Monday, December 11, 2017

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First look: Harry Potterís Christmas finally arrives at Universal Orlando

First look: Harry Potterís Christmas finally arrives at Universal Orlando

Christmas has finally come to Hogwarts at Universal Orlando, with the promise of warm butterbeer, a Frog Choir singing carols and a magical light show projected onto Hogwarts Castle nightly followed by fireworks. It opens to the public on Saturday. C...
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Flights of fancy vacation photography, courtesy of drones

Flights of fancy vacation photography, courtesy of drones

Rachel RaczkaImagine your favorite vacation photo: that perfect sunset shot with waves gently crashing and an amber crescent reflecting off the oceanís glassy surface.Now imagine it from above.Drone sales in the United States doubled in the year that...
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A gift guide for travelers: gadgets, comfort, luggage

A gift guide for travelers: gadgets, comfort, luggage

Whatís in your bag when you take a trip? What gadgets, tools and comfort items are essential? The Associated Press crowdsourced that question on a Facebook thread as fodder for a holiday gift guide for travelers. We heard from folks around the world,...
Published: 11/14/17
Updated: 12/04/17
Explore underwater treasures at Sombrero Reef off Marathon in the Florida Keys

Explore underwater treasures at Sombrero Reef off Marathon in the Florida Keys

The Florida Keys seem like a world away, but theyíre not too far away when youíre already in Miami.After departing from a cruise, my daughters and I wanted to keep the vacation going just a little bit longer. We headed south on U.S. 1, bound for Mara...
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Universal snaps up more land for potential theme park expansion

Universal snaps up more land for potential theme park expansion

Universal Orlando has purchased another big chunk of land in Orlando, giving the theme park company more than 570 acres to work with for expansions, possibly including a new theme park.The land is adjacent to the $130 million purchase Universal made ...
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Busch Gardens offers 2018 Fun Card early, with a free Adventure Island pass

Busch Gardens offers 2018 Fun Card early, with a free Adventure Island pass

Busch Gardens has put its 2018 Fun Card on sale early, meaning you can get two free months to visit the Tampa theme park for the rest of this year and a free Adventure Islands water park pass in 2018. This is the fifth year that Busch Gardens has of...
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17 days, 9 countries: One manís jaunt through Eastern Europe

17 days, 9 countries: One manís jaunt through Eastern Europe

USTI NAD LABEM, Czech Republice_SDLqYou know where I got to go when I was a kid?" I asked my daughter as we climbed the steps to a 14th century castle overlooking the River Elbe and this worn, industrial city."Where?""Texas," I said.Itís hard to reme...
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Beautiful Hong Kong is pulsating with life and culture

Beautiful Hong Kong is pulsating with life and culture

HONG KONGe_SDLqAh money, money, money!" the cabdriver exclaimed with no small sense of sarcasm in his Cantonese-accented English as he waved in the direction of the spectacular skyline of Hong Kong, a city that revels in its reputation as an internat...
Updated: 2 months ago
At Disney World, 4 hotels to allow pets during pilot program

At Disney World, 4 hotels to allow pets during pilot program

LAKE BUENA VISTA — Four hotels at Walt Disney World Resort will allow guests to bring dogs beginning Sunday.The hotels near Orlando, Florida, are Disney's Yacht Club Resort, Disney Port Orleans Resort-Riverside, Disney's Art of Animation Resort...
Updated: 2 months ago
A father-son pilgrimage to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown

A father-son pilgrimage to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.Poet Donald Hall wrote in his essay Fathers Playing Catch With Sons that "baseball is continuous, like nothing else among American things, an endless game of repeated summers, joining the long generations of all the fathers and all t...
Updated: 2 months ago

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