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Tourism and Leisure

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  • Dave and Sue Sweet: Best tour guides ever in Europe

    I spent 17 blissful days touring the unspoiled countryside of France with Dave and Sue Sweet, based in New Zealand. We stayed in a beautiful châteaux in the middle of peaceful meadows. This charming duo has been running small-group tours (only six people)...
  • Osceola aims for title of vacation-rental-home capital

    Osceola aims for title of vacation-rental-home capital
    Osceola County, often overshadowed by Orlando's global image as a vacation destination, is trying to stake out a patch of supremacy in Central Florida's crowded tourism landscape. Citing its huge inventory of vacation properties for rent, it's...
  • Tourism guru shares journey to creating a destination

    Tourism guru shares journey to creating a destination
    Roger Brooks travels 350 days per year and spends most of them trying to create a place where you want to be. Brooks, 61, a tourism consultant, has worked with more than 1,000 destinations in 45 states and places abroad since the early 1980s. This is an...
  • Virginia's local craft beer industry on the rise

    Virginia's local craft beer industry on the rise
    Virginia has become a magnet for the craft beer industry, according to the Virginia Tourism Corporation. The state now has 82 breweries with more opening every year, says the state agency, which has designated August as Virginia Craft Beer Month. A...
  • 10 iconic Caribbean sights to see on your next vacation

    Florida’s “backyard,” the Caribbean, is filled with iconic sights. Here are our 10 favorites — in no particular order — you may wish to check out during your next cruise or trip to the islands: ·Dunn’s River Falls,...
  • Baltimore's tourism industry sees growth in 2013

    Baltimore's tourism industry sees growth in 2013
    The city's tourism industry grew last year, according to Visit Baltimore's annual report, with 23.9 million visitors spending more than $5 billion in 2013. The report, which was released Tuesday, found that visitors to Baltimore were up 2.6 percent from...
  • Nice alternatives to some well-trodden tourist spots

    Nice alternatives to some well-trodden tourist spots
    For decades, visits to New York City have meant Broadway shows, Fifth Avenue shopping and slack-jawed stops at Times Square and the Statue of Liberty. Those experiences will always remain quintessential New York, but for the last year the city's tourism...
  • Don't pave paradise [Commentary]

    Don't pave paradise [Commentary]
    Two years ago I moved to Baltimore, where the roads are littered with pot holes (and litter) — I should know because I've had to circle them to find parking. Two of my housemates have had their cars broken into, my high taxes make my escrow payments...
  • Norwegian reports $112M in second-quarter profit

    Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line said earnings doubled in the second quarter, driven in part by capacity and revenue gains from having its two newest ships operating in the full period. Quarterly net income was $111.6 million or 54 cents a share, the...
  • Electric bikes all the buzz at a growing number of tour companies

    As Ike Fazzio and I pedaled our Swiss-made, electric-assist bikes through Balboa Park, a steep climb loomed. Usually that would mean bearing down, sweating a bit and perhaps even walking up the incline. But not that day. With a flick of my wrist, the...
  • A honey of a brew: Pair opens Allentown's first meadery

    It's one of the oldest fermented beverages in the world, but until recently many people had never even heard of mead. Now the ancient drink, which was mentioned in "Beowulf" and found in Egyptian tombs, has come to Allentown. In January, Greg Heller-...