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New York’s LOLA Hotel evokes the ‘femme fatale’

It once was a residence for “respectable” women. Among its storied residents: screen starlets Louise Brooks and Veronica Lake. So it seems fitting that the new LOLA Hotel in New York’s NoMad district (that’s north of Madison Square Park) would be stylishly feminine. Dramatic chandeliers hover over the vestibule and lobby lounge. The amethyst-colored lobby […]

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2011 shaping up to be ‘safest ever’ year for fliers

So far, there’s been one fatality for every 7.1 million passengers traveling on a commercial or charter flight somewhere around the globe, according to an assessment by Ascend, an aviation industry consulting firm based in London. That compares with the previous record of one passenger death per 6.4 million fliers in 2004. “It’s the safest […]

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Buy student travel insurance to secure your study trip – PR

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Media horde en route, credit cards at the ready

By DAVID ELBERT They’re back. An estimated 1,500 members of the national and international media are expected to descend on the metro area this week to cover Iowa’s 2012 Republican caucuses. And before they leave on Jan. 4, they will have dropped a small fortune at area hotels and restaurants. If the past is any […]

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Boston hotel offers free bridal boot camp

To celebrate the new year, the Boston Marriott Long Wharf is offering people the chance to go to boot camp. But this boot camp won’t get you back into shape. It’ll get you ready to walk down the aisle. Starting Jan. 19, the hotel will begin a Bridal Bootcamp series–for free, with complimentary food and […]

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Disney Fantasy damaged weeks before float-out

This item was written by Fran Golden, a cruise expert and Trip Coach for Budget Travel magazine. Golden is serving as Guest Editor of The Cruise Log while USA TODAY Cruise Editor Gene Sloan is away. Security has been increased at a German shipyard after a mysterious water-valve leak caused damage to the 2,500-passenger Disney […]

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In Transit Blog: Ringing in the New Year at Parisian Churches

Flavien Provansal The New Year’s Eve concert at Ste. Chapelle last year. Paris Few holiday classical music concerts draw more devoted audiences than those that take place on New Year’s Eve at two of the Paris’s  most splendid and historic churches, L’Eglise St. Germain des Prés and Ste. Chapelle. Both offer high quality music in […]

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How to File an Auto Insurance Claim

Richard L. Harbus for The New York Times The Consumer Federation of America estimates that more than 325,000 auto accidents will occur during this year’s holiday travel period, resulting in more than 200,000 claims filed with the nation’s insurance companies. To help drivers navigate the claims process, and avoid getting underpaid, the federation has published […]

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Space Brainstorm Factory Proposes Far Out Ideas

Program Asks Engineering Students To Dream Up Humanity’s Next Big Space Adventure (CNN) — You might call it an idea factory for space exploration. A unique program at the University of Southern California asks students at the Graduate Space Concepts Studio of the Department of Astronautical Engineering to dream up humanity’s next big space adventure. […]

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Fake bomb threat against cruise ship leads to arrest

This item was written by Fran Golden, a cruise expert and Trip Coach for Budget Travel magazine. Golden is serving as Guest Editor of The Cruise Log while USA TODAY Cruise Editor Gene Sloan is away. A Florida woman has been arrested for calling in a fake bomb threat against a cruise ship as the […]

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