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SeaWorld: Summer clock ticking but still no Infinity Falls open date

The sun and school are out, which means the money is flowing fast at Orlando’s theme parks. Eager to show off its latest attraction, SeaWorld Orlando invited more than two dozen journalists and bloggers for a behind-the-scenes tour of Infinity Falls on Wednesday. But the ride wasn’t ready. Wearing...

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  • Florida travel calendar for June

    Florida travel calendar for June

    Check out festivals and events in June across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County Through Sept. 21: Bandshell Concert Series, Daytona Beach. The Bandshell Concert Series...

  • Florida travel calendar for July

    Florida travel calendar for July

    Check out festivals and events in July across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) Through Sept. 21: Bandshell Concert Series, Daytona Beach. The Bandshell Concert Series...

  • Florida travel calendar for August

    Florida travel calendar for August

    Check out festivals and events in August across the state. View events this coming weekend, or view the whole month's offerings by region below. This list is organized by region. Central Florida: (Including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County)...

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Disney World: App shows bus times to hotel guests

Walt Disney World’s official app now delivers updated arrival times for the resort’s buses. The expansion of the My Disney Experience smartphone app kicked in this week. Visitors can see the new feature by tapping “see bus times” when viewing an active Walt Disney World Disney hotel reservation...

The Travel Troubleshooter

  • Denied boarding by Delta Air Lines twice — can you help me get a refund?

    Denied boarding by Delta Air Lines twice — can you help me get a refund?

    My wife Sarah and I went to Detroit Metro Airport with two tickets to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, that we bought from Aeromexico. The flight was operated by Delta Air Lines . We checked our bags, received boarding passes and went to the gate. But when we tried to board the flight, they turned my wife...

  • Why won't WOW Air refund my canceled flight?

    Why won't WOW Air refund my canceled flight?

    I have been struggling to get any feedback from WOW Air about my refund request for a flight it canceled from Paris to Reykjavik, Iceland. WOW was supposed to book me the next day but didn't have any availability. I asked for a refund. I also submitted a claim through its website. I never received...

  • Baby's name on airline ticket threatens to ground family vacation

    Baby's name on airline ticket threatens to ground family vacation

    My husband booked us a trip to Greece for this summer on Expedia. Our flight is on Air Canada. He called Air Canada to pick seats, since we will be traveling with a 9-month-old baby. Air Canada informed us that our child was booked under the name "S. Cassill" instead of the name on her passport,...

  • My EU 261 claim from WOW Air is 'in process.' What does that even mean?

    My EU 261 claim from WOW Air is 'in process.' What does that even mean?

    My wife, two daughters and I recently were scheduled to fly from Paris to Pittsburgh, through Reykjavik, Iceland, on WOW Air. WOW canceled the flight, and we missed our connecting flight to Pittsburgh. The next available WOW Air flight didn't depart Paris until three days later, and WOW would not...

  • Why won't Royal Caribbean cover my hotel bill?

    Why won't Royal Caribbean cover my hotel bill?

    My husband had a possible transient ischemic attack — better known as a mini-stroke — while we were passengers on Royal Caribbean's 13-night Vision of the Seas fall foliage tour last year. The cruise, which left from Cape Liberty, N.J., ended in Quebec City. He had his symptoms while we were docked...

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  • Two Florida beaches make Dr. Beach Top 10 list for best beach in the U.S.

    Two Florida beaches make Dr. Beach Top 10 list for best beach in the U.S.

    The sun has set on Siesta Beach’s reign as the nation’s best beach, but not because it’s no longer a great beach. The beach on Siesta Key near Sarasota that was named No. 1 on the annual Dr. Beach Best Beach in the U.S. list for 2017 is retired, and now Stephen Leatherman, a professor at Miami’s...

  • Cocoa Beach to give dogs on the beach a chance

    Cocoa Beach to give dogs on the beach a chance

    Cocoa Beach city leaders might have stepped in it this time. The city commission approved a proposal Thursday night that will allow dogs on a section of Ocean Beach. The ordinance begins July 15 and is in effect for six months. That will essentially be a trial period to see if dogs and sunbathers...

  • Clearwater Beach named top beach in the U.S.

    Clearwater Beach named top beach in the U.S.

    Florida once again is home to the best beach in the U.S., with the title heading back to Clearwater Beach coming in at No. 1 in the TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards. The Pinellas County beach won the accolade in 2016, but dropped to No. 4 last year as Siesta Beach down near Sarasota took the...

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Where to score free ice cream Thursday, the official start of summer

Where to score free ice cream Thursday, the official start of summer

Thursday kicks off the official start of summer, and Michigan’s tourism team is marking the occasion by handing out free ice cream on the Mag Mile. Cups of the free frozen treat will be available at the former John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan Ave., starting at 11 a.m., according to Pure Michigan...

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From fun to good deeds, Carnival has children in mind

From fun to good deeds, Carnival has children in mind

If anyone were to give a pop quiz asking which cruise line carries the most kids annually, most if not all, would answer: Disney. And they would be wrong. It’s actually Carnival Cruise Line carrying more than 800,000 children each and every year on their ships. Why? One of the main reasons being...

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