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  1. A cruise with Pitbull? Family getaway a surprisingly good time


    My mom pitched the weekend getaway: a three-night cruise out of Miami with Pitbull.

    Pitbull gives a performance on the pool deck of the Norwegian Pearl on Sunday, March 12. It was his second performance during the cruise and pretty much a repeat of the first.
  2. At the Houdini Museum, in Scranton, Pa., indulge in a different kind of escape


    Dorothy Dietrich, the First Lady of Magic, stood alone on a compact stage, her blond hair stark against the backdrop of heavy red curtains. She raised a flat hand to her eyebrows, almost in mock salute, looking for a volunteer. She scanned the cross-legged children seated before her and the crowd of teenagers, parents …

    Magicians Dorothy Dietrich and Dick Brookz co-own and operate the Houdini Museum. They also perform for visitors. Washington Post
  3. Solar eclipse mania spurs festivals, tours, sold-out hotels


    Get ready for solar eclipse mania. Destinations in the path of the Aug. 21 eclipse, which will be visible in the United States along a narrow path from Oregon to South Carolina, are going wild with plans for festivals, concerts and viewing parties.

    A solar eclipse is seen from downtown Denver as the sun sets behind the Rocky Mountains in 2012. This year there will be a total solar eclipse on Aug. 21.