▪ Chronicling American history with maps: An exhibition opening at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg will examine events preceding, during and following the fight for freedom from a cartographic perspective.
We Are One: Mapping America’s Road From Revolution to Independence, opening March 5, will tell the story of America from the French and Indian War to the creation of a new national government and the founding of Washington, D.C., as its capital. It will highlight the critical role that the Southern colonies played at the end of the Revolution.
This exhibition on loan from the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library will include about 90 rare manuscript and printed maps, paintings, and other objects, complemented by more than 30 unique objects from Colonial Williamsburg’s collections.
▪ Dierks Bentley, a country and bluegrass singer, will be the subject of an exhibit opening Friday at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. Dierks Bentley: Every Mile a Memory will include stage wear, guitars, song manuscripts, photos and more from Bentley’s personal collection. The exhibit will run through Sept. 6. Kyle Young, museum CEO, called Bentley “a master of reinvention.” Details: http://countrymusichalloffame.org/.
TRAVEL BY THE NUMBERS
▪ Cruise travel is on the rise. The Cruise Lines International Association says 24 million passengers are expected to sail in 2016, up from 23 million in 2015. Someone has to fill all those new ships: In the biggest year for new ships in at least a decade, seven new oceangoing cruise ships will launch this year.
▪ Sex may be on the rise for vacationers too. In a survey by travel dating site MissTravel.com, 56 percent of singles (63.9 percent of men and 49 percent of women) admitted to having had a one-night stand while on vacation, and 88.3 percent of women claimed they were more likely to engage in a one-night stand while on vacation.
▪ Florida has four cities among the Top 10 spring break destinations, according to Orbitz.com. Orlando is No. 1; Miami, Tampa and Fort Myers are also in the Top 10. No surprise here: Cancun is No. 2 and Las Vegas No. 3. Based on increases in hotel bookings, Orbitz says the fastest-growing destinations, as travelers look for alternatives to historic favorites, are Panama City, Panama; Riviera Maya, Mexico; and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Miami Herald staff and wire services