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Photo tour: The celebrated Celebrity Solstice

Unveiled in 2008, the 2,850-passenger Celebrity Solstice ushered in a new era at Celebrity Cruises. What’s the highly acclaimed vessel like on the inside? Click HERE to see our new comprehensive photo tour of the Celebrity Solstice by veteran cruise writer and ship photographer Peter Knego. Designed as a research tool for vacationers considering a […]

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Boeing delivers 200th 737 with ‘Sky Interior’

Boeing says it delivered its 200th Boeing 737 aircraft outfitted with its “passenger-inspired” Boeing Sky Interior yesterday. The aircraft was turned over to Scandinavian low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle on Monday at Boeing’s 737 delivery center in Seattle. Boeing says Norwegian Air Shuttle was “the first airline in Europe to introduce the … Boeing Sky […]

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Frugal Traveler Blog: In Richmond, a London Day Trip That Fits the Frugal Bill

Seth Kugel for The New York TimesThe Hampton Court Palace, just outside Richmond, England, and worth a visit. A scheduling quirk had handed me 36 hours to kill in London while en route from Oxford, England, to Portugal — a happy proposition for anyone with deep pockets. Perhaps the braised rabbit at Michelin-starred St. John […]

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Best travel advice online: expert help for specific queries

US travel site Uptake (uptake.com) has also just released a Q  A Facebook app that launches from its home page. Enter your question and the place it relates to, and Uptake posts it to its community and identifies who among your Facebook friends has visited that city and will post your question on their wall. That […]

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Deal reached to end Molokai cruise protests

The Hawaiian island of Molokai is back on the schedule at American Safari Cruises. The line today announced it had reached an understanding with local groups on Molokai that will allow its 36-passenger Safari Explorer to resume visits starting in late January. American Safari has been canceling visits to the island by the yacht-like vessel […]

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Deadly Midwest blizzards fill hotel rooms

Deadly blizzards swept the Midwest Monday and into Tuesday morning during holiday travel week, filling hotels along major roadways from eastern New Mexico to Kansas as motorists sought safety, USA TODAY and other outlets report. Bill Cook, who works at the Best Western in Clayton, N.M., near the Texas state line, told the Associated Press […]

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Florida county to promote nude tourism

Pasco County, Fla., home to a dozen or so nudist colonies, will fund promotions to attract sun-worshipping Europeans who don’t want to bother dressing up – or dressing at all, for that matter. County commissioners voted on Tuesday to approve funding to help develop a “Eurobird” season in July and August, an otherwise slow time […]

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In Cambodia, a Pocket of the Past

Cambodia’s second largest city, Battambang is looking to save its historic structures; here, a Buddhist statue on the grounds of the Wat Ek Phnom temple.

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eHealthInsurance Survey Finds Increased Fear of Traveling Abroad During 2011 Holiday Season: Travel Insurance Can Help

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA–(Marketwire -12/15/11)- Prospective holiday travelers are feeling more uneasy about traveling abroad this year, according to an online survey conducted by eHealthInsurance and PlanPrescriber.com in November of 2011. Poll results found that three-fourths of Americans surveyed(1) (77 percent) were more concerned about traveling overseas this year than in previous years. And, nearly one-in-three(2) […]

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Last-minute travel gift ideas

If you’re frantically looking for a last-minute gift, you still have a little time. Travel gadgets can be among the most fun to receive, so get to a travel store or the travel section at a department store. You’re almost guaranteed to score. Here are some of our favorite things reviewed by me and others […]

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