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A boutique resort at sea: What to expect from new luxe cruise line Explora Journeys

When Explora Journeys CEO Michael Ungerer shares a picture of the lobby in the cruise line’s first ship, he gets the same question over and over. “What hotel is that?’” he told USA TODAY in an interview. That’s what the new luxury line from the MSC Group is going for. The brand will launch the first of six planned vessels, Explora […]

Florida TSA searched a traveler’s chicken at the airport. They found a gun inside.

The Transportation Security Administration says a traveler tried to sneak a handgun onto a flight – inside a chicken.  Agents seized the gun at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida on Sept. 27, TSA spokesperson Sari Koshetz said. The traveler was headed to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, the TSA said. TSA did not specify the gun’s model. The agency delivered news of the […]

On these Uniworld river cruises, the itineraries are a mystery

Many cruise passengers choose their trip by itinerary, but on Uniworld Boutique River Cruises’ new Mystery Cruises, the unknown is part of the adventure. Guests only get a few hints as to where they are going before their trip, such as letters with clues in the form of riddles that the river cruise line mails to guests and […]

Plane crashes into Lake Victoria in Tanzania, 19 dead

NAIROBI, Kenya — A plane crashed Sunday morning into Lake Victoria as it approached an airport in Tanzania, killing 19 people on board, the country’s prime minister said. A senior policeman said it was raining when the aircraft plunged into the water. Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa raised the death toll up from the three dead announced […]

TSA PreCheck enrollment, in-person renewal price drops

Looking to avoid air travel headaches heading into the holiday season? One way to minimize your time in security lines just got cheaper. The Transportation Security Administration said Friday that TSA PreCheck enrollment provider, IDEMIA, has dropped the program’s enrollment and in-person renewal fees from $85 to $78, according to a news release.  Those renewing online will […]

Neighbors fighting neighbors? A 30-day minimum law for Airbnbs has Oahu homeowners split

New law cracks down on Airbnbs on Oahu and illegal short-term rentals For You News Sports Entertainment Life Money Tech Travel Opinion Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi and some Oahu residents are pushing to restrict short-term rentals in their neighborhoods. Offshore buyers are said to cause the most harm during a housing crisis. The new ordinance […]

‘A lot more stories to tell’: Master planning is underway for Battlefields State Park

CULPEPER, Va. — Master planning is now underway to establish the exact parameters of the future Battlefields State Park in Culpeper County. It will encompass over 1,700 acres owned by American Battlefield Trust at the relatively still untouched sites of the Civil War Battles of Brandy Station and Cedar Mountain. July 1, 2024, is the […]

No more hidden fees: Airbnb will show total price before booking

Following complaints of hidden fees and guests being asked to do chores like mowing the lawn before departing, Airbnb said it is making a move toward price transparency to improve the guest experience. On Monday, the vacation rental platform announced it will start offering a new option to show all fees before taxes upfront in the search results, […]