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30 things you may not know about Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which turns 30 in...

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By Bruce Pecho Chicago Tribune (TNS) LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — On May 1, Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios turns 30 years old. The theme park — much like the movie-star denizens of Hollywood itself —...

Berber hospitality filled 15-day tour through Morocco

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By Norma Meyer The San Diego Union-Tribune (TNS) In dizzyingly exotic Morocco, I’ll scurry past snake charmers and lurching cobras, hang onto a bouncy camel for dear life and haggle for bargains in mysterious carpet-swathed...

Bahamas’ swimming pig attractions are out of control, animal rights advocates say

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By Ron Hurtibise Sun Sentinel (TNS) Not long ago, the novelty of swimming with pigs off the shore of an uninhabited Bahama island elicited squeals of delight — and selfies aplenty. Now, copycat attractions across the...

Canceled flights, swapped planes: How Boeing 737 Max’s grounding hits airlines and passengers as...

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Chicago Tribune (TNS) Boeing won’t say when it expects its 737 Max to fly again, after two deadly crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia killed 346 people. But the toll on passengers and the nation’s air travel...

Winter Park Chain of Lakes: Paddling with history and scenery

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By Patrick Connolly Orlando Sentinel (TNS) “Pause friend let beauty refresh the spirit,” are the words inscribed on the exedra at Kraft Azalea Park near Florida’s Lake Maitland. You can’t see them while kayaking on the...

London-based Big Bus makes push into LA tour service

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By Hugo Martin Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Starline Tours is one of the biggest players in a city where tourists spend billions of dollars a year to gawk at the Hollywood sign,...

Walking through the Yorkshire countryside on a very British vacation

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By Dave Hage Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) For Americans who fell in love with the England of buttered scones and Agatha Christie, a visit today can be jarring. London has become a city of vaping...

Disney: What to do on Hollywood Studios’ 30th birthday

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By Dewayne Bevil Orlando Sentinel (TNS) The 30th anniversary of Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort will be celebrated with special merchandise, food and parade on May 1. That’s also...

Carnival reveals top-level suite details for new Mardi Gras cruise ship

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By Richard Tribou Orlando Sentinel (TNS) The biggest Carnival Cruise Line ship ever is carving out some private space for its suite guests. With more than 180 suites in 11 categories coming to the new 6,500-passenger...

A record 57.7 million tourists visit Chicago in 2018

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Chicago was visited by over 57.7 million tourists in 2018, bring the economy of the third largest city in the United States more than $16 billion.According to the annual tourism report, produced by the...

On New Orleans’ Royal Street, the music is sweet, history is deep

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By Christopher Reynolds Los Angeles Times (TNS) A city full of music When I set out last year to write about great American music venues, the idea was to pick buildings whose histories are steeped in...

Summer travel alert: United joins other airlines in extending 737 Max cancellations

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By Lauren Zumbach Chicago Tribune (TNS) United Airlines has joined carriers announcing additional flight cancellations as problems with the Boeing 737 Max aircraft extend into the peak summer travel season. Chicago-based United said Monday it would...

Decades after nuclear disaster, tourism is booming in Chernobyl

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By Cheryl L. Reed Chicago Tribune (TNS) We climbed 16 flights of slippery, icy stairs in an abandoned apartment building — the iron railings long ago pilfered, balcony doors stuck open — until we reached...

A closer look at Kennedy Space Center’s immersive Astronaut Training Experience

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By Patrick Connolly Orlando Sentinel (TNS) If you’ve ever wondered what the process of becoming an astronaut is like, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex now has an experience that puts visitors in the shoes of...

What it’s like to take a 35-hour ride on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight train from...

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By Crystal Paul The Seattle Times (TNS) It takes 35 hours to get from Los Angeles to Seattle on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight train. Thirty-five. Hours. Tasked with finding out what it’s like to ride a train...

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