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Cruise ships revive New Orleans’ port

The port hasn’t seen this level of tourist bustle since before Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, unleashing floods across the city and chasing away most of the cruise business. The return late last year of three major ships — the 2,052-passenger Elation and 2,974-passenger Conquest, both from Carnival Cruise Lines, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s […]

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Dakhla, Morocco

Dakhla, on a 30-mile-long spit of sand between the ocean and a tranquil lagoon about 600 miles south of Marrakesh, is becoming one of the world’s greatest wind- and kite-board surfing destinations.

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Last minute travel ideas for BCS game

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – Thousands of fans are pouring into the Big Easy for the BCS Championship game Monday night. Transportation to New Orleans for those last minute travelers could be kind of tricky. Most charter services have been booked for weeks now, but remember those LA Swift buses run from Baton Rouge to […]

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San Diego

Even in times of tight budgets, finely crafted beer remains a relatively approachable luxury, and few American regions have more brewing momentum than San Diego County.

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Oakland Tops Food and Bar List

If you build it, they will come. The New York Times Travel section lists Oakland, California among its top 10 places to visit, primarily for it’s new, invigorated restraurant and cocktail scene. As recent violence has quelled via the Occupy Oakland protests, patrons are lining up at Chef James Syhabout (who spent time at El […]

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Learn to ski this month

With record high temperatures being shattered across the USA last week, you might imagine the folks behind Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month – a program that offers free or deeply discounted lessons and rentals at more than 300 ski areas in 33 states during January – would be feeling at least a little hot […]

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Where to Go in 2012

Yangon, Myanmar.

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Cats and People Crave Mushrooms

Hold the canned tuna please.  After a Colorado mushroom hunter found her cat noshing on cooked (hold the raw, please) mushrooms, it’s been reported the amino acid glutamate is responsible for unami (or savory) flavor. Of course, because the cat family can The Daily Byte is a regular column dedicated to covering interesting food news […]

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‘Driving America’ exhibit overhauls Henry Ford Museum

Driving America opens to the public Jan. 29 following a year of construction at Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn. It features some of the most significant cars ever built, from early production vehicles to modern rides, and examines how automobiles shape the nation. “It is an exhibition that resonates with us all and will challenge […]

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Where to Go to Eat in 2012

In Paris, Le Chateaubriand looks like a typical bistro, but you’re getting extraordinarily intelligent food. The chef is Iñaki Aizpitarte — there’s nobody like him. He’s doing food in new ways, and in the sort of relaxed setting that you might find in America but is rare in Paris. Everyone who ever goes to Paris […]

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