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  • 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...
  • Mayo: All Aboard tries to set me on right track

    Here's the column I wrote for today's Palm Beach edition, about my recent sitdown with All Aboard Florida officials who are fighting growing organized opposition, along with what they say are unfounded fears and misconceptions: The folks from All Aboard...
  • World watch: News affecting world travel

     World watch: News affecting world travel
    Haiti: U.S. Embassy officials cautioned Americans about the potential for violence during protests on Tabarre Road in Port-au-Prince's Torcel district. Anti-government demonstrations Monday escalated into violence, with rocks thrown at passing vehicles...
  • Crystal Cruises plans 'unprecedented' Northwest Passage cruise

    Crystal Cruises plans 'unprecedented' Northwest Passage cruise
    Crystal Cruises on Thursday announced its first cruise along the icy Northwest Passage from Alaska to New York on an itinerary that took two years to plan. The 900-mile journey sails through more than 20 waterways and stops in places such as Canada's...
  • Tourist areas beef up nighttime options

    Tourist areas beef up nighttime options
    Orlando's theme parks and other developers are making big investments in revamping or building entertainment complexes where tourists dine, shop, dance and see shows at night. Downtown Disney is undergoing a huge makeover, doubling its number of dining,...
  • Hop to it on microbrew tour

    Hop to it on microbrew tour
    Tour guides not only should be knowledgeable but also able to convey information in a fun and engaging way. This skill comes more easily for some than others, but PA Brew Tours guide Tom Labanc has an ace up his sleeve decades of experience as a high...
  • Visit Orlando seeks more Brazil visitors, CEO says

    Visit Orlando seeks more Brazil visitors, CEO says
    George Aguel, CEO of Visit Orlando, said the state and Central Florida are looking for ways to capitalize even more on a recent surge in Brazilian visitors. Speaking at a luncheon at GrayRobinson on Monday, Aguel noted that international visitors are...
  • Upcoming Events: Lighthouse Tours, Solar Home, Open Pottery Studios

    Upcoming Events: Lighthouse Tours, Solar Home, Open Pottery Studios
    Lighthouse Tours New London Maritime Society's annual celebration of all things lighthouse, Sentinels on the Sound: Summer Lighthouse Weekends, presents four months of lighthouse boat trips through Oct. 26. Includes five different trips, including two...
  • Brevard Zoo recognized for ecotourism

    Brevard Zoo recognized for ecotourism
    Brevard Zoo has been awarded the Gold Level certification by the Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism. It's the first time for a zoo in Florida to get the certification and is the largest attraction in the state to hold a Gold Level status. Brevard...
  • 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...
  • Paddle-wheeler cruises and more trip deals

    Paddle-wheeler cruises and more trip deals
    Summer's already starting to wind down, which means time for summer-ending deals. The American Queen Steamboat Co. is offering price reductions on some of the voyages of the American Queen, which plies the Mississippi and Ohio rivers, and the American...