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Up in the air – Times

Starting in January 2013, Drake students will have a new way to spend their winter break. Drake faculty and Student Senate have approved plans for a January term, also called a J-term or January Experience. The J-term is a chance to take a class or travel seminar that will last for around three weeks, although […]

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At Home in Hotels

The view from a room at the Bauer, a Venetian hotel overlooking the Grand Canal. The hotel once arranged to stop church bells that disturbed a celebrity guest.

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Now is time to give gift of travel

The gift of travel is also a gift of family time, whether it’s a trip to tour the nation’s Capitol, above or taking loved ones to Orlando, Fla., so the kids can explore the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. It’s official. Americans choose travel as the ultimate life goal. According […]

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New Orleans set for tourism score with top sporting events

The new Hyatt, which reopened last month in the shadow of the Superdome, has a front-row seat as New Orleans prepares to host a string of major sporting and cultural events that promise to deliver an extraordinary boost to the city’s tourism trade – its economic lifeblood and largest employer. “It’s definitely an exciting time […]

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Letters: Even More Frugal Miami — Letters to the Editor

Sunday Review » Browning: Talking Is So Yesterday Face time — what used to be known as spending time with family and friends — is a bit much these days.

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College Prep: Gift ideas for the college-bound student

Although it is months away, rest assured, it will be here before you know it. And when the time comes, you’ll want to make sure he or she is ready. Every summer it plays out the same way. Newly minted high school and community college graduates destined for new horizons at four-year colleges and universities […]

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Anthony Bourdain: Secrets of a layover expert

Did you know that the 55-year-old chef/author of Kitchen Confidential and TV host didn’t really start traveling seriously until he was 40? “I was completely broke” and busy, he says. Now he says he travels “240 days a year” and “I have the world as my oyster.” Plus, he has “the greatest job in the […]

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36 Hours: 36 Hours in Mérida, Mexico

Friday 3 p.m.1. YUCATECAN FEAST Sample Yucatecan cuisine at the Hacienda Teya (Mérida-Cancún Highway, Kilometer 12.5; 52-999-988-0800; haciendateya.com), a 17th-century plantation that switched from cattle to henequen, used for making rope, at the end of the 19th century, and is just a 15-minute drive from downtown. From the colonial dining room, with walls that are […]

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The mysterious opening of Myanmar

Over the past six months, one of the world’s most striking and surprising political transformations has been underway in the Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar, formerly Burma. In a country ruled for five decades by a repressive military government, and in which only four years ago the security forces brutally beat and killed monks peacefully […]

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