RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Tourism and Leisure

A collection of news and information related to Tourism and Leisure published by this site and its partners.

Top Tourism and Leisure Articles

Displaying items 109-120
  • This week in theme parks: Goodbye to Jaws, 'Guitar,' Grinchmas

    This week in theme parks: Goodbye to Jaws, 'Guitar,' Grinchmas
    Where to go, what to do at Orlando's theme parks and attractions during the week of Dec. 26, 2011: + The Orlando Science Center spotlights three performers as it winds up its exhibit called "Guitar: The Instrument that Rocked the World." Participating...
  • On Campus at GCC

    Gallery Exhibit is Both Art and Web Project The exhibition “werk.by” continues in the Glendale Community College Art Gallery through Feb. 2. Los Angeles artist Andy Alexander’s exhibit is both art show and the launch of his web project...
  • Former accidental tourist to Chicago now works to bring more people into the Loop

    Former accidental tourist to Chicago now works to bring more people into the Loop
    Life's unexpected detours aren't always a bad thing. Just ask Ty Tabing. The man behind the rebirth of State Street fell in love with Chicago two decades ago when a cross-country road trip gone bad left him stranded in the Windy City for three weeks with...
  • Sand mine near Starved Rock gets OK by LaSalle County board

    Sand mine near Starved Rock gets OK by LaSalle County board
    OTTAWA -- The LaSalle County Board this afternoon voted to grant an out-of-state company permission to operate a sand mine on a stretch of farmland immediately east of Starved Rock State Park. With tensions high at the Ottawa Knights of Columbus Hall,...
  • China: A domestic wine industry starts to take root

    China: A domestic wine industry starts to take root
    A few months before the 2008 Beijing Olympics, I read a blog post by an Atlantic Monthly correspondent about Chinese wine. Chinese what? I grew up outside New York City, where I ate hundreds of pounds of lo mein and pork-fried rice but didn't see, taste...
  • Commission approves House of Design plan

    Transformation of a South Laguna mansion into the 2012 Philharmonic House of Design will begin this month, culminating in a monthlong showcase this spring for top designers that will raise thousands for youth music education. The Planning Commission on...
  • Travel Picks: World's top 10 film festivals

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - With the Sundance Film Festival starting next Thursday and the Oscars not too far off, the movie buffs at online travel adviser Cheapflights (http:///www.cheapflights.com) have compiled a top 10 list of their favorite film festivals...
  • Man Vs. Bear: Let The Games Begin

    Man Vs. Bear: Let The Games Begin
    Although our state is no longer as broke as it was in 2010, we still need new revenue sources, which is why the Malloy administration has turned its attention to two very progressive ideas: online gambling and killing bears. The reasons: •The U.S....
  • Iowa polishes its Frank Lloyd Wright gem

    Iowa polishes its Frank Lloyd Wright gem
    MASON CITY, Iowa — This town of 28,000 knew it had something special in the world's last standing Frank Lloyd Wright-designed hotel, but it also had a problem. The hotel was a decrepit shell. For years no one quite knew what to do with the building...
  • Ride the Cass Scenic Railroad in West Virginia

    Ride the Cass Scenic Railroad in West Virginia
    CASS, W.Va. — The Cass Scenic Railroad is a hard-working, up-the-mountain tourist rail line. It's a slow 7 miles per hour on the steam-powered trains up Cheat Mountain to Whittaker Station and upward to Bald Knob on Back Allegheny Mountain. That's...
  • Neighbors battle it out over a piece of property

    Neighbors battle it out over a piece of property
    Two neighbors are battling over a piece of property in Franklin County but this isn't your everyday quarrel; one of those neighbors is the Federal Government.  Next door to theBooker T. WashingtonNational Monument lies nearly two and a half acres of land...
  • Senior Travel: Fuel surcharges, the scam that refuses to die

    Senior Travel: Fuel surcharges, the scam that refuses to die
    Despite Department of Transportation rules, some travel sellers still feature phony -- and ridiculously low -- airfares with "plus fuel surcharges" in a fine print footnote. As far as I know, airlines have stopped this pernicious practice, but I still see...