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  • Live Casino & Hotel opens smoking and gaming patio

    Live Casino & Hotel opens smoking and gaming patio

    With the snip of a ceremonial cigar rather than a ribbon, Live Casino & Hotel officially opened the Orchid Gaming & Smoking Patio on Thursday. The 8,000-square-foot space, which is open on one side, offers both table games and slots as well as a full-service bar/lounge and a large fireplace. The...

  • Maryland casinos set revenue record in March

    Maryland casinos set revenue record in March

    Maryland’s six casinos combined to set a monthly revenue record in March, topping $150 million for the first time, according to the state’s gaming regulatory agency. The casinos were led by MGM National Harbor, which generated $60.4 million from slots and table games — its most ever in a month,...

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  • Where to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner in New Orleans

    Where to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner in New Orleans

    Everybody in New Orleans has an opinion about where you should eat. Ask a dozen locals and you are likely to get a dozen different answers. Mention where you just had a great experience and they'll probably say, "Well, that's pretty good, but you really should have gone to . . ." This can make...

  • For summer vacationers, RV-sharing is revving up

    For summer vacationers, RV-sharing is revving up

    John Flynn and his family won't check into a hotel on their next vacation. Instead, they'll roll to their destination in a Fleetwood Jamboree, a 31-foot recreational vehicle that sleeps six. And not just any RV. Flynn won't own this motor home, and neither will a traditional rental company. They'll...

  • Lynching memorial and museum in Alabama draw crowds, tears

    Lynching memorial and museum in Alabama draw crowds, tears

    Hundreds of people lined up in the rain to get a first look at a lynching memorial and museum that opened Thursday in Montgomery, Alabama. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice commemorates 4,400 black people who were slain in lynchings and other racial killings between 1877 and 1950. Their...

  • Seattle's new waterfront: Pike Place Market and beyond

    Seattle's new waterfront: Pike Place Market and beyond

    Open since 1907, Pike Place Market is one of the oldest continuously operating farmers markets in the United States. That historic significance and those iconic waterfront views over Puget Sound draw 10 million visitors a year to its dark alleys and cramped, creaky stairways. But "cramped and creaky"...

  • To bring back visitors, museums are having to draw on their own creativity

    To bring back visitors, museums are having to draw on their own creativity

    We're standing in front of the painting "Black Cross, New Mexico" by Georgia O'Keeffe at the Art Institute of Chicago when our animated tour guide, Jessamyn Fitzpatrick, asks what O'Keeffe is known for. One woman in our group of eight says flowers. Another pipes up with the female anatomy. Fitzpatrick...

  • 15 vacations for animal lovers

    15 vacations for animal lovers

    Swimming with dolphins is so passe. Enter, sunning with pigs. And drinking wine with a giraffe. And taking a selfie with a flamingo. There are a ton of trips and tours perfect for animal lovers of all kinds around the world, and we've handpicked 15 of the best zoological adventures you’re sure...

  • In New York City, following in David Bowie's footsteps

    In New York City, following in David Bowie's footsteps

    There are few artists who merit a true pilgrimage - a concerted attempt to walk in the footsteps of greatness - but if there's one luminary worth traveling for, it's David Bowie . With the final stop of the Victoria and Albert Museum's experiential "David Bowie Is" retrospective exhibition now...

  • New law could make it harder to tell how much your airline tickets cost

    New law could make it harder to tell how much your airline tickets cost

    An old ticket-price tactic for airlines may make a surprise comeback, thanks to proposed legislation. Before a 2011 full-fare advertising rule forbade it, airlines displayed initial "base" ticket fares online without including the mandatory taxes and fees. The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, introduced...

  • Tourism company pledges $300k to move National Aquarium dolphins to sanctuary

    Tourism company pledges $300k to move National Aquarium dolphins to sanctuary

    The tour operator Virgin Holidays is pledging $300,000 to help move seven dolphins from the National Aquarium in Baltimore to a seaside sanctuary. The aquarium is still deciding where to retire its dolphins, though a statement Wednesday from Virgin Holidays says the site selection is focused on...

  • U.S. News & World Report unveils top 20 summer travel destinations

    U.S. News & World Report unveils top 20 summer travel destinations

    Summer’s debut is two months away, and if you’ve got your eye on a getaway, it’s prime time to set the itinerary. U.S. News & World Report analyzed more than 700 locations — taking into consideration sightseeing options, dining, lodging and weather — to determine the 20 best summer travel destinations...

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  • 5 tips for women to conquer summer discomforts

    The summer season means balmy weather, fun outdoor activities, frequent travel and the opportunity to take a dip in your newest swimsuit. However, whether hiking or soaking up the sun, sweat and moisture can quickly become an enemy of summer activities, ruining fun and relaxation time. With these...

  • 5 tips for creating lasting memories on summer vacation

    5 tips for creating lasting memories on summer vacation

    There’s a lot to love about summer: School's out, everyone’s wearing flip-flops, the trees are a brilliant green and you tend to grill out more nights of the week than not. For families across the nation, one of the best parts of summer is taking off on a vacation. It’s rare that everyone can sit...

  • Summer nausea is a thing: 4 tips to prevent nausea from ruining fun in the sun

    Summer nausea is a thing: 4 tips to prevent nausea from ruining fun in the sun

    Summer is the long-awaited season for fun and relaxation, warm weather and quintessential outdoor activities. However, the season’s most anticipated and exciting events can also lead to a not-so-fun problem: nausea. Whether it’s chasing kids through the park, dreaded long commutes in the heat or...

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