Leisure Travel

Town board approves plans for Legoland New York

Oct 20, 2017

A Hudson Valley town planning board has approved the site plan for a proposed Legoland amusement park, completing a 17-month review of the project

Cleric bans poses by Cyprus churches over lewd wedding photo

Oct 20, 2017

A senior cleric from Cyprus' Orthodox Christian church has banned couples who marry in civil ceremonies to take wedding photos outside churches and chapels in a part of the island that is popular with holidaymakers

Tourist killed by falling masonry in Florence church

Oct 19, 2017

The news agency ANSA says a 52-year-old tourist has been killed by falling masonry in one of Florence's most famous churches

New Yves Saint Laurent museum opens in Marrakech

Oct 19, 2017

The Yves Saint Laurent museum has opened its doors to the public in Marrakech, the Moroccan city beloved by the fashion designer, less than three weeks since the inauguration of a Paris-based museum also dedicated to him

Lawsuit: Bighorn sheep threatened by domestic sheep grazing

Oct 18, 2017

Environmental groups say in a lawsuit that the U.S. Forest Service is illegally jeopardizing bighorn sheep with deadly diseases by allowing thousands of domestic sheep to graze in eastern Idaho as part of agricultural research activities

Grammy museum pays homage to New Jersey musical legacy

Oct 18, 2017

Newark, New Jersey, is joining Los Angeles, Nashville and Cleveland, Mississippi, as a host of a museum celebrating the Grammy music awards

Provocative sculpture rejected by Louvre finds new home

Oct 18, 2017

An abstract sculpture deemed too obscene for the regal gardens of the Louvre Museum has found a new home outside Paris' edgier Pompidou Center

Travel industry ramps up effort to promote Caribbean tourism

Oct 17, 2017

The travel industry is ramping up efforts to get out the message that many Caribbean islands were unaffected by hurricanes and that their economies depend on tourism

Director of Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum quits

Oct 17, 2017

The director of Amsterdam's renowned Stedelijk Museum has quit amid reports that she held functions in her spare time that could have created a conflict of interests

New home for NYC museum's collection of gems to open in 2019

Oct 17, 2017

Exotic gemstones and minerals will soon be on display at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, including a recently announced 12-foot-tall amethyst geode acquired from Uruguay

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