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Archive for July, 2009

Sand-Snatching Scandal Leads to Shutdown of Gran Caribe Real Beach
Beach Vacations / Mexico & Central America

Sand-Snatching Scandal Leads to Shutdown of Gran Caribe Real Beach

Cancun sunbathers hoping for a little relaxation on the placid stretch of beach in front of their resort got a big shock yesterday when they found crime scene tape and… Read More…

Unexpected Summer Destinations: Death Valley, Aspen, Florida, Palm Springs
Adventure Travel & Sports / Budget Travel / Family/Kids Travel / Hiking & Biking / Museums / Theme Parks / USA

Unexpected Summer Destinations: Death Valley, Aspen, Florida, Palm Springs

There may only be one month left of summer, but even if you haven’t managed to hit the road yet for some R&R there’s still time to pull a vacation… Read More…

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Charging Gadgets on the Road

These days it seems impossible to hit the road without our cell phone, laptop and digital camera. The problem is: how the heck do you keep them all charged up?

National Parks

State Parks Vs. National Parks

I’m a big fan of visiting our national parks as an affordable getaway, but in the summertime it seems like everyone else has the same idea. But what if you… Read More…

Mexico Unveils New Travel Health Insurance Scheme to Win Back Tourists
Mexico & Central America

Mexico Unveils New Travel Health Insurance Scheme to Win Back Tourists

The Mexican government, in its latest move to lure travelers back, is offering a free health insurance program for all visitors which will offer emergency medical care coverage, hospital stays,… Read More…

Off the Brochure Travel Guide: Lyon, France
Cultural Immersion / Culture / Europe / Festivals / France & Belgium / Restaurants

Off the Brochure Travel Guide: Lyon, France

Several years ago, when I told my mom that I would spend a year studying abroad in Lyon, France, she had had just one question. “Why on earth would you… Read More…

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August 1, 2009: Banff, Canada

Peter is broadcasting his radio show this weekend from the Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta, Canada. Featured guests include: George Hobica, founder of AirfareWatchdog.com, discussing ways to score lower airfares… Read More…

Golf

Family Golf Vacations

It’s one thing to take a golf vacation for some quiet time on the course. But when the kids are out of school, why not bring them along? Some golf… Read More…

Jakarta Hotels Reopen Amid Security Concerns in Indonesia
Asia / Business Travel / Terrorism

Jakarta Hotels Reopen Amid Security Concerns in Indonesia

Less than two weeks after they were struck by suicide bombers posing as guests, the Ritz Carlton and JW Marriott hotels in Jakarta have re-opened for business despite a tense… Read More…

Riding the Style Train: Private Railcar Travel in America
Luxury Travel / Trains

Riding the Style Train: Private Railcar Travel in America

Sick of dealing with crowded airports and cramped planes? Michelle Castillo investigates the seemingly lost art of rail travel, and discovers a group of enthusiasts who make it possible to… Read More…

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Courier Travel

Now you may have heard about courier travel, where people can transport cargo internationally for dirt-cheap prices. Those days are long gone, but there are still some options.

FAA Reauthorization Bill Includes Passenger Rights, Air Traffic Control Modernization
Airlines & Airports

FAA Reauthorization Bill Includes Passenger Rights, Air Traffic Control Modernization

As Congress debates the FAA Reauthorization bill that will effectively guide air transportation policy for the next two years, interested parties from the airlines and airports to pilots’ unions and… Read More…

Summer Travel New Gadget Reviews
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Summer Travel New Gadget Reviews

Gadget guy Phil Baker reports on some recently introduced gadgets specially designed to use while on the road. MiFi 2200 Card The Novatel MiFi 2200 device is a new product… Read More…

Accessible Travel

Blind and Visually Impaired Travel

If you’re blind or visually impaired it can be difficult to take a vacation, but not impossible. You just have to come prepared.