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A video any airplane nut is going to love

That’s how Gannett TV station KUSA 9 of Denver describes this video, a montage of airfield activity at Denver International Airport. And, with a headline like that, I figured our Today Sky readers would love it too. In setting up the video, KUSA says Eric Kehe – the station’s chief photographer – “was given unprecedented […]

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Personal Journeys: In Pennsylvania, a Quick Shot of Peace, on a Budget

I am neither Catholic nor anything in particular, but I yearned for a snippet of the no-frills spiritual solitude. The Jesuits, I’d read, were the guys to go to concerning such matters. Indeed, to engage in periods of quiet contemplation with a full-stop break from everyday life was central to the philosophy of the Jesuit […]

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photo of the day: Having a ball in Times Square

© Lucas Jackson / Reuters Revelers cheer as confetti falls during New Year celebrations in Times Square in New York January 1, 2011. In honor of the quickly approaching new year, today’s photo captures the celebrations held in New York City’s Times Square on New Year’s Eve 2010. We’ve also put together a great collection […]

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Aloft Hotels test out iPad concierge

The next time you check into an Aloft Hotel, you won’t have to talk to a real-life concierge to get your restaurant recommendations. All you’ll have to do is tap on an iPad. Aloft Hotels, part of the Starwood Hotels Resorts Worldwide brand, is piloting a tablet-based concierge program that lets guests research local entertainment […]

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International travelers: A check may be in the mail

Refunds ranging from $18.04 to thousands of dollars are being sent to roughly 10 million consumers who used MasterCard, Visa or Diners Club credit and debit cards while traveling abroad between Feb. 1, 1996, and Nov. 8, 2006. The checks are from the settlement of a class-action suit that alleged those card companies and several […]

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Practical Traveler: Insider Travel Tips From Campaign Reporters

I knew a campaign assignment would mean spending hours in overlighted terminals, waiting for flights. What I did not know was how much time and energy I would spend figuring out the logistics of travel — everything from how to get from Iowa to New Hampshire as quickly as possible the morning after the caucuses, […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Buy Hazardous Sports Coverage for Your Upcoming Ski Trip, Warns Squaremouth

A ski trip with friends and family is a great way to ring in the New Year, but don’t spend extra on travel insurance to cover the trip down the slopes. As many travelers look into buying a travel insurance policy to protect them in the event of an accident or medical emergency, Squaremouth.com, a […]

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10 Unbreakable Rules for Traveling Gourmands

How to guarantee the most delicious trip possible, no matter where you’re headed ‘; } else { extracss = imageCaption; } document.getElementById(‘bigPic’).innerHTML = ”+extracss; } function hide_it(){ document.getElementById(‘bigPic’).innerHTML = ‘ ‘; } Dec 30, 2011 @ 2:27 PM Posted by Nicole Campoy-Leffler, Editor We’ve learned a lot on the road. From years of trial-and-error traveling, we […]

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ISO: The perfect Hilton hotel restaurant

Two years ago, when Beth Scott became Hilton Worldwide’s vice president of Restaurant Concepts, she was inundated with calls from hotel operators who were trying to decide what type of restaurant to offer their guests. She could understand why. Hotel restaurants had become staid, which she and others realized was a waste. “For a long […]

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NYC hotels raise rates for New Year’s Eve

Thinking of hitting Times Square for New Year’s Eve? You might want to reconsider if you haven’t secured a hotel room yet. An analysis by NewYorkHotels.org found that the few hotel rooms still available in and around Manhattan are charging rates as much as 700% higher than usual. The survey, conducted on Dec. 27, looked […]

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