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  • Inspire a love of adventure travel at an early age

    Inspire a love of adventure travel at an early age
    Introduce your young children to adventure travel. Here are five places to get started. 1. Appalachian Mountain Club, New England. Children 5 and older can participate in pond studies, GPS treasure hunts, forest ecology lessons, and tracking and watching...
  • B&B charm in the big city

    B&B charm in the big city
    NEW YORK — The innkeeper wore a Mets cap. He skidded his bike to a stop, removed his backpack, threw the bike's frame over his shoulder and trudged up the granite steps of the townhouse. It was raining, and from behind the wrought-iron doors we...
  • Florida ranks in top 10 of states with high diabetes rates

    Florida ranks in top 10 of states with high diabetes rates
    One in 10 Floridians has diabetes, a "disturbing" trend revealed in the nation's fat report last week. Though Florida ranks as the 29th-most-obese state in the country, the Sunshine State is No. 10 for diabetes. It's a distinction that comes with a...
  • With website, T-shirts and a No. 1 album, Lil Wayne redefines stardom behind bars

    With website, T-shirts and a No. 1 album, Lil Wayne redefines stardom behind bars
    NEW YORK (AP) — He had the top-selling album in the country earlier this month. He's on the president's iPod. He's on the charts with two singles and a collaboration on a third. He's on Facebook with updates for the more than 14 million people following...
  • Safety of hospital stays greatly affected by staff and culture

    Safety of hospital stays greatly affected by staff and culture
    Less than 48 hours after returning home from a 12-day hospital stay, John McCleary woke up with a 103-degree fever, too weak to sit up in bed. An ambulance rushed him to the hospital, where eventually he was diagnosed with a methicillin-resistant...
  • Family memories bubble to the surface in Maine

    Family memories bubble to the surface in Maine
    Reporting from Boothbay Harbor, Maine Early morning in a kayak on Linekin Bay. My paddle goes plash-plash. A gull gives me the hairy eyeball to warn me away from its nest. Across the water on the peninsula that ends at Ocean Point, a woman sits like a...
  • Spirits and L.L. Bean in Freeport, Maine

    On the way to the coast of Maine last summer I stopped in Freeport. Everybody does. It's the state's No. 1 tourist attraction, home of L.L. Bean, the outdoors gear and apparel empire that grew from a pair of gum rubber hunting boots created in 1912 by...
  • Keep eye out for deals on round-the-world flights

    Keep eye out for deals on round-the-world flights
    The premise is simple: Buy a $500 plane ticket to zip around much of the New World for a month. The big question: Isn't it just some gimmick tangled up with hidden fees and crazy rules? Sorry, but no. If you are among those who hesitated Aug. 17 when...
  • State tourism offices

    States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible. Alabama: Alabama Tourism Department, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-2262...
  • Planning your trip to Boothbay Harbor, Maine

    THE BEST WAY TO BOOTHBAY HARBOR, MAINE Boothbay Harbor is about an hour north of Portland, Maine, via Interstate 95. United, Continental, AirTran, Delta, US Airways and JetBlue all offer connecting service (change of planes) to Portland. Restricted...
  • Florida Resorts' Seafood Buffets

    Florida Resorts' Seafood Buffets
    "Troops march on their stomachs," Napoleon Bonaparte once observed. Arguably, travelers do too, and on getaways many gravitate to buffets. Florida, being synonymous with fresh fish and other delicious gifts from the sea, serves up some bountiful seafood...