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Archive for July, 2007

Le Tramway and Beyond: Transportation in Paris
Ask the Locals / Budget Travel / Europe / France & Belgium / Hiking & Biking / Trains / Travel News

Le Tramway and Beyond: Transportation in Paris

Transportation in Paris is quite comprehensive, with a subway system (Metro), urban rail (RER), buses, suburban trains (Transilien), trolleys, bike stations, and night buses (noctiliens) running regularly. And since it’s… Read More…

Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Sleeping on Planes

The airplane may not be first on your list of most comfortable sleeping places. Believe it or not, there are some unusual, but natural, ways to help you sleep better… Read More…

Travel Tips

High Season Discount

During tough high seasons — spring break, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and of course, summer months — there are few discounts. But here’s how you can travel a bit cheaper. The way… Read More…

Getting Past the Passport Crunch
Family/Kids Travel / Passport, Visa & Customs / Travel News / Travel Tools

Getting Past the Passport Crunch

Sweeping rule changes, ruined honeymoons, outraged passengers, embarrassed officials, government vacations…it’s like a soap opera that won’t end. First, The Latest Updates The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) requires passport… Read More…

Bottled Water: Straight to the Source
Culinary Travel / Travel News

Bottled Water: Straight to the Source

During the sweltering days of summer, sometimes the only thing that will quench your thirst is an ice-cold glass of water. For many of us, make that an ice-cold glass… Read More…

On the Air: Captain Reid Stowe & Soanya Ahmad, 1,000 Days at Sea
Travel News

On the Air: Captain Reid Stowe & Soanya Ahmad, 1,000 Days at Sea

On April 21, Captain Reid Stowe and Soanya Ahmad stepped onboard the Schooner Anne in Hoboken, New Jersey, knowing their feet wouldn’t touch land again for nearly three years. They’re… Read More…

Knowing Your Travel Rights
Ask Peter

Knowing Your Travel Rights

My husband and I attended [Peter’s] presentation at a travel show in Boston and he answered my question about what to do if the hotel conditions are not what was… Read More…

Off the Brochure: Austin, Texas
Destinations / Off The Brochure / South / Travel News / USA

Off the Brochure: Austin, Texas

On our last stop in the U.S., we’re heading to the city that’s truly got its finger on the pulse…Austin, Texas, where music, beer, good eats, artists, and hipsters converge…. Read More…

Budget Travel / Cruise Travel / Travel Tips

BYOB Rules for Cruises

One way to make your cruise cheaper is to bring things like drinks aboard. But on some ships, this is now forbidden. Here’s what you need to know about bringing… Read More…

Spotlight On: Watch It Made in the USA
Travel News

Spotlight On: Watch It Made in the USA

Ever wondered how toothpaste gets in the tube? Or how enormous Winnebagos roll off the assembly line? Then check out Watch it Made in the U.S.A., a book that goes… Read More…

Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Hotel Early Arrival and Late Departure

As occupancy rates for hotels rise, most are getting tougher about having you leave and arrive on time. But at some hotels, check-out is when you say it is. Most… Read More…