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Diving Back Into the Drive-In

A half century ago, the outdoor drive-in movie theater was more than an entertainment venue. It was a national institution, giving Americans of all ages an opportunity to enjoy several pastimes at once: taking in a “popcorn” movie, eating outdoors and hanging out with friends and family. While the majority of drive-ins closed by the […]

Jamaica’s 007 Film Locations On and Off Screen

With the next James Bond movie primarily filmed in Jamaica, it seems aa fine a time as any to stroll down motion picture memory lane, as this is not the first film in the franchise to use the Caribbean country as its backdrop. Whether heading on a family beach vacation, girl’s trip or romantic getaway, […]

Free Summer Days in Toronto

Head to Toronto for downtown city vibes and an added touch of international flair for a summer stay with the kids or a couple’s trip without breaking the bank. Affectionately known as the downtown of Canada, Toronto offers all the eclectic dining, vibrant nightlife and cultural excitement you need, with the growing live music scene […]

The Ultimate Route 66 “Road Show”

There’s nothing that amps up the joy of going to the movies more than Oscar season, which culminates on the last weekend of February with the annual telecast. Thanks to cable channels like Turner Classic Movies, we can take a trip through movie history with its yearly February celebration of Oscar-winning movies. Netflix and other […]

Small Screen, Big World

Whether they are documentary, reality or scripted, the best television shows not only introduce viewers to a new world, but also provide insights into various cultures, foods, art and literature. Past examples included the late Anthony Bourdain’s vibrant and thought provoking Parts Unknown, numerous informative travel programs on PBS (from the youthful appeal of Globe […]

Classic Movie Cruise

With something already so romanticized and steeped in old-world Hollywood glamour as a cruise, it’s no wonder it pairs so well with a classic form of entertainment: the movies. Another perfect duo, Turner Classic Movies has the hook-up on some of the best films from the golden age of movies, some of which classic film […]