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  • California travel industry employment exceeds pre-recession peak

    California travel industry employment exceeds pre-recession peak
    Nearly 1 million people work in California's travel industry, a record high that surpasses the pre-recession peak, according to a new study. Total employment in the wide-ranging travel field hit 956,800 last year, according to the report commissioned by...
  • Letters: Those rowdy Italian soccer fans

    Those rowdy soccer fans I enjoyed the articles on soccer cities ["For Kicks," by April Orcutt, June 8]. My husband and I had an experience with soccer fans in Italy about 15 years ago. We were waiting for a train at a small station north of Milan. We...
  • If we only loved water as much as the waterfront

    If we only loved water as much as the waterfront
    Two years ago, during bicentennial commemorations for the War of 1812, I was struck by how important the waterfront is to Baltimore. That might seem like an odd thing for a Baltimorean to say, but unless you own waterfront property, work near it or...
  • Gloriana rebounded after its singer took a hike

    Gloriana rebounded after its singer took a hike
    In the short but eventful life of country band Gloriana, there has been little in the way of scandal. So when something big happens, like that time one of its singers walked offstage after a show and never came back, people tend to make a big deal of it....
  • Cruise nights not just for gear-heads

     Cruise nights not just for gear-heads
    Whether you can point out dual carbs or don't even know what that means, cruise night is a spring-to-fall pastime for car aficionados and minivan-motorin' families alike. "It's a family-oriented event with people and their kids and their dogs. It's...
  • National Park Service seeks to ease tensions with Point Reyes farmers

    National Park Service seeks to ease tensions with Point Reyes farmers
    Point Reyes National Seashore is unusual among U.S. parks. Its shimmering coastline and velvety hillsides make for a majestic Marin County landscape — and its two dozen commercial dairy farms and ranches make for one of the nastiest disagreements in...
  • Eco-tourism rises as Iran's currency woes clip travelers' wings

    In a building full of shops selling nightgowns and wedding dresses, three young women in the modest offices of the Zhivar Tourist Agency chat up clients about prospective vacation spots in Iran. Business is good. The falling value of Iran's currency,...
  • Mexico: Disney cruises to return to Baja; Carnival to revisit Mazatlan

    Mexico: Disney cruises to return to Baja; Carnival to revisit Mazatlan
    Suddenly Mexico has returned as a hot cruise destination. Disney Cruise Line comes back to the West Coast for Baja cruises from San Diego in fall 2015. Also, Carnival Cruise Lines resumes its seven-day itineraries to Mazatlan starting in October. Disney...
  • Manaus is Brazil's jewel of the Amazon jungle

    Manaus is Brazil's jewel of the Amazon jungle
    It's that special time in the late afternoon when the light turns golden and life seems to move at the pace of a bygone era in the square that anchors this Amazon city's opera house. Children clamor to catch soap bubbles sent aloft by a vendor,...
  • Cruise lines offer up an education with your vacation

    Cruise lines offer up an education with your vacation
    The days when people went on a cruise vacation and returned home satisfied with just a tan have long been gone. Now passengers want more: to learn and accomplish something during their cruise – perhaps learning about local wines or how to...
  • Regal Princess makes debut for Princess Cruises

    Regal Princess makes debut for Princess Cruises
    And now we wait. Princess Cruises debuted its newest ship, the Regal Princess, last week with its first sailing out of Venice to begin a summer of cruising in the Mediterranean. "We’re absolutely delighted to welcome another addition to the...