Las Pozas a surreal art garden amid Mexican jungle

XILITLA, Mexico — At the end of a long, dirt road in Mexico’s northeast jungle, two spiral staircases appear, leading nowhere amid an ornate concrete …Read More

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Disney’s ‘Small World’ celebrating big anniversary

NEW YORK — Disney on Friday launched a website to create a global sing-along for “it’s a small world,” marking 50 years since the classic attraction with the unforgettable earworm of a song opened at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York. The “it’s a …

Dine in fine style while in New Orleans for Mardi Gras

Visiting New Orleans for Mardi Gras season? You’ll find pizza, hot dog stands and rolling carts of cotton candy galore along the parade routes, but some of the city’s finest fare can also be consumed along St. Charles Avenue, the main drag for the biggest and glitziest star-studded processions of Carnival.

Island hopping made easy — Enjoy Hawaii via cruise ship

ABOARD PRIDE OF AMERICA — A great way to sample the many wonders of the Hawaiian Islands without the hassles of island-hopping by plane — like going through security and carting your luggage on each flight — is to instead take a cruise. My wife …

Jennifer Hudson, Styx, Lady Antebellum headlining Carnival Cruises

NEW YORK — Back when she was a nobody, long before she blasted to stardom on “American Idol” and “Dreamgirls,” Jennifer Hudson sang on a cruise ship. And on Wednesday, the singer said she would do it again — this time as the headliner for …

Diagon Alley to open at Universal Orlando; requires additional ticket

The new Harry Potter area opening at Universal Orlando Resort this summer, called Diagon Alley, will offer fans a new thrill ride themed on Gringotts bank from the Harry Potter book series, along with more than a half-dozen eateries and shops selling souvenirs like wands. …

Ancient sites beckon travelers to Jordan

AMMAN, Jordan — If you are keen on getting your Middle Eastern fix of ancient sites, sun, mint tea, and falafel, the Arab Spring may have challenged your travel plans. Although tourists have stayed largely safe in the Arab world in the past several years, …