Posts Tagged Travel

Clarification: Super Bowl-Neon Carnival Party story

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Jan. 26, The Associated Press reported that the party Neon Carnival, which is held during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, will host an event two days before the Super Bowl. Neon Carnival is not affiliated with the Coachella festival.

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Technology improves avalanche gear for backcountry skiers

Andrew Coutant with North Face stands next to The North Face exhibit displaying its new avalanche airbag “modulater system” that is a set of dual air bags that be attached to any backpack at the Outdoor Retailer Show Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Salt lake City. The theory is that skiers get used to their favorite packs and don’t always want to use a new pack to have the air bag.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As outdoor recreation companies increasingly cater to skiers and snowboarders who like to venture beyond the groomed slopes at ski resorts and tackle backcountry terrain, they’ve put a special emphasis on gear and equipment to keep people safe in case of avalanches.

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Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

A woman with a Mickey Mouse hat walks toward Sleeping Beauty's Castle at Disneyland, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif.  California public health officials urged those who haven't been vaccinated against measles to avoid Disney parks where a spreading outbreak originated. Seventy people have been infected.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children.

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Tourists get knockout photo of Stallone atop ‘Rocky’ steps

In this Jan. 17, 2015, photo provided by Peter Rowe, Rowe, right, takes a selfie with friends Jacob Kerstan, left, Andrew Wright, third from left and actor Sylvester Stallone in Philadelphia. Rowe said the three friends had just finished racing up the staircase at the city's Museum of Art when they saw Stallone. Stallone made the steps famous in his first turn as fictional boxer Rocky Balboa, who used them as part of his training regimen. Thousands of people now visit the steps each year to re-create the run. (AP Photo/Peter Rowe)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A group of tourists who ran up the “Rocky” steps got a knockout photo at the top — a selfie with Rocky himself.

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Ice playground being built ahead of Alaska sculpture contest

Ice blocks are lined out for the Kids Park Maze as work begins on this year's Ice Alaska Ice Park in Fairbanks, Alaska Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 in preparation for the 2015 BP World Ice Art Championships. The park opens Feb. 23. (AP Photo/Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Eric Engman)

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Workers are building an ice playground in a city in Alaska’s interior, including a pirate ship slide made from 65 refrigerator-sized blocks of ice.

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