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Six Christmas Traditions From Around the World

Castleton, England This pretty English village in Derbyshire’s Peak District is known for its walking paths and, high on a hill, the picturesque ruins of a Norman castle. It’s also home to four spectacular caverns bristling with stalagmites and stalactites. On weekends leading up to Christmas two of the caves offer caroling sing-alongs. At Peak […]

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Travel Insurance industry rates from $89* Aud – annual Policy. – e

  * Conditions apply. See the Product Disclosure Statement for further information. You are covered for the benefits described below. Please note, this policy does not cover travellers over the age of 70 years and only covers some Pre-existing Medical Conditions automatically. You should read the full terms and conditions outlined within the Combined Financial […]

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State travel guides are available

INDIANAPOLIS – Lt. Governor Becky Skillman this week unveiled the official 2012 Indiana travel publications. The publications, which increase visitor spending in the state, were produced at no cost to the taxpayer. The Indiana Office of Tourism Development distributes three publications each year, including the Indiana Travel Guide, Indiana Festival Guide and Indiana Travel Map. […]

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Q&A: How to Achieve Peace While Traveling

Here, Mr. Lokos, a frequent sojourner, shares his methods for achieving peace in a hectic world. Q. Why is it so hard to keep calm while traveling? A. Travel is stressful, period. Even if you are heading for the most fabulous vacation in the most blissful place, the body doesn’t know how to differentiate between […]

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Why buy travel insurance?

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Uncharted territory

<!–Saxotech Paragraph Count: 21–> Trips like that can be as inexpensive as $399 per passenger for a week. Sometimes you’ll be starting out in cold weather, but a day later, it’s usually warm, he said. If you’re more ambitious, you can fly to Florida and take off for a 68-day cruise through the Panama Canal […]

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Check In, Check Out: Aulani Disney Resort and Spa — Hotel Review

Hawaii gets the Disney treatment: families enjoy a “Mickey on vacation” vibe, with rooms from $399. BASICS The Aulani’s opening in August was one of the biggest resort openings in Hawaii in years. With 359 hotel rooms, 460 time-share villas and 21 acres, the Aulani purports to tell the story of the islands through art […]

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Tacomans offer ideas on how to prevent crippling loss of 56 cops

Tacomans are staring into a new year of 56 fewer cops to protect and serve them, thanks to a $31 million budget shortfall. The cuts will gut or eliminate some of the police department’s highest-profile programs: community policing, officers in high schools, the gang unit and half the traffic squad. Many of those old enough […]

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Old hand aiding in American Queen’s comeback

When the American Queen stopped sailing in late 2008, there were those who thought the largest steamboat remaining on America’s waterways was gone for good. But not Mike Sutton. “I assumed that some day the boat would come back,” says the paddlewheeler’s former chief engineer, who was on board in the tumultuous days after the […]

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With prestigious new museum, Arkansas seeks image overhaul

A $300,000 one-time advertising buy will pitch Arkansas as a destination for arts and culture, while still promoting the state as a place for outdoor activities such as hiking and camping. “We’ve been The Natural State for 25 years now,” said Joe David Rice, Arkansas ‘ tourism director, referring to the state slogan. “We still […]

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