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  1. Orlando's Crayola Experience a fascinating wonderland of color, technology and nostalgia



    Fred Rogers' sweater is a hue Crayola might call Forest Green, or maybe Aquamarine, or maybe Illuminating Emerald. He sketches a simple rainbow on an easel in his modest TV living room, the one decorated like childhood, and turns to the camera.

    A “crayonologist” creates a batch of crayons for Crayola Experience visitors.  “This brand has certainly evolved and changed,” Crayola president and CEO Mike Perry (not pictured) says. “But that mission of sparking the creative spirit of a child has never changed.”
  2. Trans-Atlantic cruise from Miami to England a memorable journey


    At dinner the second night on the ship, it became clear there was something special about this type of cruise. • "Is this your first trans-Atlantic cruise?" the British woman sitting to my left inquired. Yes, I replied, asking if she and her husband had been on one before. "This is our 40th," she said. • …

    A trans-Atlantic cruise provides ample time to enjoy onboard activities.
  3. Oldest ever giant panda celebrates with bamboo, veggie cake


    HONG KONG — The oldest giant panda ever in captivity tasted a vegetable ice cake and, of course, bamboo in celebration of her 37th birthday.

    Giant panda Jia Jia tastes her birthday cake made with ice and vegetables at Ocean Park in Hong Kong, Tuesday, July 28, 2015 as she celebrates her 37-year-old birthday. Jia Jia broke the Guinness World Records title for "Oldest Panda Living in Captivity" on Tuesday. [KIN CHEUNG | AP]