O’Hare travelers may have been exposed to measles

O’Hare travelers may have been exposed to measles

From Travel Pulse Hundreds of travelers who passed through a Chicago airport last week may have been exposed to measles after an infected passenger arrived at and departed from the facility. According to Fox Chicago, an unidentified passenger dealing with the highly-contagious illness arrived at O’Hare International Airport on January 10. The passenger arrived on an international flight […]

Mexican officials reiterate tourism safety vigilance

Mexican officials reiterate tourism safety vigilance

From Travel Pulse After the United States government said Mexico’s most popular tourist destinations remain safe to visit, the Hotel Association of Cancun and Puerto Morelos said the travel industry must remain vigilant. According to Reportur.com, Hotel Association president-elect Roberto Cintron Gomez said that, despite the recommendation from the U.S. State Department that travelers exercise increased caution when […]

Amtrak closes iconic Grand Canyon stop

Amtrak closes iconic Grand Canyon stop

From Travel Pulse Williams Junction is officially closed. The gateway to the Grand Canyon for many train travelers, Amtrak has closed its popular station, forcing those heading to the national park via Amtrak to now take a shuttle service from Flagstaff, Arizona, about 30 miles away. According to a report in AZ Central, the burden of the shuttle service—operated by the […]

Top apps for independent travelers

Top apps for independent travelers

From Travel Pulse Travel apps have become an invaluable tool for globetrotters. There are apps that can book discount hotel rooms at the last minute, snag you a table at the world’s top restaurants and even help you connect with locals offering guide services and insights about their hometowns. To help sort through the countless apps available […]

In Mexico, loving the mountains to death

In Mexico, loving the mountains to death

By Kianna Gardner / Cronkite News LA SIERRA GORDA, Queretaro, Mexico – Martha Isabel “Pati” Ruiz Corzo has spent her life fighting for the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve, a national conservation area that covers one-third of the central Mexican state of Queretaro. “The Sierra Gorda is a national treasure,” says Ruiz, who was the federal […]

Think Jacksonville for the next family vacation

Think Jacksonville for the next family vacation

From Travel Pulse People often associate Florida with theme parks and spring break. By doing so, they fail to notice unique and under-the-radar cities like Jacksonville. The largest city by area in the continental United States has plenty to offer visitors, especially families looking for an affordable vacation. Jacksonville is a treasure trove of outdoor fun, […]

The ‘Best in Snow’ ski areas in North America

The ‘Best in Snow’ ski areas in North America

From Travel Pulse Liftopia’s Best in Snow ski resort awards have just been announced. Unlike many other industry rankings, the winners are not a who’s who of North America’s biggest resorts, though a few notables made the cut. The second annual list— compiled by the largest online and mobile marketplace for lift tickets—recognizes the most beloved […]

The world’s steepest funicular railway opens in Switzerland

The world’s steepest funicular railway opens in Switzerland

It may look like a white-knuckle fairground ride but this futuristic tram is the world’s steepest funicular. Swiss President Doris Leuthard officially opened the line which whisks passengers 1,300 metres above sea level to the mountain village of Stoos in central Switzerland. It’s barrel-shaped carriages adjust their floors so passengers can still stand upright while […]

Overtourism hits Amsterdam

Overtourism hits Amsterdam

From Travel Pulse The overtourism backlash that’s been witnessed in such places as Venice and Barcelona has now reached Amsterdam. Between 2006 and 2016, the number of overnight stays at hotels in the Dutch capital increased from more than eight million to 14 million, according to Associated Press. The impact of such a dramatic spike in […]

New suites added to one-of-a-kind luxury train

New suites added to one-of-a-kind luxury train

From Travel Pulse There’s nothing like seeing the world from a luxury railcar, and the legendary train that does it best is getting a makeover. Belmond will debut three new redesigned Grand Suites on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train in March, and the transformation is unique. “This is a one-of-a-kind restoration project,” said Gary Franklin, managing director of […]