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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

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

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

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

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

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