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  1. Visits to all 13 Disney parks reveals it's a small world after all


    Some people loathe Disney World, and I understand why. The artificiality, all those people gnawing on turkey legs, the standing in line, that infernal It's a Small World song looping and looping — I get it.

    A colorful performance at Hong Kong Disneyland is set against the backdrop of Sleeping Beauty Castle.
  2. Veteran hikes the Appalachian Trail, canoes the Mississippi

    Human Interest


    His job wasn't difficult, but it wore on him all the same. He craved adventure. He had to do something. That something, it turned out, was hiking the venerable Appalachian Trail in an unbroken streak from Georgia to Maine and, that not being enough, paddling a green canoe from the headwaters of the …

    Jared McCallum leans out at the edge of McAfee Knob, a noted stop on Catawba Mountain in Roanoke County, Va., on May 20 while hiking the Appalachian Trail.
  3. Goodbye, Gwazi! Busch Gardens to close dueling wooden roller coaster


    Goodbye, Gwazi! Busch Gardens Tampa has confirmed plans to close its iconic double wooden roller coaster.

    Murray Maltz and Dara Strauss of Toronto hold on tight as they take a ride on Gwazi in June 1999, the month the wooden roller coaster opened. Busch Gardens has announced plans to shut down the coaster, though no official date was given.