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6 safety tips for travelers when viewing and photographing wildlife

Summer is coming quickly to the northern hemisphere, bringing vacations for many in cities across North America, Europe, Central America and Asia. Vacationers are seeking travel to see nature in action while visiting national parks, rain forests and even underwater reefs. Some vacationers are planning ecotours of fragile, generally pristine and relatively undisturbed natural areas, […]


What we’re reading: Malaysian jet may have turned back, national parks draw visitors, Silverton casino to add tower

Malaysian jet may have turned before disappearing Military officers said that the missing Malaysian Airlines jet may have turned back before disappearing. There were no reports of bad weather and no sign of why the Boeing 777-200ER disappeared about an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur early on Saturday. “What we have done […]


What we’re reading: SWA fires captain, will shutdown affect your travel plans? Air France-KLM and Alitalia may merge

Southwest fires captain over LaGuardia nose-first landing Southwest Airlines has fired the captain who was at the controls when the airplane landed nose-first at LaGuardia. The action came as Dallas-based Southwest completed its probe of the accident, Linda Rutherford, an airline spokeswoman, said today by e-mail, without giving details. Southwest ordered the first officer to […]


Is it time to bring wireless services to the US national parks?

The US National Park Service (NPS) is under growing pressure to provide WIFI and cellular services for park visitors, at least, in the developed areas of the national parks, roads, and trailheads. Ned Levi discusses the pros and cons of the NPS installing these services.