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What’s next for Regis? For starters, a cruise

What’s next for Regis Philbin now that his days at Live! with Regis and Kelly are over? As the Cruise Log first reported in July, at least part of his time over the next few months will be spent on a luxury cruise. Luxury line Crystal is touting Philbin as a celebrity speaker on board […]

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Wyndham loyalty promo: Stay two, get one free

Wyndham’s new, winter-period loyalty promo will reward you with enough points for a free night’s stay for every two stays in one of their hotels. With Wyndham Reward’s “Gift me” promotion, you’ll get 6,500 points, which equals one free night, for every two stays in North America. The offer’s good for stays completed through Feb […]

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Photo tour: The elegance of Silver Spirit

Unveiled in late 2009, the 540-passenger Silver Spirit is the newest of luxury line Silversea’s six ships, and the biggest. What’s the vessel like on the inside? Click HERE to see our new comprehensive photo tour of the Silver Spirit by veteran cruise writer and ship photographer Peter Knego. Designed as a research tool for […]

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Taking First-Class Coddling Above and Beyond

Carriers on international flights are offering private suites for first-class passengers, three-star meals and personal service once found only on corporate jets. They provide massages before takeoff, whisk passengers through special customs lanes and drive them in a private limousine right to the plane. Some have bars. One airline has installed showers onboard. The amenities […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Buy Travel Insurance to Cover Your Camera, Advises Squaremouth

Traveling with an expensive camera or computer? According to Squaremouth.com, a site for comparing and purchasing travel insurance, travelers should check their travel insurance policy to see how much protection they have for these items. “Most travel insurance policies limit the amount that will be reimbursed for items like cameras, computers and jewelery,” says Sarah […]

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Occupy that Next Level: Four Ideas for the Movement

Nothing gets an activist debate going, or media headlines buzzing, like the role of “violence” in the movement. This has been especially true here in Oakland, where small groups of protesters have repeatedly smashed bank windows and other actions that have provoked confrontation with the cops. Let’s be clear: I don’t consider breaking a window […]

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More lines drop parasailing in wake of death

Norwegian Cruise Line is joining Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean in canceling parasailing excursions across the Caribbean in the wake of last week’s deadly accident in St. Thomas. Another line, industry giant Carnival, is canceling parasailing excursions in St. Thomas but not Caribbean-wide. A Celebrity Cruises passenger identified by the Virgin Islands Daily News as […]

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Peninsula Hotels to ban shark fin soup

The ultra-luxury Peninsula hotel chain on Jan. 1, 2012 will ban shark fin soup in all of its hotels, a nod to growing concerns about the global shark population. Peninsula hotels will stop serving shark fin soup (see photo above) at all its group operations on New Year’s Day, although hotels will still serve it […]

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Report: TSA complaints drop to all-time low

Airline passengers’ security complaints against the Transportation Security Administration have dropped to their lowest level since such data was first tracked. So says Bloomberg News, which writes “consumer complaints about the TSA last month were down 59% from a May 2004 peak. In September, they dipped to 1,418, the lowest since record-keeping began seven years […]

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T Magazine: Kolkata, India’s Cultural Bedrock

Related Interactive Slideshow Some of India’s most compelling thinkers and artists spring from the divine chaos of Kolkata.More… Of all the third-world metropolises, few are as maligned as Kolkata. To many, it is synonymous with bleakness, instinctually associated with slums, delirious traffic, Mother Teresa’s Home for the Dying and weary rickshaw pullers. But it is […]

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