Travel

Electric vehicle chargers.

US desperately needs more electric vehicle charging stations

The number of charging stations in the U.S. is not up to demand, especially as more automakers and customers move toward electric vehicles.

 | Scripps News Staff

A Southwest Airlines plane flies low over Gravelly Point on approach to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Why do planes cruise at 36,000 feet?

If you’ve traveled by air, you know that sometimes it inspires frustration and questions.

 | Simon Kaufman

A flight shows cancelled on a departures board

Travel expert shares how to get a refund on a canceled flight

Travel Girl magazine founding editor-in-chief Stephanie Oswald shares tips for anyone struggling to get a refund after a canceled flight.

 | Scripps News Staff

A Delta Air Lines plane takes off

Delta Will Soon Offer Free Wi-Fi On Many Of Its U.S. Flights

Delta announced that over 700 planes will have high-speed internet capability for passengers.

 | Douglas Jones

Travelers use a kiosk to check bags at the airport.

Airlines Are Pulling Back On Pandemic-Era Perks

Airlines from Delta to American are making it more difficult to get into lounges or reach higher levels in reward programs.

 | Scripps News Staff

Banff Upper Hot Springs

9 Hot Springs Worth Planning A Vacation Around

From rustic retreats to luxurious resorts, these are some of the coziest and picturesque hot springs in the U.S. and Canada.

 | Sarah Kuta

The interior of a turbulent Hawaiian Airlines flight.

Hawaiian Airlines Passengers Recount 'Violent Turbulence' On Flight

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the flight, which had to make an emergency landing due to numerous injuries on board.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

American Airlines planes.

Report: These Are The Best Airlines In The World In 2022

AirHelp, an air passenger rights organization, compiles data annually rank airlines on customer service, claims processing and on-time performance.

 | Tricia Goss

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Sign sign

There's An Increase In U.S. Historic Site Tourism

Consultancy Longwoods International's CEO says more people are traveling for the purpose of drawing their own conclusions on American history.

 | Vanessa Misciagna

A passenger boards a Metrobus in downtown Washington, D.C.

Free Ride: D.C. Unveils Bold Plan To Boost Public Transit

The nation's capital will waive Metrobus fees within city limits starting around July. It'll also expand bus services to 24 hours on 12 major routes.

 | AP

X-ray of cat TSA found in luggage

Pet Cat Discovered In Luggage By TSA X-Ray At Airport

Luckily for this kitty, he made it back home safely after he was found among the checked baggage at JFK.

 | Marie Rossiter

, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, in Phoenix, as they join others across the country picketing for better pay and job safety

Are Airlines Prepared For Holiday Travel?

Will airlines be ready for the holiday rush after a summer bummer?

 | Lauren Magarino

A plane is in the air.

Air Travel Costs More, Has Fewer Options This Holiday Season

The average cost of a flight is higher this year than last, with fewer workers and fewer flights adding to the issue.

 | James Packard

The Great River Road is shown.

10 Affordable American Road Trips To Take In Your Life

From leaf peeping along the Blue Ridge Parkway to whale watching on the Oregon Coast, here are ten U.S. road trips that won't break the bank.

 | Brittany Anas

Airliners

These Hacks For Air Travel Will Save You Time, Money And Hassle

Don’t pay more than you need to for airfare. Check out these money-saving tips on when, where, and how to book your your next flight.

 | Tricia Goss

aurora borealis

You Don't Have To Leave North America To See The Northern Lights

You might associate the northern lights with Finland, Norway and Sweden, but you can see this stunning celestial show much closer to home.

 | Marie Rossiter

Travelers at an airport

California Airport Lets Non-Travelers Meet Travelers At Gate

One California airport is changing rules to allow non-travellers to go all the way to the gate to pick up loved ones.

 | Tricia Goss

The Stanley Hotel

11 Haunted Hotels You Can Stay In For A Spooky Night Away

If staged haunted houses aren’t spooky enough for you, check into one of these haunted hotels for a frightful night to remember.

 | Brittany Anas

A Southwest Airlines jetliner sits at a gate on the C concourse of Denver International Airport

Why Hasn't U.S. Solved The Pilot Shortage?

A congressional report in 2019 warned the Pentagon faced a shortfall of over 3,000 pilots which it states has been "several years in the making."

 | James Packard

Boom Supersonic.

Why Are Supersonic Jets Making A Comeback?

The aviation industry is bullish on a future where travel takes half as long. That means New York to London in under four hours. So what will it take?

 | Simon Kaufman

Workers unload debris belonging to the crashed Air France flight AF447.

Families Seek Truth As Airbus, Air France Face Crash Trial

Aviation industry heavyweights Airbus and Air France are charged with manslaughter in a trial over the crash of Flight 447 on June 1, 2009.

 | AP

The cover of a U.S. Passport.

Online Passport Renewal Is Now A Reality

If you didn't make the initial 25,000 applicant list, don't worry. The U.S. State Department says they will reopen the program again in September.

 | Brittany Anas

Empty Lufthansa check in counters at an airport

Over 1,000 Lufthansa Flights Canceled As Staff Strikes In Germany

The ver.di service workers' union announced the strike Monday and is seeking a 9.5% pay increase for about 20,000 employees.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff and Trent Murray

People on a beach in Florida

WPTV: Florida AG Ashley Moody Warning Of Vacation Rental Scams

People share how they've been prompted to pay money for a vacation rental that owners have no intention of actually renting out.

 | Jessica Bruno and WPTV

A view from the Going-To-The-Sun Road shows a lake ringed by mountains and tall trees.

Spring Storms Delay Road Opening At Glacier National Park

Crews work to carve out dozens of feet of snow each year, but the task of clearing Going-to-the-Sun Road has been extra daunting this year.

 | Maritsa Georgiou

Travelers at airport

All Eyes On Airlines As Holiday Weekend Begins

Airlines have been short-staffed as they try to hire thousands of workers to replace those who they encouraged to quit when the pandemic struck.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Travelers at the north security checkpoint in the main terminal of Denver International Airport

Delta Pilots Picket To Demand Better Pay And Working Conditions

Airline executives are meeting Thursday with the FAA over a recent rise in cancellations and delays.

 | James Packard

Delta Air Lines plane.

Delta Pilots Picket Across The Country Demanding Increased Pay

This comes as passengers deal with flight cancelations and delays during the summer months.

 | Stephen Graddick IV and Maura Sirianni

Planes sit on the tarmac at the Des Moines International Airport

Airlines Aim To Shift Blame For Flight Problems To FAA

The FAA said it has added controllers in high-traffic areas and added alternate routes to keep planes moving.

 | AP

Dozens of vehicles lined up outside Yellowstone National Park’s entrance

Officials Give An Update On The Yellowstone Flooding

Visitors are now able to enter Yellowstone National Park again, after flooding shut down the park for more than a week.

 | Maritsa Georgiou