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  • Virginia's local craft beer industry on the rise

    Virginia's local craft beer industry on the rise
    Virginia has become a magnet for the craft beer industry, according to the Virginia Tourism Corporation. The state now has 82 breweries with more opening every year, says the state agency, which has designated August as Virginia Craft Beer Month. A...
  • Harley, Indian go head-to-head at Sturgis rally

    Harley, Indian go head-to-head at Sturgis rally
    The battle for the American highway heated up late last week as road king Harley-Davidson and challenger Indian Motorcycles used the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally to reveal smart-looking new motorcycles. Indian fired the first round. On the run-up...
  • Meet Jason Travis, the movie buff in our midst

    Meet Jason Travis, the movie buff in our midst
    In the early days of the tourist boom that now has the city awash in bus-boat-foot tours, clogging the summer sidewalks, streets and river, I remember a "guide" on one of the boat tours who had, shall we say, a unique take on our town. He would point to...
  • DJ Steve Aoki balances decadent party image with business dreams

    DJ Steve Aoki balances decadent party image with business dreams
    It was just past 2 a.m. on one of those "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" Saturday nights, and a capacity crowd of more than 3,000 revelers inside the Strip's epically proportioned nightclub Hakkasan Las Vegas were tripping the light fantastic. To...
  • Effectiveness of North Shore tourism group debated in Glenview

    Effectiveness of North Shore tourism group debated in Glenview
    Amid declining hotel tax revenue, some Glenview officials recently debated the benefits of the Chicago's North Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau when they were faced with a proposal to renew the village's membership. The bureau, which was founded...
  • Readers Weigh In On Favorite Cape Cod Destinations

    Readers Weigh In On Favorite Cape Cod Destinations
    A few weeks ago, I did a story on making a Cape Cod bucket list — and it included a number of must- see, don't-miss things to do when visiting the popular vacation destination. Since then, I've received numerous emails from readers questioning...
  • A peek inside haggis, Scotland's national dish

    A peek inside haggis, Scotland's national dish
    Authentic haggis is not for the squeamish. Under "Ingredients" on the label of packaged versions, you'll typically find oatmeal, onion, suet, seasonings — so far so good, eh? — and lamb offal. Offal. Sometimes called pluck. It's the innards:...
  • 10 iconic Caribbean sights to see on your next vacation

    Florida’s “backyard,” the Caribbean, is filled with iconic sights. Here are our 10 favorites — in no particular order — you may wish to check out during your next cruise or trip to the islands: ┬ĚDunn’s River Falls,...
  • Ships to slow down off California to save whales and cut pollution

    A program being launched off the California coast this summer will tackle two environmental problems posed by thousands of cargo ships that ferry goods to and from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach each year: Not only are the hulking vessels major...
  • Can you see the light? {Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse}

    Can you see the light? {Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse}
    For thousands of years, the point of land at the junction of the Indian River and the Jupiter Inlet had been a meeting place for Indian tribes. In 1854 President Franklin Pierce signed an order for the Fort Jupiter Reservation to be the site for...
  • Road Glide fans glad Harley bike is back

    Jay Johnson has been on many journeys with his Harley-Davidson Road Glide, including a 600-mile round trip to Marquette, Mich., for a Big Boy hamburger that he couldn't find any closer to home. On another road trip, in the South, Johnson and his bike...