI’s future, City Hall ponders a new flight path http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article85755692.html#storylink=rss With election postponed, mayor looks to business community

But corporate leaders are not yet sure of role in influencing public opinion

Interim airport improvements are already planned

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United Airlines, flight attendants' union agree on contract http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article85766147.html#storylink=rss United Airlines has tentatively negotiated a new contract for its 25,000 flight attendants, who will hold a ratification vote.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:54:01 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article85766147.html
Airlines race to Cuba, overcoming major hurdles http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article83453062.html#storylink=rss Galo Beltran stands on the tarmac testing a hand-held baggage scanner. Each time a barcode is successfully read, he smiles.

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Mon, 13 Jun 2016 11:04:00 CDT By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article83453062.html
Pittsburgh's two inclines offer touch of history, up-high views of the Steel City http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article84779662.html#storylink=rss There is really only one way to see Pittsburgh.

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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By BOB DOWNING ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article84779662.html
A Myrtle Beach vacation is bound to surprise you http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article84779677.html#storylink=rss Nancy Helms probably owns a better camera with a bigger lens than yours. When she's not home in Midlothian, Va., near Richmond, she's probably here, in Huntington Beach State Park, aiming her Canon at something.

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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ALAN SOLOMON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article84779677.html
Face to face with a tiger, Cleveland Zoo opens new exhibit http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article84779767.html#storylink=rss Imagine coming face to face with a tiger and living to tell the tale.

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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By CRAIG WEBB ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article84779767.html
It's not bar-hopping, it's travel research http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article84780142.html#storylink=rss It's a long, long story, but one night in 2011 I found myself mingling elbow to elbow with the beautiful people at the trendy Boom Boom Room atop The Standard Hotel in New York.

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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ELLEN CREAGER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article84780142.html
Sicilian villa embraces history, hominess http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article84780147.html#storylink=rss I slept in one of Don Arcangelo all'Olmo's bedrooms, floating as if in a dream between Mount Etna and the Ionian Sea. Don Arcangelo all' Olmo, or L'Olmo, as he is affectionately referred to, is actually a villa located near the town of Taormina on Sicily's east coast. It's been in the same family for generations (since the 1700s). The current owners opened their home to paying guests, when L'Olmo joined an exclusive club in The Thinking Traveller's collection of 200 villas in Sicily, Puglia, and the Ionian and Sporades islands.

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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By CAROL ANN DAVIDSON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article84780147.html
Former Auschwitz death camp guard sentenced to five years in prison http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article84351757.html#storylink=rss A 94-year-old former Auschwitz concentration camp guard has been sentenced to five years in prison after a German court found him guilty as an accessory to the murder of more than 170,000 people, most of them Jews.

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Fri, 17 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By FRIEDERIKE HEINE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article84351757.html
What author and humorist David Sedaris can’t travel without http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article84242397.html#storylink=rss Author David Sedaris goes on twice-yearly 45-city lecture tours

Hotels figure highly in his repeat vacation spots

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Alaska Airlines CEO says he might keep Virgin America brand http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article83964107.html#storylink=rss Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden said Wednesday that he might keep the Virgin America brand, running it and Alaska as two different products within the same airline group.

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:19:03 CDT By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article83964107.html
'Star Wars' transports Disney's Hollywood Studios guests far, far away http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article83404332.html#storylink=rss When Disney bought the Star Wars franchise from George Lucas, there were ulterior motives beyond films and merchandise. Exhibit A: Disney's Hollywood Studios, where the iconic sci-fi franchise has invaded all corners of the Orlando, Fla., theme park in an insurrection dubbed "Star Wars Awakens."

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Mon, 13 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JIM HAYWARD ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article83404332.html
US says airlines are improving at on-time performance http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article83454347.html#storylink=rss Airlines are doing a better job of sticking to their schedules, and consumer complaints are falling.

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Hawaiian, Delta lead in on-time arrivals; Spirit last http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article83451767.html#storylink=rss Here are the government's rankings of the leading airlines and their on-time performance for April. The federal government counts a flight as on time if it arrives within 14 minutes of schedule.

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Epic experiences: A Santa Cruz sunset sail, with wine http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article83404597.html#storylink=rss Northern California boasts alfresco wine-tasting venues aplenty, but the most memorable way to sample merlot in the great outdoors is aboard a sailboat. And the Chardonnay II, anchored in Santa Cruz Harbor, is a grand vessel for a seafaring, wine-tasting adventure. At sunset, yet.

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Mon, 13 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By MARY ORLIN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article83404597.html
Killer surf and Kilauea hotspots, on Hawaii's Big Island http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article83404402.html#storylink=rss You wouldn't think that a mellow town such as Hilo, a Hawaiian-style community - and the rainiest place in Hawaii - could brag on much in the way of passion and betrayal. But that's what the movie director, the one I bumped into at a film festival party, said he wanted.

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Mon, 13 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ANNE Z. COOKE, ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article83404402.html
Translating Disney magic in China http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article83404362.html#storylink=rss Even before Walt Disney Co. opened Euro Disneyland outside Paris in 1992, French intellectuals called the park a "cultural Chernobyl," workers protested the Disney dress code and neighbors complained that the park's train whistles provoked their dogs to bark and geese to honk.

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Mon, 13 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By HUGO MARTIN AND JULIE MAKINEN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article83404362.html
Here's how to mess up your Europe VAT tax refund http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article83404297.html#storylink=rss A couple weeks ago, I bought $220 worth of gifts at a store in Sorrento, Italy.

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Mon, 13 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ELLEN CREAGER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article83404297.html
As East Bay tourism heats up, Oakland airport gears up for growth http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article83404197.html#storylink=rss OAKLAND, Calif.-As East Bay tourism heats up, Oakland International Airport is making changes to serve the growing number of travelers to the area and boost its passenger count and role as a major gateway for the Bay Area travel market.

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Mon, 13 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ANNIE SCIACCA ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article83404197.html
Rome makes history shine for visitors http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article83404182.html#storylink=rss Buongiorno, my hundreds of fellow tourists crowding the Trevi Fountain on this bright spring day. Doesn't it look magnificent? Isn't it grand? Aren't you happy to be the first high-season tourists to see the place again without scaffolding? The baroque fountain was recently closed for 17 months while it was cleaned, scrubbed, repaired and restored to the glory intended by sculptor Salvi when he began carving it in 1762.

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Mon, 13 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ELLEN CREAGER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article83404182.html
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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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 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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Sat, 16 Apr 2016 14:12:34 CDT

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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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