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Travel features, regional destinations, fares and photos, primarily from The Baltimore Sun



Published: Thu, 14 Apr 2016 16:59:42 GMT

Last Build Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2016 16:59:42 GMT

Copyright: ©2016 Baltimore Sun
 



Southwest adds more seasonal flights at BWI

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 22:08:00 GMT

Southwest Airlines announced Wednesday it plans to add new seasonal flights to Boston, Denver, Seattle, Portland, Maine, New Orleans and Minneapolis, Minn., from Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

The flights, which will be available between August and November, are now...




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Southwest among best for on-time arrivals; Spirit, JetBlue among worst

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 17:59:00 GMT

Airlines were able to stick to their schedules 83.6 percent of the time in February, with Southwest Airlines posting one of the best on-time arrival rates at 87.8 percent.

Southwest was beat only by Hawaiian Airlines and Alaska Airlines, according to air travel results released Wednesday by the...




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Ocean City officials revise boardwalk regulations

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:31:00 GMT

OCEAN CITY, Md. — The Ocean City Council has approved revisions to regulations that limited people from performing on the city's boardwalk.

The Daily Times of Salisbury reports that the changes were approved Monday night after the town created a task force to look at the regulations and revise...




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World's strangest restaurants

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 15:54:00 GMT

If you're looking for a dining experience outside of the ordinary, take a look at this list of the world's strangest restaurants, according to Travel + Leisure. You will find a place to eat fish under the sea and one where you can munch on an entire menu of apple dishes. These locations will keep...




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Top 10 state parks

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 14:23:00 GMT

Top state parks, according to the FamilyFun Travel Awards at Parents.com.




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Rapper Ludacris shares recent experience at Hagerstown airport on social media

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 20:59:00 GMT

Rapper Ludacris was taken aback by his recent experience at the Rider Jet Center at Hagerstown Regional Airport, so much so that he posted pictures to his Facebook and Instagram to share his “ludicrous” experience.

The hip-hop artist and actor, who performed at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania...




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11 summer vacation ideas - and why you should book now

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 19:48:00 GMT

Though we're just easing into spring, it's not too early to be looking ahead when it comes to planning a summer vacation.

Waiting until the last minute can sometimes mean you score a better deal on that windjammer cruise you've been dreaming about, but booking now makes it more likely you'll be...




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Best places to travel in April

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 17:42:00 GMT

April ushers in some of the most beautiful blooms of the year. Spring showers are the least of anyone’s worries in a place like Casablanca, Morocco, for instance. This is the perfect time to explore destination locations without the summer crowds. Here are the best places to travel in April, according...




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National parks centennial offers lots to do, see

Sun, 27 Mar 2016 16:31:00 GMT

It was a trickle that started during Abraham Lincoln's presidency — a bill to protect the wild beauty of Yosemite in California from developers, homesteaders and industrialists.

That was followed by legislation to protect Yellowstone in Wyoming, coming as railroads and photographs in newspapers...




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Top 13 world destinations

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 10:33:00 GMT

Looking for locations to visit this year? TripAdvisor.com's Travelers' Choice Awards may give you some ideas when it comes to thinking globally. These are the top places in the world for travelers. Winners were chosen on quantity/quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions...




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5 new attractions promise to deliver big thrills, great views

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 20:54:00 GMT

When it comes to new thrills debuting in 2016, chatter generally winds back to the early April opening of a mini-theme park involving a certain boy wizard at Universal Studios Hollywood.

But why simply follow the crowd, especially at $115 a ticket? Excitement is about to launch coast to coast (and...




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More 'bleisure' travelers turning business trips into mini-vacations

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 17:28:00 GMT

Business travelers often bemoan work trips, but a new breed of employees embraces them.

These road warriors view a business trip not as drudgery, but as an opportunity to tack on a few days of leisure to see a new city, try a new experience.

So-called "bleisure" trips continue to grow in number...




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Carnival will be first in 50 years to sail cruise ship from U.S. to Cuba

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 22:50:00 GMT

It's official: Carnival Corp. will be the first U.S. cruise company in more than five decades to sail a cruise ship to Cuba. There are still spots available on the historic first sailing.

"Today we made history," Chief Executive Arnold Donald said Monday in a media call from Havana, Cuba. The news...




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SeaWorld is ending killer whale breeding

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 23:26:00 GMT

By announcing an immediate end to killer whale breeding Thursday, SeaWorld Entertainment hopes to reverse a public relations nightmare that has cost the company millions of dollars in lost attendance and legal fees.

"We've been under attack for things we didn't feel were legitimate, but unfortunately...




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BWI sets new monthly record for January, with 1.6 million passengers

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 20:10:00 GMT

More than 1.6 million passengers traveled through Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in January, setting a record for the month with a 6 percent increase from the previous year, officials said.

It was BWI's seventh-straight monthly record for passenger traffic, and it...




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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with 24 beer-infused recipes

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 15:00:00 GMT

Happy St. Patrick's Day: Because even if you don't consider this a real holiday, it's still a great excuse to break out your green clothes and drink a pint or two.

We've compiled 24 of our favorite beer-infused recipes to help get the party started. This way, you can have your beer, and eat it...




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The election isn't pretty, but the cherry blossoms of Washington sure are

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 13:09:00 GMT

As you look at the delicate pink cherry blossoms that dot the nation's capital in the spring of each year, you may wonder how something so lovely had such an ugly start.

But it did because, well, Washington is just not Washington unless there's a little bit of international intrigue.

Tokyo wanted...




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Now's the time for a Canadian vacation - the U.S. dollar is strong and deals are everywhere

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 14:00:00 GMT

If you're a bargain hunter and you're not hopping on the Canadian vacation bandwagon, perhaps you haven't realized what the Canadian dollar is worth in greenbacks these days.

"It's like everything is 30 or 40% off," said Kate Colley, a spokeswoman for the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, British Columbia....




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Boom box sparks brawl on flight from BWI to LAX

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 12:13:00 GMT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a flight on a Los Angeles-bound plane turned into a mid-air brawl over a noisy boom box.

It happened Wednesday morning aboard Spirit Flight 141 from Baltimore.

Authorities tell the Los Angeles Times that two intoxicated women began blasting music. When other passengers...




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Officials revise predictions for peak cherry bloom in D.C.

Wed, 09 Mar 2016 20:53:00 GMT

Unseasonably warm temperatures have prompted the National Park Service to revise its predictions for peak blooms for Washington's cherry blossom trees.

The best time to see the blossoms in all their glory is now March 18-23, according to a news release put out Tuesday.

The average date for the...




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