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Solar Eclipse “Camp Out” in Oregon

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A couple of months ago, a friend from California asked me (now an Oregonian) for help in finding lodging anywhere near the path that the total solar eclipse will take across Oregon on the morning of August 21, 2017. I had both good and bad news for her. The good news was that there seemed […]

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Will Trump’s Words and Deeds Scare Off Travelers to the U.S.?

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(Updated April 2, 2017). Donald Trump has not been known to mince words, either when he was on the campaign trail or after he entered the White House. He says what’s on his mind without apparent regard for what anyone else thinks. Couple that with his so-far unsuccessful attempt to unilaterally ban residents of certain […]

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Pan Am to Launch New International Service

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Pan Am, the iconic airline of luxurious international air travel back in the Last Century, announced today that by the end of the year it plans to re-institute intercontinental flights between 20 cities. New York, Los Angeles San Francisco and Chicago will be the airline’s U.S. departure points. Beijing, Tokyo, Singapore, and Hong Kong are […]

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Don’t Fall for the “Can You Hear Me?” Travel Scam

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About five years ago I wrote about a travel scam that typically came by letter or postcard and offered free airfare and a hotel stay any city served by an airline (pick an airline, any airline). The scammers’ plan was to lure you to a meeting where they would aggressively push you to join a […]

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Will Laptop and Tablet In-Flight Ban Affect You?

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On Tuesday of this week the U.S. announced that those traveling by plane to the U.S. from ten airports in eight predominately Muslim countries in the Middle East would not be allowed to carry electronic devices larger than a cellphone on board. Those passengers will be required to pack laptops and tablets into checked luggage, […]

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Tales Told From The Road Publisher Wins NATJA Recognition

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Tales Told From The Road publisher, Dick Jordan, is pleased to announce the recognition he received the in the 2016 North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Awards for Excellence in Travel Journalism competition:   The “U.S. National Park Series” from Tales Told From The Road was a finalist in the “Travel Series – Online Publication” […]

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Yosemite Closed Due to Impending Winter Storm

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All roads into Yosemite National Park were closed as of 5:00 p.m., PST, today, Friday, January 6th due to an approaching winter storm that is expected to cause heavy snowfall or rainfall, and possible flooding in and near the park. The park made this announcement on its Website: “All roads leading into Yosemite Valley will […]

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Internet Radio Show: “Cuba, Libre?” and Travel to Cuba Highlighted

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Cuba is one of the hot, trendy travel destinations for Americans and in his feature-length documentary film, Cuba, Libre?, Tales Told From The Road publisher, Dick Jordan, traces the history of travel to that so-near-yet-so-far-for-so-long Caribbean island from the early decades of the 20th century to the present day. On Sunday, July 17, 2016, Jordan […]

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Your Flight from The U.S. to Cuba Arrived, But Now What?

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The easing of restrictions on travel to Cuba by U.S. citizens announced by President Obama on December 17, 2014, has generated a great deal of interest of the part of Americans in visiting an island that during three decades of Cold War between the U.S. and Cuba’s staunch ally, the Soviet Union, was essentially off-limits. […]

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How “Brexit” Vote May Affect Travel

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The British public has voted to eventually end its participation in the European Union, a process that could take a very long time to complete. But how might this historic decision affect travel, especially travel to the U.K. and Europe by Americans, especially in the immediate future? Here’s what some news publications are reporting.

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Getting to and from Brussels After Tuesday’s Terrorist Attacks

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(Initially published at 11:11 a.m., PDT, Tuesday, March 22nd. Updated at 9:30 a.m., PDT, Thursday, March 31st.) You have no doubt by now heard news reports of terrorists attacks in a subway station in Brussels and the international airport serving that European city. The attacks have severely limited the ability of travelers to make their […]

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