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In Transit Blog: New Year’s Resolutions From the Travel Industry

In Transit is a blog on travel news, deals and tips, written by the editors and reporters of the Travel section. It’s also the home for Globespotters, a travel blog that covers news and events from 10 cities around the world. Regular Features Globespotters | QA | Photo of the Week | Life Is a […]

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The Travel Adviser: Top 10 travel stories of 2011

People love to make lists – what to do, what to buy, where to go. So what better time than the first day of 2012 to present you with my list of the top 10 airline stories of 2011. Odds are high I’ve missed something; just let me know. • Number One: American Airlines files […]

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New Questions About Trips Sponsored by Education Publisher

Ten school superintendents went on the trip, which cost Pearson $60,000. While the foundation described the visit as a way “to exchange ideas on creating schools for the 21st century,” there was ample time for play. “Everybody’s highlight of Canberra was to get to see the kangaroos,” Ms. Young said on a video produced by […]

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TRAVEL: 36 Seconds in Trinidad

A tour of Trinidad, the larger of the two islands that make up the nation of Trinidad and Tobago, in the southern Caribbean. Multimedia: 36 Hours: Trinidad Article: 36 Hours: Trinidad Multimedia: Trinidad Travel Guide: Trinidad

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Europe’s Top Ski Resorts – a Fascinating At-a-glance Guide From Direct Travel Insurance

LONDON , December 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The ski season is upon us and European winter sports resorts offer an array of brilliant holiday choices. In fact there are so many options it can be a little bewildering. To make life easier, Direct Travel Insurance have produced a handy snapshot to help skiers and snowboarders […]

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Orbital junk threatens future of space travel acording to NASA

By Margaret Munro UNDATED — The alerts from U.S. Strategic Command now arrive every couple of weeks — warnings that space junk is hurtling toward one of Canada’s multi-million-dollar satellites. The mathematical whizzes at the Canadian Space Agency assess the odds of their spacecraft being hit by the debris, much of it from missile tests, […]

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10 great places to savor oysters on the half shell

PHOTOS: Savor oysters on the half shell at these places Meritage  St. Paul  Its inland location doesn’t keep this restaurant from serving a wide variety of fresh oysters. “In the age of FedEx, all oysters in the U.S. can be shipped everywhere overnight,” Murray says. Other pluses: a striking art noveau-style building and a staff […]

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A Working Vacation

Jill Craft at the head of a hike in Utah. Credit: Djamila Grossman for The New York Times

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On the Spot: 2012 new year’s resolutions for happy trails

Question: I’m planning to be in Seoul next year. The Plaza Hotel was recommended to me, and when I went online, I saw that Agoda.com would act as intermediary in booking, with modest discounts. It looks to me as if Agoda is legitimate. I expected to give them my credit card info to secure a […]

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Retired SWIC professor turns travel into an art form

Doug, 69, of Smithton, and his wife, Darlene, just got back from a 4,745-mile driving trip through eight states, much of it on Old Route 66. Highlights were visiting their daughter, Kellie Hawkins, and her husband, Carl, in Dana Point, Calif., and seeing the Grand Canyon, where they took more than 350 photos. “It’s the […]

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