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From Orlando to Sanibel Island, finding magic in the Florida kingdom
From Orlando to Sanibel Island, finding magic in the Florida kingdom

For more than a moment, I found magic in Orlando.

As I stood in the glow of Cinderella's Castle on a crisp November night, fireworks filled the sky and the songs of childhood pealed when Tinker Bell, a human sprite in bright green tights and...

On a trip home, seeing Guatemala's grit and grandeur
On a trip home, seeing Guatemala's grit and grandeur
Guatemala is full of contrasts: a chaotic center, poverty and misery, as well as beautiful people, historic grandeur and natural splendor.
Hitting the road and slopes on Canada's Powder Highway
Hitting the road and slopes on Canada's Powder Highway
The highway delivers snow-seeking visitors to myriad ski operators in Canada north of the Washington-Idaho border.
In the wake of Viking explorers, a North Atlantic cruise
In the wake of Viking explorers, a North Atlantic cruise
Looking out over the sea, you can almost see the Viking longboat at sail, far off in the distance. Or that might just be your imagination, teased by the whitecaps and swells, as you trace the route taken a millennium ago by so many intrepid seafarers.
The heat is on, and so is the relaxation, at geothermal baths outside Reykjavik
The heat is on, and so is the relaxation, at geothermal baths outside Reykjavik
The number of people traveling to Iceland has more than doubled in the last six years, according to the Icelandic Tourist Board, and that number continues to increase by more than 20 percent a year.
Fans love timeshares but some will sell you their interest for a penny
Some people are happy with their timeshares, saying they give them a chance to see the world in homey, spacious accommodations that cost less than an equivalent hotel. Others deeply regret them, saying maintenance fees keep rising, they can never book the times they want and they're stuck paying for something they can't use.
Seven big Mardi Gras celebrations (not in New Orleans)
Seven big Mardi Gras celebrations (not in New Orleans)
It's Mardi Gras season once again, and while New Orleans is the American epicenter of this festive pre-Lenten celebration, there are plenty of other options for some fantastically fun Fat Tuesday revelry.
Breckenridge, a romantic ski getaway
Breckenridge, a romantic ski getaway
As we got closer to the mountain, the snow really started to come down, with inches-thick drifts forming on parked cars we passed. We were just about jumping out of our seats at the sight of fresh powder.
After devastating wildfires, Gatlinburg welcomes back tourists
After devastating wildfires, Gatlinburg welcomes back tourists
The grand opening, in this town on the edge of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and 5 scenic miles from Gatlinburg, Tennessee, had been in the works for months. So had the drought.
Exploring Jordan's cultural fusion
Exploring Jordan's cultural fusion
Both the vast, vibrant capital, Amman, and the remote, otherworldly desert landscapes are speckled with artistic masterpieces and profoundly moving sites of the Jewish, Christian and Islamic faiths.