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  • River trips the ticket for bored ocean cruisers

    River trips the ticket for bored ocean cruisers
    It was a chilly, rainy afternoon when my husband and I boarded the Viking Freya in Budapest, Hungary, for an eight-day cruise along the Danube River to Nuremberg, Germany. After arriving from the U.S. a few days earlier to tour the city, we finally had...
  • Simsbury Wants To Be A 'Fan Favorite' Town

    Simsbury Wants To Be A 'Fan Favorite' Town
    SIMSBURY — Dominique Avery, co-chairwoman of the town's tourism committee, is asking residents to vote for Simsbury as a state Connecticut Fan Favorite town. "People tend to think of us as a boring bedroom community and we are anything but that,"...
  • 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...
  • Hyundai recalls 58,000 Elantra Touring models over side-airbag concern

     
    Filed under: Budget, Wagon, Recalls, Hyundai, Canada Hyundai is recalling 58,000 Elantra Touring wagons, after it was discovered that a metal support bracket in the headliner could become dislodged when the side-curtain airbag deploys. If this happens,...
  • One year in, Carnival CEO working to right the ship

    MIAMI A year after stepping into the top job at Carnival Corp., Arnold Donald still doesn't know what he was thinking when he heard the offer. After a board member from the world's largest cruise company called him to say that then-Chairman and chief...
  • Hollywood Boulevard wax figure attraction expands with Marvel heroes

    Hollywood Boulevard wax figure attraction expands with Marvel heroes
    In the movie theaters, films starring superheroes are drawing huge crowds. So it makes sense that one of Hollywood Boulevard's most popular tourist attractions is expanding this week to bring visitors a 4-D dose of superheroes. Madame Tussauds, next...
  • Seniors on the Go: Summer senior summary

    Seniors on the Go: Summer senior summary
    If you're a senior about to shove off on your vacation, here are a few notes on the current state of senior travel. AIRLINES. Forget any special senior deals. The only airline with meaningful senior fares is Southwest, and its senior fares are good deals...
  • Florida business groups court more internationals for tourism, labor

    Florida business groups court more internationals for tourism, labor
    Many interests in Florida want more internationals coming here and they are working hard to make that happen. The inscription on the Statue of Liberty about "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free," doesn't apply...
  • National Park Service calls development plans a threat to Grand Canyon

    National Park Service calls development plans a threat to Grand Canyon
    At the rim of the Grand Canyon, busloads of Chinese tourists jostled on a recent day with twentysomething backpackers and an Amish family with rambunctious boys in suspenders and straw hats, all eager for a prime viewing spot. They gazed out on a...
  • Greek court rules strike by electricity workers illegal

    ATHENS (Reuters) - A Greek court ruled on Friday that a strike by electricity workers which caused brief power outages across the country was illegal, in a verdict that will bring relief to the government as the summer tourist season kicks off. Backed by...
  • Savor the spirit: Whiskey tasting in Kentucky and Tennessee

    I travel the world, drinking. Along the way, I learn exactly how drinks that rule the world are made. I've sipped and swirled Champagne and Cognac in France, Guinness in Dublin and Scotch in — where else — Scotland. And although whiskeys are...