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Kimpton hotels host free Santa Paws photo opps

If you’re among the 8 in 10 pet owners planning to buy a gift for your four-legged friend this season, here’s a chance to get into the holiday spirit for free. This Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11 from 2-4 p.m., designated Kimpton Hotels are inviting guests and nighborhood residents to bring their cameras […]

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Food: In Vail, a Burger Gets a Lift

As far as burgers go, this generally means a bland patty on a soggy bun for $10. For decades at Vail Resorts, the hamburgers were once frozen as well. Until last year when company leaders hosted a sort of burger symposium at which top chefs from its six resorts — Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and […]

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‘Tis the Season to Ensure Your Travels, Advises Cheapflights.co.uk

LONDON–(Marketwire -12/06/11)- Thinking back to last year’s travel chaos caused by snowy weather, Cheapflights.co.uk, the UK’s leading website for travel deals comparison, helps travellers protect themselves in the event of another white Christmas and the havoc that may come with it. The website’s insurance tips for holiday season 2011 provide advice on all-round protection covering […]

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City bicycling conference seeks ideas for improving, promoting sport

It wasn’t hard to spot the Chicago Department of Transportation’s Saturday event for people to submit ideas for a long-term citywide plan to promote bicycling. With the temperature hovering around 20 degrees and a stiff breeze blowing off the lake, the bikes racks were filled to capacity in front of the Loop building where the […]

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Vegas copter crash kills 5, slows sightseeing

LAS VEGAS — The cause of the Wednesday crash of a Las Vegas-based helicopter in a canyon that killed five is still under investigation, according to reports. Meanwhile, demand for “flightseeing” tours — a big business in Vegas — is way down, according to a story by the Associated Press. “I have advertisements of helicopters, […]

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Technique: Six Women-Only Ski Clinics Go Way Beyond the Snowplow

Not so long ago, advanced female skiers dismissed women’s clinics as irrelevant. “It used to be, ‘I’m a really good skier, so I don’t need to ski just with women,’ ” said Kim Reichhelm, an extreme skiing champion and a former United States Ski Team member who is teaching clinics in Vail, Aspen and Steamboat, Colo., […]

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Want to make travel during harried holidays less of a hassle? Read on

By Janet K. Keeler, Times Food and Travel Editor In Print: Sunday, December 11, 2011 Click here for reuse options! Story Tools Comments Contact the editor Email Newsletters   Thinking of holiday travel as an adventure won’t make the trip to Grandma’s house any easier, but it will steel you for the challenges ahead. And […]

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Analyst: Cruise fares heading up in 2012

This item was written by Johanna Jainchill, who covers the travel industry for Travel Weekly. Jainchill is serving as Guest Editor of The Cruise Log while USA TODAY Cruise Editor Gene Sloan is away. Cruise prices are expected to climb overall in 2012, but cruisers can still expect to find bargains in Europe, according to […]

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Why We Do It: The Family Ski Trip: Why Do We Do It?

Like death, weddings and moving, a ski trip wields awesome power to threaten anything in its path: the bonds of marriage, the positive balance in a bank account, the patience of those who are asked when we are going to get there, and those flat land muscles that wake up arguing against another day on […]

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First Direct travel insurance policy starts and ends in UK

We have travel insurance through our bank, First Direct, that seemed to be adequate. But in September we relocated to a new life in France. So I am assuming this policy with First Direct will be invalidated due to living abroad. Is it possible to get a UK-based travel insurance policy but registered to a […]

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