Columbus Telegram - Travel

Travel sites push for easier air fare comparison, airlines oppose move

A push for federal regulations aimed at making comparison shopping easier for travelers could require airlines to share data on fares and fees with online travel agencies such as Expedia, Orbitz and Travelocity. But airlines are resisting, saying they have the right to decide what companies they partner with for sales. Read more

Northeast snowstorms give ski areas late season powder blast

FAYSTON, Vt. (AP) — Back-to-back nor'easters that have pounded New England have given ski resorts a late-season blast of their life's blood, luring skiers and snowboarders to the slopes, and allowing smaller ski areas that rely on natural snow to stay open. Read more

The Latest: St Patrick's Day Parade has sunny, inclusive day

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade (all times local): Read more

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar joins St Patrick's Parade

NEW YORK (AP) — Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar joined along as Manhattan's Fifth Avenue came alive with the sound of bagpipes, trumpets and lots of green Saturday during the 257th running of New York City's St. Patrick's Day parade. Read more

Behlen visits Columbus High School welding class

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Students at Columbus High School Friday got a firsthand introduction to what a life working at Behl… Read more


10 fun, under-the-radar things to do in Texas

Although "Keep Austin Weird" is the slogan for the capital of Texas, the saying could be extended to the whole state. Here are 10 lesser-known, unique things to see and do in the Lone Star State. Read more

New Banksy work protests jailing of Turkish artist

NEW YORK (AP) — British graffiti artist Banksy has created a New York mural protesting the imprisonment of a Turkish artist and journalist. Read more

For late winter hikes, head to Oregon Badlands

Most of the trails in Oregon's Badlands remain snow-free during the winter, offering myriad dry trails to hikers. Read more


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Photos: Romania's Merry Cemetery where people 'laugh at death itself'

The Merry Cemetery in the northwestern village of Sapanta is a collection of more than 1,000 elaborate wooden Orthodox crosses etched with … Read more

Our top 12 favorite Midwest roller coasters

Last week, Silver Dollar City in Branson, Mo., announced a new roller coaster, the Time Traveler. It will open next spring as the "fastest,… Read more

Stay entertained on a road trip

A car ride of 12 hours? No problem, with these tips for how to pass the time. If you don't see your favorite way to keep entertained on a r… Read more

Celebrating our national park record breakers

As our National Parks system celebrates its 100th birthday, take a look at some highs and lows from around the country. Read more

Photos: For this Amazon cult, happiness is a cup of ancient psychedelic tea

The Ayahuasca brew is sacred to Ceu do Mapia villagers, who use it in rituals that blend Indian beliefs with Roman Catholicism. Read more

More news

N Carolina islands power outage could yield $10M settlement

HATTERAS ISLAND, N.C. (AP) — A preliminary settlement would allow those who lost power for days last summer on two North Carolina islands to divvy up more than $10 million. Read more

Gorilla at Philadelphia Zoo takes stand against dirty hands

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A male gorilla at the Philadelphia Zoo is taking a stand against dirty hands by opting to walk on two legs. Read more

2 bison slaughter protesters arrested in Yellowstone park

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Two people were arrested after chaining themselves to cement-filled barrels in an effort to prevent trucks from hauling Yellowstone National Park bison to slaughterhouses. Read more


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The smartest way to pay for a home renovation

Columbus residents: know the best financing option for you before renovating your home