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Daytripper: Back to the future: 1950s All-Electric House is totally wired
March 19, 2012
Attention, harried housewives! Tired of doing everything by hand? Imagine a house with every modern, newfangled convenience, even a mangle iron!
Spring break daycations
You don’t have to go far for a trip that will entertain the kids
March 12, 2012
It’s that time of year again: spring break. Your kids have been infected with the dreaded “there’s-nothing-to-do-itis” instead of spring fever. As you listen to them whining the “nothing to do” chorus while simultaneously fighting over a Nintendo Wii game, you realize suddenly that you’ve all got to get out of the house or you’ll go mad.
100th season ahead for D.C.’s cherry blossom trees
March 5, 2012
Washington is getting ready to celebrate 100 years with its famous cherry blossom trees, and peak bloom season is just around the corner.
Daytripper: Make memories with your grandkids in Truman’s hometown
February 20, 2012
Intergenerational travel is a growing trend, and grandparents in Lawrence don’t have to stray too far from home to take the grandkids on a memorable adventure.
Daytripper: West started getting wild in St. Joseph, Mo.
January 16, 2012
This historic little town, whose motto is “Where the West Officially Started Getting Wild,” is filled with surprises. The Pony Express got its start in St. Joseph on April 3, 1860, and outlaw Jesse James met his end there when he was shot and killed on the same date 22 years later.
Man with explosives detained at airport
January 1, 2012
A man was detained Saturday after trying to go through a security checkpoint at a Texas airport with explosives in military-grade wrapping, federal and local officials said.
Analysis shows it’s never been safer to fly
December 31, 2011
Boarding an airplane has never been safer. The past 10 years have been the best in the country’s aviation history with 153 fatalities. That’s two deaths for every 100 million passengers on commercial flights, according to an Associated Press analysis of government accident data.
Holiday travelers can expect clear roads, more drivers and lower gas prices
December 20, 2011
More than 91.9 million Americans plan to travel around the 11 days that encompass the Christmas and New Year’s holiday, according to AAA. That’s a 1.4-percent increase from last year.
House voting to ease airport screening for troops
November 29, 2011
Military travelers on official duty would get a special preference to move through airport security checks faster under a bill before the House.
Daytripper: Can’t get enough of Christmas at Branson, Silver Dollar City
November 21, 2011
Lawrence is a fabulous town to live in, but it’s fun to get away every so often to explore new places, discover new things or just indulge in a little R&R. Daytripper will guide you to enjoyable day trips and weekend getaways from the Lawrence area, some of them off the beaten path. Want some ideas for family outings? Looking for female-friendly destinations for a mother-daughter trip? How about a list of places where you can take your dog? Daytripper will scout out the best locations for your road trips, so all you have to do is hop in the car and play “I Spy.”
Amtrak prepares for Thanksgiving travel rush
November 7, 2011
Amtrak is preparing for Thanksgiving, the rail service’s busiest travel period of the year, with extra trains and rail cars added to routes through Chicago, the Midwest and other regions.
Airports try low-hassle security checks
October 4, 2011
The first members of a small group of frequent fliers were being ushered through lower-hassle security lines Tuesday in exchange for sharing more personal information with the government in a trial program at four U.S. airports.
Hurricane leads to thousands of canceled flights
Travelers faced with headaches
August 28, 2011
Travelers across the country are facing days of grief ahead as thousands of flights get canceled because of Hurricane Irene.
Travel agencies embrace Internet to help business
August 14, 2011
As the Internet continues to turn personal computers into virtual travel-booking kiosks, travel agents are confident they aren’t going away anytime soon.
Travel lightly: Save money on your family summer travel
June 6, 2011
For those of you who haven’t picked a destination but are interested in taking a vacation this summer, you needn’t empty your savings accounts to plan a memorable trip.