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Editorial: Gov. Ron DeSantis' travel is not a state secret

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Why should Florida taxpayers fund a secret airline and travel agency for the governor and the state’s political elites? That’s the question raised by a patently ludicrous bill that would shield any public information about how and where Gov. Ron DeSantis and other state officials go. Florida’s open-government laws may be a drag to ...Read more

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Where is Gov. DeSantis traveling on state business? Florida Legislature wants to make it a secret

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Citing an increase in public records requests for the governor’s travel schedule, Florida legislators are advancing a bill that would shield from the public any information about how and where Gov. Ron DeSantis and other state officials go.

The bill would impose the first-ever public records exemption for the ...Read more

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Review: A visibly nervous Eugene Levy is the best part of TV's latest travel show

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Eugene Levy is the star of "The Reluctant Traveler" (Apple TV+, beginning Friday), a sweet stunt travel show that mixes touristic interest with incidental comedy and late-life personal growth. I imagine this all began with some producer's notion that it would be amusing to have the guy who ran the down-market Rosebud Motel in "Schitt's Creek" ...Read more

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South Florida mayors back bid to dissolve travel visa backlog

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More than a half dozen South and Central Florida mayors have hopped aboard a national travel industry campaign to persuade the U.S. State Department to speed up visa application interviews abroad for international travelers.

The U.S. Travel Association, a Washington-based trade group, rounded up signatures from 44 U.S. mayors last week ...Read more

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Americans traveling to Russia warned they could be drafted to fight war against Ukraine

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Americans in Russia or planning to travel there may be drafted into the army, the U.S. Embassy in Russia warned Monday.

The Kremlin could subject American citizens with dual Russian citizenship to “mobilization” or “prevent their departure from Russia and/or conscript them,” according to the new travel advisory.

The warning blames the ...Read more

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Attorney Elliot Blair's death in Mexico raises troubling questions for American citizens abroad

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GARDEN GROVE, Calif. — Mexico was supposed to be their “happy place,” where Orange County lawyer Elliot Blair and his wife, Kim Williams, went to celebrate their love on their one-year anniversary. Now his death and her pursuit of answers — and, perhaps, justice — are at the center of an international controversy.

Their romantic ...Read more

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US State Department warns to avoid parts of Mexico over ongoing violence, kidnappings

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The State Department is urging U.S. citizens to avoid travel to parts of Mexico over fears of kidnappings and other crime across multiple states, renewing warnings as tourists make travel plans for spring break season.

The department's Bureau of Consular Affairs has issued multiple advisories in the last several weeks over the ongoing violence ...Read more

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China vows to hit back at nations imposing COVID travel curbs

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China said it would hit back at nations that placed COVID-19 restrictions on its travelers for “political goals,” showing the coronavirus remains a politically sensitive subject in Beijing even as it lets the virus run rampant.

“We believe that some countries’ entry restrictions targeting only China lack scientific basis and some ...Read more

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Here are the places imposing new COVID rules for China travelers

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China may be reopening, allowing its 1.4 billion people to come and go largely without restrictions, but just as it is, a slew of other countries are tightening measures for travelers from the world’s second-biggest economy, concerned the tsunami of virus cases there may spawn new COVID variants.

In a complete and surprising reversal of its ...Read more



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