National Park Service shuts down access to Washington Monument until Jan. 24, citing threats surrounding inauguration
WASHINGTON (AP) — National Park Service shuts down access to Washington Monument until Jan. 24, citing threats surrounding inauguration.
TOKYO (AP) — Domestic sponsors already have contributed a record $3.3 billion to help pay for the Tokyo Olympics. That's at least twice as much as any previous games.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Three sightseeing balloons crashed Monday in a popular Wyoming tourist destination, injuring as many as 20 people in what one passenger called a terrifying few...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Californians starved for travel aren't welcome in New York and can't even land in Europe because of the surging coronavirus outbreak in their home state so they are being...
LONDON (AP) — A former Uber driver was convicted Monday of plotting a vehicle and weapons attack on London tourist sites, just over a year after he was cleared of attacking police with a sword...
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian political analyst who was in Iran's capital for an international conference planned to head home when it was done, but then chose to stay one more day and do some...
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — London's New Year's Day Parade is set to feature a little touch of West Virginia.
Marshall University's marching band is heading across the pond to perform in...
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Tourists and a pilot on a helicopter sightseeing tour of Iceland have found dozens of dead whales on a remote beach in Iceland.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A bus tour of Georgia's oldest city ended with the vehicle engulfed in smoke and flames.
News outlets report passengers were taking a sightseeing tour Friday in Savannah...
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — More than three dozen members of the University of Nebraska at Kearney's marching band will be spending the next few days performing and sightseeing in Ireland.
LONDON (AP) — An American tourist from Louisiana helped stop a hammer-wielding thief who unsuccessfully tried to steal the Magna Carta at Salisbury Cathedral, working in tandem with a church employee to prevent the man from escaping.
SEATTLE (AP) — The owner of a company that conducts sailboat sightseeing tours of the Seattle waterfront has been sentenced to nine months in prison for fraud.
Federal prosecutors say 67-year-old Paul D. LaMarche, owner of Emerald City Charters, was also ordered to pay about $330,000 in fines and restitution after admitting he collected disability payments while working as a sailboat captain.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University's marching band will perform in the 2020 New Year's Day Parade in London.
The university says in a news release the Marching Thunder was selected in part because of its performance at an event in Rome in 2016. The London trip will include several days of educational tours and sightseeing.
Hawaii Lava Explosion Sends Debris onto Boat
BOSTON (AP) — Tourists on a sightseeing boat in Boston have seen a body floating by them in the river they were riding on.
The U.S. Coast Guard says the people spotted the body on Monday at about 10:50 a.m. while riding on a Boston Duck Tour amphibious vehicle that travels on water as well as roadways.
State police have identified the body as a 59-year-old Boston man who had been reported missing. He has been removed from the Charles River beneath the Longfellow Bridge.
MOSCOW (AP) — In the past few days, Mexican players have insisted that they are not afraid to face Brazil in the round of 16 in the World Cup.
Now they seem to be proving it.
Three days before facing the Brazilians, several members of the team and even coach Juan Carlos Osorio took the afternoon off and went sightseeing at Moscow's Red Square.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A New Hampshire-based helicopter tour company is planning to expand to Maine and offer sightseeing trips around Portland by the end of June.
LONDON (AP) — You got up in the wee hours to watch Prince William and Kate Middleton tie the knot in 2011. (And, if you're of a certain age, ditto for Charles and Diana way back in 1981.)
You binge-watched "The Crown" on Netflix and are anxiously awaiting the show's next season.
This year, with the nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in the offing, perhaps you're ready to visit England and enjoy some real-life crowning moments.
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — Lake Michigan tour boats will return to Michigan City in northern Indiana for the first time since 1949, beginning June 2.
TROUTMAN, N.C. (AP) — At least three visitors to a private zoo in North Carolina are receiving emergency treatment after a large tree toppled in windy conditions onto a passing sightseeing wagon.
It happened Saturday afternoon at Zootastic Park near Troutman, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) north of Charlotte.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin on Thursday pledged to repay more than $4,000 for his wife's airfare for an 11-day trip to Europe that mixed business and sightseeing.
Testifying at a House hearing, Shulkin said he accepts responsibility for making mistakes after a government investigation found "serious derelictions" in the handling of the trip, including improperly accepting Wimbledon tennis tickets.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin improperly accepted Wimbledon tennis tickets and his staff lied that he was getting an award in order to justify his wife accompanying him at taxpayer expense on an 11-day European trip that mixed business and sightseeing, according to a blistering government investigation released Wednesday.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian health authorities are urging Carnival visitors to stick to celebrations in the city of Rio de Janeiro and avoid heading out of town for sightseeing at waterfalls and forests where yellow fever has been detected.
Rio state Health Secretary Luiz Antonio Teixeira Junior said on Tuesday that there have been no recent urban cases of the disease and that the risk of contagion in touristic parts of Rio is "nearly zero."
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Every few years, my cousin Molly Carpenter and I plan a trip together to somewhere we've never been. Our priorities: sightseeing, shopping, good food and wine. This year, Savannah checked all those boxes for us.
Savannah is on Georgia's Atlantic coast, just south of the South Carolina state line. Hilton Head, South Carolina, is less than an hour away, and Tybee Island, Georgia, is a half-hour drive.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Maybe this trip south of the border is the start of something for the Miami Heat.
They have lost four of their last five games and for the last few days the players and coaching staff have been exploring the city and tasting local cuisine.
A 117-105 loss at San Antonio on Wednesday left the team with an 11-13 record. Miami traveled to Mexico ahead of Saturday's game against the Brooklyn Nets to spend time together.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A lawmaker is raising concerns about double-decker sightseeing buses in New York City, saying Monday that tougher regulations are needed to protect tourists, pedestrians and motorists on the busy streets of the nation's largest city.
Democratic state Sen. Brad Hoylman, of Manhattan, urged the state to beef up its rules for the tourist buses. He said several legal loopholes allow the buses to skirt the safety and regulatory rules that apply to other kinds of buses.
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — After 34 years and about 8,000 family-oriented fishing charters and sightseeing tours on the Ocklawaha and Silver rivers, Capt. Tom O'Lenick will retire soon and pass on the helms of his two pontoon boats to Capt. Debbie Walters and her fiancé and partner Adam McQuaig.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — It's that weekend again when thousands of visitors will take a sprawling sightseeing tour of Georgia's oldest city — by foot.
The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon returns to Savannah for the seventh straight year Saturday. Race organizers said more than 15,000 runners signed up to compete in the marathon and half-marathon as well as a two-person, half-marathon relay.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Department's watchdog said Tuesday it is reviewing Secretary David Shulkin's 10-day trip to Europe with his wife that mixed business meetings with sightseeing.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two Louisiana state troopers are being demoted for a pricey road trip they took to a law enforcement conference in San Diego in which they improperly billed thousands of dollars for overtime and expenses, including a side trip to Las Vegas, the state police announced Monday.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania utility regulators took a U-turn over a tour operator's tuk-tuk.
The Public Utility Commission ruled Thursday it doesn't have jurisdiction over Timm Wenger's three-wheeled, open-sided electric shuttle after all.
Wenger plans to use the tuk-tuk to offer sightseeing tours of Lancaster. His venture has the backing of the city's mayor, police chief and many residents.
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania utility regulators are making a big to-do over Timm Wenger's tuk-tuk.
The 48-year-old entrepreneur wants to use his three-wheeled, open-sided electric shuttle to offer sightseeing tours of Lancaster, the urban core of a region best known for its undulating farms, horse-drawn buggies and large Amish population.
BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Utah (AP) — I drove across the country for the first time in 1984, alone in a car without air conditioning and a radio that stopped working as I crossed into Texas. I took my second cross-country road trip this year, this time in an air-conditioned Honda CRV, with music streaming from my iPhone, and my 20-year-old daughter in the passenger seat.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Dennis Rodman, the former NBA bad boy who has palled around with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, began sightseeing in Pyongyang on Wednesday during a trip he said he hoped would "open a door" for his former "Celebrity Apprentice" boss — President Donald Trump.
ROME (AP) — After a week of touring Rome, shooting each other with paintballs, hanging out at the beach, snapping photos inside the Colosseum and seeing the pope, Michigan got back to work Thursday.
A chance to burn off all that pasta, pizza and gelato.
Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines held the first of three practices in Italy at Olympic Center Giulio Onesti, working for just under two hours in helmets and shorts, easing their way back into football after a week of sightseeing and fun.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh presented players on the University of Michigan football team with an opportunity, putting them a compelling essay away from being close enough to possibly shake the hand of Pope Francis at the Vatican.
Salim Makki and Grant Newsome were the chosen two.
Makki, Newsome and most of the Wolverines will travel to Rome this weekend for a unique, weeklong trip. Some players will stay on campus a little longer to take final spring exams before joining their teammates.
EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas native is starting an Emporia-based sightseeing tour company to showcase the state, its heritage and culture.
Casey Cagle decided late last year to create Prairie Earth Tours after spending several years working as a cross-country tour guide. Cagle said he rarely ventured into his home state of Kansas, the Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/2i6HYhE ) reported.
Here's why tourists should take the Rust Belt as seriously as politicians: Because the food, art and sightseeing in "flyover country" is well worth your precious vacation days — not to mention cheaper than in trendier destinations.
BOSTON (AP) — New regulations for amphibious sightseeing vehicles, more commonly known as duck boats, are set to take effect next spring in Massachusetts.
Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed the law which requires all duck boat operators to separate the responsibilities of driver and tour guide. The measure approved by the Legislature will also require the vehicles popular with tourists to be equipped with blind spot cameras and proximity sensors.
VAIL, Colo. (AP) — More Colorado ski resorts are open for the season.
Vail and Beaver Creek opened Friday, a day after Snowmass, Wolf Creek and Crested Butte started their lifts.
This fall's unseasonably warm weather has limited the terrain that's open and forced several ski resorts to postpone their opening day Some are still offering other activities for visitors over the Thanksgiving weekend, including sledding and sightseeing gondola rides.
DENVER (AP) — This fall's unseasonably warm weather has forced several Colorado ski resorts to postpone their opening day but some are still offering activities for visitors over the Thanksgiving weekend.
Telluride Ski Resort, which won't open until Dec. 2, has created a "snow play area" for sledding, as well as a small terrain park for skiers and snowboarders.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Until a few months ago, if you wanted a bird's eye view of North Korea's capital, there was basically only one option: a 150-meter (492-foot) -tall tower across the river from Kim Il Sung Square.
Now, if you have the cash, you can climb into the back seat of an ultralight aircraft.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The operator of the popular Philadelphia duck boat tours has suspended operations in the city "indefinitely," the company said.
Branson, Missouri-based Ride the Ducks announced on its website Wednesday that it made the move due to financial reasons.
"Due to circumstances outside of our control including a 330% increase in our insurance premiums, continued operations in Philadelphia are not financially feasible at this time," the company said in a statement.
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — The University of South Dakota women's basketball team is gearing up for a 12-day trip to Australia.
The Coyotes will face three Australian opponents during the tour, and also do some sightseeing. Head coach Dawn Plitzuweit says it's a great opportunity for the team to bond.
The team departs Aug. 7 and returns to Vermillion on Aug. 18.