| Dec 26, 2013
| 9:18 AM
The year has been dotted with theme-park grand openings and announcements. Here are seven new attractions expected to have staying power.
You've seen space shuttles, but you've never seen one in the way that Kennedy Space Center Visitor...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 5:37 PM
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...
| Dec 28, 2013
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...
| Mar 27, 2014
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")...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 6:38 AM
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...
| Apr 28, 2013
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.
| Nov 23, 2012
| 8:12 AM
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...
| Oct 21, 2012
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...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 2:13 PM
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...
| May 13, 2013
| 10:07 AM
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...
| May 21, 2012
| 6:50 PM
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...
| May 14, 2013
| 5:50 PM
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...