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    Experiencing 10 baseball tales in one month: A spring training road trip

    Spring training is a special experience, and it's not just about baseball. Sure, it helps if you like the sport, but between food, atmosphere and nearby attractions, there is something for everyone when 15 Major League Baseball teams call Florida home.


    What to do (and don't) in Edinburgh, Scotland

    If you are fortunate enough to travel to the British Isles for a week, do as I say, not as I did.


    Royal Caribbean's newest Oasis-class ship to become world's largest

    The biggest cruise ships in the world are getting a bigger sister next year, and Royal Caribbean has given her a name, Harmony of the Seas.


    Many club members clueless about Delta, United frequent-flier changes

    Two of the nation's largest airlines, United and Delta, have adopted major changes to their loyalty reward programs that experts say will benefit the airlines at the expense of passengers. But most reward program members are unaware of the changes, a survey found.


    Travel to 'Planet Cuba' to see a nation in flux

    Young adults gathered outside the large front windows of the opulent Hotel Parque Central, in the cultural core of Old Havana. Many wore designer jeans. They raised their arms high. For a moment, I thought they were holding lit matches, rock-concert style. Then I moved close to see what glowed in...


    Languorous luxury in Anguilla

    There's a Spanish proverb that goes, "How wonderful to do nothing, and then rest." It's found printed on T-shirts at Ernie's Bar, a humble beach shack on Anguilla's Shoal Bay, a stretch of powder white sand and endless turquoise-teal water, once named the No. 1 beach in the world by Travel Channel...


    Los Cabos hotel reopening dates

    More than five months after Hurricane Odile, most Los Cabos, Mexico, lodgings are up and running. But some are still closed for repairs and renovation. Here is a sample of 10 closed hotels with their tentative reopening dates and per-night rates (which are subject to change).


    Los Cabos, in recovery mode, is moving forward

    The southern tip of the Baja California peninsula looks good and lively these days, but let me remind you how bad it was.�


    Secrets to saving on your cruise bar tab

    I just returned from a Caribbean cruise and take it from me, there's nothing like watching the sun set over the ocean while sipping an afternoon cocktail to make you forget New England winters.


    Weekend getaway to scenic Sebastopol

    Gotta love a town that supposedly earned its name in an 1850s bar fight - something about likening the brawl to the British siege of the seaport of Sevastopol during the Crimean War. Clearly, folks were up on global events back then, despite no broadband service.

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