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Darius arrives on the scene
Darius arrives on the scene

Darius arrives on the scene

When 600 passengers from 2 flights attempt to check-in simultaneously, Darius arrives on the scene to face a mob of angry passengers. 960 1280

  

Albert knows his day is going to get longer

Albert knows his day is going to get longer

With it looking like a flight will be cancelled, Albert knows his day is going to get longer and his team has to work harder to keep the rest of the flights moving on schedule. 960 1280

  

Heidi keeps the peace

Heidi keeps the peace

Heidi keeps the frustrated passengers organized. 960 1280

  

Albert's crew gets ready to unload luggage

Albert's crew gets ready to unload luggage

Albert's crew gets ready to unload luggage -- all part of keeping things moving and getting passengers their bags. 960 1280

  

Lauren is relieved

Lauren is relieved

Lauren is relieved that the penalty box scare was nothing more than a child's curiosity. The airfield’s penalty box is where the planes are brought when there is a security scare onboard. 960 1280

  

Albert gets some help

Albert gets some help

Albert gets a co-worker to help him hitch up a luggage trailer. 960 1280

  

MIA airfield

MIA airfield

Airport staff on the airfield. 960 1280

  

The Operations Control Room

The Operations Control Room

The Operations Control Room is a busy place, where multitasking is all part of the job. 960 1280

  

Heidi explains the situation to Darius

Heidi explains the situation to Darius

Heidi explains the situation to Darius over her walkie-talkie. She is quickly becoming overwhelmed by the cancelled flight dilemma. 960 1280

  

Khristine explains potential problems

Khristine explains potential problems

Khristine explains the potential serious problems that could arise when a plane has hydraulic problems. You can never be too careful when dealing with lives -- even if the fall out will create disgruntled passengers. 960 1280

  

St. Bart’s

St. Bart’s

Boasting some of the world’s top-rated beaches, as well as numerous spas, high end restaurants and luxury resorts, St. Bart’s offers a true escape from cold climate winters. 960 1280

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St. Martin

St. Martin

An island divided, the northern part of St. Martin is a French territory, while the southern part is Dutch. French St. Martin is known for luxury resorts and shopping, while Dutch St. Maarten is famed for its nightlife. 960 1280

Marka  

Curacao

Curacao

Nightlife and the anonymous blue liqueur draw many winter travelers to Curacao in the Dutch Antilles. The island’s coral reefs are popular among snorkelers. 960 1280

MyLoupe / Getty Images  

Tortolla

Tortolla

The largest of the British Virgin Islands, Tortolla is a popular destination for winter travelers. Visitors enjoy hiking and seeing the volcanic island’s historic sites. But Tortolla’s best known for the beaches along its northern coast, including Brewer’s Bay. 960 1280

DEA / DIEGO M.ROSSI  

Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman

Twenty-two miles long and eight miles across at its widest point, Grand Cayman is home to varied wildlife, beautiful beaches, and plenty of resort activities, especially along Seven Mile Beach, the most active tourist area. 960 1280

David Rogers  

Barbados

Barbados

Southern Atlantic or far eastern Caribbean? Who cares? Barbados continues to be one of the most sought-after winter island destinations. In addition to beaches, tourists can enjoy golf, the botanic gardens and visit historic plantations. 960 1280

DEA / A. VERGANI  

Jamaica

Jamaica

If you’re seeking a little culture with your Caribbean escape, check out Jamaica, birthplace of reggae and home to January’s annual Jazz and Blues Festival. Numerous other arts activities including dance and museums are available as well. 960 1280

DEA / V. GIANNELLA  

St. Lucia

St. Lucia

The most prominent natural feature of this volcanic island in the eastern Caribbean are the Pitons, two steep mountain peaks on its west coast. Famed for luxury resorts and pristine beaches, adventurers can also hike the trails of St. Lucia’s interior rainforest. 960 1280

philippe giraud  

Bonaire

Bonaire

Bonaire, the Dutch island off the coast of Venezuela, is widely regarded as a premier diving destination. Its coral reefs are protected by a national park and the island features 54 shore diving locations. 960 1280

ullstein bild  

Belize

Belize

Located on the eastern coast of Central America, Belize offers Caribbean beaches on its east and rainforest in its west. Adventurers can explore Mayan ruins, trek through the jungle or dive in Belize’s Barrier Reef. 960 1280

Andrew Hounslea  

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St. Bart’s

St. Bart’s

Boasting some of the world’s top-rated beaches, as well as numerous spas, high end restaurants and luxury resorts, St. Bart’s offers a true escape from cold climate winters. 960 1280

Pierre CARREAU  

St. Martin

St. Martin

An island divided, the northern part of St. Martin is a French territory, while the southern part is Dutch. French St. Martin is known for luxury resorts and shopping, while Dutch St. Maarten is famed for its nightlife. 960 1280

Marka  

Curacao

Curacao

Nightlife and the anonymous blue liqueur draw many winter travelers to Curacao in the Dutch Antilles. The island’s coral reefs are popular among snorkelers. 960 1280

MyLoupe / Getty Images  

Tortolla

Tortolla

The largest of the British Virgin Islands, Tortolla is a popular destination for winter travelers. Visitors enjoy hiking and seeing the volcanic island’s historic sites. But Tortolla’s best known for the beaches along its northern coast, including Brewer’s Bay. 960 1280

DEA / DIEGO M.ROSSI  

Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman

Twenty-two miles long and eight miles across at its widest point, Grand Cayman is home to varied wildlife, beautiful beaches, and plenty of resort activities, especially along Seven Mile Beach, the most active tourist area. 960 1280

David Rogers  

Barbados

Barbados

Southern Atlantic or far eastern Caribbean? Who cares? Barbados continues to be one of the most sought-after winter island destinations. In addition to beaches, tourists can enjoy golf, the botanic gardens and visit historic plantations. 960 1280

DEA / A. VERGANI  

Jamaica

Jamaica

If you’re seeking a little culture with your Caribbean escape, check out Jamaica, birthplace of reggae and home to January’s annual Jazz and Blues Festival. Numerous other arts activities including dance and museums are available as well. 960 1280

DEA / V. GIANNELLA  

St. Lucia

St. Lucia

The most prominent natural feature of this volcanic island in the eastern Caribbean are the Pitons, two steep mountain peaks on its west coast. Famed for luxury resorts and pristine beaches, adventurers can also hike the trails of St. Lucia’s interior rainforest. 960 1280

philippe giraud  

Bonaire

Bonaire

Bonaire, the Dutch island off the coast of Venezuela, is widely regarded as a premier diving destination. Its coral reefs are protected by a national park and the island features 54 shore diving locations. 960 1280

ullstein bild  

Belize

Belize

Located on the eastern coast of Central America, Belize offers Caribbean beaches on its east and rainforest in its west. Adventurers can explore Mayan ruins, trek through the jungle or dive in Belize’s Barrier Reef. 960 1280

Andrew Hounslea  

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Lantern-Lit Street

Lantern-Lit Street

Elaborate decoration seen along the street in preparation for the Chinese New Year celebration in Singapore's Chinatown neighborhood. 960 1280

REUTERS/May Naji  

Dancing with Dragons

Dancing with Dragons

Divers perform a dragon dance during an event to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year at an aquarium in Beijing. The Lunar New Year begins on January 28th this year and marks the start of the Year of the Rooster, according to the Chinese zodiac. 960 1280

REUTERS/China Daily  

Festive Park

Festive Park

A girl holding red lanterns used for decoration runs in a park ahead of Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Beijing. 960 1280

REUTERS/Jaso  

Celebratory Parade

Celebratory Parade

Members of a dragon team perform during the Chinese New Year festival and parade in San Francisco. The city's Chinese New Year parade is the largest of its kind in the world, attracting hundreds of thousands of spectators. 960 1280

Roberto Gerometta, Getty Images  

Paying Respects

Paying Respects

People offer prayers to the deities during a midnight ceremony in Chinatown at the Chua Thien Hau Temple in L.A. Every year in the Chinese lunar calendar is associated with an animal, and positive characteristics associated with that animal are believed to be bestowed upon people born in that year. 960 1280

David McNew, Getty Images  

Cultural Perfomances

Cultural Perfomances

Chinese ethnic dancers react backstage as they watch a performance during the Chinese New Year in Bangkok. 960 1280

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Honoring Tradition

Honoring Tradition

People place gifts and money in the mouth of a dancing dragon during the Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade in N.Y.C. 960 1280

Chris McGrath, Getty Images  

For All Ages

For All Ages

Gearing up. Chinese girls practice before a performance during Chinese New Year celebrations in the Chinatown neighborhood in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 960 1280

Reuters   

Never a Dull Moment

Never a Dull Moment

Show time! A crowd watches a lion dance performance during Chinese New Year celebrations in N.Y.C.'s Chinatown district. 960 1280

Reuters  

International Celebrations

International Celebrations

Participants perform a dragon dance during a Chinese New Year celebration in Vina del Mar, Chile, about 75 miles northwest of the capital city of Santiago. 960 1280

Reuters  

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Odell Brewing Co.

Odell Brewing Co.

Stop by Odell Brewing Co. for a taste of some of their experimental beers, cooked up in small batches at the brewery in Fort Collins, CO. Take a tour to learn all about craft brew culture. 960 1280

Odell Brewing Co.  

Troegs Brewing

Troegs Brewing

Get a glimpse of the entire brewing process at Troegs Brewing Company in Harrisburg, PA. Start off with free samples in the tasting room, then move through the brewhouse where you'll learn all about fermentation and filtration. Tours are offered every Saturday; reservations are recommended. 960 1280

Clff1066 through Flickr Creative Commons  

Harpoon

Harpoon

On your next trip to Boston, stop by Harpoon Brewery. Narrated beer tastings are offered during the week, and full tours of the brewery are conducted on weekends. Tours are $5, and include a souvenir glass and beer tasting. 960 1280

Aaron Gustafson through Flickr Creative Commons  

Brooklyn

Brooklyn

Free tours of Brooklyn Brewery are conducted each weekend. For an even more informative experience, plan ahead and book one of the reservation-only weeknight tours. They cost $8, are limited to 25 people and include a free tasting. 960 1280

Kevin Gessner through Flickr Creative Commons  

Dogfish Head

Dogfish Head

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the brewhouse, cellars and packaging hall at Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton, DE. Make sure to try a few of the free samples as well. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, beer enthusiasts can also tour the Dogfish Head pub in Rehoboth Beach, DE, site of the company's experimental brewery. 960 1280

Bernt Rostad through Flickr Creative Commons  

Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada

Visit the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Chico, CA, for one of the daily guided tours. Stop by the taproom and restaurant for a taste (or 2) of their award-winning brews. 960 1280

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.  

Smuttynose

Smuttynose

Smuttynose Brewing in the seaport town of Portsmouth, NH, offers tours on Fridays and Saturdays. Also be sure to visit the Portsmouth Brewery, New Hampshire's original brewpub. 960 1280

Robert Lussier Photography  

Sam Adams

Sam Adams

Learn all about the history of Samuel Adams Brewery on an hour-long tour of the Boston facility. The comprehensive tours are offered daily, and include a beer tasting. 960 1280

The Boston Beer Company  

Coors

Coors

Visit the Coors brewery in Golden, CO, for a tour of the largest single-site brewery in the world. At the end of the tour, visitors can take a look at the collection of historical beer cans, bottles and memorabilia, and sample some of the Coors products. 960 1280

Eli Duke through Flickr Creative Commons  

Anchor Brewing Company

Anchor Brewing Company

Anchor Brewing Company in San Francisco takes great pride in its traditional methods of beer production. Tours are offered daily, but make sure to make a reservation before visiting. 960 1280

Bernt Rostad through Flickr Creative Commons  

Abita

Abita

Visit Abita Springs, LA, for a free tour of Abita Brewery. Visitors are given a cup to pour their own samples from the taps in the tasting room both before and after the tour. 960 1280

Infrogmation of New Orleans through Flickr Creative Commons  

Anheuser-Busch Brewery

Anheuser-Busch Brewery

Free tours of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in St. Louis are conducted daily. For a more comprehensive behind-the-scenes experience, schedule a $25 Beermaster Tour. 960 1280

Chris Yunker through Flickr Creative Commons  

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