News archive from 9 June 2014

Michigan city named America's best summer weekend escape

Michigan city named America's best summer weekend escape

A recent 10Best Readers' Choice contest - for Best Summer Weekend Escape - pitted 20 destinations against each other. The getaways, each within 150 miles of a major metro market, campaigned in earnest for enough votes to take the top prize. Lovely...

 

The Michigan Traveler: Suitcase trends reach outer limits - think pink meow

If you want to be trendy at the airport, pink and gray are the luggage colors of the year, according to the Travel Goods Association, which tracks trends in travel gear. The pinks seen at this spring's International Travel Goods Show in Phoenix were...

 
World Cup's most exotic city is not what travelers expect

World Cup's most exotic city is not what travelers expect

MANAUS, BRAZIL - Death by giant snakes, malarial mosquitoes or drug-addled, knife-wielding thieves: If the barrage of blood-soaked headlines in the British tabloids is to be believed, that's what awaits soccer fans traveling to the most exotic of...

 

Travel Deals: Summer travel ideas

Looking for summer travel deals? We'll be giving you tips all summer, but here are four: ■Go to Boston. Nonstops from Detroit to Beantown are about $240 round-trip, half the price of last summer. It's because of Jet Blue entering the market...

 
Travel smart: A Harley and the open road

Travel smart: A Harley and the open road

Road trip! That's the siren call for Harley riders and so many others who want more from the open road than a predictable vacation. On June 15, the exhibit “The American Road” opens at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. It shows the evolution of...

 

Cool travel app: Amazing translator

Site: Word Lens (free, for iPhone Android and Google Glass) Lowdown: The most amazing word translation app we have ever tested. Just hold it up to a sign or printed words and it translates instantly. It works best with large type, but we found it can...

 
National Harbor, Capital Wheel draw tourists to riverfront near D.C.

National Harbor, Capital Wheel draw tourists to riverfront near D.C.

OXON HILL, MD. - While visitors to the nation's capital usually head to the monuments and museums, a new attraction uses the Potomac River to draw visitors downstream to a growing destination in Maryland. A mini-city called National Harbor has risen...

 
Cedar Point shuts down after water main break

Cedar Point shuts down after water main break

SANDUSKY, OHIO - Cedar Point was forced to shut down its amusement park and most of its resorts on a pitch-perfect summer day Saturday, as a water main break in the city of Sandusky disrupted the primary water supply. Park officials planned to keep...

 

How to avoid allergies after a spring cleaning session

There's a place for everything, and everything in its place. As people across the country put this adage into action with spring cleaning, an allergist at Vanderbilt's Asthma, Sinus and Allergy Program Clinic said it's important to remember that when...

 

Exercise, eating fish could reduce colon cancer relapse, study shows

Regular exercise and a diet that includes fish may help colon cancer patients improve their odds of avoiding a relapse, a new study suggests. The likelihood that patients will suffer a return of colon cancer more than doubles if they eat fish less...

 

Health and wellness events: Support groups and more

TODAY The Garden Party: With fine food, wine, live entertainment and classic cars. Proceeds benefit Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan, Children's Tumor Foundation and Oakland Community College Culinary Studies Institute. 1-4 p.m. Meadow Brook...

 
Effects of sleep deprivation equal to binge drinking or marijuana use, study shows

Effects of sleep deprivation equal to binge drinking or marijuana use, study shows

Pulling all-nighters is an honorary college sport — one that students may want to refrain from playing in the future. According to a small study from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the effects of poor sleep can result in academic failures —...

 
Ben Crane wins St. Jude Classic for 5th PGA title

Ben Crane wins St. Jude Classic for 5th PGA title

MEMPHIS, Tenn. Ben Crane estimates he slept less than three hours in a night spent praying and thanking God that his game finally has come back around. Then he played 30 holes Sunday in winning the St. Jude Classic for his first PGA Tour title since...

 
Coke ad: It takes 23 minutes to burn off a soda

Coke ad: It takes 23 minutes to burn off a soda

NEW YORK - Coca-Cola is taking on obesity, this time with an online video showing how fun it could be to burn off the 140 calories in a can of its soda. In the ad, the world's biggest beverage maker asks what would happen if people paid for a can of...

 
Roaches may protect your baby from allergies, asthma

Roaches may protect your baby from allergies, asthma

Cockroaches might not seem to have much in common with farm animals. But a new study suggests urban newborns who share their homes with cockroaches, mice and cats might get the same kind of protection from allergies and asthma that farm children seem...

 

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