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Soaking it up in Europe's top spas

With my intense travel schedule, I savour detours where I put away the schedule and notes and simply enjoy the moment. And for me, there's no better detour in Europe than visiting a public bath or spa for a relaxing, good soak.

In this Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, file photo, a Delta Air Lines jet sits at a gate at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, in Atlanta. Delta is giving airport employees permission to offer passengers up to almost $10,000 in compensation to give up their seats on overbooked flights. Delta's move comes as United Airlines struggles to recover from images of a passenger's forced removal from a sold-out flight. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Delta to offer $9,950 to flyers who give up seats

Delta is letting employees offer customers nearly $10,000 in compensation to give up seats on overbooked flights, hoping to avoid an uproar like the one that erupted at United after a passenger was dragged off a jet.

In this April 1, 2017 picture a man dressed as a 'Harramacho' a traditional character from the Navalacruz carnival pauses during a traditional Spanish mask gathering parade in the small village of Casavieja, Spain, Monday, April 3, 2017. These festivals, held across central and northwestern Spain, most often coincide with festivities celebrating the advent of spring, mixing Carnival and bizarre pagan-like rituals with mock battles between good and evil.(AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

Spanish parades feature bizarre costumes, masks

CASAVIEJA, Spain — Bulls and tomatoes may be the key ingredients in Spain’s most famous festivals, but masks and bizarre outfits are the showpieces in dozens of smaller town celebrations, many dating back to medieval times.

Downtown Winter Park is filled with lovely boutique shops and lively restaurants with sidewalk patios. JIM BYERS PHOTO

4 reasons to visit Orlando (that aren't Disney)

ORLANDO – Stephanie Gray could’ve moved to any number of American cities that already register high on the hipster meter. Instead, after living in New Zealand and Australia for several years, the Gainesville, Florida native migrated south to make her mark in Orlando.