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Tourism and Leisure

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  • Israel: Can you avoid financial penalty if you cancel your trip?

    Israel: Can you avoid financial penalty if you cancel your trip?
    On the heels of a new State Department warning on travel to Israel, a rocket that landed near the Tel Aviv airport on Tuesday prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to cancel U.S. flights to the country. Tourists may be able to rebook their...
  • Miami's Virginia Key transforms from desolate hammock to tropical wilderness

    Miami's Virginia Key transforms from desolate hammock to tropical wilderness
    MIAMI - Just seven years ago, the 17-acre hammock in Historic Virginia Key Beach Park was as desolate as a moonscape, but now it brims with native plants and wildlife. Volunteer Gary Hunt, armed with a Home Depot fanny pack and a floppy tan hat, walks...
  • Can you see the light? {Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse}

    Can you see the light? {Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse}
    For thousands of years, the point of land at the junction of the Indian River and the Jupiter Inlet had been a meeting place for Indian tribes. In 1854 President Franklin Pierce signed an order for the Fort Jupiter Reservation to be the site for...
  • To speak with God, press '6'

    Until recently, I didn't know it was possible to talk to God via voice prompts. Now I'm not so sure. My religious epiphany occurred in the midst of trying to locate the concierge at the Grand Wailea hotel, a Maui vacation destination that will play...
  • 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...
  • Broadway Touring Productions Get a TV Spotlight on Lifetime Morning Show

    Broadway Across America and Lifetime morning show "The Balancing Act" have teamed for a series of six TV segments that will highlight Broadway titles that are currently on the road or will imminently launch touring productions. The initiative, called...
  • Books Inspiring Global Tours, Journeys

    Books Inspiring Global Tours, Journeys
    Book lovers who head out to visit authors' homes, museums and gravesites are part of a new chapter in travel called "literary tourism." Some focus their storied journeys on places and events featured in works of fiction, (think "Da Vinci Code" tours...
  • 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...
  • Carnival adds another dimension to cruise ships

    GamerHub.tv Disney Cruise Lines introduced 3D movies to all of its ships a few years back, allowing guests to watch hit movies at sea while they were still playing in theaters back home. So to one-up the competition, Carnival Cruise Lines has...
  • 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...
  • 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-...