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'How I Shot My Summer Vacation'
Check out the entries from the 2014 "How I Shot My Summer Vacation" contest -- and vote now!

With our kids hitting elementary-school age, we decided the time was right to play tourist in Washington, D.C., our old hometown. So we packed up our family for a week’s worth of politics, pandas and play time. Here are the spots that won our vote.

Beset by crushing debt, fleeing customers and run-down facilities, Trump Plaza on Tuesday became the fourth casino in Atlantic City to shut down this year.

Air France canceled at least half its flights around the world on Monday as pilots began a weeklong strike, highlighting the trouble Europe's flagship airlines face in keeping up with low-cost competitors.

Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping.

Miss New York Kira Kazantsev won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup.

Hundreds of “Gone With the Wind” items, including dresses worn in the film, scripts, story boards and other things, are on display at the University of Texas as part of a tribute to the movie.

2014 apple festivals? Well,  North Carolina's official fete in Hendersonvillewas Labor Day weeken...

Going, Going...
Mark your calendar for these great travel opportunities.

If you’re near Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or Canton for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, swing by the Man of Steel’s birthplace.

Fury 325 party at Carowinds

Castle of Chillon, Montreux, SwitzerlandSWITZERLAND, September 12, 2014 ? Switzerland?s Golden Pa...

Travel Better With Bob Taylor
Looking for a place to enjoy the Grand Strand’s outdoors? Here’s where to point your shoes.

The Observer's sister newspaper The Sun News of Myrtle Beach now has a travel site dedicated to everything you need to know about visiting the area:

Road Trips: Drive time in the Carolinas
Spring & summer guide to fun
N.C. Mountains
Asheville | Asheville events | Cherokee | Boone/Blowing Rock | Lake Lure/Chimney Rock | Bryson City | Mountain Adventures | Mountain Hikes
N.C. Piedmont
Charlotte area | Raleigh | Winston-Salem | Greensboro | Durham | Great Uwharrie Hiking | Piedmont Adventures
N.C. Coast
Outer Banks | Great Croatan Hikes | Wilmington | Morehead City/Beaufort | Coastal Adventures