Saturday, May 23, 2015

Travel

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the age of selfies, social media and streaming videos, the idea of what makes a celebrity has expanded far beyond the Hollywood icons of the past. Now scientists, technology geeks, designers, writers and YouTube stars achieve fame alongside athletes and entertainers.
Exercise, coffee, bananas and a pretty quinceanera in Old Havana.
Cuban students concentrate despite distractions out their window.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Disney World is looking to crack down on guests who use selfie sticks on rides at the park.
NEW YORK (AP) - A record number of travelers are expected to take to the skies this summer thanks to a rebounding economy.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) - A gritty Budapest neighborhood that's been compared to parts of New York City is hoping to attract visitors with a new tour about its history and unique ethnic mix.
A humanitarian crisis emerged in Asia last week as hundreds of Rohingya and Bangladeshi boat people landed on the shores of Indonesia and Thailand.
CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. - On my belly, face down, snorkel up, I peer through the clear water of Three Sisters Springs and see roly-poly bodies lying like fallen logs on the sandy bottom. The manatees are fast asleep.
PARIS (AP) - The Eiffel Tower closed to the public for most of the day Friday as workers protested a rise in aggressive pickpockets around the Paris landmark that attracts thousands of visitors daily.
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