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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • River cruising may be the ticket for bored ocean cruisers

    River cruising may be 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...
  • Clothing-optional holidays: Nudists on cruises

    Clothing-optional holidays: Nudists on cruises
    Americans are, on the whole, much more squeamish about public nudity than Europeans. Even a toddler frolicking naked on a sunny beach attracts disapproving frowns. No federal law bars public nudity, but plenty of state and local rules do. Last summer, for...
  • New hotels booming in Palm Beach County

    New hotels booming in Palm Beach County
    As tourism rebounds, developers are building more hotel rooms in Palm Beach County than they have in years. Seven hotels with more than 1,100 rooms are expected to be done by early 2016, with more than 1,200 more planned in hotel developments still...
  • City still mobbed with gangster cliches

    City still mobbed with gangster cliches
    The bus idled in front of the so-called rock 'n' roll McDonald's across Clark Street from the Rainforest Cafe, and the tourists climbed aboard. You assumed they were tourists, because who else would be spending two hours of a splendid, sunny weekday...
  • Broward tourism bureau says same-sex marriage ban should be overturned

    Broward tourism bureau says same-sex marriage ban should be overturned
    For nearly two decades Broward County's tourism bureau has rolled out the welcome mat to LGBT travelers. On Thursday the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau came out officially in support of overturning same-sex marriage bans in...
  • Naperville North grad touring with a cappella group

    Naperville North grad touring with a cappella group
    Several months ago at his parents' Naperville home, Randy Stine stumbled on an issue of his high school newspaper in which seniors talk about their future plans. He doesn't remember writing that he wanted to be a successful singer in an a cappella...
  • Taking the Kids -- to Norway, the land of fjords and 'Frozen'

    Taking the Kids -- to Norway, the land of fjords and 'Frozen'
    Listen to Splash Mountain! No, not the Splash Mountain in Walt Disney World or Disneyland, we're actually in Norway touring the gorgeous fjords with Adventures by Disney where one waterfall is bigger and more awesome than the next. In less than an hour...
  • More people, more development: What the Grand Canyon doesn't need

    More people, more development: What the Grand Canyon doesn't need
    To the editor: I am not an elitist hiker, but all the hours planning and completing a Grand Canyon hike earned me the right to enjoy the spectacular sights when I got to Phantom Ranch at the bottom. ("National Park Service calls development plans a threat...