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  • Anchorage, the village

    Anchorage, the village
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — "Ook na how tuk," Verna Dommek cheerily said in Inupiaq, the language of the Inupiat people, who live north of the Arctic Circle, scattered across Alaska's barren permafrost. Dommek, an Inupiat, then explained in English that...
  • 5 for the road

    5 for the road
    Hurry up and slow down. That's one way to look at a road trip. You don't hop a plane and zip off halfway around the world. You slide in behind the wheel and get a grip, you feel the planet, you experience the travel. Travel becomes part of the...
  • First quarterly report for Orlando theme parks: More Legoland, Limited Time Magic, work on Antarctica, Transformers

    First quarterly report for Orlando theme parks: More Legoland, Limited Time Magic, work on Antarctica, Transformers
    We’re just three months into 2013, and we are bursting with theme-park developments. And this is supposed to be the slow season.  Instead of waiting nine months to compile a year-in-review post, I’ve decided to make quarterly reports that...
  • Geography is covering new ground for travelers

    Geography is covering new ground for travelers
    Forget about learning the state capitals, at least, as the sum total of your knowledge of geography. "Geography is about meaning, not knowing place names and memorizing lists — that was school geography," said Daniel Edelson, vice president for...
  • Watery wonder in Turks and Caicos

    Watery wonder in Turks and Caicos
    PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands — Sixty feet below the surface of the aquamarine western Atlantic, my 12-year-old daughter, Maddie, glided gently along the reef, her arms crossed in Buddha-like meditation. To the left, where the sea...
  • Traveling smarter with geography-driven apps

    Traveling smarter with geography-driven apps
    Planning, traveling and sharing a vacation with apps that have geography at their heart is no longer just a futuristic idea. Dated guidebooks, tattered maps and finding a place to eat may have been part of the travel headache in times past, but new...
  • 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...
  • Spring break with a twist

     Spring break with a twist
    Kids are notorious for the whine, "How much longer till we get there?" This time of year, with the excitement of the holidays long forgotten, the "there" isn't a destination, it's a date: spring break. But where to go and what to do? Disney? Been...
  • Getting up close and personal with Space Shuttle Atlantis

    Getting up close and personal with Space Shuttle Atlantis
    Atlantis is ready for its close-up. The orbiter that made the final flight of NASA's shuttle program now is in a new $100-million home created for it at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The 90,000-square foot attraction — called Space...
  • What to do at Kennedy Space Center

    What to do at Kennedy Space Center
    Shuttle Launch Experience, which simulates an orbiter's liftoff, has been incorporated into the new Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. That puts the bulk of its shuttle offerings under one roof. Other experiences at...
  • 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...
  • Taking the Kids: Including museum time on your next trip

    Taking the Kids: Including museum time on your next trip
    Wow! It's not easy to find a place that equally inspires kids and grown-ups, whatever their ages. Welcome to one of the most wonderful museums I've visited lately — The Musical Instrument Museum (http://www.themim.org) in Phoenix, Ariz. —...