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COURTESY ATLANTIS ADVENTURES
                                The cruise ship Majestic offers a Fireworks Cruise on Friday evenings.

Sunset dinner cruise a luxurious way to end the day

COURTESY ATLANTIS ADVENTURES
                                The cruise ship Majestic offers a Fireworks Cruise on Friday evenings.

Updated on  May 19, 2017 at 9:27 pm
Few things can match the majesty of a Hawaii sunset. Atlantis Cruises enhances that with an experience that’s part adventure, part relaxation and all pleasure. Read More
TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE
                                A 300 mm Intel wafer from the late 2000s is displayed at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif.

Get your geek on in Silicon Valley

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                                A 300 mm Intel wafer from the late 2000s is displayed at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif.

Updated on  May 19, 2017 at 9:08 pm
Once upon a time, math geeks and computer nerds were considered totally uncool, what with their slide rules, pocket protectors and astonishing ability to get bonked in the nose with a fly ball to right field. Read More
COURTESY ERIC PURDY
                                Eric Purdy of Kapolei, center, found Hula Girl Bar and Grill while visiting his children and grandkids in Arlington, Va., last week. From left are Purdy’s grandson Caleb Meszaros, son Jared Purdy of Philadephia, Purdy, daughter Andrea Meszaros, granddaughter Corinne Mesazaros, and son-in-law Peter Meszaros. The photo was taken by their friendly food server.

Taste of home

COURTESY ERIC PURDY
                                Eric Purdy of Kapolei, center, found Hula Girl Bar and Grill while visiting his children and grandkids in Arlington, Va., last week. From left are Purdy’s grandson Caleb Meszaros, son Jared Purdy of Philadephia, Purdy, daughter Andrea Meszaros, granddaughter Corinne Mesazaros, and son-in-law Peter Meszaros. The photo was taken by their friendly food server.
Eric Purdy of Kapolei, center, found Hula Girl Bar and Grill while visiting his children and grandkids in Arlington, Va., last week. Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2016
                                Alaska Airlines and Virgin America offer easy-to-use online shopping portals with lucrative offers.

How to earn travel rewards without using a credit card

ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2016
                                Alaska Airlines and Virgin America offer easy-to-use online shopping portals with lucrative offers.

Updated on  May 19, 2017 at 9:07 pm
Credit card averse? You’re not alone. According to a recent study from Bankrate, 35 percent of adults ages 30 and over don’t have a credit card. Read More
BRUCE ASATO / 2016
                                Users scrolling through TripAdvisor restaurant listings in the U.S. will be able to order food from Grubhub’s restaurant partners in 1,100 cities simply by clicking the “Order Online” button.

TripAdvisor adds food delivery

BRUCE ASATO / 2016
                                Users scrolling through TripAdvisor restaurant listings in the U.S. will be able to order food from Grubhub’s restaurant partners in 1,100 cities simply by clicking the “Order Online” button.

Updated on  May 21, 2017 at 7:35 pm
Restaurant delivery service is coming to TripAdvisor. Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Tourists view the ruins of Sagunto Castle in Spain. The ancient castle was used by the Romans, Moors and Christians and is an easy day trip from Valencia.

Sagunto Castle visit turns back time

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Tourists view the ruins of Sagunto Castle in Spain. The ancient castle was used by the Romans, Moors and Christians and is an easy day trip from Valencia.
It’s an easy day trip from Valencia, and it’s also a trip back in time: a visit to Sagunto Castle. Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                A visitor gets a hands-on treat when a worker lets him hold a bug at the Botanical Garden and Insectarium in Montreal.

Charming Montreal is full of fascination

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                                A visitor gets a hands-on treat when a worker lets him hold a bug at the Botanical Garden and Insectarium in Montreal.
We were looking for a fun, short family vacation, close enough to home that we could drive there and far enough away that we could savor a bit of a different culture. Read More
 
 
TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE
                                The Silverball Museum in Delray Beach, Fla., has 88 pinball machines and other games to play.

Florida museum has pinball wizards abuzz

TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE
                                The Silverball Museum in Delray Beach, Fla., has 88 pinball machines and other games to play.
Forty years ago a person could go into a serious quarter deficit in a place like the Silverball Museum in Delray Beach, Fla. Read More
COURTESY PIXABAY
                                While airlines differ on types of charges (seat selection, carry-on luggage), there’s one thing airlines agree on — charging for regular ol’ checked baggage.

Flying without checked-bag fees

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                While airlines differ on types of charges (seat selection, carry-on luggage), there’s one thing airlines agree on — charging for regular ol’ checked baggage.

Updated on  May 14, 2017 at 12:39 am
Airfare is expensive enough as it is, but the added fees make things worse. Read More
NEW YORK TIMES
                                Nymans, a famed garden in Handcross, England. The house, part Regency manor, part faux-medieval castle, burned in 1947, its ruins now serving as a romantic backdrop for a garden stocked with exotic plants from around the world.

Britain’s bursts of perfection

NEW YORK TIMES
                                Nymans, a famed garden in Handcross, England. The house, part Regency manor, part faux-medieval castle, burned in 1947, its ruins now serving as a romantic backdrop for a garden stocked with exotic plants from around the world.

Updated on  May 13, 2017 at 8:03 pm
The Bloomsbury Group, made up of well-known scholars, artists and writers, also had a passion for landscaping. Read More
COURTESY DON ROSTOW
                                Huli Huli Chicken is the “No. 1 specialty” at Hula Grill, and the “Loco food” on the menu looks interesting, too. Cliff Kimura of Kaimuki stopped for a photo at the restaurant April 2 when he and Don Rostow of Hawaii Kai were in Osaka, Japan.

‘Loco’ grinds

COURTESY DON ROSTOW
                                Huli Huli Chicken is the “No. 1 specialty” at Hula Grill, and the “Loco food” on the menu looks interesting, too. Cliff Kimura of Kaimuki stopped for a photo at the restaurant April 2 when he and Don Rostow of Hawaii Kai were in Osaka, Japan.
Huli Huli Chicken is the “No. 1 specialty” at Hula Grill, and the “Loco food” on the menu looks interesting, too. Read More
COURTESY SUNLIGHT ON WATER
                                Hawaiian spinner dolphins are among the smallest dolphin species. Typically, adults are 4 to 7 feet long and weigh between 100 and 165 pounds.

Tour is a dream come true for dolphin lovers

COURTESY SUNLIGHT ON WATER
                                Hawaiian spinner dolphins are among the smallest dolphin species. Typically, adults are 4 to 7 feet long and weigh between 100 and 165 pounds.

Updated on  May 9, 2017 at 6:55 pm
It was a memorable wedding, to be sure: The 75 unexpected guests that showed up at Puuhonua o Honaunau (Place of Refuge) for the May 2002 sunset nuptials drew as much attention as the bride and groom. Read More
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                                Gullfloss, a two-tiered waterfall, is one of the most popular destinations in Iceland’s Golden Circle area.

Chasing the northern lights

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                                Gullfloss, a two-tiered waterfall, is one of the most popular destinations in Iceland’s Golden Circle area.
The allure of the northern lights led me to Iceland. Little did I know how elusive they are. Read More
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                                Space Mountain at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., a classic attraction that appeared on many of Disneyland’s souvenir maps in the 1960s but did not open until 1977, is a roller coaster type of ride that zooms around inside the conical structure. The attraction’s name was changed in 2015 to “Hyperspace Mountain,” based on the “Star Wars” movies, but will revert to Space Mountain at the end of May.

Park to jettison ride’s ‘Star Wars’ theme

TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE
                                Space Mountain at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., a classic attraction that appeared on many of Disneyland’s souvenir maps in the 1960s but did not open until 1977, is a roller coaster type of ride that zooms around inside the conical structure. The attraction’s name was changed in 2015 to “Hyperspace Mountain,” based on the “Star Wars” movies, but will revert to Space Mountain at the end of May.

Updated on  May 6, 2017 at 5:07 pm
Rockets will no longer be in hyperspace on Space Mountain at Disneyland. Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                A man prepares a large crepe used in a Burmese dish sold at the Queens Night Market. Similar night markets are popping up in other cities around the U.S.

Night markets are growing in popularity, food offerings

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                A man prepares a large crepe used in a Burmese dish sold at the Queens Night Market. Similar night markets are popping up in other cities around the U.S.
Clouds of white smoke rise into the black sky from outdoor grills. The night air is scented with the fragrances of dozens of cuisines from around the world. Read More
COURTESY PHOTO
                                There have been some changes in the Wynn Resorts project, with a planned hotel tower apparently being delayed in favor of building out a lagoon and beach element along with the convention space.

Work on Wynn project begins this winter

COURTESY PHOTO
                                There have been some changes in the Wynn Resorts project, with a planned hotel tower apparently being delayed in favor of building out a lagoon and beach element along with the convention space.
A timetable for Paradise Park, the Wynn Resorts project that will be built on the Las Vegas Strip at the site of the old Desert Inn golf course, has been announced. Read More

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