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Archive for January, 2009

Travel Trouble: Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Snow Storms
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Travel Trouble: Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Snow Storms

Over the last few days a spate of severe winter weather and geological phenomena has been reverberating across the United States. The residents of Seattle were jolted awake Friday morning… Read More…

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Tree Tourism See Trees Like Never Before

Chances are, you’ve heard of the trees in Sequoia National Forest or the cherry blossoms in Washington DC. But, there are plenty of other destinations have great “tree tourism.”

Atomic Travel: From Testing Grounds to Nuclear Facilities Tours
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Atomic Travel: From Testing Grounds to Nuclear Facilities Tours

Those viewing, please make sure that you have your safety glasses on and prepare for the test. The blast will occur in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1! Atomic tourism is… Read More…

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This Week: Jan. 31, 2009

Peter will be broadcasting this Saturday from the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa in Ojai, California. Michal Morgan, head of general aviation security at the Transportation Security Administration, will talk… Read More…

Culture / Museums

Unusual Underground Salt Mine Museums

Here’s a type of unusual museum you may not have thought of: a salt mine. Not only will you learn the history of one of life’s most important elements, and… Read More…

Flight Attendants, Pilots File Complaint on Sexually Suggestive Apron Ads
Airlines & Airports

Flight Attendants, Pilots File Complaint on Sexually Suggestive Apron Ads

Aprons promoting beer and television commercials using sexually suggestive double entendres have prompted some workers at Spirit Airlines to make a formal complaint to management that the ads are offensive… Read More…

Suzy Gershman’s Postcard from the Fancy Food Show: Cocktails, Pomegranate Fields, and Lollipops
Culinary Travel / Shopping

Suzy Gershman’s Postcard from the Fancy Food Show: Cocktails, Pomegranate Fields, and Lollipops

If Suzy Gershman has taught us anything, it’s that travel and shopping go hand-in-hand. But let’s not forget about food!   Earlier this month, Suzy checked out the Fancy Food… Read More…

American Airlines Limits Passengers on 767 Airplanes During Raft Retrofit
Airlines & Airports

American Airlines Limits Passengers on 767 Airplanes During Raft Retrofit

In the wake of the U.S. Airways crash in New York’s Hudson River two weeks ago, American Airlines has decided to temporarily limit the number of passengers on its 767… Read More…

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Save Money on Food and Dining

Besides airfare and accommodations, it’s not a big surprise that much of our traveling budget goes to food. So here are some tips for saving on your dining dollars.

Grateful Traveler: The Rewards of Voluntourism
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Grateful Traveler: The Rewards of Voluntourism

One of the interesting aspects of travel is that before you ever step on the plane, sit down in the car or board that train, you’ve already taken a process-driven… Read More…

Sundance Film Festival: When Hollywood Takes Over a Small Mountain Town
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Sundance Film Festival: When Hollywood Takes Over a Small Mountain Town

If you live in Park City, Utah, you’re used to the Sundance Film Festival taking over your town for 10 days in mid-January. You’ve adjusted to the tsunami of movie… Read More…