Plan Next Summer’s Vacation Now

(CNN) — The kids are back to school, the days are getting shorter, and the long Labor Day weekend is behind us. September may be the perfect time to start planning next summer’s vacation. It’s not just something to look forward to. Planning ahead can actually save you money. First, set aside a bit of … Continue reading »

How to Avoid Travel Scams

EUGENE, Ore. – As vacation season begins, travelers are advised to be cautious about possible scams. The Oregon Department of Justice says there are six warning signs to look out for to prevent becoming a victim of a scam. Winning a free vacation, but having to pay fees first. A real company won’t ask for … Continue reading »

Oil Line Leak Sparked Cruise Ship Fire

(CNN) — A leak in a fuel-oil return line reportedly caused the fire that crippled a Carnival cruise ship. The U.S. Coast Guard released its preliminary findings Monday on the Carnival Triumph. Investigators say the fuel line was spilling oil onto a hot surface, which caused the flames. More than 4,000 passengers and crew members … Continue reading »

Locals React to Stranded Cruise Ship

EUGENE, Ore. — Passengers aboard the Carnival ship Triumph had to deal with such deplorable conditions, some said they will never cruise again. Thousands of passengers of the stranded cruise ship are now back home or headed there soon. While Carnival has issued several apologies, the whole fiasco has already left a sour taste in … Continue reading »

Summer Vacation Almost Over

EUGENE, Ore. — The end of summer is right around the corner, so how are people enjoying the last few days until the start of school? KEZI 9 News photojournalist Kathleen Spencer went to go find out.