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Wine tours in the Sunshine State
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Wine tours in the Sunshine State

You don't have to go far, in any direction, to find fine wineres in Florida since there are nearly 20 in the state.
Family vacation awaits in the Lake of the Ozarks

Family vacation awaits in the Lake of the Ozarks

LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. — There are the green, rolling hills of Ozark Mountain Country; cutaways layered thickly with sandstone and limestone; two superlative state parks; and that lake — the jewel of mid-Missouri: the massive, 54,000-acre Lake of the Ozarks, stretching out more than 90 miles from end to end in sun-shimmering splendor.

Hotels go after Millennials

Moxy Hotels, Marriott International’s new hotel for Millennials, which just celebrated the opening of its New Orleans property, is a signpost to the wave of openings targeting these younger travelers in the next few years.
A mood-ring ingredient makes cocktails change color

A mood-ring ingredient makes cocktails change color

Megan Deschaine, the bar manager at 492, a restaurant on King Street in Charleston, South Carolina, sometimes despairs that the Disco Sour, a cocktail that has never left her menu, is so popular that it “will be on my tombstone.
Baltimore airport opening a gym to get travelers to exercise

Baltimore airport opening a gym to get travelers to exercise

BALTIMORE — Amy Hough and Craig Lennon are avid hikers, runners and vegetarians. But they leave their healthy ways at home when they head to the airport — where, like many, they behave more like couch potatoes.
Hamilton's New York

Hamilton's New York

Fans are flocking to Hamilton's New York

‘Pokemon Go’ players stumble on hidden history

‘Pokemon Go’ players stumble on hidden history

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Historical markers have long dotted the landscape, often barely noticed by passers-by — until they became treasure-filled stops this month on the “Pokemon Go” trail.
Hamilton's New York

Hamilton's New York

Fans are flocking to Hamilton's New York

A mood-ring ingredient makes cocktails change color

A mood-ring ingredient makes cocktails change color

Megan Deschaine, the bar manager at 492, a restaurant on King Street in Charleston, South Carolina, sometimes despairs that the Disco Sour, a cocktail that has never left her menu, is so popular that it “will be on my tombstone.
Finding new ways to hide travel fees

Finding new ways to hide travel fees

When you travel, there's a fee for everything. Change an airline ticket, pay a fee. Forget to fill your car rental gas tank, pay a fee.

Cave Diving at Peacock Springs

Located 16 miles southwest of Live Oak, Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State Park is home to two major springs, a spring run and six sinkholes, all in near pristine condition.

Island Style in Sanibel and Captiva

Whether you're coming for a short visit or lingering on vacation, there's one Gulf coast destination to always remember: the islands of Sanibel and Captiva.

The Stuff of Legends

The man Flagler County is named for was a major force in developing the East Coast of Florida. Having made his fortune with Standard Oil, Henry Flagler found his way to the Sunshine State and came to know the beauty of what is now a thriving destination, especially for golf.
Carry-On: For Madison Keys, a go-to cosmetics kit (and rackets)

Carry-On: For Madison Keys, a go-to cosmetics kit (and rackets)

This year has been a career-making one for the tennis player Madison Keys. She is ranked No. 11 in the world, won her second Women’s Tennis Association title in June, and will be competing at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Newly passed air travel legislation is ‘an amazing win for consumers’

After months of debate over the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill, and at an apparent impasse over privatizing air traffic control, Congress has settled on a compromise — with some unexpected benefits for the average air traveler.

Anglers Welcome

Say "Florida" to the average vacationers and images of roller coasters and cartoon characters may pop immediately to mind.

Freshwater Fishing

Along the highways and byways of Florida lie canals, lakes, ponds and rivers teeming with a huge variety of freshwater bait-busters.

Gone Fishin'

"Do you think this guy has a bathroom in his boat?" I'd asked my friend Janet. It was well past midnight; we planned on meeting our guide at 6 a.

Democratic delegates cram into hotel rooms to cut high costs

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Facing hotel bills running into the thousands of dollars, some delegates to the Democratic National Convention are doing what college students do on spring break and squeezing as many people into a room as they can.

From zip lines to trails, Vail becomes a summer wonderland

Mountain resorts generally build their reputations on snow sports. But for many mountain regions, summer is the busier season based on school vacations and the appeal of cool mountain weather when other places are sweltering.

3 basic mistakes people make at casinos, according to a math expert

Many people think of gambling as a frivolous entertainment at best, or a corrupting sin at worst. But throughout history, there have been mathematicians and scientists who have seen the games you’d confront in a Las Vegas casino a very different way — as a playground for ideas where they can test out different notions of how the world works.

Bargains include a Maui adventure and an Ireland package

- Receive a free third night at Grand Hotel Via Veneto, a luxury property in Rome. Three nights in a superior room starts at $935, including taxes; the typical rate is from $1,402.
The days of Reveille and Taps

The days of Reveille and Taps

We take vacations for many reasons. To explore the world. To retreat from the world. To repair broken hearts.

How one airline is trying to reduce carbon emissions

Should we feel guilty when we fly somewhere? Each year, airlines contribute 2 percent to 3 percent of CO2 emissions worldwide, and since many leisure airplane trips are discretionary, should we — or should airlines — do something to offset the carbon that flying creates?

Eat Like a Local in the Bahamas

Pricey resort food? No thanks! Here's how to track down Nassau's most authentic food trucks, bakeries, and even grocery stores that dish out mouth-watering local fare.

Experience Miami Beach in 60 Seconds

From a drive down the neon-lit Ocean Drive in South Beach to a stay at the iconic Fontainebleau Hotel, here's a look at what you can experience in Miami Beach — all in 60 seconds.

Experience Miami in 60 Seconds

From the stunning street art of Wynwood Walls​ to soul food in historic Overtown, here's a look at what you can experience in Miami.

Cave Diving at Peacock Springs

Located 16 miles southwest of Live Oak, Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State Park is home to two major springs, a spring run and six sinkholes, all in near pristine condition.
Celebrating at a dinner cooked by refugees

Celebrating at a dinner cooked by refugees

The moment she mentioned Lesbos, the room grew quiet. The group of a dozen people had splintered off about halfway through dinner to converse about life in Berlin and about the food we were grazing on.

Travelers need to be aware of potential perils

In 2015, off East Coast beaches from Virginia to Florida, unwitting tourists were attacked as they floated on surfboards at dusk, the prime feeding time for sharks.

How to make money on your next road trip

Marc Gorlin was sitting in his truck in Montgomery, Ala., needing to get bathroom tile from Birmingham to the Florida Panhandle, when he was struck with a realization: Dozens, if not hundreds, of people would just so happen to be making that trip in the coming days or weeks.
Hooray for Dollywood

Hooray for Dollywood

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. - As usual in these parts, everything’s coming up Dolly. That impression certainly is confirmed as you motor down the Dolly Parton Parkway, through Parton’s Smoky Mountains home town of Sevierville, on the way to Dollywood, the sprawling music and thrill-ride park nearby that forms the nexus of her butterflies-and-dreams-themed entertainment empire.
Hooray for Dollywood

Hooray for Dollywood

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. - As usual in these parts, everything’s coming up Dolly. That impression certainly is confirmed as you motor down the Dolly Parton Parkway, through Parton’s Smoky Mountains home town of Sevierville, on the way to Dollywood, the sprawling music and thrill-ride park nearby that forms the nexus of her butterflies-and-dreams-themed entertainment empire.
A London outpost of a Paris trendsetter

A London outpost of a Paris trendsetter

There is no shortage of expat restaurants in the busy Covent Garden area of London; the original outlets of most, like Orso and Balthazar, call New York home.

A St. Augustine Shopping Guide

Imagine a sunny day, the streets lined with picturesque historical buildings and lush palm trees. A weathered fort and cemetery are on the horizon, and a costumed Ponce de Leon character walks by.

Native American Presence and Significance in Florida

People first arrived in what is now known as Florida more than 12 millenia ago. At that time, the earth was in an "ice age," when much of the planet’s water was frozen in glaciers, and sea levels were hundreds of feet lower than today.
Turkey takes the long view on tourism

Turkey takes the long view on tourism

Tourism to Turkey was already down following two terrorist attacks in the last year: a suicide attack by an Islamic State operative in January that killed 10 tourists in Istanbul, and bombings last October in Ankara that left over 100 people dead.

Some travel fees waived in Nice after latest tourism blow

Airlines, tour operators and hotel companies are allowing guests to rebook or cancel trips to Nice free of charge after a terrorist driving a truck mowed down Bastille Day revelers in the French coastal town late Thursday, killing at least 84.

How to board a plane after being pickpocketed

A pickpocket stole Mim King's wallet on a recent visit to San Francisco. She thought the Transportation Security Administration would never let her board her flight to Los Angeles the next day.
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