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  1. Strong dollar = cheaper European vacations

    Travel

    Vacations in Europe have a new attraction: The euro's steep drop in value is making the continent much cheaper for tourists from across the world, especially the United States and China.

    Among the Americans to take advantage of the favorable exchange rate is the Roberts family of Columbus, Ohio, shown in front of the Sacre-Coeur Basilica in Paris. Some economists expect the dollar and the euro to reach parity this year.
  2. These European hotels will help you feel at home

    Travel

    Taking up temporary residency on the quiet lanes and public squares of Europe offers the sort of civic intimacy that often eludes mere sightseers. • Location and a connection to community distinguish each of the following hotels, all of which offer a strong sense of place, both outside and in.

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  3. Video: Lowry Park Zoo's clouded leopard cub greets public

    Attractions

    Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo on Tuesday introduced Mowgli, a rare 6-week-old clouded leopard cub, to park visitors.

    Mowgli, a  rare clouded leopard cub born March 7 at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, looks around in one of his first public appearances on Tuesday. [SKIP O'ROURKE  |   Times]