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With the economy still in flux, hotels are continuing to reduce their rates—in some cities by as much as 30 percent. Hotwire.com publishes a monthly report on the markets with the biggest hotel discounts. At press time, the top 10 North American c...
It's a sunshiny day at Disney's Epcot this May. A camera-wielding mother watches her six-year-old nuzzle in the bosom of Minnie Mouse, who is crouching on the sidewalk in a way that ordinary mice cannot. "Look at the camera, Shannon!" Mom trills. ...
Going to Disney's Animal Kingdom and its new lodge with my parents and sisters sounded like a great privilege, but there was a hitch: I had to work. My father is a photographer, you see, and he needed my twin sisters and mother and me to be his mo...
Every year, visitors to Florida's Walt Disney World devour more than 7 million burgers, 5 million hot dogs, and 5 million pounds of french fries. But don't be fooled by those statistics. Six years ago, Disney launched an ambitious program to upgra...
Four ways to run wild and unwind this spring: Aquatica SeaWorld’s Waterpark (888/800-5447; aquaticabyseaworld.com) has a centerpiece slide that plunges riders through a dolphin lagoon. The Simpsons attraction at Universal Orlando (407/363-8000; ...
Los Angeles (%) Hotel Price Drop: -7.7%($) Average Room Rate: $112.34 Anaheim–Santa Ana (%) Hotel Price Drop: -11.4%($) Average Room Rate: $102.38 San Diego (%) Hotel Price Drop: -9.9%($) Average Room Rate: $118.54 Phoenix (%) Hotel Price D...
Just where Concourse A meets Concourse B, or across from the W. H. Smith's at Terminal Z, a brilliant notion has taken flight: Why not give kids something to do, something to make their airport time constructive and fun?The indoor playgrounds crop...
U.S. + CanadaThe Caribbean + BermudaMexicoCentral + South AmericaEuropeAsiaAfrica + the Middle EastTop Cruise Lines for Families U.S. + Canada 1. Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, South Carolina Score: 97.90Plantation-style cottages and a Jack...
Number of New Hotel Rooms Las Vegas: 7,010 Orlando: 5,223 Houston: 5,145 San Antonio: 4,032 New York City: 3,920 Washington, D.C.: 3,082 Dallas: 2,936 Los Angeles: 2,929 Phoenix: 2,436 Atlanta: 2,154 * Figures from February 2009 to Fe...
Teaching philosophies vary from school to school. Most stress the fundamentals—grip, aim, stance, posture, and balance. Some emphasize rhythm, tempo, and the "feel" of a proper swing. Others investigate the six most important inches in golf—the te...
In the brief months since President Obama was elected, his daughters, Malia and Sasha, have visited the Eiffel Tower and the Kremlin, strolled the beaches of Hawaii with their dad, curtseyed to Queen Elizabeth, and had an audience with the Pope. W...
According to just about every survey you're likely to see, Florida is the No. 1 destination for domestic travelers. And when those travelers are families, I leave it to your imagination which Florida city they most want to visit. Yes, folks, it's ...
the honeyed life in morocco Set in the Palmeraie, a magnificent palm grove just outside town, is Marrakesh's newest oasis: Les Deux Tours. The Moorish-style pleasure palace offers peace and solitude far from the tumult. Charles Boccara, one of Mar...
The latest generation of hands-on science centers and technology museums is launching kids into new levels of exploration. Medics-in-training can confront a 3-D hologram of a mondo germ and guide a laser in a virtual surgery so realistic it's defi...
My cousin Sue is a NASA junkie. She actually applied to the astronaut program during college. She has models of the space shuttle and the starship Enterprise on her law office desk in San Francisco. I've always indulged this obsession of hers, but...