Travel

Destination Omaha: City breathes new life into old neighborhoods

The riverfront remake of late is part of Omaha’s new confidence, but there’s something else: A refocus and rediscovery is taking place in some of Omaha’s downtown and close-in neighborhoods that’s not only good for the city but also turning into a bonanza for visitors.

Entertainment

Your roundup of summer and fall fairs and fests in the KC area

Three historical legends have ties to the region, and area communities celebrate festivals in their honor. Enjoy a regional buffet of fun celebrating farming, food, art, music, history, ethnic cultures and so much more. These three are a mere sampling of the many events that will take place in the region this summer and fall as fair-and-festival season heats up.

Travel

Hop to it on microbrew tour

Tour guides not only should be knowledgeable but also able to convey information in a fun and engaging way. This skill comes more easily for some than others, but PA Brew Tours guide Tom Labanc has an ace up his sleeve - decades of experience as a high school social studies teacher in Pittsburgh.

Travel

Best new rides coming to US theme parks

At first I thought it was too early to look ahead at the new attractions coming to U.S. theme parks in 2015, but then I realized a number of big rides have already been announced and many more are already in the planning stages.

Travel