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CELEBRITY AND MSC CRUISE LINES PLAN NEW FLORIDA TERMINALS TO HOUSE THEIR MOST INNOVATIVE SHIPS

Florida's cruise ports continue to grow, with two additional lines planning new terminals to accommodate their newest ships. Celebrity...

IN THE WILDS OF OREGON, A CLASSICAL PIANO IS HEARD

There's always been a lot to see in the wilds of Oregon. Now, thanks to a pioneering program from a pianist named Hunter Noack, there's...

 
 
 

SEEK OUT MOUNTAIN GORILLAS ON TOUR OF UGANDA'S NATIONAL PARKS

Trek through the jungle of Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in search of endangered mountain gorillas on a 10-day excursion...

ON THE WAY TO VEGAS, HERE'S A MONSTER DISCOVERY IN JEAN: THE PLATINUM STANDARD FOR PIT STOPS

Thanks to a monster-sized convenience store, complete with its own monster, travelers taking Interstate 15 to Las Vegas can get the...

 
 
 

AT A LAS VEGAS HOTEL, THIS PAIR WILL BRING SNACKS, DRINKS AND MORE TO YOUR ROOM. IF THEY SEEM ROBOTIC, IT'S BECAUSE THEY ARE

Remember Rosie the Robot from “The Jetsons” cartoon series? You'll find her clones at a Las Vegas hotel, where they can bring snacks...

KAUAI FOOD TRUCK'S PORK SAUSAGE CREATION IS CROWNED TOP DOG IN HAWAII

When visiting Kauai, good food need not be expensive - and a local entrepreneur has the kudos to prove it. Justin Hier, the founder...

 
 
 

EONS OF GEOLOGY MEET DECADES OF MUSIC AT RED ROCKS NEAR DENVER, AND IT'S ALL IN THIS 3-MINUTE VIDEO TOUR

I'd seen plenty of outdoor concerts before we started our series on great American music venues earlier this year. But none of those...

WHAT TO DO IF YOUR PASSPORT OR DRIVER'S LICENSE NEVER ARRIVES

I'm not sure which is worse: knowing that you've lost your passport or driver's license or knowing that someone else lost it for you....

 
 
 

TRAVEL LETTERS: THIS FAMILY REMEMBERS ONE OF ITS FAVORITE THINGS

Re: The “ Sound of Music ” article about Salzburg, Austria, by Andrew Bender, July 8: In 2009 our family of five enjoyed a “Sound of...

A LITTLE SONG, A LITTLE DANCE, FUN AND GAMES AND A FEW WILD ANIMALS ARE ON THE AGENDA FOR THE WEEKEND

Wild animals, rubber ducks, music, silly jokes, lots of food and dance await you for the weekend. Ventura and Oxnard The Ventura Music...

 
 
 

CRUISE LINES JOIN THE MOVE TO BAN PLASTIC DRINKING STRAWS

It was early evening, and I was sitting in Maltings Whiskey Bar on the newly launched Norwegian Cruise Line ship Bliss when a friend...

ROYAL PRINCESS TO START ITS FIRST SEASON SAILING FROM LOS ANGELES IN 2019, OFFERING CALIFORNIA AND MEXICO ITINERARIES

A new Princess will sail California's coastal waters next year when the Royal Princess begins its first season based in Los Angeles....

 
 
 

ROUND TRIP FROM LAX TO PORTLAND, ORE., ON SOUTHWEST FOR $138

Fare: LAX to Portland, Ore., round trip on Southwest for $138, including all taxes and fees. Restrictions: You must buy your ticket,...

IN HONOLULU, A CHANCE TO SIP PREMIUM SAKES - ALMOST 500 OF THEM

Sake is growing in popularity outside of Japan, a fact that will be amplified in Honolulu at a celebration honoring the rice-based...

 
 
 

PHOTOGRAPHER ON SMALL-SHIP CRUISE HELPS YOU FOCUS ON WILDLIFE OF PANAMA AND COSTA RICA

More than one-quarter of Costa Rica is protected parkland, full of rainforests, beaches, mangrove forests and coral reefs - ideal environments...

TAKE ME OUT TO A QUAKES GAME ON A WEEKEND ESCAPE TO RANCHO CUCAMONGA

As a dedicated Dodger fan and lover of baseball, I'm good for about 200 games a year, in person or on TV. But I'd never been to a minor...

 
 
 

SITTING IN THE PALM OF NATURE: THE UNIQUE ENERGY - AND PERFORMANCES - OF COLORADO'S RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE

Surrounded by startling rock formations, the amphitheater near Denver has made its mark as one of the most beloved music venues in...

HERE'S WHAT 57,000 FLOWERS CREATE AT VEGAS' BELLAGIO CONSERVATORY, WHERE LOVE IS IN THE AIR

With a little help from 57,000 flowers, love is in the air this summer as the gardens at Bellagio bring the romance of Italy to Las...

 
 
 

SEE BELUGA WHALES IN A CANADIAN TOWN KNOWN FOR ITS POLAR BEAR EXCURSIONS

Northern Canada is famous for polar-bear watching in the fall, but summer is another busy time to visit. Thousands of beluga whales...

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOU ARE TRAVELING OVERSEAS THIS SUMMER

More than 38 million Americans traveled overseas last year. If you are leaving the country for the first time or the 100th time, it...

 
 
 



Welcome to Georgia

Welcome to Georgia

Georgia – Tbilisi has been the capital city since the fifth century, the country of one of the most ancient histories and cultures in the world. Its special geographical... Read more ...

How NOT to Feel Overwhelmed

How NOT to Feel Overwhelmed

Updated: 07/17/18 | July 17th, 2018 Planning a trip can be stressful. Where do you start? What should you do first? What's step two? Will everything work out? Is there a best... Read more ...

London house prices are still falling - and they're not going to stop any...

London house prices are still falling - and they're not going to stop any time soon

Christopher Furlong/Getty Images London house prices just keep on falling. In May 2018, property prices in the British capital fell for the fourth month running. It hit... Read more ...

Trump's campaign spent 7 times more than Obama did at the same point in his...

Trump's campaign spent 7 times more than Obama did at the same point in his last election cycle - and nearly half of it is going toward one thing

Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images President Donald Trump's July quarterly Federal Election Commission filing, posted earlier this week, showed that the president's campaign... Read more ...

Papa John's is distancing itself from its controversial founder, but he...

Papa John's is distancing itself from its controversial founder, but he still has a stake worth more than $500 million in the company

REUTERS/Danny Moloshok Papa John's disgraced founder, John Schnatter, still owns a roughly $510 million stake in the pizza chain. Schnatter resigned as chairman last week after... Read more ...

There are growing demands for Trump to release his tax returns after...

There are growing demands for Trump to release his tax returns after disastrous summit with Putin

Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images People want to see President Donald Trump's tax returns after his widely-panned summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The president's... Read more ...

These are the 10 best-selling Nintendo Switch games of 2018 so far

These are the 10 best-selling Nintendo Switch games of 2018 so far

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. The Switch has... Read more ...

Check Out How the Ford Ranger Raptor Is Built

Check Out How the Ford Ranger Raptor Is Built

In 2010, we got the first Ford Raptor off-road performance truck. Soon after, the Ford Ranger left America. I know people have been hoping that some way, some how, the two... Read more ...

The billionaire owner of the Miami Dolphins just invested in this coffee...

The billionaire owner of the Miami Dolphins just invested in this coffee chain that's about to take over the US. Here's what it's like to visit

Business Insider/Jessica Tyler Bluestone Lane , a New York-based, Australian-inspired coffee chain, plans to expand to 100 locations over the next three years. The expansion... Read more ...

'This is a pro-Amazon ruling':' Here's what Wall Street is saying about...

'This is a pro-Amazon ruling':' Here's what Wall Street is saying about Google's record-breaking $5 billion fine

BI Graphics Google has been fined a record $5 billion by the European competition watchdog for abusing the dominance of its mobile operating system, Android. The search giant... Read more ...

The US Navy is returning to a Cold War submarine flash point, but the real...

The US Navy is returning to a Cold War submarine flash point, but the real action may much farther north

US Navy/Mass Comm. Specialist 2nd Class Bobby Siens The US and its allies are reassessing their naval operations around Europe and in the Atlantic. These changes are driven in... Read more ...