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Q&A: Anthony Bourdain’s Favorite Places to Eat

Q. Where is the food culture the most exciting? A. For pure, top of the line, just sensational mind-blowing luxury, whether the restaurant is expensive or not, Tokyo would probably be the mountaintop. Their attention to detail has approached a level of fetishism. You could just get lost in Tokyo and come out of it […]

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Travel advice FAQs: what insurance do I need when hiring a car?

Another expensive insurance touted at car rental desks is Personal Accident Insurance (PAI), which pays out if you are severely injured or die in an accident in a hired car. You are probably covered by your travel insurance policy or through the credit card used to pay for the rental, but you should check. Finally, […]

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Try these strategies for traveling this holiday

Over the river and through the woods… Although it is hard to believe, the holiday season is upon us again. That means many people will be hitting the roads, rails and skyways in the coming weeks as they celebrate the festive season with family and friends. If you are planning on traveling, know that a […]

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Heads Up: Japan’s Capsule Hotels Go High Tech and High Style

The eight units at Capsule Ryokan (204 Tsuchihashicho, Shimogyo-ku; capsule-ryokan-kyoto.com) go for 3,500 yen a night, about $46 at 76 yen to the dollar. You don’t get a lot of real estate for your yen, though the box had plenty of modern conveniences: a small LCD TV, high-speed Wi-Fi, dimmable lighting and a wall-mounted alarm […]

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Intergalactic Traveler Insurance Offered (VIDEO)

If you’re one of the lucky travelers who has secured a reservation with Virgin Galactic, it might be time to look into travel insurance. Travel insurance provider Allianz Global Assistance is working with the International Space Transport Association (ISTA) to possibly offer travel insurance for space tourists, reports the Daily Mail. “Space is decidedly our […]

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Why our brains make us laugh

Hong Pei Chen Co-author Matthew Hurley of “Inside Jokes: Using Humor to Reverse-Engineer the Mind” He who laughs last usually has to have the joke explained. But then why bother? After all, nothing kills humor faster than analysis. That sentiment has long dogged humor studies, a field often disparaged as an affront, even an existential […]

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$25,000 pass gives Aspen skiers first tracks, more

2006 AP photo If you’re itching to beat other skiers to the slopes and ready to pay for the privilege, the Ultimate Ski Pass may be just the ticket for you.

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Check In, Check Out: Hotel Review: La Belle Juliette, in Paris

THE UPSHOT Named for a celebrated 18th-century beauty and hostess of a glittering salon frequented by the crème of French society, Hotel La Belle Juliette has 34 rooms (including two comfy apartment-like suites), starting at 300 euros, or $405 at $1.35 to the dollar, a night. BASICS The hotel is designed by Anne Gelbard, and […]

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Many risk overseas travel without insurance

Girls buy ring bling Successful, independent, single women are spending up to $15,000 on diamond rings as gifts for themselves.

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Heritage staff tour school buildings seeking ideas

A team of Heritage High School staff will travel to Roanoke Monday as they collect ideas for future solutions for Heritage’s building. They plan to visit Patrick Henry and William Fleming high schools, both completed within the last few years. Last Monday, the group visited two other relatively new schools, one in Glen Allen, near […]

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