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Maryland college students give cruise ship mixed reviews

Remember those St. Mary’s College of Maryland students who were forced to move onto a cruise ship earlier this month after mold was found in their dormitories? Not all of them are loving the experience. The campus paper at the school, The Point News, this week reports that some of the 244 students who were […]

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Hotel bar snacks: Nut mix…or fresh, crispy radishes?

NEW YORK – After walking what felt like miles of vendor-filled aisles at the International Hotel Motel Restaurant Show Monday afternoon, two hotel industry chefs and I walked about a mile to the InterContinental Times Square hotel. When we arrived, we were even more ready for a pick-me-up than before leaving the Javits convention center. […]

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Sneak peek: Iconic Algonquin hotel’s new room design

NEW YORK – Hotel Check-In has exclusive details for you about the iconic Algonquin Hotel’s renovation, including photographs of model room No. 302. Earlier this month, Hotel Check-In broke the news that the storied hotel – now part of Marriott’s anti-chain Autograph Collection – is scheduled to get a makeover that’s so extensive that it […]

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36 Hours in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Friday4 p.m.1. WATERFRONT RICHES The Bellosguardo (Beautiful View) estate, on a bluff at the end of East Beach, is a sprawling property with a sublime location that belonged to the reclusive billionaire heiress Huguette Clark. When Ms. Clark died in May at the age of 104, she bequeathed her extensive fine arts collection so her […]

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German firm starts selling space travel insurance

Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:50am EST FRANKFURT (Reuters) – A German firm is to start offering space travel insurance, hoping to cash in on a new wave of ‘ordinary astronauts’ ahead of next year’s first commercial space trips. Insurance giant Allianz will start offering its new space travel policies from the start of next year […]

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Transportation Groups Analyze Airport Ideas

Transportation Groups Analyze Airport Ideas By Jason Banrey Queens residents are concerned the interests of the communities surrounding LaGuardia Airport may not be incorporated into a transportation study meant to increase convenient accessibility to the popular domestic airport. Since May, the LaGuardia Airport Access Alternative Analysis has been analyzing the airport’s local transportation corridor, which […]

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USA TODAY Cruise Giveaway: Just two more weeks to enter

Cruise Loggers, have you entered your name in the cruise giveaway we’re holding this month to celebrate USA TODAY’s new cruise review site, VacationCruisesInfo.com? Time is running out. The winner of the VacationCruisesInfo 2011 Cruise Giveaway, as we’re calling it, will receive a $3,000 cruise voucher good toward a sailing on a cruise line that […]

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Hotel bars: Todd English scraps nut mix for … radishes?

NEW YORK – After walking what felt like miles of vendor-filled aisles at the International Hotel Motel Restaurant Show Monday afternoon, two hotel industry chefs and I walked about a mile to the InterContinental Times Square hotel. When we arrived, we were even more ready for a pick-me-up than before leaving the Javits convention center. […]

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Obama touts jobs as Boeing lands biggest-ever plane order

Boeing has landed what is being called the largest-ever commercial airplane order for the U.S. jetmaker. The Associated Press says the 230-jet order from private Indonesian carrier Lion Air gives Boeing an order that “(tops) its own record set less than a week ago.” The previous record order came on Sunday, as the 2011 Dubai […]

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In Transit Blog: ‘Confrontations’ Abound at Outdoor Art Show in Prague

CTK/Zdenek Havelka, Rene Volfik From Jaroslav Andel’s “Confrontations,” series. Prague Expect to be confronted with the unexpected at an open-air exhibition in Prague with the appropriate title of “Confrontations.” Jaroslav Andel, the artistic director at DOX Center for Contemporary Art created the show, which takes inspiration from an older Czech art form: the pairing of […]

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