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Royal Caribbean sending new Quantum Ultra ship Odyssey of the Seas to Florida

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Florida finally gets to be home to one of Royal Caribbean’s Quantum-class ships. In fact, it will be getting the newest one when Odyssey of the Seas heads to Fort Lauderdale.

National Geographic names Philadelphia to its ‘25 Best Trips in 2020’ list

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By Nick Vadala The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia is officially one of 2020’s must-see places, according to National Geographic, which puts it alongside destinations in such countries as China, Hungary, and Egypt. National Geographic...

San Antonio’s Day of the Dead celebration is a lively one

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By Patti Nickell Tribune News Service (TNS) SAN ANTONIO — As I made my way past the steps leading down to the river level of the Paseo del Rio and headed toward La Villita, I...

Chicago hotels are riding the wave of Warhol-mania

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By Lori Rackl Chicago Tribune (TNS) CHICAGO — Andy Warhol predicted everyone would be famous for 15 minutes, but it’s doubtful that even the prescient pop artist could have foreseen the ripple effects of the...

5 great reasons beyond football to visit Madison, Wis.

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By Patti Nickell Tribune News Service (TNS) MADISON, Wis. — It’s tough being a football fanatic in a state besotted with basketball. While I love roundball at my alma mater, the University of Kentucky, my...

Rafting the Colorado through the Grand Canyon

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By Doug Hansen The San Diego Union-Tribune (TNS) August 15, 1869: The red sandstone cliffs rose more than 2,000 feet on either side, shutting out the sun for most of the day, while before us...

Even in photogenic San Miguel de Allende snapping a beautiful picture takes work

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By Christopher Reynolds Los Angeles Times (TNS) SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, Mexico — If ever there were a town that lived on its good looks, stately San Miguel de Allende is it. And if ever...

Wild time on a Serengeti safari

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By Norma Meyer The San Diego Union-Tribune (TNS) Hello kitty — and please don’t tear me to shreds. In Tanzania’s world-famed Serengeti National Park, a sleek fanged cheetah shockingly jumps up on our safari jeep...

Where to see fall color: 3 great autumn drives in Minnesota

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By Kerri Westenberg Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) MINNEAPOLIS — Along the narrow country lane, rolling waves of autumn color covered the hills. I was cutting through bluff country on my way from the National Eagle...

Wide-eyed in Zambia: Africa’s last great place

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By Anne Z. Cooke Tribune News Service (TNS) MFUWE, Zambia — Alex Stewart, waiting on the steps of Bilimungwe Lodge, deep in the Zambian bush, likes nothing better than surprising first-time visitors to this wilderness...

Virgin Galactic gives inside look to new spaceport

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By Richard Tribou Orlando Sentinel (TNS) When Virgin Galactic space tourists get ready to launch 50 miles above the Earth, they’ll first hang out in a new facility called the Gateway to Space. The company founded...

Escape Venice’s tourist crush with a trip to Vicenza, home of great Renaissance architect...

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By Blair Kamin Chicago Tribune (TNS) VICENZA, Italy — If you want to break away from the crowds that make Venice a poster child for the term “overtourism” and you love architecture, there is one...

Gentle manners, strong cocktails, historic homes in Savannah

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By George Hobica Tribune News Service (TNS) Even before you leave the airport in Savannah, Ga., it’s obvious you’ve landed in a more genteel place than the one you left — “that gently mannered city...

The college search can be a great excuse for a family vacation — and...

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By John Carpenter Chicago Tribune (TNS) When my daughter put two California colleges on her list, I casually wondered whether it would be cool to take the train there from Chicago and maybe drive down...

Discovering the merits of solo travel through a one-woman exploration of Portland

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By Taylor Blatchford The Seattle Times (TNS) Solo travel is something everyone should try at least once. It doesn’t have to be an elaborate backpacking trip up the Pacific Crest Trail a la Cheryl Strayed,...

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Wild time on a Serengeti safari

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By Norma Meyer The San Diego Union-Tribune (TNS) Hello kitty — and please don’t tear me to shreds. In Tanzania’s world-famed Serengeti National Park, a...