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Royal Caribbean returns to New Orleans with bigger ship

The comeback of New Orleans as a cruise hub got a big boost over the weekend as Royal Caribbean returned to the city for the first time in four years. The line’s 3,114-passenger Voyager of the Seas arrived in the Big Easy on Saturday for a winter season of seven-night cruises to the Western Caribbean, […]

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Smaller cars pay less at the Charles Hotel

At the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, it pays to drive the smallest car. Guests who drive vehicles smaller than 12 feet long, as measured by a sensor, get the first hour of parking free from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. at nearby Propark’s Charles Square Garage, the Boston Herald reported. The total savings for the […]

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Marriott Marquis Times Square’s $39 million makeover

NEW YORK – Marriott’s flagship Marriott Marquis hotel in the heart of Times Square is in the midst of a $39 million update to bring in some of the city’s energy and USA TODAY visited to take you on a photo tour. PHOTO GALLERY:  Tour the revamped Marriott Marquis When fully completed in spring 2012, […]

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Why We Travel

Reims, France, Sept. 19, 2011 While visiting the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Reims, I sat on a stone bench across from this little prayer area. After a couple of minutes, this lady walked up to the little altar. She just stood there, motionless. Her hair, her dress, her white high heels all seemed to be such […]

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Retired couple billed $50,000 despite travel insurance

A B.C. couple on a fixed income is facing a $50,000 US hospital bill, despite buying travel health insurance for their last trip. “What are we supposed to do?” said Artur Friesen, from Abbotsford, B.C. “We don’t have anything. How am I supposed to pay that?” Artur and Anna Friesen say they live modestly on […]

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Louisville updates downtown visitor maps

The Associated Press Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville’s Downtown Management District has updated maps to make it easier for downtown visitors to get around. The maps include information on restaurants, pubs, coffee shops, hotels, parking facilities and attractions. The district says more than 120,000 are distributed each […]

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Changes coming for Carnival ship heading to Australia

Fed up with cruise lines that automatically add gratuities to your bill? You might want to sign up for industry giant Carnival’s new voyages in Australia. The Sydney Morning Herald today reports Carnival plans to do away with automatic tipping on the Carnival Spirit when it heads Down Under in 2012 as it “Aussifies” the […]

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Great American Bites: Best pizza in New York? DiFara stakes a claim

DiFara is everything a New York pizzeria should be, a neighborhood establishment that has been on the same block for over 40 years, owned by the same man, Domenico DeMarco. DiFara is among the last of a dying breed, with New York increasingly the province of the fast-food chain pizzerias once completely unknown here, and […]

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Gear: Getting Savvier About Carry-Ons

Routinely, I would carry two diaper bags onto the plane, instead of one; talk the desk clerk into ignoring the weight of my ski bag, and on one particularly memorable occasion, got three oak table leaves on a flight from New York to Brussels with no extra charge. Now, though, living in the United States […]

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Direct Travel Insurance shortlisted in Consumer Moneyfacts Survey

Direct Travel Insurance has been shortlisted to the annual Consumer Moneyfacts Survey because its products are technically amongst the best in their field (verified by the extensive research departments of Moneyfacts Group).   The Consumer Moneyfacts Survey is conducted annually and is the only survey that combines honest consumer feedback with the technical merits of […]

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