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The 10 best train trips to add to your bucket list

Flights may get you to your destination faster, but the slow pace of riding the rails provides a one-of-a-kind experience. Read more

Music starts for Earthlings around Area 51 events in Nevada

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — Sound checks echoed from a distant main stage while Daniel Martinez whirled and danced at dusty makeshift festival grounds just after sunset in Rachel, the Nevada town closest to the once-secret Area 51 military base. Read more

The Latest: Music begins at event Nevada town near Area 51

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on "Storm Area 51" events in two tiny Nevada towns near the once-secret military research site (all times local): Read more

FAA chief meets Boeing officials, tries out Max simulator

DALLAS (AP) — The chief of the Federal Aviation Administration tested the Boeing 737 Max in a flight simulator Thursday, but the FAA declined to say how its updated anti-stall software performed. Read more

Little travel shampoos are going away at Marriott and InterContinental

The next time you check into a hotel, you may not be coming home stocked up with tiny shampoo and lotion bottles. Marriott International, one of the world's largest hotel chains, announced plans to eliminate single-use bottles of shampoo and other liquids from most of its hotels worldwide by December 2020. The Bethesda, Md.-based hotel giant says hotel guests will instead get such bathroom ... Read more

7 Florida boat tours: The classic way to see the scenery

When tourists came to Florida back in the days before Disney, they still went on "rides." But in Old Florida, those rides were boat tours not roller coasters. Seeing Florida by boat is still one of the best ways to enjoy all it offers. On a floating getaway, you can reach places where there are no roads and glimpse views you can't see any other way. Some of the boats themselves are ... Read more

A guide to catching fall colors at Indiana Dunes National Park: Where to eat, sleep and hike

PORTER, Ind. - When Indiana Dunes jumped categories from national lakeshore to national park earlier this year, it joined the elite ranks of the country's most hallowed natural wonders, 61 sites whose esteemed members include Yellowstone and Yosemite. The Dunes' climb up the National Park Service ladder is really just a matter of perception. The new title doesn't mean more money or resources ... Read more

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Destination Wisconsin: Plan your next trip in your own backyard

Sometimes, you have to travel far to learn a lesson about how good you have it back home. In the spirit of inspiring awesome staycations, L… Read more

History on holiday: A guide to Wisconsin's historic sites and museums

Take a trip through Wisconsin’s past this summer. At Old World Wisconsin, learn about immigrants and settlers working hard to build new liv… Read more

Wisconsin Dells offers more than waterparks, resorts

Thousands of visitors flood to Wisconsin Dells every year. Known as the waterpark capital of the world, the area is best known for its majo… Read more

Racine: Take a worldwide tour of foods

While Racine may be best known for its proximity to Lake Michigan (after all, the 50 sandy acres of North Beach have been recognized by Par… Read more

Six surprising ways to travel for free or on the cheap

Were it not for the cost, many of us would spend significantly more time on vacation. The following free and cheap travel methods are certa… Read more

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California to assist financing of California-Vegas train

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials on Wednesday could put a private company's plan to build a high-speed train connecting Las Vegas and Southern California one step closer to reality by helping it access billions of dollars in private financing. Read more

Universal has utility workers sign nondisclosure agreements

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Workers for a city-owned utility have signed nondisclosure agreements with Universal Orlando Resort, but open-government experts say it may go against the state's public records laws. Read more

Alaska fishing town cut off as budget cuts end ferry service

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A coastal Alaska fishing town will soon be cut off from vehicles with the closure of its ferry service because of state budget cuts, officials said. Read more