Couple together for nearly 65 years die on the same day

A couple who had been together for nearly 65 years have died on the same day at a St. Louis-area nursing home January 19, 2020, 2:31 PM 3 min read ARNOLD, Mo. — A couple who had been together for nearly 65 years have died on the same day at a St. Louis-area nursing home. Jack and Harriet Morrison’s beds …

This Austrian Village Wants ‘Frozen’ Fans to Let It Go

They arrive by the busload and on ferries, many in pursuit of the perfect photograph for Instagram, others seeking the transcendence of a fairy tale land. Each year, one million travelers visit Hallstatt, Austria, a picturesque 16th-century hamlet they say inspired the fictional kingdom of Arendelle in the Disney animated blockbuster “Frozen.” Never mind that the 2013 film — and …

Winter storm brings heavy snow, ice to Midwest, Northeast

A winter storm that dumped snow and sleet on the Midwest and Plains is creating travel headaches after airlines canceled flights and officials shut down major roads January 18, 2020, 10:59 PM 3 min read CHICAGO — A winter storm that brought snow and sleet to the Midwest and Plains created travel headaches Saturday after airlines canceled flights and officials …

Three U.S. Airports to Check Passengers for a Deadly Chinese Coronavirus

Airports in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles will begin screening passengers arriving from Wuhan, China, for infection with a mysterious respiratory virus that has killed two people and sickened at least 45 overseas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Friday. Most people with the infection are believed to have contracted it through exposure to animals …

Hong Kong airline stops pregnancy tests for Saipan travelers

Hong Kong Express has apologized for requiring some passengers bound for the U.S. territory of Saipan to take pregnancy tests January 17, 2020, 9:53 AM 2 min read HONG KONG — The airline Hong Kong Express has apologized for having required some female passengers bound for the U.S. territory of Saipan to take pregnancy tests. The low-cost carrier said in …

The Traveler’s Conundrum: Unpack or Not Unpack?

For frequent travelers, it’s a constant consideration: Is it worth unpacking your suitcase while on the road, only to pack it up again? Or maybe it’s not a question that’s considered, but a deeply ingrained habit akin to always checking a bag, or preferring the window over the aisle seat or setting aside certain outfits for certain travel days. I …

World’s biggest yearly human migration begins again in China

As the Lunar New Year approaches, Chinese travelers are flocking to train stations and airports to take part in a nationwide ritual: the world’s biggest annual human migration By YANAN WANG Associated Press January 17, 2020, 6:36 AM 2 min read BEIJING — As the Lunar New Year approaches, Chinese travelers flocked to train stations and airports Friday to take …

How Brexit Will Affect Travel to the U.K. and Europe

Will airport lines be longer? For Americans traveling to a European Union country, most likely, simply because British citizens will now be standing in the passport control and customs lines with them. Right now, when arriving in Barcelona, for example, non-European Union citizens stand in one line and European Union travelers stand in another. With Brexit, the British will move …

Physical therapist charged with killing his wife, 3 children

Authorities in Florida have charged a physical therapist with killing his wife, their three young children and a dog in an affluent suburb near Walt Disney World January 15, 2020, 10:50 PM 3 min read KISSIMMEE, Fla. — A physical therapist killed his wife, their three young children and a dog in an affluent Florida suburb near Walt Disney World …

Three Movie Stars Head for Dubai but End Up in the Uncanny Valley

Under the custodianship of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Dubai has methodically transformed itself into a kind of resort state — a platonic global citizen’s platonic ideal of a good time. It appears to be designed to cater to the traveler who wants frictionless, engineered fun; the illusion of elsewhere without the alienation; the illusion of culture without the tedium …