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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...
  • 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:...
  • 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...
  • Osceola aims for title of vacation-rental-home capital

    Osceola aims for title of vacation-rental-home capital
    Osceola County, often overshadowed by Orlando's global image as a vacation destination, is trying to stake out a patch of supremacy in Central Florida's crowded tourism landscape. Citing its huge inventory of vacation properties for rent, it's...
  • Don't pave paradise [Commentary]

    Don't pave paradise [Commentary]
    Two years ago I moved to Baltimore, where the roads are littered with pot holes (and litter) — I should know because I've had to circle them to find parking. Two of my housemates have had their cars broken into, my high taxes make my escrow payments...
  • Norwich Historical Society offers free walking tours this month

    Saturday, Aug. 9, marks the fifth of six monthly walks sponsored by the Norwich Historical Society this year. These Second Saturday Walking Tours kicked off with Tricia Staley's "Millionaires Mile" in April and continued with Dave Oat's "Norwich's Rich...
  • Florida's thriving tourism adds more jobs in 2013, report says

    Tourism was a big job creator in Florida in 2013, according to a report released Monday from Florida TaxWatch. Nearly 76,000 jobs were generated in the state because of investment in the tourism sector, the report from the nonprofit, nonpartisan...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Special Tours At Bellamy-Ferriday House And Garden

    Connecticut Landmarks' Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden in Bethlehem will present two specialty house tours - a Family Tour and an Architecture & Furniture Tour - during the months of August and September. The Family Tour includes a short tour of the...