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OnTravel in the West / Paul Lasley

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Paul Lasley has been a professional journalist and broadcaster specializing in travel since the days when flying was fun. His travel reports are heard daily on American Forces Radio in most countries on the planet and at his Web site, OnTravel.com. Paul is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers.

 

 

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OnTravel in the West / Paul Lasley

Uncommon Journeys: What Great Rail Trips Should Be

Uncommon Journeys: What Great Rail Trips Should BeGreat food, impeccable service and historic cars make a rail journey that provides a glimpse into what rail travel should be at it's best. Uncommon Journeys, based in Oakland, California, operates more private and special trains than any other travel operator in North America.
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OnTravel in the West / Paul Lasley

Riding The Rails To The Grand Canyon

Riding The Rails To The Grand CanyonLong before there were Grand Canyon helicopter tours, air tours, white water rafting tours or even mule tours, there was the Grand Canyon's train. In this report, Paul Lasley talks with Bruce Brossman, regional director of sales and marketing for Xanterra South Rim and Grand Canyon Railway, about the Grand Canyon Railway which made its first journey to the South Rim in 1901, long before Arizona was dubbed the "Grand Canyon State." With the arrival of the train, people could get to the legendary canyon with ease and comfort.
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OnTravel in the West / Paul Lasley

Fort Smith Has Lots of History and Carolyn Joyce To Bring It To Life

Fort Smith Has Lots of History and Carolyn Joyce To Bring It To Life

Carolyn Joyce is a national treasure. In costume or not she brings the history and lore of Fort Smith, Arkansas to life as few people can. Of course, getting to tell people about a brothel that is on the National Register of Historic Places does give her a great start.

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TSA, Airlines Seek Alternatives To Pat Downs

TSA, Airlines Seek Alternatives To Pat DownsThere's one thing that everyone agrees on ... airport pat downs have got to go.

After news of children being patted down, women complaining of assault from overzealous TSA officials, and rising complaints of privacy violations, alternatives are now being looked at to replace the controversial TSA program.
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Careful Planning Makes Your Family’s Road Trip More Safe, Enjoyable

Careful Planning Makes Your Family’s Road Trip More Safe, EnjoyableRoad trips are the perfect way to experience America and especially the wide open spaces of the West. But too often I find that when folks set out in their car, or even an RV, they don't plan for the trip in the same way they might if they were flying.

Road trips require the same amount of planning as flying and possibly more. First make sure the family car or RV is in good shape and serviced. Be sure and check tires and replace them if worn past recommended levels. It's a lot easier to get that tire replaced at your local tire shop than when you are stranded hundreds of miles from nowhere.
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