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Carnival Magic delayed by technical problems

This item was written by Fran Golden, a cruise expert and Trip Coach for Budget Travel magazine. Golden is serving as Guest Editor of The Cruise Log while USA TODAY Cruise Editor Gene Sloan is away. The debut of the 3,690-passenger Carnival Magic from its new homeport of Galveston, Texas, was celebrated Sunday with a […]

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‘The Descendants’ shows the true Hawaii

One of the most poignant scenes in Alexander Payne’s terrific new film The Descendantstakes place on the southeast coast of Kauai, where wealthy landowner Matt King (played by George Clooney) and his two daughters gaze over an idyllic – and empty, for now – oceanfront valley. Descendant of a Hawaiian princess and a haole (white) […]

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In Transit Blog: Hong Kong Design Week Spotlights Sustainable Consumerism

OnYourMark“Plants Wall,” an installation by the Hong Kong design firm OnYourMark. Hong Kong An unofficial “Design Week” in Hong Kong — three events that all revolve around various aspects of design — offers a welcome creative respite from the typically high-strung lifestyle in this city. The centerpiece of the week will be Detour 2011, a […]

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Direct Travel Insurance is Shortlisted in the 2012 Consumer Moneyfacts Survey in the Best Travel Insurance Provider Category

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire -11/09/11)- Direct Travel Insurance has been informed by Moneyfacts Group plc it has been shortlisted to their annual Consumer Moneyfacts Survey because its products are technically amongst the best in their field (verified by the extensive research departments of Moneyfacts Group). The Consumer Moneyfacts Survey is conducted annually and is the only […]

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Christmas gift ideas for young gamers: ages 3-7

Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii) The Skylanders in question are the solid figures which you place on a device grandiosely named the Portal of Power so that they can travel through the mystical ether – or the provided USB cable – to appear in the game. It’s the kind of kids’ game most […]

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Judge rules in cruise ship sexual abuse case

A Mississippi man will serve 10 years in prison for sexually abusing a teenage girl on a Carnival cruise earlier this year, the Alabama Press-Register reports. The news outlet says Dylan Cole Bloodsworth, 19, of Gautier, Mississippi, was sentenced on Tuesday in federal court in Alabama after offering a tearful apology for what has been one […]

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10 tips to sail through airport security

On your way  Check in online: Even if you’ve got bags to check, it’s still a good idea to check in online whenever you can, since bag-drop lines tend to be shorter than the check-in lines (plus many airlines charge more for baggage at the terminal). And if you’re going all-carry-on, you’ll get to skip […]

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In Transit Blog: Mumbai Market Specializes in Western Goods

Charukesi RamaduraiInside the Crawford Market in Mumbai. Mumbai It is not easy to imagine this in today’s Mumbai, but it wasn’t long ago that anything considered “foreign goods” was hard to come by in the city’s markets. An exception that continues today is Crawford Market, in South Mumbai, where residents and visitors alike can find […]

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Travel Insurance – Avoid Becoming a Statistic

We have all noticed and study media reports and data about the perils of not using out journey Buy Holiday Insurance, Buy Holiday Insurance, Online Holiday Insurance. The British Embassy or Consulate will go as far as making calls and contacting close friends and family members for them and advise on the transfer of money, […]

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INSTANT MBA: There’s No Such Thing As A Fatal Mistake

Image: AFP / Getty Images See Also: INSTANT MBA: Think About Your Business Beyond Your Tenure INSTANT MBA: Make Sure Everyone Understands The Office Culture INSTANT MBA: Why I Un-followed 16,000 People On Twitter Today’s advice comes from Expedia Worldwide President Scott Durchslag’s interview with the Associated Press: “It’s got to be OK to make […]

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