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                                Planning your activities ahead of the trip through your travel agent can minimize unexpected in-destination expenses, says Mark Noennig, executive vice president at the Mark Travel Corp.

Ways to cut back expenses for your next trip

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                                Planning your activities ahead of the trip through your travel agent can minimize unexpected in-destination expenses, says Mark Noennig, executive vice president at the Mark Travel Corp.

Updated on  March 4, 2017 at 6:55 pm
Traveling costs money, but there are ways that you can cut back on your expenses and leave more cash for your next trip. Read More
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                                The Earth Awaits website helps you get a picture of how much money it takes to live abroad. You can see a gallery of destinations, save favorites, view ratings and check a general cost breakdown.

Budgeting tips for living abroad

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                The Earth Awaits website helps you get a picture of how much money it takes to live abroad. You can see a gallery of destinations, save favorites, view ratings and check a general cost breakdown.

Updated on  March 4, 2017 at 6:53 pm
Dreaming about living in another country is easy, but creating a budget to make it happen is hard. Here’s help. Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Universal Studios raised ticket prices a week after Disneyland raised its prices. Above, Main Street in Disneyland at Anaheim, Calif.

Universal parks in California and Florida raise ticket prices

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                                Universal Studios raised ticket prices a week after Disneyland raised its prices. Above, Main Street in Disneyland at Anaheim, Calif.

Updated on  February 25, 2017 at 11:54 pm
About a week after Disneyland raised its ticket prices, Universal Studios Hollywood hiked attendance prices an extra $5 per visitor. Read More

Disneyland’s Fastpass, on an app

Disneyland’s Fastpass ticketing system, which lets visitors avoid the long lines for crowded attractions by booking a ride time, has been a free feature since it was created in 1999. Read More

What’s in your suitcase?

More travelers may be asking this question in the near future if this newest wrinkle in the sharing economy catches on. Read More

Airport satisfaction up slightly

U.S. airports are bursting at the seams with travelers, and yet fliers are giving airports high satisfaction ratings. Read More
 
 

TSA PreCheck suffers setback

The Transportation Security Administration has set a goal of registering 25 million Americans for a security program that lets fliers use an expedited screening line at U.S. airports. Read More
Updated on  November 19, 2016 at 6:54 pm
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                A visitor to the American Museum of Natural History viewed a display of a tobacco harvest in the exhibit “¡Cuba!” during an unveiling Tuesday in New York. The show of Cuban biodiversity, people and culture officially opens Monday.

Exhibit on Cuba celebrates country’s diverse culture

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                                A visitor to the American Museum of Natural History viewed a display of a tobacco harvest in the exhibit “¡Cuba!” during an unveiling Tuesday in New York. The show of Cuban biodiversity, people and culture officially opens Monday.
The American Museum of Natural History is presenting a bilingual exhibit that explores Cuba’s biodiversity and culture. Read More

Disney to end Electrical Parade

The Main Street Electrical Parade at Walt Disney World will soon come to an end. The last glowing procession down Main Street in the Magic Kingdom will be Oct. 9. Read More
Updated on  August 14, 2016 at 12:16 am
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY / AP
                                A little penguin chick is shown Monday in its habitat at the Bronx Zoo in New York. Hatched on May 10, it is the first of its kind born at the zoo in its 120-year history. Little penguins, also known as fairy penguins or blue penguins, are the smallest of the 18 penguin species. Adults are about 13 inches tall and weigh 2 to 3 pounds.

Clinton childhood home to reopen

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY / AP
                                A little penguin chick is shown Monday in its habitat at the Bronx Zoo in New York. Hatched on May 10, it is the first of its kind born at the zoo in its 120-year history. Little penguins, also known as fairy penguins or blue penguins, are the smallest of the 18 penguin species. Adults are about 13 inches tall and weigh 2 to 3 pounds.
The home in Hope where former President Bill Clinton spent the first four years of his life is set to reopen following a Christmas Day fire. Read More

Why airlines give seat belt demos

If you fly on a commercial airliner and listen to the safety demo (most people don’t listen, of course), you might wonder why the video or crew instructs you how to use the seat belt. Read More

U.S., Cuba team up for exhibit

The American Museum of Natural History is collaborating with its counterpart in Havana on a bilingual exhibition on Cuba. Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Matt Hoopes of Tucson, Ariz., stopped to check the Ohio River on Thursday during his stop in Owensboro, Ky. Hoopes is on a cross country-cycling trip from Coos Bay, Ore., to Ocean City, Md.

Smartphone entry expands

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                                Matt Hoopes of Tucson, Ariz., stopped to check the Ohio River on Thursday during his stop in Owensboro, Ky. Hoopes is on a cross country-cycling trip from Coos Bay, Ore., to Ocean City, Md.
To open a hotel room using this technology, guests must be enrolled in the Starwood loyalty program and must download the Starwood Preferred Guest app. Read More

Home sharing tied to identity theft

If you rent out your home or apartment through an online rental site such as Airbnb, you could be a greater risk of being a victim of identity theft. Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                The Saturn V rocket booster arrived Tuesday for display at the Infinity Science Center in Pearlington, Miss., after a 50-mile journey from New Orleans. The booster is intended to become part of a larger exhibit at the southern Mississippi-based center to educate visitors about the Apollo program and the state’s role in it.

Unused Apollo booster enshrined

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                                The Saturn V rocket booster arrived Tuesday for display at the Infinity Science Center in Pearlington, Miss., after a 50-mile journey from New Orleans. The booster is intended to become part of a larger exhibit at the southern Mississippi-based center to educate visitors about the Apollo program and the state’s role in it.
A massive rocket booster that never made it to space instead made its way Tuesday to Mississippi’s Infinity Science Center after a carefully orchestrated dayslong move over land and water from New Orleans. Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS / JUNE 9
                                Visitors stand inside a replica of the Sistine Chapel in Mexico City. The Vatican granted permission for the construction of the life-size model, which required millions of photographs to be taken of the actual building. Pope Julius II, who was pontiff from 1503 to 1513, hired Michelangelo to paint the ceiling, which was completed in 1512.

Show logs Chicago’s candy history

ASSOCIATED PRESS / JUNE 9
                                Visitors stand inside a replica of the Sistine Chapel in Mexico City. The Vatican granted permission for the construction of the life-size model, which required millions of photographs to be taken of the actual building. Pope Julius II, who was pontiff from 1503 to 1513, hired Michelangelo to paint the ceiling, which was completed in 1512.
An exhibit about Chicago’s candy-making history is opening at a museum in the city’s Greektown neighborhood Read More

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