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  • Paddle-wheeler cruises and more trip deals

    Paddle-wheeler cruises and more trip deals
    Summer's already starting to wind down, which means time for summer-ending deals. The American Queen Steamboat Co. is offering price reductions on some of the voyages of the American Queen, which plies the Mississippi and Ohio rivers, and the American Empress, which cruises the Snake and Columbia rivers in the Pacific Northwest. Both boats are paddle-wheelers, harking back to the glory days of river travel in the U.S. The savings are as much as 50 percent on select cruises in August, with the nine-day Midwest cruises as low as $1,525 per person double occupancy, and the nine-day Empress itineraries starting at $1,898 per person double occupancy. But to get these deals you have only a few more days, till July 31, to book. Information at 888-749-5280,
  • July 23 Letters: Fort Monroe, Vladimir Putin

    Fort Monroe's value Your July 20 editorial "Search for stability," concludes that in this time of military downsizing, Hampton Roads must "diversify its economy, broaden its employment base and bolster its financial stability." A means to this end is...

    Don't hate Texas (or any state) before you visit

    Don't hate Texas (or any state) before you visit
    Quick: What's your least favorite U.S. state? I recently asked a couple dozen people that question, as curious about the states they'd mention as to whether they'd name a state at all. Most answered. The leading vote getter was little surprise: Texas....

    Hawaii to celebrate its Flag Day

    Hawaii to celebrate its Flag Day
    Hawaiians and visitors will come together on July 31 to celebrate Hawaiian Flag Day, the islands’ original holiday. Hawaiian Flag Day was first observed July 31, 1843. King Kamehameha III proclaimed the holiday to honor Great Britain’s...

    National Park Service publishes annual report

    The National Park Service's annual report late last week come with some grim news for the park service as a whole. Visitation, visitor spending, jobs supports, local jobs, and total output were all down compared to the previous year.  Bummer. This...