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Cheap Spring Break Ideas For Broke People

Cheap Spring Break Ideas For Broke People Mar 17th, 2013 at 4:00PM: Spring break may be full of fun, sun and adventure for students and families who plan ahead, budget wisely or just have travel as a priority when it comes to spending. Some make wise, thoughtful decisions on where to go, while others head out on the open road with no plans at all. Spring break can be a time of renewing, head-clearing goodness that resets brainpower, allowing a return to school or...

New Aviation Technology Brings Safer Travel Today, Looks To Future

New Aviation Technology Brings Safer Travel Today, Looks To Future Mar 13th, 2013 at 2:00PM: Commercial aviation technology has come a long way since its first flight in 1914, a 23-minute flight between St. Petersburg and Tampa, Florida. Along the way, a great amount of the technology in today's aircraft, enabling travelers to fly around the world, was developed right here in the United States. That tradition continues with some recent advances, in use right now or on their way, that...

Space Travel Update: What NASA Is Up To These Days

Space Travel Update: What NASA Is Up To These Days Mar 11th, 2013 at 4:00PM: With the Space Shuttle program coming to an end and commercial space flight organizations providing service to the International Space Station, one might wonder what the people at NASA are doing these days. While we're not sure about other NASA facilities, Kennedy Space Center is keeping busy with a variety of activities. The Kennedy Space Center (KSC) has been the launch site used for every...

The SXSW Of Cruise Travel Starts Monday

The SXSW Of Cruise Travel Starts Monday Mar 9th, 2013 at 4:00PM: Considered by many as the SXSW of cruise travel, Cruise Shipping Miami is an annual mega-convention that starts Monday in Miami, Florida. On hand will be cruise line executives and travel experts participating in panel discussions, workshops and more during the four-day event, on track to draw record attendance this year. The four-day trade show highlights all the latest and greatest...

Budget Locations For Spring Break Travel

Budget Locations For Spring Break Travel Mar 1st, 2013 at 10:00AM: Spring break is just around the corner, and if you haven't already planned a trip, our friends at Expedia have mined their price stats to come up with some of the most budget-friendly locations around. From family-friendly to party-hearty, these trips won't break the bank. Tampa, Florida Home of the New York Yankees' spring training camp, this sunny destination has much to offer both...

A Tale Of Two Cruise Ships Under Construction

A Tale Of Two Cruise Ships Under Construction Feb 22nd, 2013 at 3:00PM: Coming up this spring, Princess Cruises and Norwegian cruise lines – two of the most popular cruise lines with mainstream cruise travelers – have new cruise ships coming out. Considering that both are under construction right now and both offer sister ships being built for later delivery, choosing one might be difficult for cruise travelers. Before we get too far down the road,...

US Shark Attacks At 10-Year High In 2012

US Shark Attacks At 10-Year High In 2012 Feb 15th, 2013 at 8:00AM: Researchers at the University of Florida report that 2012 was a banner year in terms of shark attacks in the U.S., just not in a good way. According to a new study released earlier this week, there were 53 reported attacks last year. That is a steep increase over 2011, when just 31 attacks were recorded. Despite the fact that this is the highest total in more than a decade, scientists assure us...

Disneyland Princesses Get Their Own, New Land

Disneyland Princesses Get Their Own, New Land Feb 10th, 2013 at 3:00PM: Disneyland Park in California will debut Fantasy Faire in March, a new interactive experience that gives guests a more personal experience with all the Disney princesses, all in one place. A natural expansion of Disneyland's Fantasyland, the addition has Disney princess fans excited for the March 12, opening, now less than a month away. Like sister-park Disney World in Florida, a big emphasis...

Free Tropical Ice Skating Party Brings A Slice Of Florida To Wintry NYC

Free Tropical Ice Skating Party Brings A Slice Of Florida To Wintry NYC Jan 12th, 2013 at 9:00AM: By now, most New Yorkers are over the thrill of winter's first snow and eager for a little sunshine. But if a tropical vacation isn't in the cards right now, head down to The Rink at Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan on Wednesday, January 16, where the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau will be holding a free tropical ice skating party to celebrate its new "Hello...

Top American Destinations To Avoid In 2013

Top American Destinations To Avoid In 2013 Jan 7th, 2013 at 10:00AM: Just as useful as a list of top tourist destinations for the upcoming year is one that gives advice on where in the world you should avoid. The truth is, we've all had bad experiences, and they can really affect our perceptions of a place. When I solicited social media users for suggestions on domestic destinations to avoid this year, many lively conversations were sparked – and several...

African-American Military Aviators On Hand To Tell Their Story

African-American Military Aviators On Hand To Tell Their Story Dec 29th, 2012 at 2:00PM: They were our nation's first African-American military aviators. The Tuskegee Airmen peaked at 1,000 pilots and 15,000 ground crew during World War II. Now, only 40 pilots and 200 ground crew are alive today. Florida's Fantasy of Flight aircraft collection continues to honor the airmen with a series of symposiums coming up in 2013 as well as their annual student essay contest. "Reading the...

Photo Of The Day: Sunny Isles

Photo Of The Day: Sunny Isles Dec 22nd, 2012 at 6:00PM: This Photo of the Day is titled "Sunny Isles" and comes from Gadling Flickr pool member Bens640. The scene is of a typical beach in Florida's North Miami and, looking around the weather map, some of you could use a warm-weather photo to focus on. I lived in the Midwest for about half a century before relocating to Florida almost a decade ago and saw plenty of ice, snow, stupid people driving...

Christmas Travel: Happy, Budget-Minded Places To Go

Christmas Travel: Happy, Budget-Minded Places To Go Dec 14th, 2012 at 1:00PM: Many travelers have places to spend Christmas nailed down far in advance. Tradition may have us going back home to join with family and friends in an annual celebration. Airline tickets may have been purchased months ago, cashing in on the best rates. A place to stay is not an issue, we'll take a sofa at one place or another, surrounded by those we care for. Others don't have such...

Photo Of The Day: Highlands Hammock State Park

Photo Of The Day: Highlands Hammock State Park Nov 20th, 2012 at 6:30PM: The Highlands Hammock State Park feels surreal. Located just outside Sebring, Florida, the park contains a vast swamp of old-growth bald cypress trees, some of which are said to be more than a thousand years old. American Alligators and white-tailed deer roam the grounds, and the rare Florida panther is seen on occasion. The park's surreality is augmented by the high-contrast photo...

Universal Once Again Transforms Blockbuster Movie Into Attraction

Universal Once Again Transforms Blockbuster Movie Into Attraction Nov 1st, 2012 at 7:45PM: It seems the Universal Studios is making a second trilogy out of the popular "Transformers" movie series. Florida's Universal Orlando Resort has just announced the amusement park will unveil the third Transformers-themed ride in summer 2013. The ride, which is already attracting fans at Universal Studios Singapore and Universal Studios Hollywood, takes the hugely successful toy line...

SeaWorld Brings Antarctica To Florida

SeaWorld Brings Antarctica To Florida Oct 18th, 2012 at 3:00PM: SeaWorld Orlando is expanding with their largest-ever project. Continuing a travel industry focus on making all things experiential, Antarctica-Empire of the Penguin is the anchor to a host of new offerings set to open in January. The new ride will have a family adventure theme that utilizes new technology for a unique experience that can change from visit to visit, allowing guests to choose...

New Disney World Attractions To Bring Immersive Experience

New Disney World Attractions To Bring Immersive Experience Oct 17th, 2012 at 3:00PM: Walt Disney World in Florida has some new attractions on the way. The new Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom park will be home to the Enchanted Forest, a new park within a park, inspired by the popular Disney films "The Little Mermaid" and "Beauty and the Beast." The Enchanted Forest officially opens December 6, 2012, but we got a sneak peek during dress rehearsals last weekend, open to the public. ...

10 Florida Road Trips That Do Not Include Theme Parks

10 Florida Road Trips That Do Not Include Theme Parks Oct 9th, 2012 at 9:00AM: It seems that whenever we think of Florida and travel, beaches and theme parks come to mind. True, there are a bunch of them in the sunshine state. Also true is that Florida offers one of the best places for a good road trip in the country. Year-round mild weather and a well-kept highway system can take travelers to an interesting variety of places at a leisurely pace. A first stop when...

Photo Of The Day: Endeavour In San Francisco

Photo Of The Day: Endeavour In San Francisco Sep 22nd, 2012 at 5:00PM: This Photo of the Day, "Endeavour in SF - see you in LA!" comes from Gadling Flickr pool member jrodmanjr and is taken with a Canon EOS 7D. In 19 years of service, Endeavour went on 25 missions, carried 133 astronauts, spent 299 days in space and traveled 122,883,151 miles. Captured here by jrodmanjr is the shuttle's last journey, which began Monday at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and...

Convenient Forms Of Communication On Display From World War II

Convenient Forms Of Communication On Display From World War II Aug 26th, 2012 at 3:00PM: Today, we take for granted convenient forms of communication when traveling, like email, text messages, Skype and others. FourSquare, HipGeo, Instagram and other smart phone apps pinpoint our exact location anywhere on the planet. Those fighting overseas in World War II relied on hand-written letters that could take weeks to arrive at their destinations, as loved ones served thousands of...

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