Las Vegas, New Mexico - Traversing more than 800 miles overland through the great plains along the Santa Fe Trail was a daunting task for anyone who sought to make their way west. Hazards were a constant on the trail with severe storms, thirst, attacks, and the constant threat of sickness could all end the journey of even the best prepared wagon teams. Often left out of the exiting and grueling tales of overland trails west are the stories of women who abandoned friends, family, and the safety of home to face the difficulties of the trail with uncommon fortitude in the hopes of a better future.

Springdale, Utah - A major rock fall has closed the Zion- Mount Carmel Highway, State Route 9, in Zion National Park as of early this morning. Effective immediately, the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway, between Canyon Junction and the East Entrance is closed. A significant rock fall occurred on the switchback near the Pine Creek Bridge and is blocking both sides of the road. Crews will have to blast the rock and use heavy machinery to clear it. Due to the rock fall, emergency response is not available on the east side of Zion. The Scenic Drive and Zion Canyon remains open.

Washington, DC - On September 21, 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will remove Liberia from the list of nations affected by Ebola that are subject to enhanced visa and port-of-entry screening.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - When it comes to creating a memorable vacation, planning and scheduling are key. That’s the word from travel experts, such as those at Expedia, who say Americans collectively let half a billion paid days off go to waste last year.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - Part of the magic of travel is leaving yourself open to the unique experiences and unforgettable adventures that come with learning about a new place. Creating an authentic travel experience is all about interacting with the culture of the place you are visiting.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - Keep your family and vehicle safe as you prepare for your summer travels.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - Brakes are a critical component for maintaining vehicle safety. Whether it’s trying to stop your vehicle on an icy, snow-packed road or slowing down on a rain-soaked highway, properly functioning brakes are key to maintaining control of the vehicle.

Zion National Park, Utah - Zion National Park will join other National Parks throughout the country in celebrating National Park Week from Saturday, April 18 to Sunday, April 26 with several events.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - If you ever feel like you need a vacation, you’re not alone. According to a recent Harris Interactive poll, all too many workers take only about half the vacation time to which they’re entitled.

Las Vegas, Nevada - U.S. Customs and Border Protection and McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas today unveiled Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks. APC expedites the entry process for U.S. and Canadian citizens and eligible Visa Waiver Program travelers by allowing passengers to submit their customs declaration and biographic information electronically at self-service kiosks.