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Carnival waiter charged with sex crime

Federal authorities in Florida charged a Carnival Cruise Lines waiter with engaging in a sexual act with a minor during a Carnival voyage this month. The U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida alleges that Kert Clyde Jordan, 35, of Grenada committed the crime while working aboard the Carnival Liberty, which sails out of […]

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NYC No. 1 for December holiday travel searches

Where are travelers most searching for hotels this December? New York tops the list, according to Kayak.com’s analysis of two years of hotel-search data. The Big Apple, after all, does a fantastic job of decking itself out for the holidays. And each year, tourists from the Tri-State area – and around the world – flock […]

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Sneak peek at Macy’s Turkey Day parade floats

Can’t wait to watch NBC’s broadcast of the 85th anniversary of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Thursday? Check out NBCU Direct reporter Janine Brady interviewing John Piper, vice president and creative director of Macy’s Parade Studio. He talks about the new balloons and floats you’ll be seeing this year.’ Take a look. RELATED:  Who’ll be in […]

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Diner’s Journal: Can I Take a Torte Through Airport Security?

Can I take a torte wrapped in foil through airport security? — William Van Voorhis,  Alexandria, Va. Yes, you can. “Pies, cakes, pastries are all O.K.,” said Greg Soule, a spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration. “It’s jams and gravy that could be considered a liquid or a gel.” So leave those gift baskets of […]

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Do you have faith in travel insurance?

Anna Friesen’s hospital bill totalled more than $50,000 US. (CBC)An elderly B.C. couple’s struggle with its insurance provider over a travel insurance claim is prompting greater calls for transparency by the insurance industry. Artur and Anna Friesen, of Abbotsford, were travelling in the U.S. when Anna had to be hospitalized. The couple had bought insurance […]

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Tips for Traveling With Kids This Holiday Season

With more than 3 million Southern Californians expected to take trips during the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend, here are some handy tips when it comes to traveling with children.    Tips When Traveling by Car: Expect the Unexpected * The DVD players will break, kids will get bored with the “cool toy” in 5 minutes, so […]

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Cruise ship as college dorm? Not all like it

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 snack: Nut mix or 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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Presidential turkey preens at the W hotel

This lucky 21-week-old, 45-pound turkey preened in front of cameras at the swanky W Washington D.C. hotel on Tuesday as part of a time-honored Thanksgiving tradition. Today, Pres. Obama will help the VIP gobbler escape the Thanksgiving table with an official “presidential pardon” – a 64-year-old tradition. TWITTER:  Follow Hotel Check-In’s BarbDeLollis ALSO ONLINE:  Hotel […]

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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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