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Vacation locations close to home make great ‘Staycation’ options

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We are creatures of habit, but how does that apply to a vacation?  We often associate feelings of positivity and comfort with familiarity, which is created by the repetition of tasks and ...

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Inflation in May matches that of the Great Recession

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U.S. inflation is now at its highest level since the Great Recession of 2008. The Labor Department released additional data on Thursday showing that prices for May rose 5 percent from a year ...

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Biden to cover 80% of world with ‘Do Not Travel’ warning

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The Department of State will significantly increase the number of countries on its “Do Not Travel” advisory list to include 130 nations even as more people become vaccinated and Covid rates drop. ...

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Silver Dollar City offers ‘Tasting Passport’ during Street Fest

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In an encouraging sign of the easing of the pandemic and the coming of spring, Silver Dollar City in Branson is open for business. Something new this year is a “Tasting Passport” ...

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Museum of the Bible works to return artifacts to rightful owners

Over 11,500 artifacts the Museum of the Bible had purchased are being returned to Iraq and Egypt. Steve Green, president of Hobby Lobby and chairman of the board for the Museum said ...

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Ballparks of America in Branson gearing up for youth baseball season

A baseball game or visit to Branson, Mo. is a summer highlight for many families across the Midwest. As coronavirus restrictions are eased, folks with cabin fever soon may be able to ...

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Jerusalem expects economic hit from loss of tourism during pandemic

Jerusalem has endured numerous struggles in its long history, and coronavirus is now the latest. The City of David is bracing for the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, Deputy Mayor Fleur ...

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What’s the best religious museum in America?

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What’s the best religious museum in the nation? That question was posed to USA Today readers who responded by choosing the Ark Encounter. It comes just in time as families’ talk turns ...

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Branson is the perfect place to blend two Christmas family traditions

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Traditions are fantastic opportunities for families to grow together and bond with common experiences. Enjoying and creating them becomes even more meaningful when two people combine those traditions in a marriage. My ...

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Vacation in paradise takes unexpected turn with disturbing dream, Maasai warriors, and a powerful encounter with God

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Peter and Tammy Russell work with Wild Hope International in Tanzania after spending years working with Kenya’s Maasai. Peter enjoys training Christian leaders and potential leaders “in the life of radical faith,” ...

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Vicious shark attack leaves young American dead

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A vicious attack by multiple sharks in the Bahamas has killed a vacationing California woman. College student Jordan Lindsey, 21, of Torrance was snorkeling with her family near Rose Island on June 26 ...

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Mandy Moore’s mindful tips for a well-balanced, lively summer

With plans of trips and relaxation on the horizon, it can be easy to give your wellness routine a vacation, too. Before you jet set off on your next adventure, take a ...

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I-29 re-opens after flooding forced closure

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Motorists will welcome the news that Interstate 29 has reopened north of St. Joseph even with floodwaters lapping at its shoulders in southwest Iowa. Adam Watson, an engineer with the Northwest District ...

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Rocker Ozzy Osbourne visits Ark Encounter for TV show

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Staff at the Ark Encounter in Kentucky had a chance to share a Biblical view of creation with Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne and his son, Jack. The pair visited The Ark ...

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Families prefer summer trips by car

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Remember the days of summer trips with the family, scenery flying by with your hand out the window? Those days are back according to a new study. As summer begins, millions of ...

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Bucket List Travel Destinations for 2019

Taking time to go on vacation or to just unplug from everyday life can be beneficial, and there’s certainly no lack of options when it comes to choosing an ideal vacation spot. ...

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Poll finds ‘free time’ a rare commodity for most people

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Busy, busy, busy. That’s how most people would describe their life. But have they really figured out how much free time they get? Most people might even over-estimate it, thinking they’re catching ...

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Hurricane Michael to hit Panama City, Destin area

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Hurricane Michael is getting read to make history as the first CAT 4 storm in the panhandle of Florida since records began. The monster storm strengthened into a Category 4 storm early ...

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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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Efforts grows to shut down duck boats after tragedy

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The call to shut down Duck Boat tours is louder after the fatal sinking of one of the amphibious vehicles took 17 lives in Missouri a week ago. A petition drive was ...

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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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Memorial held for Ride the Ducks victims

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The 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank on Lake Taneycomo outside Branson were remembered Sunday during a memorial service attended by around 200 people in the tourism community of Branson. ...

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Don’t let work or worries kill your vacation

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ST. LOUIS —The benefits of vacation time are well-documented, but American workers are seemingly unwilling to take a break from work. A new survey shows that two-thirds of American workers don’t fully ...

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UPDATE: Death toll rises in Duck Boat accident, children among victims

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At least 13 people, including children, died after a boat carrying tourists capsized and sank on a lake during a thunderstorm in that slammed into Branson, Mo. authorities said Friday. The “duck” ...

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