World Travel

  1. Check in to an Airstream, check out the mystique


    If you have dreams of traveling to California and staying in a custom-designed Airstream, you'll find yourself in good company. • Take Keith and Nancy Orchard. They are your average suburbanites in their mid 40s, working in the high-tech sector in Palo Alto, with two middle schoolers, Amanda and Charlie. As they …

    Junior Aguilar kicks back with a beer outside an Airstream he rented at the Flying Flags RV Park in Buellton, northwest of Santa Barbara, Calif. 
MCT photos
  2. Pinellas tourism agency won't turn to public-private model


    CLEARWATER — There was no debate at Wednesday's Pinellas Tourist Development Council meeting about whether the county tourism agency should switch to a public-private model that would let it spend bed-tax dollars without the accountability of a government agency.

    That's not going to happen.

  3. Has American Idol been 'Frozen' out at Disney theme park?


    Disney World will close its American Idol Experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park Aug. 30, much earlier than previously announced. The attraction based on Fox's long-time singing competition was supposed to close in January 2015; a Disney spokesman said the park isn't ready to reveal what's coming …

    (2009) The American Idol Experience  at Disney's Hollywood Studios opened in 2009 and will close next week. This "golden ticket" sign greets potential performers as they enter backstage.