• Disney World plans Frozen attraction at Epcot

    Walt Disney World is planning a new attraction inspired by the ever-popular “Frozen” movie. The “Frozen” attraction will go up at the Norway Pavilion in Epcot at the theme park near Orlando, Florida. The new attraction replaces the Maelstrom boat ride. It will take guests to the fictional land of Arendelle and recreate moments and music from the film. The pavilion will include an area wher.... Read More
  • The Roosevelt trail, from Maine to North Dakota

    Ken Burns’ documentary about the Roosevelts — presidents Theodore and Franklin, and Franklin’s wife Eleanor — stired interest in some of the places connected to them. Here’s a look at some major Roosevelt sites, including birthplaces, family homes, vacation retreats and national parks and monuments from Maine to North Dakota. THEODORE ROOSEVELT SITES THEODORE ROOSEVELT BIRTHPLACE: Theodo.... Read More
  • Pizza tours offer a slice of culture in Milwaukee, Chicago, Boston, NYC

    In a city famous for its deep-dish pizza tourists wouldn’t know that the locals more often eat a thinner-crust, tavern-style pie topped with homemade Italian sausage and cut into squares, not slices — unless they went on a pizza tour. Chicago is one of a handful of cities across the country, like Milwaukee, Boston and New York, with companies that offer tours of the local pizza scene. Chicago .... Read More
  • Following the Klondike Gold Rush Trail

    Disembarking from our Holland America cruise ship in Skagway, Alaska, we didn’t realize that our upcoming detour through the Yukon Territory would follow the trail of the most important U.S. event to occur on Canadian soil since the War of 1812. Neither did we realize that the stunning scenery and wildlife were just a preview to the natural wonders ahead in Denali National Park. But I’m gettin.... Read More
  • Dawson City, Gold Rush Central

    A valley cut by a river creates a large V between mountain ranges; one cut by a glacier is more U-shaped — and much wider. We’ve seen many river-cut ranges in the Rocky Mountains, but we’d never seen a glacier-cut valley until traveling through Canada’s Yukon Territory. It took our breath away.  The Yukon shares many topographic features with neighboring Alaska, including massive, glacier.... Read More
  • Vancouver’s foodie scene flourishes

    Vancouver, B.C., is Canada’s westernmost major metro area and one of the nation’s most popular foodie destinations. Vancouver restaurants combine the best culinary influences the province has to offer, including ethnic diversity, creative innovation and a commitment to environmental sustainability. The dining scene is defined but not constrained by tradition and West Coast style. If you ever f.... Read More
  • Go For the Food: Dim sum in the Land of Barbecue

    Yes, even in the Land of Barbecue, there are other artery-challenging options beyond the slab. The weekend crowds at Bo Lings Chinese restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri, have long suggested that plenty of people in this barbecue fumes-driven metro often prefer their pork steamed amid shrimp in a dumpling, diced in rice noodles or laced with barbecue sauce and stuffed into a fluffy, white steamed .... Read More
  • Legal marijuana in Washington state: How it works

    Washington state’s first recreational marijuana stores began opening for business earlier this week, more than a year and a half after voters decided to legalize, tax and regulate pot. Some questions and answers about the industry: WHEN AND WHERE CAN I BUY WEED IN WASHINGTON? The state’s Liquor Control Board issued the first 24 licenses to shops seeking to sell recreational marijuana — 14 st.... Read More
  • Led by gay mayor, Atlantic City courts gay tourists

    Atlantic City is planning a series of events to attract gay tourists, who are becoming an increasingly important part of the resort's growth strategy. Mayor Don Guardian and tourism officials said this week the goal is to reinvigorate a once-thriving gay community in Atlantic City. "Atlantic City had its heyday with the gay population on New York Avenue," he said. "This is where you came when you .... Read More
  • Dr. Beach: Duke Kahanamoku in Waikiki tops 2014 beach ranking

    A tourist-friendly beach named for a Hawaii surfing legend has been dubbed the best public beach in the United States in this year’s Dr. Beach ranking. Duke Kahanamoku Beach, a well-groomed crescent of blond sand and palm trees near the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, beat out more than 600 other beaches for the distinction. Stephen Leatherman, a Florida International University co.... Read More