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In this Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 photo, visitors gather at an outlook on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona. The Grand Canyon and other big national parks are seeing more visitors than usual this year, partly driven by good weather, cheap gas and marketing campaigns. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)

Pre-Labor Day tally at national parks up 5M

- Associated Press

Visitors heading to the Grand Canyon lately know they are going to get two things when they arrive: breathtaking views and long waits, whether it is to get into the national park itself or to find a parking spot inside. A few frustrated tourists have even turned around and left.

This undated photo provided by Visit Loudoun shows wine bottles on the patio at Greenhill Winery in Middleburg, Va., one of two dozen wineries in Loudoun County. Located about an hour's drive from  Washington, D.C., the area calls itself "DC's Wine Country." (Visit Loudoun via AP)

Virginia’s Middleburg offers wine country getaway

- Associated Press

Virginia is home to more than 250 wineries, from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Chesapeake Bay. The state’s Middleburg area, in Loudoun County, has two dozen wineries alone, and it’s so close to Washington that it calls itself “DC’s Wine Country.” Middleburg is about an hour’s drive from Washington, D.C., or about 24 miles (39 kilometers) from Washington Dulles International Airport- perfect for a day trip or long weekend. Just in time for fall, October is Virginia Wine Month with special events to take in autumn foliage and milder weather.

In this July 26, 2015, file photo, a United Airlines passenger airplane passes over Whittier, Calif., on its way to Los Angeles International Airport. Fliers in certain markets are seeing bargain flights as fare wars make a limited return. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

Heads up! Airfare wars making a comeback

- Associated Press

Don’t expect widespread sales or cheap flights home for Thanksgiving. But a number of cities are seeing ridiculously low prices at off-peak hours - prices the industry has spent the years trying to eliminate.

The Basque Center displays both the United States flag and Basque flag on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Boise, Idaho. Boise's Basque neighborhood offers culture and history all in one block. (AP Photo/Kimberlee Kruesi)

Boise, Idaho: Home to all things Basque

- Associated Press

Idaho is home to one of the biggest concentrations of Basques in the United States, and the best way to learn more about that heritage is by visiting the Basque Block, tucked in the center of the state’s capital city.

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Supporters withdraw push for marijuana ballot measure

- Associated Press

Supporters of a proposed ballot initiative to allow marijuana use in some Denver clubs, bars and hotels withdrew the measure Thursday while they negotiate with city officials amid concerns the measure could hurt Denver's reputation.

US: Military, diplomatic families can leave Turkey base area

- Associated Press

Hundreds of military and diplomatic family members near Incirlik air base in southern Turkey are being told they can leave the country, U.S. officials said Thursday, citing increased worries about violence in the region.

In this photo taken Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, a sign welcomes visitors to the Napa Valley in Oakville, Calif. Sunlit hills of lush green vineyards, blue skies, fine red wines, some things about wine country never change. But others do, like where to eat, stay and play. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Essentials: New finds and old favorites in California's Napa

- Associated Press

Sunlit hills of lush green vineyards, blue skies, fine red wines: Some things about wine country never change. But others do, like where to eat, stay and play. Here's a roundup of what's new and what's worth revisiting in California's Napa Valley.

In this photo made early Thursday Aug. 26, 2015, the sun rises as a jetliner comes in for a landing at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Grapevine, Texas. Each day, more than 170,000 passengers use the airport, making it the ninth busiest in the world. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Labor Day flying: behind the scenes at a very busy airport

- Associated Press

More than 14.2 million people are expected to fly over the seven days surrounding the Labor Day holiday, a 3 percent increase from last year, according to Airlines for America, the industry's trade and lobbying group.

'White Only' sign headed for Missouri history museum

Associated Press

A nearly century-old cast iron sign that drew multistate interest for its historical significance during U.S. segregation has a new home after it was removed from a thrift store's sales website.

City Kids know no bounds in Jackson Hole.

- Associated Press

This summer, a large group has spent time in Jackson Hole kayaking, whitewater rafting, backpacking, camping and even climbing the Grand.

This Tuesday, July 21, 2015 photo Members of an all-Native American preservation team measure walls that are being repaired at Tyuonyi Pueblo at Bandelier National Monument near Los Alamos, N.M. The tribal youth are participating in the National Trust for Historic Preservation's HOPE project, which aims to train a new generation of preservationists. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

Teens take on preservation work at national monuments

- Associated Press

With the sun blazing overhead, the crew of Native American youth tries to work quickly. Their hands are covered with dry, cracked mud as they repair the stone walls that make up one of the more prominent cultural sites at Bandelier National Monument.