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How would you paint your Dreamliner?

Have you always thought it would be fun to come up with your own paint scheme for an aircraft? If so, then Boeing has just the thing for you … The U.S. jetmaker has rolled out a page on its website where users can do just that. The “Design Your Own Dreamliner” page is just […]

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36 hours: 36 Hours: Salzburg, Austria

Friday 4 p.m.1. BAROQUE AND BLUE-CHIP There’s hardly a more potent introduction to Salzburg than the Baroque Mirabell Palace and Gardens, the setting for many of Mozart’s early performances, several scenes from “The Sound of Music” and one of many Christmas markets. Originally constructed in 1606, Mirabell is a picture of Renaissance overachievement, with its […]

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Gifts to go: What our travel scribes never leave home without

Travelling can be frustrating experience, but we’re lucky enough to live in a world of creature-comforts and gadgets galore, all of which can make just about any travel hiccup or hassle more bearable. If you have someone who travels a lot on your holiday list, here are some ideas for any budget. We asked some […]

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‘Chipmunks’ movie filmed on Carnival Dream

Courtesy of Florida Today staff The latest Alvin and the Chipmunks movie, opening today, was partially filmed on the Port Canaveral-based Carnival Dream cruise ship. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked! has, as the title implies, a nautical angle to it, with the cast embarking on a vacation aboard a cruise ship. PHOTOS:  Tour the Carnival […]

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Should Virginia Beach finance a Hyatt right now?

News out of Virginia Beach sends a sign that financing new hotels remains tough even when a project involves what should be a sure bet – government money. The Virginian-Pilot today reports that one of five city council members who are already skeptical about a public-private deal to build a $109 million, four-star Hyatt hotel […]

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TSA agent lets rapper keep pot found in bag

A Transportation Security Administration inspector found marijuana in the checked luggage of rapper Freddie Gibbs this week, but rather than confiscate it the screener left a mildly chiding note, the musician told the world via Twitter.r “C’mon Son,” the screener wrote on the TSA “Notice of Baggage Inspection” on Wednesday, when the rapper flew to […]

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Practical Traveler: Save your Elite Flier Status While You Can

Because of this, December has traditionally sparked a mad dash by frequent flier fanatics to preserve their ability to board first and get upgrades and other privileges, by topping off their accounts through so-called mileage runs — flying back and forth between, say, Newark and Seattle via Houston on a single day, just for the […]

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Iceland Volcano Update: What You Need to Know About Insurance

December 6, 2011 By: Jena Tesse Fox As travelers and their agents alike anxiously wait to see if Katla, the volcano covered by a glacier in Iceland, will erupt as it seems poised to do, the question of travel insurance and what it will (or will not) cover is once again buzzing. The Guardian is […]

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Travel Insider: News, notes and ideas for your next trip

Each week, LINKS Magazine will provide travel news and notes. For more information from LINKS Magazine, please visit the official website. California Renaissance. Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa in Indian Wells offers all you need for a few days of well-earned RR in the California desert. The “No Hassles” package, beginning at $404 per person, […]

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Country’s Rascal Flatts to play cruise ship

Add country music’s Rascal Flatts to the list of big-name bands playing a cruise ship. Norwegian Cruise Line today announced the three-man group will perform on the 2,018-passenger Norwegian Spirit on March 2, when the ship is docked in Cozumel, Mexico. The Norwegian Spirit will be in Cozumel as part of a seven-night Western Caribbean […]

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