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Easing into vacation aboard the Boston-to-Cape Cod train

Aug. 08, 2022 12:45 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s buttoned-up South Station doesn’t typically conjure images of fold-up beach chairs, straw hats and rolling Yeti coolers. But on weekend mornings during the summer, that is what you’ll see. Instead of frenzied passengers running to catch...

Has remote work changed the travel landscape?

Jul. 27, 2022 09:11 AM EDT

While some workers return to the office this year, many others continue to work remotely indefinitely. This seismic shift has changed where people live and work and, increasingly, how they travel. In the first quarter of 2022, nearly 25% of job postings at the 50,000 largest...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jul. 13, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

Tampa Bay Times. July 6, 2022. Editorial: Write plain-English rules to save Florida’s natural springs now A jargon-laden draft leaves people confused and the springs unprotected. Florida’s freshwater springs need our help. We’ve abused them in...

Pittsburgh man acquitted of manslaughter of friend in Hawaii

Jul. 11, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Pittsburgh man who was charged with manslaughter in the strangulation death of a college buddy he was vacationing with in Hawaii was found not guilty by a jury. Jurors reached their verdict last week after a trial on the Big Island, where Benjamin Fleming was...

Review: ‘Any Other Family’ reveals the heart of adoption

Jul. 11, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

“Any Other Family” by Eleanor Brown (G. P. Putnam’s Sons) What does it mean to be a family? That’s the central question explored in Eleanor Brown’s new novel, “Any Other Family.” Featuring three sets of parents who between them have adopted four...

NC cottage elevator safety among 19 bills that Cooper signs

Jul. 08, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Mandated safety improvements for elevators inside North Carolina vacation cottages following a child's death last year are among another 19 bills that Gov. Roy Cooper signed into law on Friday. With another 11 bills signed on Thursday, Cooper cleared from his...

Man held on $1 million bail in fatal Bozeman stabbing

Jul. 08, 2022 10:43 AM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge set bail at $1 million for a man accused of using a tracker to follow a woman to a vacation rental apartment where he allegedly stabbed another man to death. Prosecutors said during a Thursday Gallatin County court appearance that the...

The worst hidden travel fees and how to avoid them

Jun. 29, 2022 08:46 AM EDT

With travel prices soaring, customers might be tempted to pick the cheapest base option they find. But the base price of airfare and hotels represents only a fraction of the total costs. A parade of add-on fees await any traveler trying to navigate the checkout process, ballooning the final price....

Agritourism trail spotlights Black farms in Georgia

Jun. 19, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Tucked behind the wrought iron gates that line the frontage at 801 Old Pretoria Road is the stuff that retreat-style getaways are made of: an 1851 mansion appointed in period furniture available for rent as a wedding venue or other private event; farm acreage dotted with...

Montana governor under fire for vacationing during flood

Jun. 17, 2022 20:25 PM EDT

RED LODGE, Mont. (AP) — As punishing floods tore through Yellowstone National Park and neighboring Montana communities, the state's governor was nowhere to be seen. In the immediate aftermath, the state issued a disaster declaration attributed to the Republican governor, but for...