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More than 50 million Americans are expected to travel at least 50 miles from home over the upcoming July Fourth weekend. Traffic in Austin, Texas, is seen here in April. Brandon Bell/Getty Images hide caption

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United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby speaks during a joint press event with Boeing at the Boeing manufacturing facility in North Charleston, S.C., on Dec. 13, 2022. Logan Cyrus/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Lack of air traffic controllers is industry's biggest issue, United Airlines CEO says

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United Airlines pilots participate in a picket line at Washington Dulles International Airport on May 12, 2023. Ahead of a busy summer travel season, they're asking for higher wages and also quality of life improvements. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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The latest workers calling for a better quality of life: airline pilots

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Three Mexican farmers, called chinamperos, navigate a trajinera, a small traditional boat of the area, through water canals on Xochimilco Lake, Mexico, in June. Victoria Razo for NPR hide caption

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Taking In Mexico City's History By Canoe And Bike

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Vova and Kolya, two Moscow boys on summer vacation, play at their family's country home. In the Russian imagination, the dacha occupies a near-mythical place, and Russians of all generations fondly recall childhood summers at the family dacha. Anastasia Shpilko for NPR hide caption

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The Dacha Is Russia's Summer Cure For Urban Life

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Few tourists venture as far as Trieste, a city tucked in Italy's northeast corner on the Adriatic Sea. Arianna Pagani for NPR hide caption

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A Once-Forgotten Port Of Italy Is Alive With A Diverse Cultural And Literary Legacy

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Developers knocked down the Carlton Tavern in Maida Vale, London, in 2015 with plans to put up luxury apartments in its place. Community activists filed suit and the developer was forced to rebuild the pub brick for brick. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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Pair Your Pints With A Trip Through History On This British Pub Crawl Across London

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Taking A Trip To Visit Grandparents Or Older Relatives? Tips To Reduce The Risk

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Heading someplace where you could get traveler's diarrhea? Try packing some prophylactic pills containing bismuth subsalicylate, such as Pepto Bismol. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Tips For Staying Healthy When Traveling Abroad

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