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Everything under the sun? Keep shopping

MOUNT DORA, Fla. — “Just about gotten warm enough to doze, huh?” the tall, thin man asked the fellow whose height could not be determined with certainty because he was slouched in a comfy-looking, antique office chair. “Yep,” said the sitting man, “and as few […]

We know Hawaii — but then, we really don’t

HONOLULU — It is one of the most famous vacation destinations in the world. Conventioneers wearing name badges gulp down mai tais at the nightly luaus. Tourists with colored tour-company stickers on their shirts giggle as they try the hula. Pro and amateur surfers paddle […]

Just hours in New Orleans? Plan ahead, so you can let the good times roll

New Orleans is defined by the cliché: So many choices, so little time. That holds true for those visiting this great American city before or after a cruise. No matter how much time you can spare, there is something here to entertain you. And while […]

Ratcheting up the fun in Alaskan ports

JUNEAU, Alaska — Larry Stauffer’s job assignment the past 15 months or so has been pretty straightforward: Figure out how to make the standard shore excursions in the busy Alaskan market so special that passengers aboard the Disney Cruise Line’s first-ever trips there in the […]