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Where did Prince Harry party in Las Vegas?

At Tryst nightclub at the tony Wynn Las Vegas casino resort, according a report just filed on People magazine’s website. People says Harry and pals drank and danced at Tryst in a VIP area into the wee hours this morning, and that Princess Diana’s younger son quaffed Grey Goose vodka and tonic and danced thisclose […]

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Journeys: Tel Aviv by Bicycle

It was the eve of a holiday and the sidewalks were crowded with shoppers — uniformed soldiers on leave, families with children darting about. My 14-year-old had just missed knocking over a vendor selling jewelry. Then my friend Judy shrieked: a driver who had parked on the sidewalk started reversing out of his spot — […]

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Lost (baggage) in space: Travel insurance firm announces plans to cover intergalactic tourists

By Sebastian Lander Last updated at 12:32 PM on 16th November 2011 If you thought the cost of travel insurance was out of this world, prepare for the next frontier, where a policy for a space trip cancellation might set you back 700 euros. Travel insurance provider Allianz Global Assistance has teamed up with the […]

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Confusion cleared, sites recommended

Here’s part two of my stash of reader mail and responses. Keep your thoughts and ideas coming, but please note that I discourage anonymous correspondence and don’t respond to travel questions on short notice. ‘Missing’ mural Carla Erdman of Green Bay watched the Walldogs at work in Plymouth this summer, painting 21 murals throughout the […]

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United launches Economy Plus on Continental aircraft

The first Continental Airlines aircraft with United’s signature “Economy Plus” seating is scheduled to enter service tomorrow (Saturday, Nov. 19). United’s Economy Plus seating is a premium coach section where seats have about four inches of extra legroom. A signature product of United Airlines, there was much speculation about whether United would discontinue Economy Plus […]

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Overnighter: History and Youth in Rennes, Brittany

In Rennes, though, we were a novelty. The city’s curving cobblestone streets were filled with meandering couples on slow-paced weekend excursions, sipping cider and nibbling crêpes at sidewalk cafes, and nearly all of them were French — or Breton, as many will note. Rennes is the historic capital of Brittany, France’s northwesternmost region and at […]

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Insurance Company Allianz Will Cover Your Next Space Flight

(NASA) Just because you’re ready to drop $200,000 to take a quick trip into space with Richard Branson, there’s no reason you shouldn’t take out some travel insurance in case you lose your luggage or your medical coverage doesn’t extend beyond the stratosphere. At least that’s what German insurer Allianz is thinking. The company is […]

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Some capital ideas for exploring

TOKYO — Futuristic, frustrating and fascinating sum up Tokyo, a city of contrasts where narrow alleys packed with smoky restaurants lie within view of extravagant buildings that would fit into a Batman film. Though shaken by the March 11 quake, Tokyo sustained little damage and life is back to normal, with events such as Tokyo […]

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Beyond potatoes: Idaho emerges as wine destination

Their quarry is a cluster of mostly small wineries with an increasingly big reputation. “We have eight wineries within 10 miles, which is enough for a two-day trip,” said Ron Bitner, who recently opened a small bed-and-breakfast at his hilltop winery overlooking the Snake River south of Caldwell. STORY: Paso Robles: It’s the undiscovered wine […]

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Choice Tables: Eating in Copenhagen? Lucky You.

But after landing in this pretty, magical city and eating your Noman meal of roots, herbs, rye, seafood, game and flowers, you might wonder, “Where else am I going to eat?” Over two trips, I set out to provide some answers; it turns out that there are choices galore. Though the streets, especially in winter, […]

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