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  • Theme parks brought birds, bots and big deals in 2013

    Theme parks brought birds, bots and big deals in 2013
    The year has been dotted with theme-park grand openings and announcements. Here are seven new attractions expected to have staying power. Thinking big You've seen space shuttles, but you've never seen one in the way that Kennedy Space Center Visitor...
  • Speedier screening may be coming to an airport near you

    Speedier screening may be coming to an airport near you
    In the near future, airline passengers may be screened for weapons without having to stop walking or remove their coats and shoes. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is pushing for private contractors to create a screening machine with "screen and...
  • See history at Port Canaveral's Exploration Tower

    See history at Port Canaveral's Exploration Tower
    If you're not boarding a cruise ship, there has been limited appeal to Port Canaveral, despite a restaurant row that offers a view of ocean liners and rocket launches from nearby Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center. With the loss of the space...
  • Merry MagicBands! Disney passholder packages reveal facts

    Merry MagicBands! Disney passholder packages reveal facts
    Disney World annual passholders are finding MagicBands in their mailboxes, ushering in a new phase of the long-term testing of the company's billion-dollar reservation system. Inside the packaging are instructions on how to wear them ("Mickey facing up")...
  • Kennedy Space Center: How do astronauts ... go ... in space? | Video

    Kennedy Space Center: How do astronauts ... go ... in space? | Video
    The Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit opens at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Saturday, and without a doubt the centerpiece is the actual orbiter, which is displayed in a manner that looks like it's floating in space. But there are other...
  • Legoland Hotel is built, brick by brick, with kids in mind

    Legoland Hotel is built, brick by brick, with kids in mind
    CARLSBAD, Calif. — The Legoland Hotel, which opened April 5, got plenty of little things wrong in its first weeks. But its designers got one thing enormously right, and that will make this place a screaming success: kid-centricity. "The dragon...
  • Kennedy Space Center: Celebrate 'Holidays in Space'

    Kennedy Space Center: Celebrate 'Holidays in Space'
    Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is again celebrating the season with "Holidays in Space" programming through Jan. 1. Among the sights: strolling carolers, visits with Santa Claus (and story time with Mrs. Claus) and a 42-foot Christmas tree in...
  • The lure of Mauna Kea

    The lure of Mauna Kea
    HILO, Hawaii — About 11,000 feet up Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii, a plaintive-looking young couple stood by the side of the road, their thumbs thrust out. Tied around the woman's waist was a yellow sweater as bright as...
  • The Badlands' wild vistas worth a visit

    The Badlands' wild vistas worth a visit
    What would I do with a five-day minigetaway? Let's see, maybe New York City, San Francisco, Miami or — South Dakota? Lets be honest, the Mount Rushmore State doesn't generally come to mind when thinking "vacation." But after seeing a photo of...
  • 10 romantic honeymoons by land and by sea

    10 romantic honeymoons by land and by sea
         Love is in the air as June, the traditional month for weddings, is just around the corner, and many brides and grooms are planning a honeymoon –perhaps the most important trip they will undertake together as it officially launches their married...
  • Iowa rail museum goes for immersion

    Iowa rail museum goes for immersion
    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — With its just-opened million-dollar makeover, the Union Pacific Railroad Museum beckons visitors of all ages to downtown Council Bluffs. But to get the full experience, be sure to bring a kid along. Youngsters are more likely...
  • Vacations with a payoff

    Vacations with a payoff
    Picking a volunteer vacation is a lot like dating: The choices are mind-boggling, but finding the right fit takes work. Treat the search like a job. Opportunities to travel and immerse yourself in a different culture are everywhere. You can enlist...