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  • Broward poised to see 14 million tourists in 2014, officials say

    Buoyed by a record performance in 2013, Broward County is poised to welcome 14 million tourists this year, the region's tourism czar predicted Thursday. And for 2015, the goal is to reach 15 million. "We're on the brink of 14 million visitors in 2014,...
  • Embattled Kashmir is getting back on tourists' radars

    Embattled Kashmir is getting back on tourists' radars
    The signs that greet you as you emerge from the little airport in Srinagar, Kashmir's main city, give you a sense of how unexpected the place is going to be. The first one I saw advised, "Do not get your daughter married before the age of 18. (It is a...
  • Tourism is No. 1 industry in Palm Beach County, officials say

    Tourism is No. 1 industry in Palm Beach County, officials say
    Tourism is the top industry in Palm Beach County and it keeps the wheels of its economy turning, officials said Friday during a celebration of travel in downtown West Palm Beach. Last year the county welcomed 6 million visitors who generated $6.8...
  • Orlando attorney's Wild Florida attraction shows value of eco-tourism

    Orlando attorney's Wild Florida attraction shows value of eco-tourism
    As a big fan of nature myself, I can appreciate how Ranier Munns fell in love with Cypress Lake. A feature story on the front page of the Sentinel this Sunday explains how Munns, founder of Orlando law firm Bogin Munns & Munns, started a new tourist...
  • For some authors, it's a tour de farce

    For some authors, it's a tour de farce
    When Baltimore writer Rafael Alvarez was driving around the country peddling his books, he sold a collection of his newspaper articles and short stories to a drunken farmer in a men's room outside Memphis, Tenn. He's spent countless nights sleeping in his...
  • Adler's 'Destination Solar System' a stunning tour of the planets

    Adler's 'Destination Solar System' a stunning tour of the planets
    In previous shows since remaking its central domed theater, the Adler Planetarium has taken visitors into deep space, back to the celestial basics, and deep into the kind of awe the cosmos can inspire. This time around, for the new theatrical...
  • Go Away With ... Brian Culbertson

    Go Away With ... Brian Culbertson
    Three years ago, musician Brian Culbertson and his wife started the Napa Valley Jazz Getaway (http://napavalleyjazzgetaway.me/). "It's what I call a lifestyle event where you come in for several days and listen to great jazz concerts, enjoy meals and hang...
  • CANNES: Wild Bunch, Sophisticated Bring Terrence Malick's 'Voyage of Time' to Cannes (EXCLUSIVE)

    CANNES- Surely moving waves at a largely calm Cannes market, Wild Bunch and Berlin-based Sophisticated Films are bringing Terrence Malick's long-anticipated, 30-years-in-gestation "Voyage of Time" onto the Cannes market. Having acquired international...
  • Ellicott City native in 'Smokey Joe's Cafe' at Arena Stage

    Dressed in skinny jeans, flats, a white shirt and still wearing her stage makeup, the petite Ashley Blair Fitzgerald sits cross-legged in a small conference room after her matinee performance in "Smokey Joe's Cafe" at Arena Stage in Washington. The show...
  • Seniors on the Go: Cruising close to home

    Seniors on the Go: Cruising close to home
    A reader recently asked about cruising close to home, and if you're interested, you'll find quite a few options. The big mass-market cruise lines, with their mega-ships, offer a few stay-near-home itineraries, at prices close to rates in the Caribbean and...
  • Ecuador's newly reopened Cruise Train connects present day to history

    QUITO, Ecuador — As the four-car train rolls through the clouds and begins its descent of the Andes, Bette Bleeker has a practical concern. "I hope someone checked the brakes," the Chicago resident asks. It's a fair question, given the 1,755-...