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  • Costa Concordia completes its voyage to the scrap yard

    Costa Concordia completes its voyage to the scrap yard
    The wrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner limped into its last port Sunday, when it was towed to the northern Italian city of Genoa to be broken up for scrap, two-and-a-half years after running aground and sinking with the loss of 32 lives. After a...
  • White House sounds another climate change warning, gives shout out to Broward's Kristin Jacobs

    White House sounds another climate change warning, gives shout out to Broward's Kristin Jacobs
    The Obama administration's issue of the day Tuesday is climate change. Efforts include bringing in selected weathercasters from around the country, including John Morales from Miami's WTVJ-Ch. 6, to broadcast about the issue. And the administration...
  • Readers recommend: Bogotá bike tour

    My husband and I took a bike tour in December in Bogotá, Colombia, and it was the highlight of our stay. With our guide, Mike Ceaser of Bogotá Bike Tours, we watched matadors at the Plaza de Toros practice their moves with wheeled mechanical bulls. Mike...
  • Europe's oddball museums broaden perspectives

    Europe's oddball museums broaden perspectives
    You could spend a lifetime in Europe's grand museums -- the Louvre, the British Museum, and many others. But I also like to take in a destination's more idiosyncratic sights, getting a bead on the quirkier side of the local culture. It's my nature as a...
  • Travel smart with your smartphone

    Travel smart with your smartphone
    I love all the technology that makes travel easier than ever. Even when you want to get away from it all, it makes sense to take your smartphone (or tablet) with you. You can keep in touch if you want to, plus you'll have instant access to resources...
  • The many layers of Istanbul

    The many layers of Istanbul
    I first visited Istanbul in the 1970s. Some of my most vivid memories of that trip are of the colorful locals. Scruffy kids sold cherry juice and old men would grab huge cucumbers from wheeled carts, then peel, quarter and salt them to sell for pennies....
  • Norwegian Cruise Line orders two more 4,200-passenger ships

    Norwegian Cruise Line orders two more 4,200-passenger ships
    More mega cruise ships are on tap for Norwegian Cruise Line. The Miami-based cruise operator said this week it's signed an agreement with German shipyard Meyer Werft to build two more Breakaway-Plus class ships for delivery in spring 2018 and fall 2019....
  • After coup and slayings, Thai authorities ponder tourist-tracking

    After coup and slayings, Thai authorities ponder tourist-tracking
    Yearlong political unrest followed by a military coup has cut deeply into Thailand's vital tourist trade, and a grisly double slaying of British backpackers in mid-September has spurred fear of an even sharper plummet in foreign visits. But a proposal...
  • South Florida's top 11 day trips

    South Florida's top 11 day trips
    This is part three of a five-part series: Top 55 places to go in Southeast Florida. When it comes to day-trip adventures in Southeast Florida, we wanted to go beyond the obvious – beaches and Walt Disney World – to offer some off-the-beaten-...
  • Disney Wonder rules on the high seas

    Disney Wonder rules on the high seas
    Now that Disney Cruise Line is sailing from Miami for the first time and offering Florida resident and other promotions, it’s more convenient and affordable than ever for local families to book their dream cruise vacation. Miami-based...
  • For Jewish American Heritage Month, food is the focus at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

    For Jewish American Heritage Month, food is the focus at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
    While the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU knew that food would be the subject of its current exhibition, director Jo Ann Arnowitz wanted to be sure the show concerned more than recipes and restaurants. "It starts with the growers, the grocers, the cattle...