Jayme Deerwester, USA TODAY

Jayme Deerwester


Alexandria, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Jayme:

Costa Rica tainted alcohol death toll rises to 25; what you need to know about spotting it

The Costa Rican Ministry of Health says 25 people have died from drinking tainted alcohol. Learn how to identify and avoid it when traveling. → Read More

Costa Rica: Tainted alcohol death toll rises to 25; 59 people affected overall

The number of victims poisoned by tainted liquor in Costa Rica has risen to 25 but none were American tourists, says the country's Ministry of Health. → Read More

Washington Monument to reopen Sept. 19 after 3-year renovation of elevator, security area

The Washington Monument is ready to welcome tourists after a three-year renovation, starting Sept. 19. Find out how to get tickets. → Read More

Special-needs kids stranded at the airport for 13 hours; American Airlines apologizes

Parents say American failed to notify them the cross-country flight carrying their special-needs children home from camp was delayed overnight. → Read More

Delta passenger gets flight all to himself and shares epic video of personalized experience

These days, it's rare to get your row to yourself, let alone the whole plane. But that's what happened during director Vincent Peone's Delta flight. → Read More

What you need to know about tainted alcohol, blamed for more than 19 deaths overseas

After Costa Rica confiscated 30,000 bottles of counterfeit liquor, authorities are investigating whether alcohol played a role in tourist deaths. → Read More

Costa Rica blames 19 deaths on tainted alcohol: What you need to know

After Costa Rica confiscated 30,000 bottles of counterfeit liquor, authorities are investigating whether alcohol played a role in tourist deaths. → Read More

3 tips for a family summer adventure the kids won't soon forget

Whether you're staying home or going somewhere on vacation, there's no better time than summer for a family adventure. → Read More

Beth Chapman of 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' to have memorial services in Hawaii and Colorado

Duane Chapman and daughter Lyssa told Hawaii News Now that the family is planning memorial services for Beth Chapman in Hawaii and Colorado. → Read More

Passenger tries to open door mid-air on Jet2 flight, leading to fighter-jet escort

A pair of Royal Air Force fighter jets escorted a Jet2 flight back to London Saturday after a woman tried to open the cabin door midflight. → Read More

'Game of Thrones' star Lena Headey says Cersei's 'traumatic' miscarriage scene was cut

“It was a really traumatic, great moment for Cersei, and it never made it in," Lena Headey said of her character's deleted Season 7 miscarriage scene. → Read More

Reports: Walt Disney World hikes annual pass prices ahead of Star Wars land opening

The rates for some Disney World annual passes went up by as much as $150 overnight, according to reports. → Read More

Glacier National Park chalet destroyed in 2017 fire expected to be rebuilt by October

Construction crews have to hike seven miles in and climb 3,300 feet per trip to rebuild the burned chalet, using materials dropped by helicopter. → Read More

'Game of Thrones' star Lena Headey 'wanted a better death' for Cersei

“Obviously you dream of your death,” Headey said of her "Thrones" demise. " I was kind of gutted. But I think they couldn’t have pleased everyone." → Read More

Travel influencers detail 'dangerous' Dominican Republic experience, respond to backlash

Great Escape bloggers Cora and Jay Smith say they are speaking out again about her 2018 sexual assault in the Dominican Republic to warn others. → Read More

Cuba travel ban goes into effect: 800,000 cruise passengers impacted

As of Wednesday, cruise ships and private vessels can no longer visit Cuba, the Commerce Department said. But what if you've already booked a cruise? → Read More

Incidents involving American tourists raise safety concerns about Dominican Republic

A Maryland couple was found dead in their Dominican Republic hotel room the same week a Delaware woman went public with a story of being beaten there. → Read More

Elton John tells crowd, 'I'm ashamed of my country' over Brexit

The English-born singer pulled a Dixie Chicks onstage in Italy, telling the audience, "I'm ashamed of my country for what it has done" with Brexit. → Read More

Singer R. Kelly charged with 11 new counts of sexual abuse

Court records show that Illinois prosecutors have filed 11 new counts of criminal sexual abuse against the singer. → Read More

'Jeopardy' champ James Holzhauer earns 28th win, pulls within $325K of Jennings' record

On Monday, Holzhauer notched his 28th consecutive "Jeopardy!' win with $130,222, bettering the score that put him over the $2-million mark on Friday. → Read More