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BREAKING NEWS: Fire Affecting Road into Yosemite National Park

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(Updated 9:30 a.m., PDT, Thursday, July 20, 2017) A wildland fire dubbed the “Detwiler Fire” has at least temporarily closed California Highway 140, a major road into Yosemite National Park, near the town of Mariposa. The fire has grown to over 45,000 acres and has forced evacuation of that town and surrounding areas. It was […]

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Trump “Travel Ban” Partially Back in Place Until Supreme Court Rules

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Supreme Court Will Hear Trump Travel Ban Challenge (Last updated at 5:15 p.m., PDT, Wednesday, July 19, 2017) In an unsigned order issued today, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review lower court rulings which had blocked enforcement of an executive order signed by Donald Trump in March that block entry into the U.S. by […]

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TSA Plan to Check Books and Other Items in Carry-on Bags

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(Updated, 10:00 a.m., PDT, Wednesday, June 28, 2017.) At the beginning of this month, Tales Told From The Road reported “that at ten U.S. airports TSA was testing a requirement that electronic devices larger than a smartphone be removed from carry-on bags.” News outlets, including The Hill, are reporting that the agency now wants to […]

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Potential New Rules on Carrying Electronic Devices Aboard Flights

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(Last updated 8:45 p.m. PDT Thursday, July 21 2017) Personal Electronics on Flights to and From U.S. If you’re planning on taking an international flight into or out oft he U.S. in the near future, you had best check the TSA or Department of Homeland Security Websites to find out if you’ll have to stow […]

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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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