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Archive for September, 2008

Remembering Paul Newman and FAA Negligence
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Remembering Paul Newman and FAA Negligence

I was saddened by the news that Paul Newman died on Friday. The iconic, legendary actor, who has made up so much of what American film is about, passed away… Read More…

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Combating Seasickness

Seasickness can put a damper on your trip, so if you think your stomach might be rolling right along with the waves, you’ll want to plan ahead of time.

Abducted Tourists Freed, Returned to Egypt
Middle East / Terrorism

Abducted Tourists Freed, Returned to Egypt

A group of 11 tourists and eight guides who were kidnapped at the Egyptian border and held hostage for 10 days were freed on Monday. The five Italians, five Germans… Read More…

Transportation and Airline Stocks Take a Nosedive
Airlines & Airports

Transportation and Airline Stocks Take a Nosedive

Is that the sky falling? No, it’s just the stock market. And—no big shock here—airline stocks tumbled along with everything else. Just ahead of the House of Representatives rejecting the… Read More…

Night Markets: Where East and West Meet Under the Moonlight
Shopping

Night Markets: Where East and West Meet Under the Moonlight

The smell of barbecuing fatty pieces of pork and beef wafts in the wind, mingling with the sizzling aroma of vegetables dropped in hot oil. Steaming bamboo baskets sitting on… Read More…

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Traveling With Medical Oxygen

For travelers who depend on medical oxygen devices, the challenges of flying may be getting a little bit easier.

Heathrow Offerings: Terminal 5 and Sofitel Style
Airlines & Airports

Heathrow Offerings: Terminal 5 and Sofitel Style

Recently, I had the opportunity to experience the unique partnership between British Airways Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport and Sofitel’s new London Heathrow Hotel. British Airways is the exclusive tenant… Read More…

The Eco-Lodges of Belize
Beach Vacations

The Eco-Lodges of Belize

Belize is a small but ecologically diverse Central American nation that offers an abundance of natural riches to those willing to make the trek. These days, eco-conscious travelers who don’t… Read More…

This Week’s Top Travel Stories
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This Week’s Top Travel Stories

In case you missed any of the diverse offerings we posted this week, here’s a quick roundup of the top travel news stories … Our video on factory tours spotlights… Read More…

Hurricane Season 2008: In Ike’s Wake
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Hurricane Season 2008: In Ike’s Wake

It’s been about two weeks since Hurricane Ike smashed into the Texas coast. In Ike’s wake, the port city of Galveston has been devastated, while Houston’s environs also sustained significant… Read More…

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Going to Market With a Chef

Going to a farmers market can be a great way to get to know regional cuisine, but to get the most of your experience, why not bring a chef along?