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St. Louis Baseball: A Heartland Ballpark Experience
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St. Louis Baseball: A Heartland Ballpark Experience

All eyes are on St. Louis this week as America tunes in to watch the Cardinals play the Milwaukee Brewers for the National League pennant. But there’s more to the… Read More…

Travel Tip: Hotel Packages for Art Lovers
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Travel Tip: Hotel Packages for Art Lovers

Most hotels help their guests score reservations at hot restaurants or tickets to shows or events, but can they offer after-hours museum access? Art lovers tours are the latest must-have… Read More…

Travel Tip: U.S. Bike Sharing Programs
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Travel Tip: U.S. Bike Sharing Programs

Bike sharing programs are no longer just a European phenomenon. They’re popping up in cities around the United States. In Denver, B-Cycle has 500 bikes you can rent from 50… Read More…

Weekly International Travel News Roundup
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Weekly International Travel News Roundup

Hurricane Irene may have been less severe than anticipated, but it continued to dominate the headlines this week. The hurricane left airports in a jumble, forcing passengers to bear the… Read More…

Bombing of the Army Math Research Center: CBS Sunday Morning
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Bombing of the Army Math Research Center: CBS Sunday Morning

Forty-one years ago this week, America was struck by a domestic terror attack in the name of peace. An explosion rocked the Army Math Research Center on the campus of… Read More…

Sudden Storm Kills Five at Indiana State Fair When Stage Collapses
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Sudden Storm Kills Five at Indiana State Fair When Stage Collapses

State fairs are a popular summer travel destination, but a fatal accident over the weekend at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis calls into question the safety of these large… Read More…

Delta Cutting Flights: 24 Small Airports Affected
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Delta Cutting Flights: 24 Small Airports Affected

Delta Air Lines announced last week it is looking to cancel service to 24 small airports and ending its contract in 16 cities with the Department of Transportation’s Essential Air… Read More…

TSA Takes Toy From Special Needs Traveler: ‘Isolated Incident’ Of Bad Judgment?
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TSA Takes Toy From Special Needs Traveler: ‘Isolated Incident’ Of Bad Judgment?

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) came under fire again after a story broke of agents selecting a special-needs man for a security pat down. En route to Disney World, 29-year-old… Read More…

Expedia’s Legal Woes Mount As Duluth, Minnesota Sues For Unpaid Taxes
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Expedia’s Legal Woes Mount As Duluth, Minnesota Sues For Unpaid Taxes

Last week, the city of Duluth, Minnesota, filed a lawsuit against Expedia to recuperate sales tax on hotel room bookings, but if history is any guide, the legal battle may… Read More…

Radio Guests – The Marquette Hotel, Minneapolis, Minnesota – May 14, 2011
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Radio Guests – The Marquette Hotel, Minneapolis, Minnesota – May 14, 2011

What’s worse, a commemorative mug or a lousy T-shirt? San Francisco Chronicle Travel Editor Spud Hilton explains what makes a crappy souvenir as well as the two most annoying types of… Read More…

Mississippi Flooding Shutters Riverfront Casinos, Dampens Tourism Along River
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Mississippi Flooding Shutters Riverfront Casinos, Dampens Tourism Along River

Tourism along the Mississippi River took a hit this week as the river rose to near-record levels threatening several major tourist destinations and forcing one festival to head to higher… Read More…