Jungle ruins, sea life await in Belize

SAN IGNACIO, Belize — The same turquoise waters that lure tourists to Caribbean destinations slosh around Belize’s island chain. But tiny Belize has a major …Read More

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Elvis Presley planes may be exiting Graceland site

By April of next year, the planes named Lisa Marie and Hound Dog II could be gone from Elvis Presley’s Graceland.

Immerse yourself in all-things Wyeth this summer, fall

CHADDS FORD, Pa. — A recent review of an Andrew Wyeth show calls his famous painting “Christina’s World” the “best-loved worst painting in history.” But don’t be a hater. Some of us love Wyeth, his work, and well, his entire family — including his father …

Keeping Baltimore’s painted window screens alive

BALTIMORE — Baltimore is known for its row houses — modest brick buildings lining sidewalks so narrow, you can see right through the front windows into people’s homes. To add privacy, window screens were sometimes painted over with pictures of idyllic rural scenes: red-roofed cottages …

Caesars to close Showboat Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Casino contraction hit Atlantic City for the second time this year, as the parent company of the Showboat Casino Hotel announced it will close the Mardi Gras-themed casino on Aug. 31. Caesars Entertainment said company will shutter the poorest-performing of its …

Take a stroll in these Istanbul neighborhoods

ISTANBUL — Istanbul, the noisy metropolis on the Bosporus Strait lauded by many a travel ranking, has much more to offer than grand mosques and bazaars. Away from the din of typical tourist haunts, a walk around the neighborhoods of Karakoy, Balat and Kuzguncuk will …

‘Rock in Rio’ site planned for Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — A group including casino company MGM Resorts announced plans Monday to build a 33-acre open-air music venue on the Las Vegas Strip to host a four-day Rock in Rio USA festival beginning in May 2015. MGM Resorts International officials said the “City of …