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Trendy Mondrian hotel to open in London

The small but growing Mondrian boutique hotel chain plans to open its first location in Europe in London. The hotel – set to open in early 2014 – will be situated within the Sea Containers building on the South Bank of the Thames River, Mondrian-parent Morgans Hotel Group says in a press release. Expect a […]

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Baldwin dust-up sparks debate about electronics on planes

Federal Aviation Administration rules state that no airline or pilot may allow passengers to operate “any portable electronic device” on an operating aircraft. Nonetheless, airlines often allow passengers to use laptops and other devices that don’t emit radio signals when an aircraft is above 10,000 feet, says Alison Duquette, FAA spokeswoman. STORY: More plane bad […]

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In Transit Blog: In Paris, Celebrating London on the Big Screen

Ciby DistributionA scene from Mike Leigh’s “Secrets Lies.” Paris New York, with its glittery skyline, yellow cabs and steaming potholes, and Paris, with its cafe-lined streets, Eiffel Tower, and winding Seine, have been the objects of rapturous attention from filmmakers all over the world. If London — sprawling, grey and less predisposed to visual clichés […]

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… WHERE OUR TRAVEL PLANS CENTER ON THE LITTLE CAESARS BOWL

Mascot Madness The NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers are asking their fans to vote for a new mascot among three finalists, but Page 2 offers up four more candidates with far more appeal. Kurt Snibbe: Mascot madness » Kurt Snibbe/ESPN.com

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Big show unveiled for next Disney ship

A wide range of Disney characters including Mulan, Hercules, Pinocchio and Timon will take the stage in a new show the company is planning for its next cruise ship, the Disney Fantasy. Disney on Tuesday took the wraps off Wishes, a 45-minute musical production that will be one of several big shows performed in the […]

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Tour: ‘Madagascar’ characters star in ice show

More than 1 million people are expected pass through this year’s ICE! holiday show at Gaylord Entertainment’s four hotels in the USA. To give you an idea of what you’ll see if you go, USA TODAY Travel has prepared this photo gallery. PHOTO TOUR:  See the ICE! show at Gaylord NationalALSO ONLINE:  New Wall Street […]

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Next Celebrity ship to have monster suite

Celebrity Cruises’ next ship will have a giant two-bedroom suite — a first for the line. The 1,636-square-foot Reflection Suite, unveiled today, will be the largest accommodations ever on a Celebrity ship, eclipsing the 1,432-square-foot Penthouse Suites found on the line’s four Millennium Class vessels. Located on a top deck of the 3,030-passenger Celebrity Reflection, […]

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In Transit Blog: CNL Adds Stevens Pass to Its Ski Resorts

Stevens Pass, a snow-smothered ski area 78 miles east of Seattle that is beloved by Northwesterners, was sold last month. It wasn’t big news, unless you noticed the buyer: CNL Lifestyle Properties. Julian Tracy/Stevens PassStevens Pass, a resort near Seattle, was bought last month by CNL Lifestyle Properties. Stevens Pass is the 17th ski resort […]

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Frommer’s travel experts suggest ten holiday vacation ideas for Canadians this … – Regina Leader

Frommer’s travel experts suggest ten holiday vacation ideas for Canadians this winter December 7, 2011. 1:36 pm • Section: Life Increase Font Size Print Page RSS Feed Posted by: Irene Seiberling Thinking of planning a holiday getaway this year? The travel experts at Frommer’s have come up with ten great holiday trip ideas, chosen especially for […]

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Jacques Pepin to open second restaurant at sea

Celebrity chef Jacques Pepin is getting a second restaurant at sea. Oceania Cruises this week announced the well-known TV cooking show host and author of more than 20 cookbooks will oversee a bistro called Jacques on the line’s next ship, the 1,250-passenger Riviera. The restaurant will be similar to one of the same name already […]

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