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After a half-century wait, US cruise leaves Miami for Cuba

Sun May 1, 2016 7:09 pm

After a half-century wait, US cruise leaves Miami for Cuba MIAMI (AP) - After a half-century of waiting, passengers finally set sail on Sunday from Miami on an historic cruise to Cuba.…


Italy's overlooked southern region of Puglia has a wealth of food, wine and unique architecture

Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:39 pm

Italy's overlooked southern region of Puglia has a wealth of food, wine and unique architecture By Paul Abercrombie, Special to The Washington Post
Like many opinionated people who love to travel, I can be dead wrong about a place.

I sure was about Italy's southern…


NASA astronauts prepare for flight on commercial spacecraft

Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:42 pm

NASA astronauts prepare for flight on commercial spacecraft By ALEX SANZ, Associated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Five years after the last NASA astronauts flew from Cape Canaveral, Florida, to the International Space Station, a…


U.S. Army Women's Museum in Virginia gives credit where it's due

Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:39 pm

U.S. Army Women's Museum in Virginia gives credit where it's due By James Lee, Special To The Washington Post
FORT LEE, Va. - It reads like a John le Carré novel. A young woman dresses as a man, enlists in the…


Utah parks in off-season still worth the trip to visit

Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:32 pm

Utah parks in off-season still worth the trip to visit By Elizabeth Zach, Special to The Washington Post
Among the many photos I have from a recent vacation to Utah, one shows me at Canyonlands National Park, cupping my hands…


Air traffic controller shortage means more "remote towers" many miles away guiding planes

Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:23 am

Air traffic controller shortage means more By Anurag Kotoky and Angus Whitley, Bloomberg
The world's airlines have ambitious plans to double the fleet of commercial jets during the next two decades as the number of…


FAA orders 'urgent' repair for some Boeing 787 jets after engine fails during flight at 20,000 feet

Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:32 pm

FAA orders 'urgent' repair for some Boeing 787 jets after engine fails during flight at 20,000 feet By Alan Levin, Julie Johnsson and Richard Clough, Bloomberg
Airlines flying Boeing's 787 Dreamliner jets with the latest General Electric engines were ordered to repair them, or swap out at least…


Learn the shells of Sanibel Island at this Florida's Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum

Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:38 pm

By Diane Daniel, The Washington Post
SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. - Aviva Brickman, 11, had been on Sanibel Island, Fla., with her family for less than 24 hours and was already on her third shell hunt. This session was a little more official: a guided beach walk…


New report says tourists spending more money in Las Vegas

Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:23 pm

New report says tourists spending more money in Las Vegas By Sally Ho, Associated Press
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Tourists are spending more money on their trips to Sin City, according to a new report by the…


Aigues-Mortes: Medieval city on the sea, repository of French history and unexpected U.S. connections

Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:15 pm

Aigues-Mortes: Medieval city on the sea, repository of French history and unexpected U.S. connections By Mary Winston Nicklin, Special to The Washington Post
AIGUES-MORTES, France - Adjacent to the Riviera but seemingly worlds away, the medieval walled city of Aigues-Mortes is a mystical place. It…


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