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Facebook comments coming to Cruise Log

Cruise Loggers, we want to alert you to an important change coming to our commenting system. Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 9, the Travel section will replace our current system with commenting from Facebook (the rest of USATODAY.com will switch Nov. 28). Once the change takes effect, you will need an active Facebook account to submit comments […]

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Gang members sentenced for trafficking teens in hotels

A member of the MS-13 gang convicted of trafficking children for sex in a Washington D.C. area hotel was sentenced to 24 years in federal prison, the local InsideNoVa.com website reported earlier this week. The gang member rented a room at a Super 8 hotel in Northern Virginia’s Prince William County, court documents say. He […]

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And the seven natural wonders of the world are…

According to results of controversial global popularity poll announced today, the provisional winners include South America’s Amazon and Iguazu Falls, Vietnam’s Halong Bay, South Korea’s Jeju Island, Indonesia’s Komodo Island, The Philippines’ Puerto Princesa Underground River and South Africa’s Table Mountain. (Losers include the Grand Canyon, the Galapagos Islands and the Dead Sea; the latter […]

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A Caribbean Without the Crowds: Bequia, a Caribbean Getaway From the Getaways

It was my first morning on the sleepy Caribbean island of Bequia, and I had wandered into the Fig Tree, a harbor-side bistro known for its sunset views. A woman with waist-length dreadlocks introduced herself as Miss J and said she’d be delighted to grill some lobster, or whatever fresh fish she was getting in […]

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Travel Insurance Center, ‘the travel insurance experts’

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Books for the traveler: Holiday gift suggestions

User Rating: / 0 PoorBest  NEW YORK (AP) – Is there an avid traveler on your gift list? Or even someone who doesn’t go too far from home, but simply loves reading about faraway places and other cultures? Maybe you have a friend or loved one who might enjoy spending a winter’s day gazing at pictures of […]

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Princess Cruises revamps Italian restaurants on ships

Princess Cruises on Thursday announced a makeover for the Italian restaurants on its ships. The line says the Sabatini’s eateries found on 13 of its 16 vessels will switch to an a la carte experience where diners pick each of their courses instead of the family-style format under which they have operated for years. Princess […]

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Exellent service!

We stayed at Hotel Toxo one week at the end of August 2010. We booked one special studio for 2 persons and it was enough for one week holiday. Slight sea view from the balcony (wasn’t faced to the pool area which we liked) and morning sun until 2 pm. All in all we were […]

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Marriott Rewards guests to get jump on 2012 VIP status

Did you wind up spending more nights in Marriott hotels than necessary to earn or keep your 2012 Marriott Rewards elite status? Well I have some good news for you. TWITTER:  Follow Hotel Check-In’s BarbDeLollis for loyalty news Marriott Rewards chief Ed French tells Hotel Check-In that Marriott’s again reviving its automatic-rollover policy. That means […]

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Royal Caribbean to lower drinking age on ships overseas

In a nod to its increasingly international clientele, Royal Caribbean plans to lower the drinking age on cruise ships sailing outside of North America. The line says that effective in spring 2012 the minimum age for passengers to be served alcohol on vessels sailing from ports in Europe, South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand […]

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