<![CDATA[Travel News & Reviews | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/ en-us Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:23:38 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:23:38 CST Travel 60 Miami’s Calle Ocho still has plenty of Cuban sights, sounds and flavors http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article25505245.html#storylink=rss Calle Ocho, a mile-and-a-half west of downtown Miami, was settled by Cuban immigrants after Fidel Castro’s 1959 revolution and has plenty to offer tourists looking for hints of Havana without traveling to Cuba.

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Southeast Ohio features natural beauty, real moonshine and a pencil sharpener museum http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article24895840.html#storylink=rss Hocking Hills, Ohio, about a 40-minute drive southeast of Columbus, has plenty to keep tourists busy. From fine local food to an authentic moonshine distillery, you’ll be surprised by what you’ll find.

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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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New carry-on bag guidelines are put on hold http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article24731314.html#storylink=rss After “significant concerns were expressed in North America,” the International Air Transport Association is reassessing its much-criticized guidelines for handheld luggage after suggesting last week that the bags become smaller.

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United Airlines to stop flights to JFK in October http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article24639520.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 16:08:09 CDT By DAVID KOENIG ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article24639520.html Airlines: Keep calm and carry on a smaller bag http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article23586772.html#storylink=rss Global airlines are announcing new guidelines that will shrink the size of bags allowed on planes, in a bid free up space in overhead bins.

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KCI passenger traffic climbed 7.2 percent in April http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article23205582.html#storylink=rss April marked the 12th consecutive month of passenger growth at Kansas City International Airport, according to the Kansas City Aviation Department. The department said 853,986 passengers arrived and departed in April from KCI. Passenger boardings in April also rose 6.5 percent from a year earlier to 426,326.

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Nudists are increasing the bottom line for ‘nakationing’ http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article22520472.html#storylink=rss If the term “nudist resorts” makes you think of aging baby boomers and hippies, swinging singles or Sports Illustrated swimsuit models, think again. Nakationers are all ages, all sizes and shapes, and from all walks of life.

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Fri, 29 May 2015 04:00:00 CDT

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Airlines limit fare information on websites to restrict comparison shopping http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article22555845.html#storylink=rss A study shows Delta has removed its fares from about two dozen travel and metasearch sites since late 2010, including TripAdvisor.com and CheapAir.com. The study said American Airlines and United Airlines have also reduced distribution of their fares on travel websites in recent years.

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‘Vacation brain’ can be dangerous for travelers in national parks http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article22153692.html#storylink=rss Extreme behaviors by people like Dean Potter that end in death may generate headlines, but routine behaviors inside the parks’ extreme environs cause the most trouble.

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What’s new at theme parks this summer: Coasters, pop culture rides and Orlando Eye http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article21590100.html#storylink=rss From a Fast & Furious ride in California to an interactive dark ride in St. Louis, there is no shortage of thrills to be had at theme parks this year.

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Sat, 23 May 2015 06:06:00 CDT

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Hawaii’s Waimanalo Bay Beach Park tops Dr. Beach’s list http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article21589740.html#storylink=rss On Thursday, Waimanalo Bay Beach Park near Waikiki was named the top beach on an annual top 10 list of U.S. beaches compiled by a coastal science professor known as Dr. Beach. Professor Stephen Leatherman of Florida International University compiles the list of best public in the United States using 50 criteria, including best sand and water quality, environmental management and amenities.

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How well do you know your odd sites and sights in Missouri and Kansas? http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article21302373.html#storylink=rss For our summer travel guide, we set out to find some of the odder attractions in Missouri and Kansas, and we found quite a few. To whet your appetite, we present our “That’s Odd!” scavenger hunt (or you can cheat and just read all the stories).

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Mon, 18 May 2015 14:16:14 CDT

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A Precious Moments Chapel and Barry Williams (aka Greg Brady) await visitors to Carthage and Branson http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article20685036.html#storylink=rss On the way to that Ozarks resort this summer, you could put it on cruise control and never look left or right, but then you’d miss the oddly fun stuff well worth a pause in southwest Missouri: a museum with hundreds of toasters and ‘The Beverly Hillbillies’ truck, for instance.

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Cold War missile site now a cozy underground home http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article20681046.html#storylink=rss Self-described ’60s peaceniks Ed and Dianna Peden live in a decommissioned Cold War-era missile site outside Topeka.

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One of the prettiest potties in the nation awaits visitors to Lucas http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article20678646.html#storylink=rss A town known for its grassroots arts and artists couldn’t have just any old public restroom. So the townsfolk created one that will have you flush with excitement.

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Old ‘lunatic asylum’ is an informative museum in St. Joseph http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article20674881.html#storylink=rss The Glore Psychiatric Museum, opened in 1968 in St. Joseph, is housed in the former administration building of the hospital known originally as State Lunatic Asylum No. 2.

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Five ways to play on Coronado Island http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article25743715.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT By JACKIE BURRELL ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article25743715.html Going deep into the jungle at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article25743718.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT By MARY ANN ANDERSON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article25743718.html Experience 'Saturday Night Live' at new exhibit http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article25743721.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT By NICOLE VILLALPANDO ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article25743721.html In the Southwest, exploring the mysteries of the ancient Pueblo people http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article25743283.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT By BRAD BRANAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article25743283.html Universal's Harry Potter expansions spark fans' imaginations http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article25743286.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT By DEWAYNE BEVIL ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article25743286.html At Southern California theme parks, some new twists on old rides http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article25743277.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT By HUGO MARTIN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article25743277.html Northwest's first citizens develop tribal tourism http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article25742818.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT By BRIAN J. CANTWELL ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article25742818.html Looking for new attractions in San Francisco? Here are some ideas for travelers http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article25742809.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT By CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article25742809.html The once and future city: Trier and its treasures http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article25349665.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT By ANNE Z. COOKE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article25349665.html Future of Disney World: Rides, lands and more on tap http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article25143409.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT By MATT MAUNEY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article25143409.html New Smyrna Beach: More than sandy shores http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article25143244.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT By TOD CAVINESS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article25143244.html The once and future city: Trier and its treasures http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article25143247.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT By ANNE Z. COOKE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article25143247.html Miami's Calle Ocho hints at Havana that was, that isn't, and which might come to pass http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article25143241.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT By JOHN BORDSEN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article25143241.html Tourism operator spearheading a boom in new Catalina Island attractions http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article25143070.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT By HANNAH MADANS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article25143070.html