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Drowned Aruba tourist was a N.C. college staffer

Jing Wei, who drowned in late December while snorkeling with her husband in Aruba, has been identified as employee of North Carlina’s Wake Forest University, according to a Thursday report in the Winston-Salem Journal. China-born Wei, 48 and a well-regarded instructional technology staffer at the university, died as a tour group ended the day at […]

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In Transit Blog: Seasonal Drinks to Warm Up Winter in Istanbul

Istanbul Culinary InstituteA mug of sahlep. Istanbul Once winter arrives in full force, with wind whipping down the Bosporus from the Black Sea, and the snow flurries gathering atop minarets, Turks start to take refuge in seasonal drinks like sweet sahlep, or hearty boza,  to help them fortify against the elements. A tour of cafes […]

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Find cover to ‘get away from it all’! Tesco Compare has a new provider for its travel insurance comparison service

Tesco Compare partners up with theidol.com to bring customers one of the most advanced travel insurance quote services available on the market. (PRWEB UK) 5 January 2012 Good news travels well: Tesco Compare is delighted to announce that it has teamed up with theidol.com, giving customers a fresh proposition and providers to find travel insurance […]

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Pet-travel tips from the ‘Dog Whisperer’

TV’s “Dog Whisperer,” Cesar Millan, offers suggestions to ensure winter safety for your playful pooches, as well as rules for kids who encounter them. If your beloved dog has ever lifted a leg on a hotel staircase, escaped out of the backseat of your car or kept everyone in your vacation rental awake with mournful […]

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10 great places to explore the world’s best-kept secrets

Isla de Margarita  Venezuela  One of the largest islands in the Caribbean remains largely undiscovered by Americans. Yogerst says it offers a huge variety of landscapes and culture in a small area. “It’s all of Latin America on one island. It has rainforests, deserts, fabulous beaches and little Spanish colonial towns.” margarita-travel.com Colca Canyon  Peru  […]

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In Transit Blog: The Top 10 of 2011

Justin Mott for The New York TimesKoh Samui, Thailand, placed on our Where to Go in 2011 list, the most-visited Travel article of last year. Life on a giant cruise ship, dealing with canceled flights, an alternate route to Machu Picchu — these are all subjects that attracted Web readers in 2011. As with last […]

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Insurance FYI: Travel Insurance

Before leaving on vacation, make sure you have adequate insurance. Vacations can sometimes cost thousands of dollars so it is important to have the proper insurance protection in case the cruise or tour operator goes bankrupt or you need to cancel the trip due to illness or other unforeseen events. There are four major types […]

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Bobzio.com Launches a Truly Free Website for Vacation Home Owners, Home …

ShareThis Email PDF Print Bayrock 1 vacation rental on Cape San Blas Florida Everybody needs to relax and rejuvenate your inner core. Find a perfect place at Bayrock 1 on www.bobzio.com Cape San Blas, Florida (PRWEB) January 05, 2012 Bobzio.com is proud to announce the launch of a website that is truly free for vacation […]

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Norwegian Cruise Line to revamp kids program

Norwegian Cruise Line is planning a major overhaul of its kid’s program that includes adding more activities and more counselors. The line today announced that its 13-year-old Norwegian’s Kid’s Crew program will be renamed and reorganized around five age groups: three- to five years; six to eight years; nine to 12 years; 13 to 14 […]

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Miami airport: New, affordable hotel options

Not too far from the shores of Miami’s trendy South Beach neighborhood or downtown Miami’s high-rise towers, travelers are finding new hotel options near the airport, the Miami Herald reports. North Carolina resident Jan Huggins told the Herald that she booked a stay for her family between Christmas and New Year’s at the new Comfort […]

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