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waterfall in Yellowstone National Park

Ray Birden

Visiting national parks could cost more

Want to visit Yosemite, Grand Canyon or Yellowstone next year? Pack your camping supplies and knock those parks off your bucket list now.

Beach chairs, umbrella, vacation, ocean

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Americans taking fewer vacation days

Feeling buried by work, like you can't find time for a few days off, like your entire work-life balance is out of whack?

Arc de Triomphe Paris

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$134,700 trip of a lifetime for fashionistas

Trendy power couples can now get their fashion fix with a 30-day tour of the 12 most in-vogue global cities. But deep pockets better be in style: The trip costs $134,700.

50 states, 50 jobs, one honeymoon

Courtesy Heath Padgett

50 states, 50 jobs, one honeymoon

Newlyweds from Texas were looking for a "grand adventure" when they set out on June 1 for a seven-month, 50-state road trip -- and an extended honeymoon.

Suitcase you can ride to airport

Courtesy Olaf

The suitcase you can ride to the airport

Ever wished you could clamber aboard your cumbersome luggage to zoom down a hill or coast through an airport? Driven by the same desire, Slovenian frequent flier Bostjan Zagar has come up with the answer -- a foot-powered scooter-suitcase known as Olaf.

Duomo Milan cathedral, Italy

Jiuguang Wang via Wikimedia Commons

Lonely Planet's top 10 cities for 2015

Whether you want a cosmopolitan city, a central spot from which to explore nature or a hidden gem not yet discovered by great hordes of tourists, Lonely Planet's top 10 cities for 2015 has a spot for you.

JFK airport Ebola screening

U.S. Customs & Border Protection

W. Africa travelers restricted to 5 US airports

All travelers flying into the United States from the West African countries most impacted by the Ebola virus can only enter the U.S. through five airports, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Tuesday.

New York City traffic

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12 best meat cities in America

With the possible exception of smartphone technology, nothing's seen more practical advances this millennium than food.

Checking in at LaGuardia Airport

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World's worst airport in 2014 is...

Good news for air travelers passing through Manila: the city's international airport isn't quite as bad as it used to be.

Cheetah

Gary Gershman

Ebola fears cripple Africa's safari industry

With travel to Africa poised to hit all-time highs in 2014, a drop-off in travel bookings was the last thing the continent's lucrative safari industry thought it would be facing going into 2015.

The Voyage roller coaster, Holiday World, Indiana

Coming soon: Best future theme parks

You don't have to be a Soviet wheat farmer to realize that five-year plans aren't much fun.

Unless, that is, you start scheduling in new theme park openings.

A worldwide construction boom is currently underway that will bring in a slew of incredible n...

West Virginia BASE jumping day

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Would you jump off this bridge?

We can think of few things crazier than strapping a parachute to one's body and jumping off a bridge for a quick free fall.

Automotive Headlines

2009 Tesla Roadster sports car

Mercedes parent unplugs its Tesla investment

Daimler AG announced Tuesday that it has sold its stake in Tesla for $780 million.

GM dealership

GM ignition switch death toll climbs to 29

Claims of deaths and injuries tied to General Motors' faulty ignition switch…

Honda

Stepped-up effort to replace exploding airbags

Federal safety regulators and Toyota Motor are stepping up efforts to get car owners…

Sistine chapel ceiling

Porsche rents Sistine Chapel for Pope's charity

For its fans, getting into a Porsche can be like a religious experience, but it's…

Audi self-driving car

Audi driverless car hits 140 mph

An Audi RS7 performance car reached 140 miles per hour on a racetrack Sunday --…

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

One in every five U.S. cars recalled this year

There have been 52 million car and truck recalls in the United States so far this…

Gas Price Headlines

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Gas prices dip below $3

Gas for less than $3 a gallon is coming to a station near you, if it's not there…

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Oil prices plunging despite ISIS

Oil prices have fallen sharply over the past few months -- even though the…

2015 Kia Soul EV

Kia Soul now plugs in

On the outside, it looks much like the conventional Kia Soul. However, this version…

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Nevada driver charged $975 for gas

Imagine you put $10 worth of gas in your car using your debit card and got billed…

Pumping gas

Glitch leads to 1-cent gas at Illinois station

An Illinois gas station caused traffic jams over the weekend when it accidentally…

Robotic gas pumps

Company creates robotic gas pumps

If you don`t like getting out of your car to pump gas, then the future looks bright…

Traffic Headlines

Goleta Halloween Parking Permits Go Out Friday

Halloween is just 10 days away, and the City of Goleta is gearing up for its…

Search and Rescue Crews to Look for High Speed Chase Evidence

Sheriff's investigators said search and rescue crews will look for drug…

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High-Speed Chase From Buellton Ends in Santa Barbara

A high-speed chase that started in Buellton ended an hour later in Santa Barbara…

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Freeway Widening Project Hits a Rough Spot

Environmental and other issues that appear to be unresolved, may lead to legal…

gas prices dip

Gas Prices Dip For 16th Week

Some people put there credit cards in and don't pay attention to the price at the…

Driver Escapes Produce Truck Engulfed In Flames

SLO Driver Escapes Produce Truck Engulfed In Flames

A big rig explosion on Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo created a mess for drivers…

Weather Headlines

Solar eclipse

Partial solar eclipse on Thursday at sundown

The cosmos will cast an afternoon delight over the country on Thursday with a…

Soil Moisture Satellite Arrives At Vandenberg Air Force Base

Soil Moisture Satellite Arrives at Vandenberg Air Force Base

A new launch is on the books at Vandenberg Air Force Base and could have future…

Shooting star from space

Expect meteor showers early Tuesday

If you wake up early enough on Tuesday, you might see some shooting stars.

Gonzalo forecast track

Hurricanes churn in Atlantic, Pacific

Two island paradises may be spared heavy damage this weekend, as hurricanes roar…

El Nino map demonstration

South may see colder, wetter winter

Oh good, the brutal cold conditions that froze much of the country last winter are…

Hurricane Gonzalo

Hurricane moves toward Bermuda

Watch out Bermuda, here comes Hurricane Gonzalo.

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