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2011: Defining moments to rule

NEW YORK – Anniversaries, events, celebrities and the economy will influence travel in 2011, from the royal wedding in London, to the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in New York.London is...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Travel

This week: Exposure, death and mayhem

By John PeelHerald Features EditorEveryone knows that the U.S. Constitution was created in Philadelphia. We’re all aware that the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 took place in Chicago.And you’ve by now...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

Champagne in a chandelier

LAS VEGAS – The last major Las Vegas resort approved before the Great Recession will have to lure thousands of gamblers from established neighbors to survive.The $3.9 billion Cosmopolitan of Las...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

Preserving a Key marvel

KEY LARGO, Fla. – Fifty years after it was designated the first underwater park in the U.S., John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park looks much like it did when it was founded: Tropical fish swim...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

The exhibit that never sleeps Philly’s new ‘Museum Without Walls’ is open to all, all the time

PHILADELPHIA – Ever walk by a statue and wonder, “What made this guy so important?” or pass by a modern sculpture in a park and think, “What on Earth is that supposed to be?”Now, in Philadelphia,...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

A picture lasts longer

POIPU, Hawaii – The best part of the best-ever family vacation was practically an afterthought.With just days to go before my parents and I left for a week on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, an...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

Did your ancestor fight at Saratoga? You can check

STILLWATER, N.Y. – Descendants of Revolutionary War soldiers who fought in one of history’s most important battles can now find their American ancestors in a computer database, and some day they...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

Brit says U.S. making excessive demands

LONDON — The chairman of British Airways claims the United States is making excessive demands about screening airline passengers, including insisting on measures it doesn’t require on U.S. domestic...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

Katrina’s legacy

NEW ORLEANS – The room is lit by flashlights, an escape hole chopped in the roof with an ax lying nearby. Steps away, rising floodwaters seep down a levee wall; across the way, a storm diary...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

Arty or industrial?

MILWAUKEE – Many people may own a few of the items in the Milwaukee Art Museum’s new exhibition.It includes mass-produced, everyday items like watering cans from Ikea, a Dyson vacuum, a fax machine...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

Mongolia, modernized

CHIFENG, China – It’s no longer about the armed warriors, Genghis Khan and the robed nomads prancing through lush greenery on horseback.In China’s barely populated Inner Mongolian grasslands, what...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

Atlantic City hopes ‘Boardwalk Empire’ brings tourists

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – What “The Sopranos” did for a pork store in northern New Jersey and “Sex and the City” did for a Manhattan cupcake shop, Atlantic City is hoping “Boardwalk Empire” does for...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

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