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  • READER SUBMITTED: New Guide For Greater Hartford And Connecticut's River Valley

    People can discover hundreds of attractions, restaurants and lodgings in the new "2014-2015 Greater Hartford & Connecticut's River Valley Visitors Guide." The glossy 64-page guide is produced by the Central Regional Tourism District, the leisure travel...
  • Kentucky: Riverboat fest celebrates Belle of Louisville's 100th year

    Kentucky: Riverboat fest celebrates Belle of Louisville's 100th year
    Five riverboats will gather in Louisville, Ky., in October to celebrate one of its own: the Belle of Louisville. The National Historic Landmark turns 100 years old with a splashy six-day Centennial Festival of Riverboats on the Ohio River. The Belle,...
  • Seniors on the Go: Great cruise deals: Go sooner rather than later

    Seniors on the Go: Great cruise deals: Go sooner rather than later
    If you're looking for a good deal on a cruise, think about the rest of this year. Even cruise line execs admit that the industry is currently doing a lot of discounting, while, at the same time, they tout efforts to "discipline" the marketplace next year....
  • Virginia spaceport eyes human spaceflight

    Virginia spaceport eyes human spaceflight
    When Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced in Accomack County earlier this month that he'd like to launch into space one day from Wallops Island, County Administrator Steve Miner's jaw dropped. "First, I thought, 'It's hyperbole,'" Miner recalled. "Then I...
  • Brazilians now biggest group of overseas visitors to Orlando

    Brazilians now biggest group of overseas visitors to Orlando
    Fueled by a growing middle class, Brazil has made its way to the top of Orlando's overseas-visitor list, overtaking the United Kingdom for the first time. Almost 770,000 visitors from the South American powerhouse came to Central Florida in 2013,...
  • Danube waltz: Viking Freya cruise offers history, a sense of intimacy

    Danube waltz: Viking Freya cruise offers history, a sense of intimacy
    On the Viking Freya, most of the staterooms measure 135 to 205 square feet. One night I found a towel elephant along with the daily newsletter on my bed. Those are about all she has in common with the cruise ships lined up at Port Miami and Port...
  • In Taiwan, tourist influx points up improving ties with China

    The fog hung dense over Sun Moon Lake, obscuring the hilly shoreline that the tourists from mainland China had come to see. Still, the Chinese crowded the main pier as a light drizzle came down, waiting for boats to ferry them around the scenic lake....
  • Lake Ivanhoe is the setting for Family Outfest's Dinner & Fireworks

    Lake Ivanhoe is the setting for Family Outfest's Dinner & Fireworks
    Mikael Audebert is a man on a mission – actually, two important missions. One is to help organize a special event on Saturday, July 5, starting at 7 p.m., called Dinner & Fireworks, which will be held at Gaston Edwards Park on Lake Ivanhoe. The...
  • Robert Suhay looks to make sailing history on the Chesapeake Bay

    Robert Suhay looks to make sailing history on the Chesapeake Bay
    For the past week, Robert Suhay has often imagined sailing the Chesapeake Bay, visualizing various tide patterns, weather conditions and landmarks as he tames the vast body of water. That mental exercise has helped the long-distance sailor keep his...
  • With casinos closing, Atlantic City considers future

    With casinos closing, Atlantic City considers future
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The blows came fast and furious for this struggling resort over the last week and a half. Its newest and most expensive casino, Revel, declared bankruptcy for the second time June 19 and is threatening to close if it doesn'...
  • Overseas-visitor total increases 17% in Orlando

    Overseas-visitor total increases 17% in Orlando
    The Orlando area had 3.7 million overseas visitors last year, an increase of 17 percent, according to the National Travel & Tourism Office. That compared with 3.2 million overseas visitors in 2012. Orlando accounted for 11.6 percent of all overseas...