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Airports increase nutritious options, survey finds

A survey to be released today of 15 major U.S. airports finds that 83% of restaurants have at least one vegetarian item on the menu — low in fat, high in fiber and good for your heart. That’s up from 57% a little more than a decade ago. “There’s certainly a higher demand for healthier […]

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Radish Carving, Anyone?

Père and Mère Noël stroll the streets of Quebec City. Credit: Christinne Muschi for The New York Times

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Great travel gift ideas

The holidays are fast-approaching but there is still time to get the travel lover on your list something he or she will love. I found a few great ideas for you. Airline gift card • It’s hard to buy someone a plane ticket these days. Instead, get them a gift card to their airlines. Southwest […]

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Hotel Check-In Top 10: Marriott stories at top

Marriott was in the news quite a bit last week, which explains why the hotel giant took three of Hotel Check-In’s Weekly Top 10 spots for the week ending Dec. 17. TWITTER:  Follow Hotel Check-In’s BarbDeLollisTRAVEL TALKER:  Do you eat in your hotel or venture out?TRAVEL TALKER:  Help this hotel chain pick best pillow position […]

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Bill would ease airport screening of troops

The legislation is the latest government effort to focus security screening on the worst threats, under what is called a risk-based strategy. Other steps the Transportation Security Administration has taken include experiments allowing pilots to skirt security lines at some airports and having expedited screening for frequent flyers on several airlines. Rep. Chip Cravaack, who […]

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Christmas in Catalonia

On Christmas Day, the big event is a group swim in the chilly waters of the Mediterranean  off  Barcelona.

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Great Christmas ideas for the traveller in your life

Buying the perfect Christmas gift for friends and relatives can be difficult at the best of times, but choosing the right gift for the traveller in your life is especially hard. With such limited space in their packs, it’s not like they can take much with them on their journeys. So if you’re stumped as […]

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Santa Monica votes on hotel smoking ban

The city council in Santa Monica, Calif., voted last week to ban smoking in new hotels, the Santa Monica Daily Press reports. If the ordinance passes a final vote later next month, smoking will be banned in all new hotels. Owners of existing hotels would be allowed to designate their hotels as either smoking or […]

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Delayed flights, packed planes can test holiday cheer

Airlines for America, the U.S. airline industry’s trade organization, is predicting just over 43 million air travelers in the 21-day period surrounding Christmas and New Year’s, a slight drop from last year because of energy prices and reduced household wealth. That averages to about 2 million air travelers a day. The organization will release its […]

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Global Athlete: Excusez-Moi, Parlez-Vous Yoga?

PARIS — When I moved to Paris from New York last year, about the first thing I did was seek out yoga. The city, job, language, food, telephone numbers, currency, even the way the milk was labeled: every element of my life from the most major to the tiniest details, had changed. Sure, it was […]

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