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Austerity in Europe: The Impact on Art and Culture in the EU
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Austerity in Europe: The Impact on Art and Culture in the EU

Last week we began to examine the impact of austerity measures on European travel this summer with a look a transportation within the EU. So after the taxi has dropped… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: The DOT’s New York Summer Streets
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Voluntourism Spotlight: The DOT’s New York Summer Streets

New York is notorious for its summer heat, but did you know that every August the streets are yours? In fact, for three Sundays in a row they are officially… Read More…

Hotel News You Can Use: Summer Renovations, Openings & Festivals
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Hotel News You Can Use: Summer Renovations, Openings & Festivals

Spring has come and gone and so too has spring cleaning. In terms of hotel news you can use, this means renovations, renovations and more renovations. Check out Lily J…. Read More…

Girlfriend Getaways: Searching for the Historic Past in Charleston, South Carolina
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Girlfriend Getaways: Searching for the Historic Past in Charleston, South Carolina

Tell someone you’re looking for a “girlfriend getaway” and they’ll probably come up with three activities: wine, shopping and spas. Not that there’s anything wrong with that! But we sent… Read More…

Airplane Art: Nina Katchadourian’s Seat Assignment
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Airplane Art: Nina Katchadourian’s Seat Assignment

In the past few weeks, you may have seen Nina Katchadourian’s work in your Facebook feed and paused to view her her Flemish-style self portraits. Her work might be the… Read More…

Window Seat or Aisle Seat: The Top 20 Summer Family Activities
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Window Seat or Aisle Seat: The Top 20 Summer Family Activities

School is almost out, so parents, now is the time to start planning your summer family outings. Window Seat or Aisle Seat columnist Kerri Zane put together this summer’s top… Read More…

Dali Museum Staircase
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Travel Tip: Free Public Arts Programs

If you think performing-arts companies offer only prohibitively expensive engagements, think again. Just look at the wide range of free programs that are available to the public. Sure, Lincoln Center… Read More…

Finding Local Hot Spots: Chicago Neighborhoods
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Finding Local Hot Spots: Chicago Neighborhoods

One of Peter’s top five tips for traveling Like a Local is to talk to the locals you encounter and ask them about their day-to-day routines. We sent radio producer… Read More…

Travel Tip: Hands-On Film Festivals
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Travel Tip: Hands-On Film Festivals

Why go to a film festival just to sit in the theater?┬á Some festivals have participatory events off screen that can make the experience even more meaningful. Volunteer for just… Read More…

Carnival Travel 2012: Party Like a Local in Trinidad
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Carnival Travel 2012: Party Like a Local in Trinidad

With Ash Wednesday set for February 23, Carnival is fast approaching. Editor Lily J. Kosner put on her party hat and set out for Port of Spain, New Orleans and… Read More…

Travel Tip: Literary Re-Creations
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Travel Tip: Literary Re-Creations

Want to spend a day in the life of your favorite fictional character? Literary locations and festivals around the globe are recreating the worlds found in books. Sherlock Holmes fans… Read More…

Travel Tip: Travel Like a Spy
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Travel Tip: Travel Like a Spy

You’ve seen it in the movies, but what if you could crack the code of top-secret agents? Step one: head to Washington, D.C. Yes, our capital is home to the… Read More…

Travel Tip: Studio Tours
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Travel Tip: Studio Tours

Have you ever wanted to see what actually goes into making your favorite t.v. show or movie? There are many different ways to go behind the scenes. Remember most studio… Read More…

Jerusalem Now: Look Beyond the Old City for Secular Treasures
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Jerusalem Now: Look Beyond the Old City for Secular Treasures

Most people head to Tel Aviv for secular adventures in Israel, but there’s another side to the spiritual center, Jerusalem. Alison Brower goes outside the Old City to find the… Read More…