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Sagrada Familia gets Barcelona permit, 136 years late

After more than a century of illegal construction work, Barcelona's towering Sagrada Familia church has finally agreed to make things right with the city council.

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Pilot pulls off incredible sideways landing

Facing powerful winds, TUI pilot Brenda Riepsaame Wassink turned her Boeing 757-200 sideways to touch down safely at Bristol Airport, England.

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The world's largest organism is dying, but there are still ways to save it

The Pando aspen clone is an ancient, sprawling tree system in Utah, and it is slowly caving in on itself. Scientists think they know why.

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Cy Adler, Pied Piper of Manhattan’s Piers, Is Dead at 91

Mr. Adler, an environmentalist, started the Great Saunter, an annual 32-mile walk that reawakens New York City residents to the greenbelt that ...

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Amtrak Acela leather seat covers to be re-purposed into luxury bags

Amtrak is donating leather seat covers from Acela trains to be re-purposed into luxury bags. The Amtrak Collection will roll out over the next ...

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Flying Spirit, Frontier or Allegiant? Here are 12 things you need to know

Spirit, Frontier and Allegiant charge for carry-on bags, don't offer free advance seat assignments and make you buy your own soft ...

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Photo tour: The classic California town of Pismo Beach

The small central California coastal town of Pismo Beach is known for wide beaches, dramatic cliffs and, once upon a time, clams.        

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Tattoos at sea: Virgin Voyages to feature a tattoo parlor on its first cruise ship

Start-up cruise line Virgin Voyages on Thursday announced its soon-to-debut first vessel, Scarlet Lady, would have a tattoo parlor.        

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You can now rent Madonna's luxury London home

"Like a Virgin" singer Madonna's swanky former home in the British capital is currently on the market as a luxury vacation rental.

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The person giving you official travel advice may be an inmate

A unique program in North Carolina trains female inmates to dispense travel advice and handle roadside assistance for official state toll-free numbers.        

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WOW Air CEO: Strategy shift behind exit from three cities in U.S. Midwest

Despite plans to exit Cincinnati, Cleveland and St. Louis, WOW says North America remains a top priority. But connecting flyers to India is new ...

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Typhoons cause Japan's famed cherry blossoms to bloom early

Japan's beautiful cherry blossoms are a highlight of spring, but this year a series of storms has confused some into blooming in fall.

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Operators in Fatal Duck Boat Accident Say They Owe Families Nothing, Citing Obscure 1851 Law

The companies are trying to use an old maritime law to limit their liability. A survivor of the accident, which killed 17 in Branson, Mo., said it was insulting.

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Trending: These Food ‘Museums’ Want to Tease Your Palate and Dominate Your Instagram

Pop-up food experiences are growing in popularity around the globe, and these destinations encourage you to enjoy free samples and take plenty of photos.

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Alaska Airlines is latest to hike bag fees, matching competitors

Alaska Airlines will charge $30 for the first checked bag and $40 for the second bag for tickets, in line with higher new fees at American, United and Delta        

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Luxury shopping on the high seas

At a time when land-based malls are struggling to draw shoppers, sales at shipboard stores show increasing buoyancy. Starboard Cruise Services, an LVMH-owned company that operates stores on 90+ cruise lines, is the largest retail purveyor in the ...

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USA TODAY's guide to drink and beverage packages on cruise ships

Cruise ship passengers can drink throughout the day for a single price. Check out what these cruises have to offer in this guide for drink ...

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America's first female hotel manager

Throughout the newly renovated Hotel Figueroa, amidst its posh new interior design, an inverted triangle can be seen carved into its original walls.

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On a trip to the Himalayas, I learned about altitude sickness the hard way

Preparation? Prescription drugs? Yak butter? Here’s how to treat acute mountain sickness.

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36 Hours: 36 Hours in Chicago

Culture, comedy and culinary outings in the ever-evolving Loop district and beyond.

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Fast-growing MSC Cruises reveals plans for a new 'ultra-luxury' division

MSC Cruises on Thursday revealed plans to add a new 'ultra-luxury' cruise division that will compete in the luxury space currently ...

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How Asian Social Media Transformed a Quiet U.K. Walking Spot

“When we search for London on social media, it’s the first thing we see,” said one South Korean who visited the Seven Sisters cliffs, two hours south ...

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Bigger Seats, Better Service? Nope. But Airlines Are Offering Cool Pretzels.

To up their hip quotient, companies are offering snacks from small, local producers as an inexpensive way of breeding loyalty with passengers.

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Photos: The famous swimming pigs of the Bahamas

The swimming pigs of Exuma have become a bucket-list sensation.        

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Cyprus airline Cobalt abruptly halts flights

As stranded flyers scrambled to find new flights, Cyprus' government said it will compensate some Cobalt Air ticket holder on other carriers.        

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The swimming pigs of the Bahamas

The swimming pigs of Exuma have become a bucket-list sensation.        

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10 hidden places the world doesn’t know about

Need to get away from it all — including other tourists? Get the inside scoop on 10 hidden destinations around the world.        

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