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World Travel

  1. What it's like to fly over an erupting volcano


    Akureyri, Iceland — There is something so majestic yet so frightful about a volcanic eruption that someone viewing it just cannot look away. In Iceland, people are paying hundreds, even thousands, of dollars to experience this bucket-list thrill from the air.

    From a plane, passengers can see lava flowing from Holuhraun  volcano in Iceland. The lava already stretches about a dozen miles.
 [Photo by Robert N. Jenkins.]
  2. 'Frozen' ousts Norway Maelstrom ride at Epcot


    It's official and, for Disney purists, a little depressing: A ride based on smash flick Frozen will replace Maelstrom, the begrudgingly beloved boat trek in Epcot's Norway pavilion. No date has been given for closings and openings, but with the tale of Scandinavian sibs Anna and Elsa being such a phenomenon, you …

    This undated image released by Disney shows Disney characters Anna, left, and her sister Elsa from the animated film "Frozen" at Princess Fairytale Hall at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Princess Fairytale Hall features walls of stone and stained glass windows, a spacious gallery adorned with portraits of Disney princesses and elegantly finished rooms where guests can meet Anna & Elsa, Cinderella, Rapunzel and other princesses. Wait times to meet the sisters stretches for hours and reservations are snapped up as soon as they become available, part of a frenzy for all things "Frozen."  (AP Photo/Disney, Matt Stroshane)
  3. In July, another record bed tax collection for Pinellas County signals strong tourism


    A record July for Pinellas County tourist development tax collections could set the stage for another record year.