More than one Dolphin Tale at the Clearwater (FL) Marine Aquarium
A rescued sea turtle at Clearwater Marine Aquarium

More than one Dolphin Tale at the Clearwater (FL) Marine Aquarium

Winter has inspired the hit movie Dolphin Tale (2011) and attendance at the small aquarium has jumped from 76,000 to over 600,000 a year, many with physical challenges.

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Vacation rentals are perfect for families that like to enjoy home-cooked meals
A family enjoying the kitchen in a Homeaway vacation rental

Vacation rentals are perfect for families that like to enjoy home-cooked meals

My far flung family loves to cook when we are together on vacation so we like to stay in condos where we can spread out and enjoy homemade meals—whether chili and just baked corn bread, spaghetti bolognese, or steaks cooked over the condo grill.

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Lunch is served at Cabarrus County’s Hospitality and Tourism Academy in NC
Serving up squash lemon bundt cake

Lunch is served at Cabarrus County’s Hospitality and Tourism Academy in NC

The farm to table lunch was expertly prepared and served. But we weren’t at some trendy new restaurant. We were at Cabarrus County’s Hickory Ridge High School

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Join the party in London this summer celebrating Harry Potter’s 20th
The Hogwarts Express at the Harry Potter Studio Tour

Join the party in London this summer celebrating Harry Potter’s 20th

Ready to join the party? Britain is the host, celebrating Harry Potter’s 20th birthday. The first Harry Potter book was released on June 29,1997

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Tragedy on cruise: ship responsible for couple’s death, report finds
La Estrella Amazonica

Tragedy on cruise: ship responsible for couple’s death, report finds

On the first night of a long-planned cruise in the Peruvian Amazon, Larry and Christy Hammer, retirees in their early 70s, were killed in a fire that broke out in their cabin on the 31-passenger La Estrella Amazonica.

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