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Foliage season arrives with first golden hues

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Coal museum installs rooftop solar system

Don’t look to the Kentucky Coal Museum to bring coal back. Read More

Classic Disneyland parade ends Aug. 20

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

‘Sully’ plane is top attraction at aviation museum

Visitor numbers more than doubled after “Sully” hit the big screen in September. Read More

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