Morning Express with Robin Meade

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Little Palm Island in the Florida Keys is one of 5 places featured in Robin Meade's look at where you can go to enjoy a Spring Break for Grown-Ups

'Spring break' vacations for grown-ups

Spring break isn't only for rowdy college kids.

Travel expert Desiree Fish from TripAdvisor guides us to some decidedly adult vacation destinations. These are spots where you can away from it all -- including your cell phone and your kids.

Country music artists Natalie Stovall and the Drive perform in Atlanta

'Trailer Swift' follows country band everywhere

Natalie Stovall and the Drive are heating up country music. The band, led by ​fiddle player/vocalist Stovall, includes Miguel Cancino on guitar, Zach Morse on bass, guitarist/vocalist Joel Dormer and drummer James Bavendam.

The group, who has been together for almost a decade, has traveled all over the world playing college campuses, clubs and military bases, averaging about 200 shows a year! Now, they're taking things to the next level with the release of their first single, "Baby Come on With It," off the band's recent self-titled EP from Hitshop Records.

Rachel Nichols calls the great CNN tobaggan race on 'Super Bowl Boulevard' in Times Square

HLN vs. CNN: The great Times Square Toboggan race

It's no Broncos vs. Seahawks... but this battle for slide supremacy could go down in 'Super Bowl Boulevard' history.

Representing CNN: Christine Romans, Nischelle Turner and Andy Scholes.

A pedestrian walks amidst the newly fallen snow along Grandview Avenue on November 26, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Along the East Coast winter storms are threatening to make Thanksgiving holiday travel dangerous.

Over the Nor'easter and through the snow...

Ready or not, here it comes.

Expect rain, snow and wind on the second-busiest travel day of the year. 

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My flight was canceled... now what?

Nearly 600 flights were canceled across the country yesterday according to flightaware.com.

The good news in all of this: Delta airlines says it will give full refunds this week if your flight is canceled or delayed.

Cracked windshield causes plane to make emergency landing in Orlando

Cracked windshield forces emergency landing

An American Airlines flight with 150 passengers had just taken off from Miami when the windshield cracked.

Flight 160 from Miami to Boston made an emergency landing in Orlando Tuesday night.

The Runza sandwich is a Nebraska tradition

Runza, don't walkza, to get a Nebraska classic

Ground beef, cabbage, onions "homemade spices" and a secret ingredient are wrapped in a baked crust to create a Nebraska original: The Runza sandwich.

Runza stores will sell some 14,000 of these Saturday when the Cornhuskers start a new rivalry with the Fighting Illini.

Power outage causes ticketing computers to malfunction for three airlines causing delays

Check your flight: Headaches for air travelers

A couple of technical issues are causing some major airline delays.

Spirit Airlines’ officials said its reservation system was knocked out by a power failure at a reservation technology company. AirTran and Canada's Porter Airlines were also affected causing hundreds of passengers to spent the night in long lines because ticket agents had to check in every single person by hand.

Great jobs, great pay: Boat captain

Great jobs, great pay: Boat captain

In this installment of "Great jobs, great pay," we hear from Aleks Taldykin. He’s only in his 20s but already taking home a hefty paycheck as a yacht captain. You might also recognize him from the Bravo TV show “Below Deck.”

Taldykin says salaries can vary by the size of the boat, but typically captains can expect to earn about $1,000 a foot (plus gratuities). A 100-foot yacht = $100,000 a year! Good news, because he says there is always competition between owners to see who has the bigger yacht. 

Actor Morgan Freeman and Clarksdale, Mississippi Mayor Bill Luckett are working to bring the 'birthplace of the blues' back to life

Morgan Freeman revives 'Birthplace of Blues'

Morgan Freeman is used to being in the limelight -- but now he's trying to shine the spotlight on his hometown of Clarksdale, Mississippi. 

Known as the "Birthplace of the Blues," Clarksdale is the home of icons such as Muddy Waters and Robert Johnson.  Decades ago, the town thrived, but today many parts of it sit deserted and empty. 

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