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  1. Galápagos, a natural selection for seeing all manner of wildlife (w/video)

    Travel

    ECUADOR

    The flimsy sink was positioned right over the bucket, a few tiny leaves thrown into the clear water to demonstrate as the man in khaki pulled the plug. The water, the leaves: straight down. He moved the bucket and sink 2 feet to the north of the line painted on concrete, repeated the experiment and the …

    The red-footed booby nests in low bushes, laying only one egg. There are thought to be 9,000 pairs of them on Genovesa Island, cohabiting with Nazca boobies and blue-footed boobies.
  2. Falcon's Fury up and running at Busch Gardens; here's what it's like to ride

    Florida

    TAMPA — As your toes dangle 335 feet high atop your perch on the Falcon's Fury drop ride at Busch Gardens, you can see Tropicana Field nearly 25 miles away in St. Petersburg. It's a moment of pure awe. Just before the panic.

    ANNE GLOVER  |  Times
Falcon's Fury at Busch Gardens is open more and more to riders.
  3. Epcot adds after-hours party to food and wine fest

    Florida

    There will be a new after-hours street party this year during Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival, which starts next month at the Orlando theme park. The Late Nights Live! party will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:45 p.m. to 1 a.m. during the festival for $79 per person. That gets you six items from select …

    Le Cellier‚€™s popular wild mushroom beef filet mignon with truffle butter sauce is paired with the perfect syrah at the Canada marketplace during the 17th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Sept. 28-Nov. 12, 2012 at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.   (Matt Stroshane, photographer)