Saturday, September 22, 2018

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Cruises are so uncool they're actually cool

Cruises are so uncool they're actually cool

It’s the final day of this seven-night cruise and I am sitting in my moderately messy balcony stateroom aboard the Celebrity Summit finishing the last bites of a room service cheeseburger, bags as yet unpacked for tomorrow morning’s disem...
Updated one month ago
Early Halloween treat: Big savings on scares at Busch Gardens, Universal ending soon

Early Halloween treat: Big savings on scares at Busch Gardens, Universal ending soon

TAMPA – You might not want to think about Halloween in August, but you can save money if you do. You can buy $29.99 Howl-O-Scream tickets before Busch Gardens ends the sale at midnight Tuesday. Meanwhile, Universal has an online ticket deal that can ...
Updated: 2 months ago
History, Hollywood and voodoo all in a New Orleans cemetery

History, Hollywood and voodoo all in a New Orleans cemetery

NEW ORLEANSIf you’ve heard about New Orleans’ famous cemeteries with their above-ground tombs, chances are you’ve heard about the gravesite of the so-called voodoo queen. Her name was Marie Laveau and she is buried in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. But vi...
Updated: 2 months ago
What local beers and food you’ll find at Busch Gardens’ Bier Fest, opening Aug. 25

What local beers and food you’ll find at Busch Gardens’ Bier Fest, opening Aug. 25

Busch Gardens’ new Oktoberfest-themed festival called Bier Fest will run weekends Aug. 25 through Sept. 16, including Labor Day.Similar in style to the park’s spring Food and Wine Festival, the Bier Fest will feature culinary cabins set up around the...
Updated: 2 months ago
Goodwill donations in August get BOGO tickets to Dinosaur World

Goodwill donations in August get BOGO tickets to Dinosaur World

If you are ready to rid of items you’ve had around your house since the Jurassic period, you can get free tickets for children to Dinosaur World by donating to Goodwill Industries beginning Aug. 1. Goodwill shoppers who round up their purchases to th...
Updated: 2 months ago
Three trips in one on a whirlwind tour of Ecuador

Three trips in one on a whirlwind tour of Ecuador

"Why Ecuador?" I was asked that at least a dozen times when I told folks I had booked a short trip to the South American country. At the time, the answer was that my husband, who has an Indian passport, didn’t need a visa to visit Ecuador and...
Updated: 2 months ago
First look (with video): Universal’s new high-tech fountain shows ends the night at the theme park

First look (with video): Universal’s new high-tech fountain shows ends the night at the theme park

Visitors to Universal Studios in Orlando on Monday night got to witness the premiere of the new high-tech, dancing-fountain, cinematic show to end the day in the park in what the show’s creator called "a kiss goodnight." It’s full of ima...
Updated: 2 months ago
Explore another side of Key West: its vibrant visual arts scene

Explore another side of Key West: its vibrant visual arts scene

KEY WESTIn the gift shop of the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum in Key West, there’s a book for sale: Write Like Hemingway: Writing Lessons You Can Learn From the Master.Indeed, many literary masters have called the Conch Republic home, including pl...
Updated: 2 months ago
How to keep a big group from smothering your trip

How to keep a big group from smothering your trip

The majority rule — the one that says the needs of a group outweigh those of an individual — has always been a travel industry standard. When there’s a convention or a wedding, regular guests sometimes feel like second-class citizens when they find a...
Updated: 3 months ago
At new Toy Story Land, millennial parents are Disney’s target

At new Toy Story Land, millennial parents are Disney’s target

With little kids of their own now, millennial parents visiting the new Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios can step back into their childhood. And they can suck on a vodka-laced lemonade from Woody’s Lunch Box on a bench made of Lincoln Logs...
Updated: 3 months ago

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