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Where to Go to Hear Music in 2012

In terms of where to hear cutting-edge popular music today, your first stop might be Brooklyn, which, in my opinion, is definitely one of the hot spots right now. I’m from the U.K., and people there feel the same way, with groups like Vampire Weekend and MGMT putting it on the map and newcomers like […]

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These music cruises really rock!

By Jonathan Tully and Leslie Gray Streeter Palm Beach Post Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type Ten years ago, on a standard cruise to Puerto Rico, Mark Brown had a dream. A dream that one day, instead of “walking around outside in mud,” music festival fans would instead stroll around on a […]

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Top 10 movies ordered in hotel rooms in 2011

The Hollywood movie that hotel guests rented most in their hotel rooms in 2011 was Universal Pictures’ Bridesmaids. LodgeNet compiled the Top 10 list of most-ordered Hollywood movies based on its pay-per-view movie sales. LodgeNet provides pay-per-view services in 1.6 million rooms in Holiday Inn, Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and other hotels. HOTEL MOVIES:  Hangover II […]

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Where to Go to Shop in 2012

My favorite place to shop for vintage is still Los Angeles. There’s a great store called Golyester; the owner, Esther, has a great eye for textiles and fun vintage, so I always find a new treasure or learn something from her. Another great place is The Way We Wore, where I found some great Victorian […]

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Readers share ideas to make Cleveland more tourist-friendly

Lonnie Timmons III, The Plain DealerThe observation deck atop the Terminal Tower offers terrific views of the city — and should be open more often, according to Plain Dealer readers, who offered suggestions on how Cleveland could be more friendly to visitors.From redeveloping the lakefront to smiling more, Greater Clevelanders have a long list of […]

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Rick Steves: Off-season Europe brings bargains, breathing room

To save some money on hotels in the off-season, arrive late without a reservation, notice how many empty rooms they have (look for keys on the rack), and give the receptionist an excuse to win your business with a deep discount. Explain that you’re a senior (hosteler, student, artist, whatever) with a particular price limit, […]

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Where to Go to See Art in 2012

New York is always at the top of my list because at any given moment, this city is filled with exhibitions that allow people to be reacquainted with art and artists they love, and to discover new art — sometimes in the same institution. This year, there’s the Whitney Biennial 2012 and the New Museum […]

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Booking a Flight to Space, With Travel Insurance

The first flights of the new airlines that will take tourists past the threshold of space are poised to take off in 2012, and getting a seat on one is not all that different from booking a trip someplace on Earth. You can sign up on the Web site of, say, Virgin Galactic, the most […]

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Tale of Tails to Travel Across the Country

Whether you’re a Civil War buff or not, you may think you know many of the stories of the battles between the states, but there’s a good chance you have never heard these tales . . . or, better yet, tails. Next weekend, The Missourian will begin a nine-chapter serial story about dog mascots of […]

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