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Travel Tip: Centennial Celebrations Coming Up This Year

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panama canalThere are some major milestones taking place this year, so here’s how—and where—you can celebrate.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal. But the big event will be next year, when the canal locks are expanded to accommodate bigger ships.

There’s a new observation center in Panama where you can see ships passing through the locks from above.

Would you believe it’s also the 100th anniversary of intercity bus travel? Well, it’s the centennial for Greyhound, so they’re going on a bus tour, of course.

The mobile museum is traveling the country in restored classic buses—including one from 1914— to showcase the history of Greyhound.

We’ve got boats and buses…so why not celebrate planes as well?

This year is the 100th anniversary of the world’s first scheduled flight with a paying passenger. It was a 23-minute flight across Tampa Bay, in case you were wondering.

You can see a full-scale, working replica of that two-seater plane at the St. Petersburg Historical Museum, and learn about that first flight, forever changing travel as we knew it.

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