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Lockdown-free Florida top vacation spot for holidays

Nov. 29, 2021 14:40 PM EST

MIAMI BEACH (AP) — Cooped-up tourists eager for a taste of Florida's sandy beaches, swaying palm trees and warmer climates are visiting the Sunshine State in droves, topping pre-pandemic levels in recent months. Miami is one of the top search destinations on travel...

Police: Street performer attacked, robbed in North Carolina

Nov. 09, 2021 14:12 PM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Three people threw a street performer to the ground and stole his tip jar in downtown Asheville, a popular tourist destination in western North Carolina, police said. Asheville police are looking for the robbers who attacked the busker on Sunday...

Push is on to preserve and promote Lyndon's covered bridges

Nov. 06, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

LYNDON, Vt. (AP) — Efforts are underway to preserve and promote the town of Lyndon's historic covered bridges. The Northeast Kingdom town has five covered bridges, the second highest number of any community in Vermont, after Montgomery, which has six, the Caledonian...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Nov. 03, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

The (Beckley) Register-Herald. Oct. 31, 2021. Editorial: A blemish on the face of beautification No question, major entryways into Beckley and Raleigh County need more than a simple sprucing up, more than trimming back a couple of briar patches or...

Strong field as PGA Tour goes from seaside course to another

Nov. 02, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

PGA TOUR WORLD WIDE TECHNOLOGY CHAMPIONSHIP AT MAYAKOBA Site: Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Course: El Camaleon GC at Mayakoba. Yardage: 7,017. Par: 71. Prize money: $7.2 million. Winner's share: $1.296 million. ...

North Dakota seeks new deal with Josh Duhamel as pitchman

Oct. 22, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota is working to extend its contract with Hollywood actor Josh Duhamel to promote tourism in his home state. Among the least-visited states in the nation, North Dakota’s top tourism official said the 48-year-old star of several...

Fire that threatened Lake Tahoe region is now 100% contained

Oct. 21, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — The 2-month-old California wildfire that threatened the Lake Tahoe resort region over the summer has been declared 100% contained, officials said. The fire, which scorched more than 346 square miles (896 square kilometers) of the Sierra...

Old quarry site near Bloomington eyed as tourist destination

Oct. 10, 2021 09:29 AM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Monroe County officials are buying part of a site near Bloomington dotted with old limestone quarries for a possible tourist destination despite chemical contamination found in the area. The Monroe County Council this past week approve the...

UK eases travel restrictions further by slashing 'red list'

Oct. 07, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government said Thursday that it is to relax travel rules further next week, a move that will open up many long-distance holiday destinations to travelers for the first time since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic a year and half ago. As...

1 shot near Times Square, 3rd shooting in area this year

Oct. 04, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A person was shot in the leg Monday near New York City’s Times Square, police said. It was the third shooting this year in the area, a top destination for Big Apple tourists. The shooting happened around 12:15 p.m. near the entrance to a subway station...