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New safety measures implemented for Americans traveling abroad

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Americans traveling abroad will have stronger tools to determine the risk factors for certain countries. Beginning April 8, 2019, the U.S. State Department has implemented a new risk indicator to highlight the ...

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New REAL ID being issued for air travelers in Missouri

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Time is running out for those who wish to fly without the new REAL ID. Missouri driver licenses and other forms of the new ID are now being offered in the state ...

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I-70 closed east of Kansas City to Kingdom City

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Winter returned today with a vengeance and it’s not over yet, with two more storms forecast for the next 4-5 days. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Friday afternoon that large sections ...

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Rep. Joni Ernst wants travel ban until Congress passes budget

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After House Majority leader Nancy Pelosi, her six Democrat colleagues in Congress and 86 of their family members were prevented by President Trump from flying out of the country on a  a ...

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Israel sets another tourism record envied by the world

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As Metro Voice gets ready to host a September tour of Israel, the Jewish State has announced that more than 4 million tourists visited the Holy Land in 2018, a 14 percent ...

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From the Heartland to the Promised Land tour to Israel!

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Readers of Metro Voice will have an opportunity to visit the Promised Land of Israel with hosts Dwight and Anita Widaman. The tour, scheduled for Sept. 14 through 24th, includes both Old ...

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National Geographic says Kansas City is top 10 for trips

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The venerable National Geographic has picked its favorite places and, guess what? Kansas City made the cut along with more famous places such as Toronto, Cairo, Ireland, Australia and more. With the ...

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Area highways very busy for Thanksgiving travel

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More than 54 million Americans are traveling this week, journeying 50 miles or more away from home to celebrate Thanksgiving. How will holiday travel affect Kansas and Missouri drivers? Those numbers will impact local residents as I-70, ...

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High speed train now links Jerusalem and airport

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Israel’s new high tech high-speed train from the Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has opened allowing residents and tourists speedy journeys across the nation. The train, which can ...

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Missouri makes list of world’s most intriguing places

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What do Missouri, Tel Aviv and and Kyoto, Japan all have in common? Top places to visit, that’s all! The nation’s leading business newspaper has listed them as must sees for travelers. ...

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Nebraska has some fun being ‘boring’ in new ads

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A new tourism campaign for Nebraska is being met with smiles and some raised eyebrows, as the Cornhusker State’s fiercely self-deprecating campaign sarcastically highlights the very virtues it is often mocked for. Released ...

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Long weekends are a great opportunity to explore with a road trip

In addition to a plethora of local and nearby opportunities for fall fun, there are also many places a little farther out that can make for a great long-weekend road trip. Following ...

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Huge aquarium planned for famous Branson theater

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A grand redevelopment could be in the works for what was once one of the most iconic theaters in Missouri’s biggest tourist destination, Branson. Thursday the Branson Board of Alderman heard a ...

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Flight attendants working to keep passengers cooler

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For many passengers on a plane, sitting on the runway, the temperature can become stifling. You instinctively reach for the air knob above your head only to find there is no air ...

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United Airlines adds more flights out of Washington D.C.

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WASHINGTON – United Airlines today announced it will begin its 20th year of service to Israel with a new nonstop flight between its hub at Washington Dulles International Airport and Tel Aviv’s ...

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Day trips are perfect get-a-way from Kansas City

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As Summer winds down and you feel pressure to squeeze in one more family trip, you don’t need a huge budget or endless days away from home to make a memorable summer ...

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Israel Tourism Setting Records

Israel continues to be one of the hottest destinations for visitors in the world. This winter is breaking all previous standards as a record number of international visitors visited Israel in January ...

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Refugee order creates debate in Evangelical community

WASHINGTON—Thousands of evangelical leaders are asking President Donald Trump to reconsider his executive order pausing the United States refugee program and barring travel from seven Muslim-majority countries. Christian humanitarian group World Relief ...

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Senora Kelly honored for exceptional travel service

Senora Kelly, the owner of Paradise Travel Service LLC in Grandview, has been awarded a prestigious honor within the Travel Agent/Agency community. She was presented with the South Central Regional Director of the Year 2016 Crystal Award ...

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Metro area packed with summer activities for the entire family

Summer vacation doesn’t mean families have to plan spectacular trips to the beach or a grand tour of roller coasters. Families can plan spectacular summer breaks right here at home with the ...

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Free parking at KCI Airport

Traveling out of Kansas City International Airport for 3 days or more? Use this valuable coupon for 1 FREE DAY of Economy Parking when you park for 3 days (or more) at KCI. Just ...

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Part 5. Israel: Into the Wilderness and Goodbyes

  Our departure from Jerusalem was bittersweet. We had much more to experience as we headed for the wilderness of Ein Gedi passing the caves where the Dead Sea scrolls were found ...

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Remembering 9/11 From the Middle East

By Dwight Widaman |  Amman, Jordan –The Muslim call to prayer can wake you up at 4:16 in the morning, even on the eighth floor of your hotel. The heavy glass windows ...

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