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Having fun like kids, minus kids, at Disneyland

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Disneyland is not just for sugar-soaked kids. Consider, all you grown-up women out there, going for a gals’ day out. That’s exactly what my childhood friend Joanna and I, both of...

DATE: June 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

Artist’s link with the outdoors on display

ALBUQUERQUE – Georgia O’Keeffe could handle the inhospitable conditions of the American Southwest, with its intense sun and rugged terrain. Her clothes tell part of the story – jeans worn at the...

DATE: May 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

Cheapergasnot going toboost summer driving

NEW YORK – Cheaper gas won’t be enough to get many more Americans on the road this summer. They’re still too worried about their jobs and the economy.Economists and tourism experts are expecting...

DATE: May 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel


NEW YORK Are you filled with wanderlust, but sticking close to home because you lack a like-minded companion? Solo travel is an extraordinary, accessible opportunity that can involve big or small...

DATE: May 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

‘Before They Were Famous’

NEW YORK – Andy Warhol once predicted 15 minutes of fame for everyone.But 25 years after his death, the pop artist’s reputation and impact on the contemporary art world show no signs of fading. His...

DATE: May 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

Doc rolls out ‘Hangover Heaven’onVegas Strip

LAS VEGAS – He had a Las Vegas wedding to attend, but Bryan Dalia was hung over from some marathon partying the night before.“I did two bachelor parties, back-to-back,” Dalia said, putting his hand...

DATE: May 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

Doubling down at the Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. Shadowbox with a silhouetted Muhammad Ali. Grab a bat and take a few swings in a batting cage at the Louisville Slugger Museum. Dig into a Hot Brown at the place where the savory...

DATE: April 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

New Orleans festivals booming as Jazz Fest starts

NEW ORLEANS – When Hurricane Katrina scattered New Orleans residents and its musicians across the country, many wondered if the best days of New Orleans music had drowned with the city. But if its...

DATE: April 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

Motorcyling to the coast

KEY WEST, Fla. – Lots of Northerners shake off the last of the cold weather with a trip south in springtime. We decided to head into the Florida sunshine on two wheels, on a motorcycle trip from...

DATE: April 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

Tourists learn orderliness in Tuscany visit

CORTONA, TUSCANY, ITALY – Climbing up a cobbled lane behind the Convent Santa Margherita where we are staying, we find the Fortezza di Cortona, built 1,000 years ago on the highest hill above the...

DATE: April 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

Short life for world’s largest ship

The RMS Titanic was the largest ship in the world – and publicized as the most luxurious – when it was built in 1912.“The Titanic was given every superlative under the sun,” said Theresa Nelson, a...

DATE: March 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

Titanic centennial: Museums, events, dinners

NEW YORK – A hundred years ago, the sinking of the Titanic was a tragic disaster. Today, it’s fodder for an entertaining outing with the kids. There are replica ships in Tennessee and Missouri,...

DATE: March 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

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