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Travel blog: Incredible India

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Rick Steves: Top tips for traveling light

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Why is traveling light important? Practically speaking, if your itinerary involves taking trains, buses, or ferries, you need...

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The Latest: American Royal's new home to be $160M project
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the American Royal's move to Kansas (all times local): 4:20 p.m. The new Kansas home for the American Royal horse and livestock exhibition is being planned as a $160 million project that includes arenas, a museum and an agricultural education center. American Royal... Read More
New national wildlife refuge to protect Northeast shrubland
BERWICK, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said on Tuesday that it has finalized the creation of a new national wildlife refuge that will be located in parts of six states. Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge will be located on non-contiguous land in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New... Read More
Nasty, personal tone of Wisconsin Senate race continues
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The nasty, personal tone of Wisconsin's U.S. Senate race showed no signs of abating Tuesday, with incumbent Sen. Ron Johnson calling opponent Russ Feingold an out-of-touch elitist, hypocrite, phony and a liar. And while he unleashed on Feingold, Johnson also encouraged Republicans discouraged... Read More
Ark park attracts 400K visitors in first few months
WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's $100 million Ark Encounter biblical theme park has drawn more than 400,000 visitors since its opening. Media outlets report that the 510-foot-long Noah's Ark replica opened on July 7 in Grant County. A state consultant predicted that the park would attract 500,000 visitors in... Read More
BA flight makes emergency landing in Vancouver with ill crew
LONDON (AP) — A plane traveling from San Francisco to London diverted to Vancouver after members of the crew reported feeling ill, British Airways said Tuesday. Vancouver Coastal Health spokesman Gavin Wilson said 25 crew members were taken to three Vancouver hospitals as a precautionary measure, assessed and... Read More
Trump brand loses luster with affluent
NEW YORK (AP) — Event planner Beth Bernstein decided she had had enough with Donald Trump after his 2005 hot-mic boasts about groping women came to light earlier this month. She removed photos of weddings she had thrown at a Trump hotel in Chicago from her website, wrote to hotel staff to remove her from the list... Read More
Adriatic town blocks arrival of 12 female migrants
MILAN (AP) — Residents in a town on Italy's Adriatic coast are blockading a hostel to prevent the arrival of 12 female migrants, one of them pregnant, who were to be housed there, in a sign of growing tension amid persistent migrant arrivals. The impasse in the town of Goro came after new government figures showed... Read More
Explore the region of Northern Italy that's home to prosecco
TREVISO, Italy (AP) — You know prosecco as the fruity Italian bubbly that's a fun and affordable way to celebrate the holidays as well as a bright accompaniment to a light meal. But this popular sparkling white wine can also be part of your vacation plans. Just like that other famous fizz, Champagne, it hails from... Read More
US Embassy issues last-minute visa to ailing Pakistani girl
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad has issued a last minute-visa to an ailing 6-year-old Pakistani girl desperately in need of surgery in the United States. Shahid Ullah, the father of Maria, says that the family is "so happy" at the news and thanked friends and supporters world over who helped them.... Read More
Spain: Tourist islands want to stay on summer time
MADRID (AP) — Spain's popular Mediterranean tourist islands say they want to stay on summer time so they can enjoy more daylight. The regional parliament of the Balearic Islands, which include Majorca and Ibiza, approved a motion Tuesday calling on the central government to allow them to stay on summer time — two... Read More
Surfer bitten by shark at beach; says 'came out of nowhere'
HONOLULU (AP) — A surfer says he's grateful to be recovering in a Maui hospital after a shark bit him — even though the attack forced him and his wife to postpone their honeymoon. Federico Jaime was surfing Friday at a beach about two blocks from his Paia home when he felt a shark chomp down on his left arm, he... Read More
The Latest: Hospitalized Maui surfer recounts shark attack
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on a Maui surfer who was bitten by a shark (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A Maui surfer is recovering from a shark attack and making plans to reschedule his honeymoon. Federico Jaime was surfing Friday at a beach two blocks from his Paia home when he felt a shark bite his left arm... Read More
Chief Justice Roberts upgrades home on Maine coast
ST. GEORGE, Maine (AP) — U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts is upgrading his vacation home in Maine. Roberts and his wife, Jane Roberts, of Chevy Chase, Maryland, purchased a second Hupper Island home in the town of St. George this month. The 1,560-square-foot, waterfront home is larger than the original home on... Read More
Mississippi lawmakers examine agencies' travel expenses
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators are combing through state agencies' travel reports to try to cut costs on events such as out-of-state conferences. Members of House and Senate budget groups met Monday with several officials, including Medicaid director David Dzielak and Corrections Commissioner... Read More
If I only had $85K: Fundraiser for 'Oz' Scarecrow costume
WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that the Smithsonian has reached its crowd-funding goal to preserve the ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz," the museum is asking for more money to conserve another relic from the beloved movie. The National Museum of American History announced Monday that it has extended the Kickstarter... Read More
Policy Prescriptions: Trump and Clinton on transparency
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have both broken from tradition during their campaigns for president by sharing less information with the public than did their predecessors, although the Democratic nominee is more forthcoming than her Republican rival. Both candidates are secretive when it comes... Read More
Report: Tennessee man died after riding Disney's Star Tours
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 67-year-old Tennessee tourist died after riding Star Tours at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The September death of the Memphis, Tennessee, man was recorded in a list of serious ride-related injuries and illnesses that the major theme parks provide the state of Florida on a... Read More
National Park Service OKs land swap for new Maine school
CARIBOU, Maine (AP) — The National Park Service has approved a request by Maine's state government and a regional school district to transfer land to allow for construction of a new school building. U.S. Sen. Susan Collins says the park service has agreed to transfer ownership of a section of Teague Park to the... Read More
3 days in Nashville _ with your mom
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — I've always wanted to have a mini-reunion in Nashville with my college girlfriends. I imagined hanging out at honky-tonk bars like the famous Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, listening to country music and meandering along Music Row. Instead, I found myself in Tennessee's capital city with my... Read More


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Staycation in Oklahoma

Staycation in Oklahoma

Updated: Wed, May 20, 2009 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

Explore these six distinct regions for travel values and fun destinations in Oklahoma:
Frontier Country Great Plains CountryGreen CountryKiamichi CountryLake & Trail CountryRed Carpet Country