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LGTBQ travelers hide identity while traveling out of fear for their safety

The vast majority of LGBTQ travelers have hidden their sexual orientation while traveling on a business trip out of fear for their safety. In fact, a staggering 95% of LGBTQ travelers have felt the need to hide their orientation, according to a new SAP Concur study. What's more, 85% have gone so far as to change their travel arrangements out of concern for their safety, compared to just 53% of ... Read more

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Venice flooding nearly touches level of infamous 1966 flood

MILAN (AP) — The mayor of Venice is blaming climate change for flooding in the historic canal city that has reached the second-highest levels ever recorded, as another exceptional water level was recorded Wednesday. Read more

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New snowmobile rules divide Lake Tahoe outdoor enthusiasts

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Winter recreationists at Lake Tahoe are lining up on opposite sides of Forest Service plans that would close some areas to snowmobiles while opening others currently off limits to motorized use. Read more

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Court rules against warrantless searches of phones, laptops

BOSTON (AP) — A federal court in Boston has ruled that warrantless U.S. government searches of the phones and laptops of international travelers at airports and other U.S. ports of entry violate the Fourth Amendment. Read more

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Paella for one: Barcelona dazzles when you're traveling solo

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — They were on girls' trips, guys' trips, family vacations and honeymoons. Read more

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Tourists, Venetians slosh through flooded lagoon city

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Tourists and Venetians alike donned high boots and took to strategically placed raised walkways on Tuesday to slosh through the high water that has hit much of the lagoon city. Read more

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Safety officials probing records of work on Southwest jets

DALLAS (AP) — Federal regulators have threatened to ground dozens of Southwest Airlines jets if the airline can't confirm that the planes, which it bought used from foreign operators, meet all safety standards. Read more

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Travel Photo Contest: See some of our editors' favorites from 2018

Get ready for the 2019 version of our popular Destinations Travel Photo Contest. For inspiration, check out some wonderful photos taken by … 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

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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

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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

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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

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Denver settles with United pilot in indecent exposure case

DENVER (AP) — The city of Denver has agreed to pay $300,000 to a United Airlines pilot who was arrested on an indecent exposure charge that was later dismissed by a judge. Read more

Exhibit takes visitors inside the hunt for bin Laden at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum

NEW YORK - The 9/11 Museum is taking visitors deep into the hunt for Osama bin Laden with a new exhibit that includes recently declassified information. Set to debut on Nov. 15, the vast exhibit will include 60 artifacts and multiple, personal accounts from those involved in finding, and ultimately killing, the infamous al-Qaida terror leader who planned the deadly Sept.11 attacks. "Our ... Read more

Honolulu seeks to reopen war memorial as saltwater pool

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu could remake a deteriorating war memorial swimming facility into an open-circulation saltwater pool, a city report said. Read more