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Travel blog: Incredible India

Travel blog: Incredible India

Follow NewsOK editor Lindsay Houts' as she journeys through northwest India as part of a Rotary International Global Study Exchange.



Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door

Rick Steves: Encountering Europe’s living...

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To really feel the touch of history, when I’m traveling I like to find a guide (or a friend who functions as a guide) who lived...

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Korean Air jet has engine fire in Tokyo, people evacuated
TOKYO (AP) — An engine fire broke out on a Korean Air jet about to take off from a Tokyo airport Friday, forcing the evacuation of the plane and dramatic scenes of firefighters extinguishing the blaze. The Tokyo Fire Department said 19 people were either injured in the evacuation or felt unwell after it, Japan's... Read More
Spoleto Festival USA begins 40th season in South Carolina
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The 40th season of the Spoleto Festival USA opened Friday amid tributes to the men who established the internationally known art festival and remembrances of the nine people fatally shot in a city church last year during a Bible study. Hundreds gathered under a bright sun in front of City... Read More
2 additional travel-related Zika cases confirmed in Alabama
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Department of Public Health officials have confirmed two additional travel-related Zika cases in the state. Officials said in an emailed release Friday that the number of confirmed cases is up to five. Officials say the two people who tested positive are from Houston and Jefferson... Read More
Holiday air travelers get a break from long security lines
ATLANTA (AP) — Travelers who were dreading long airport security lines Friday ahead of the Memorial Day weekend instead reported moving quickly through checkpoints after authorities opened extra screening lanes and used bomb-sniffing dogs to give some passengers a break from removing their shoes. "Wow. I mean,... Read More
New Hampshire forecasts record-breaking summer tourism
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire tourism officials hope lower gas prices and a strong regional economy will result in a record-setting summer season. The state Division of Travel and Tourism Development expects more than 600,000 visitors this Memorial Day weekend. They're expected to spend $95 million, or 5... Read More
Cave escape: Rushing water, sucking mud and pitch black
HORSE CAVE, Ky. (AP) — Gary Russell was a mile deep in a Kentucky cave, leading a group of geology students on a five-hour tour, when he turned a corner and saw water rushing by where water wasn't supposed to be. He had no way to communicate with the outside world Thursday afternoon. He had no idea that a flash... Read More
UTA to briefly halt buses, trains in honor of slain worker
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Transit Authority will briefly halt all trains and buses on Saturday in memory of a slain rail line worker who disappeared during his shift. Officials said Friday that a short message honoring 63-year-old Kay Ricks will be read by the bus and train operators during the pause at noon.... Read More
Nevada's oldest known tree lives on in stories of its death
LAS VEGAS (AP) — On the fourth floor of a research facility at the University of Arizona, the remnants of a famous Nevada tree anchors a display on one of modern science's most notorious blunders. Arizona's Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research calls it the Currey Tree after Donald Currey, the researcher at the center... Read More
Things to know about Mount Athos: 1,500 monks, no women
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Christian Orthodox believers know Greece's heavily-forested northern peninsula of Mount Athos as the "Orchard of the Virgin Mary," but women have been strictly barred from entering it for more than a thousand years. The autonomous monastic community is seen as a spiritual ark of Eastern... Read More
Turkey: tourist numbers decline amid security worries
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish officials say the number of foreign visitors has declined by nearly 30 percent in April amid security concerns and strained ties with Russia. Tourism Ministry figures released on Friday showed that 1.75 million foreigners had arrived in Turkey last month, down from 2.43 million... Read More
Big travel weekend underway at Los Angeles International
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The big Memorial Day weekend travel period is underway at Los Angeles International Airport. Officials expect 849,000 passengers to pass through LAX during the period, with the heaviest loads on Friday and Monday. Domestic travelers are urged to arrive at their terminal at least two hours... Read More
3 foreign tourists dead after boat capsizes in Thailand
KOH SAMUI, Thailand (AP) — Rescuers in Thailand searched Friday for a British man who was still missing after a speedboat packed with tourists capsized near the popular resort island of Koh Samui, leaving three women dead, officials said. The boat, carrying 32 tourists and four crew members, capsized Thursday... Read More
IU teams with Italian museum on sculpture digitizing project
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University is teaming up with an Italian museum on a project to create 3-D digital models of the museum's large collection of ancient Greek and Roman sculptures. Under the agreement signed this week by IU and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, the museum's 1,250 sculptures will... Read More
Airport screening made 70,000 miss American Airlines flights this year
Airport screening delays have caused more than 70,000 American Airlines (AAL.O) customers and 40,000 checked bags to miss their flights this year, an executive for the airline told a U.S. congressional subcommittee on Thursday.   A shortage of staff and a surge in air travelers have created a nightmare... Read More
Paducah seeks to have City Hall named as historic place
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Paducah city leaders are seeking to have City Hall be on the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places, a designation that could enable the city to receive historic tax credits for costly repairs to the building. The city announced in a news release earlier this week that... Read More
Country music takes over Baton Rouge this weekend
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Country music fans descend on Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for the Memorial Day weekend to hear some of the hottest performers in the genre including Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Eric Church as part of the 2016 Bayou County Superfest. The star-studded three-day festival — in its seventh year —... Read More
The Latest: Obama: Hiroshima visit honors all lost in WWII
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Hiroshima, Japan (all times local): 4:15 p.m. President Barack Obama says his visit to Hiroshima will be an opportunity to honor the memory of all those lost during World War II. Obama is visiting U.S. and Japanese troops at Iwakuni air... Read More
Group escapes Kentucky cave through neck-deep water
HORSE CAVE, Ky. (AP) — Gary Russell was a mile deep in a Kentucky cave Thursday afternoon, leading a group of geology students on a five-hour tour, when he turned a corner and saw water rushing by where water wasn't supposed to be. He had no way to communicate with the outside world. He had no idea that a flash... Read More
Hawaiian Airlines: Expect longer security waits this weekend
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaiian Airlines says travelers should expect even longer wait times than usual at Honolulu International Airport over the busy holiday weekend. Despite Memorial Day being one of the busiest weekends of the year for traveling, the Transportation Security Administration at Honolulu International... Read More
MLB commissioner announces Hall of Fame tour stops
DYERSVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred traveled to the "Field of Dreams" movie site in eastern Iowa on Thursday to announce this year's National Baseball Hall of Fame tour stops in six cities. Manfred was joined by 2015 Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz in Dyersville to announce that... Read More

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Staycation in Oklahoma

Staycation in Oklahoma

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