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Foliage season arrives with first golden hues

• Updated on  September 22, 2017 at 7:03 pm
As the fall season nears, yellow and orange leaves already can be seen in parts of the country. Read More

What Stephen King can’t travel without

• Updated on  September 15, 2017 at 7:43 pm
Maine’s most famous resident, Stephen King, prefers car travel to air and has surprisingly modest requirements when on the road. Read More

Buckingham Fountain enchants Chicago

• Updated on  September 2, 2017 at 6:30 pm
Whether it’s as a background for selfies or a view for morning runners, Buckingham Fountain with its sea horse sculptures is an iconic landmark in Chicago. Read More

Focus on threat to Guam gives boost to tourism

• Updated on  August 19, 2017 at 6:26 pm
Travel and tourism experts say it is possible that the attention brought to Guam by North Korea’s threat could result in more visitors. Read More

Become one with the river at Big Sur resort

Nestled on the banks of a meandering river, the historic Big Sur River Inn has welcomed visitors since 1934. The 20-room inn has long been famous as “the place with the chairs in the river.” Read More

Rakuten Card Lounge opens in Waikiki

Rakuten, one of the biggest credit card issuers in Japan, with 90 million card holders, has opened Rakuten Card Lounge at T Galleria by DFS in Waikiki. Read More

Palace exhibit marks 20 years since Diana’s death

• Updated on  July 30, 2017 at 7:05 pm
London’s Buckingham Palace has unveiled an intimate tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales, marking the 20th anniversary of her death. Read More

Pass-A-Grille is as chill as beachfront Florida gets

• Updated on  July 22, 2017 at 7:09 pm
Take a quick glance at Pass-A-Grille’s unspoiled Florida beachfront, expensive pleasure craft and high-end homes, and you might think a getaway to this hidden slice of heaven is out of your financial reach. Read More

Princess christens new ship in Shanghai

• Updated on  July 15, 2017 at 12:02 am
To tap into the Chinese cruise market and its estimated 83 million passengers, the world’s largest cruise company has launched a new ship built specifically for Chinese vacationers. Read More

Erie Canal opened America to Midwest

A few days after the first shovel was thrust into the central New York state dirt on July 4, 1817, to ceremoniously begin the building of the Erie Canal, the real work got started. Read More

Tips make border crossing less stressful

• Updated on  June 17, 2017 at 5:12 pm
Traveling internationally this summer? Here’s what to expect when arriving at the U.S. border and traveling beyond it. Read More

New Universal water park dares to chart own world

“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Harry Potter,” “The Fast and the Furious,” “Frozen” — why can’t theme parks come up with new attractions based on original ideas? Read More

Live orchestra plays the hits from Pixar films

• Updated on  June 3, 2017 at 11:03 am
The summer schedule at Disney’s Hollywood Studios puts the music of Pixar on a pedestal. Read More

Sagunto Castle visit turns back time

It’s an easy day trip from Valencia, and it’s also a trip back in time: a visit to Sagunto Castle. Read More

Park to jettison ride’s ‘Star Wars’ theme

• Updated on  May 6, 2017 at 5:07 pm
Rockets will no longer be in hyperspace on Space Mountain at Disneyland. Read More

Disney parks offer bold new attractions

Disney theme parks have a big summer ahead of them with major new attractions opening May 27 based on two movies. Read More

Classic Disneyland parade ends Aug. 20

• Updated on  April 8, 2017 at 8:48 pm
Disney’s Main Street Electrical Parade, the nostalgic extravaganza of lights, dancing and upbeat synthesizer music, has had its nightly gig at Disneyland extended for another two months. Read More

New Maryland facility celebrates Harriet Tubman

A new visitor center honoring Harriet Tubman opened this weekend in Maryland, where Tubman was born a slave and later became a leading figure on the Underground Railroad. Read More

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