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Start your (Ferrari) engines: Disney track lets tourists drive exotic cars

If the prospect of piloting a muscle car around a ribbon of asphalt doesn’t rev your motor, how about a few laps in a Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4? Walt Disney World’s Richard Petty Driving Experience, which has lured more than 250,000 Orlando-bound lead foots with stock car drives, is launching an Exotic Driving Experience in January. […]

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How to Combat the Caribbean’s Lionfish? Eat Them.

Since 1992, Caribbean reefs have been invaded by lionfish, showy-looking but venomous and barbed Pacific natives. They most likely escaped from aquariums into the wild, where they have found plenty to feed on — and no natural predators. One solution: Eat the enemy. The fish may show up here and there on menus focused on […]

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Travel Insurance Experts, Direct Travel, Launch Online Medical Screening Facility

LONDON, November 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Buying medically tailored travel insurance just got easier On 25th July 2011 Direct Travel Insurance launched an online medical screening facility within its web quote buy process. Online medical screening provides customers with pre-existing medical conditions the opportunity to purchase their travel insurance online, with cover for their medical conditions included […]

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Travel industry offers fun for the whole family, including grandparents

When Grandma Florence wanted to see her grandchildren, the lure was tollhouse cookies. They were worth the Belt Parkway traffic, the “eat some of this chopped liver,” the existential vacuum that followed dessert. Two generations later, cookies don’t cut it. Not simply because kids have more sophisticated tastes, but because grandmas may not feel like […]

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N.C.’s Outer Banks draws more destination weddings

Other businesses may have withered under the economic downturn, but the bridal business is blooming, say Outer Banks business owners. “In terms of an industry, it’s huge,” said Kerri Cantino-Nason, associate with The Proper Setting, a Kill Devil Hills business that books weddings for the Whalehead Club in Corolla, Currituck County. Much of the upturn […]

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Snapshots | Q&A: A Young Sailor’s Guide to the Caribbean

Here, he recalls some highlights. Q. What do you most want to see again? A. I almost don’t want to say this, but one of my favorite places would be the Tobago Cays, a cluster of five small, uninhabited islands in the Grenadines that form a sort of mini-archipelago. It’s circled in reefs, so there […]

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Our Finest Travel Insurance plan Guidelines

This way just before you depart you know what it may price you for the time you’re traveling and for any vacation spot you’re heading to. No issue if it’s a limited excursion to hike in Europe or a comforting time in the mountains. When you really want to well prepared specifically when you are […]

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Mary Bergin column: From the reader mailbag: Wright design, diners and more

<!–Saxotech Paragraph Count: 9–> The reader mailbag hasn’t been emptied for quite a while, so that’s what I’ll do this week and next. Keep your thoughts and ideas coming, but please note that I discourage anonymous correspondence and don’t respond to travel questions on short notice. Wright designs When I wrote about the newly reopened […]

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Boeing milestone: Work begins on 1,000 777

Boeing says it began assembling its 1,000th 777 widebody this week, a 777-300ER model that’s slated to go to Dubai-based carrier Emirates in March. Boeing says it began work on the jet on Wednesday and that production is expected to take 49 days. IN-DEPTH:  Work Starts On 1,000th Boeing 777 (Aviation Week)PHOTO GALLERY:  Behind the […]

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The Caribbean | Roundup: In the Caribbean, Away From the Crowds

  Hotel Le Rêve, Cancún As the beaches south of Cancún become ever more crowded with sprawling resorts, it’s getting harder to find a quiet stretch of sand, much less an intimate beachfront inn with fewer than 100 rooms. Which is what makes Hotel Le Rêve, a 25-room boutique hotel about 45 minutes south of […]

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