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TRO Travelgram: April 30



Tuesday, April 30
Florida as you've never seen it before 
The first visitor stepped ashore 500 years ago and it's now one of our favourite holiday destinations. Chris Leadbeater celebrates the Sunshine State... The Independent

Shaking the Crowd in a Sicilian Town
Taormina, a seaside town in eastern Sicily, boasts ancient ruins, sweeping views and luxury hotels. But its real charm may lie in quieter finds... New York Times

Tours and Activities
No reservations: Your guide to London's hot new pop-up food scene 
It's almost wild. And yet it's the cool new way of eating out in London – a haphazard world in which the pop up, the one-off and the temporary trump the old-fashioned, fine-dining experience...Globe and Mail

'The Shining' hotel site of new Stanley Film Festival
Travelers who take a shine to the spookier side of life may want to put Estes Park, Colo., on their weekend itinerary. Running May 2–5, the inaugural Stanley Film Festival promises four days of hauntingly good entertainment at the very hotel where Stephen King dreamed up "The Shining"...

A Bar Sprint in a Cocktail-Crazed City
Sipping everything from olive-oil-infused gin to house-made banana liqueur during a four-night soak in San Francisco's vibrant cocktail culture... New York Times

Duchess of Cambridge to name cruise ship
The Duchess of Cambridge is to become a godmother to a cruise ship, Princess Cruises has announced... Telegraph (London)

First look at the Norwegian Breakaway
Norwegian Cruise Line's newest ship, the 4.028-passenger Norwegian Breakaway, set sail with passengers for the first time on April 26, 2013. What's the vessel like? USA TODAY's Gene Sloan offers a photo tour... USA Today

Obama taps Charlotte mayor to head Transportation
President Obama announced Monday his choice of Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx to be his next Transportation secretary, heralding the young mayor for revitalizing his city with critical investments in its transportation infrastructure... USA Today

When will United, others resume Dreamliner flights?
Ethiopian Airlines on Saturday became the first airline to fly paying passengers on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner since the aircraft was grounded by safety regulators in January... USA Today

Eight Great Gatsby-esque Hotels 
Judging by the trailers, Baz Luhrmann's film adaptation of The Great Gatsby will give the Roaring Twenties even more roar. With the star-studded spectacle hitting theaters May 10, 2013, I've rounded up some Gatsby-inspired luxury lodgings... The Huffington Post

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