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Why you should be going to Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This city has made its mark on America. It gave us Walt Disney and Walter Cronkite, Jesse James and Joan Crawford, Count Basie and Calvin Trillin. It’s where Rival created the CrockPot, where McDonald’s invented the Happy Meal. Hallmark Cards and […]

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 […]