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  • Rollin' on the river: American Queen steamboat brings river cruising back to the mighty Mississippi

    Rollin' on the river: American Queen steamboat brings river cruising back to the mighty Mississippi
    The hour is 11:30 on this Saturday night aboard the American Queen, somewhere south of Natchez, Miss. The dance floor in the Grand Saloon is deserted, and a lone man sits in the 24-hour Front Porch lounge, reading a paperback novel. The evening's...
  • Rented watercraft are a great way to enjoy Washington's Lake Chelan

    Rented watercraft are a great way to enjoy Washington's Lake Chelan
    LAKE CHELAN, Wash. - Here are three games you can play on a half-day outing aboard a rented motorboat as you explore this fjordlike lake, one of Washington's favorite spots for sun fun: -Barbie's Dream House: Which classic lakefront cottage - or which...
  • Park Point: Miles of sand in Duluth, Minnesota

    Park Point: Miles of sand in Duluth, Minnesota
    DULUTH, Minn. - I crossed the dunes at Park Point and took in the wide expanse of beach. The August heat was rising, the sky shone a brilliant blue, and a teenaged lifeguard in red trunks climbed the ladder to his chair, with not a swimmer in sight. I...
  • Washington's tranquil Shaw is an island of blessings

    Washington's tranquil Shaw is an island of blessings
    SHAW ISLAND, Wash. - This island isn't all about nuns, but you'll be hard-pressed to avoid the topic. Especially if you're driving too fast on that first hairpin curve just up from the ferry dock, and you meet the prioress rounding the corner in her...
  • Booty calls: Meet the Pirateheads

    Except for the gang of giddy men and women covered in skulls-and-crossbones and sipping from cups of rum in the corner, the Rum Bar at Panama Hattie’s looks like any other tropical-themed watering hole. Typically, this group can be found wearing...
  • Kauai's close-up: Taking a 'Descendants' tour of Hawaii

    Kauai's close-up: Taking a 'Descendants' tour of Hawaii
    More than 100 movies have been filmed on the island of Kauai. But in most of them, the Garden Isle stands in for someplace else. In the iconic "South Pacific," Kauai is the mythical tropical paradise Bali Hai. In "Jurassic Park," it's an island off the...
  • Seattle, beyond the usual tourist haunts

    Seattle, beyond the usual tourist haunts
    SEATTLE — Pike Place Market. The Space Needle. Pioneer Square. Check, check and check. If you've hit these obvious Seattle destinations, you're not a newbie. But maybe you're not an insider either. So, this 21-stop Seattle checklist is for you. It...
  • Ever Heard Of Barn Island? It's Worth Exploring

    Ever Heard Of Barn Island? It's Worth Exploring
    Look at the official state transportation map and down in the lower right hand corner near the Rhode Island border is a patch of property identified as the Barn Island Wildlife Management Area. Not a grabber of a name, especially considering what it...
  • South Florida has a boat ride and celebrity gossip for every taste

    South Florida has a boat ride and celebrity gossip for every taste
    MIAMI — We've got boat rides. We've got paddlewheelers and pirate ships, air boats and catamarans. Speedboats, glass-bottom boats, schooners, yachts and purpose-built tour boats. We've got fast rides, slow rides and hop-on, hop-off boat tours...
  • First-person singular: 'Hemingway's Boat' gets to the rugged heart of a complicated, captivating man

    First-person singular: 'Hemingway's Boat' gets to the rugged heart of a complicated, captivating man
    Every writer has two lives: The life that contains elements common to all lives — birth and death and everything in between — and a second life. The second life is another thing entirely. It consists of the world's reaction to the writer's...
  • Round-the-world sail raises awareness of CRAB, need for donations

    Round-the-world sail raises awareness of CRAB, need for donations
    Don Backe and Karl Guerra share more than a love for sailing: After their lives were transformed by tragedy, both men used the sport and the organization they now run to regain their sense of purpose. Backe helped found Chesapeake Region Accessible...