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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

Return customers boost lakeside manse


Updated on  February 18, 2017 at 6:47 pm
Millionaire Chester Congdon built Glensheen mansion in 1905 to foster his iron-mining business. Read More

Movie’s settings make for a fun L.A. trip

Whether you’re swooning over Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling or marveling over just how great Los Angeles looks on the silver screen, there’s little doubt that the movie “La La Land” has put L.A. in the romantic spotlight. Read More

Menorah lightings celebrate Hanukkah

The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah began this year on Christmas Eve and lasts for eight days. Read More

Kansas statues honor Orphan Train kids

A new bronze statue of a girl sits on a sidewalk in Concordia, Kan. Her name is Miriam Zitur, and she’s about 6 years old with pigtails and bare feet. Read More

14 Utah parks pursue Dark Sky Park status


Updated on  October 28, 2016 at 8:37 pm
Fourteen Utah state parks are applying to be listed as International Dark Sky Parks in an effort to preserve and promote starry nights that attract tourists, reported the Deseret News (bit.ly/2eFjHtL). Read More

Trump hotel in D.C. is vandalized

Donald Trump’s new luxury hotel in downtown Washington has been vandalized. District of Columbia police say someone spray-painted the phrases “black lives matter” and “no justice no peace” on the front of the building on Oct. 1. Read More

Unplugged retreats on rise


Updated on  September 18, 2016 at 12:36 am
Digital devices have given travelers instant access to online guidebooks, restaurant reviews and the social media means to disseminate photos. Read More

Brexit lures Americans to London

The British city has become the top international destination among U.S. travelers this year, and Londoners have Brexit to thank for that. Read More

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