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Last Princess ship to get ‘signature’ upgrades

This item was written by Larry Bleiberg, former travel editor of The Dallas Morning News and Coastal Living magazine. He is serving as Guest Editor of The Cruise Log while USA TODAY Cruise Editor Gene Sloan is away. The Sapphire Princess went into dry dock this week for a four-week renovation. It’s the last of […]

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Eight deaths reported as cruise ship runs aground

UPDATE, 11:55: Eight people are dead after the Costa Concordia cruise ship ran aground off the Italian coast in an accident which forced the coast guard to evacuate over 4,000 people, AFP reports. More than 30 people were also injured in the accident, several seriously, and several people were still missing after jumping overboard in […]

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Journeys: In Winter, Berkshires Culture Moves Indoors

Traditionally, early September brings a frosty curtain down on this fair-weather communion of art and land. The region’s snowy scenes may have inspired some notable James Taylor lyrics and the color of American literature’s most famous whale. But by midwinter, Arrowhead, Herman Melville’s former home, is open by appointment only, and Mr. Taylor’s beloved Tanglewood […]

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Questions Of Cash: Bank’s double refund was cause of confusion

In September we received a letter from the bank’s debt collection department claiming an amount the same as the cancelled insurance premium. We replied, suggesting a possible mistake. Several weeks later we received another letter from our bank giving us seven days from the date of the letter to pay the outstanding debt, otherwise the […]

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How would Metro fare changes hit you?

Though Dyke is the board’s most recent addition, the majority of his colleagues have just a slight advantage on him in seniority, given the dramatic turnover in membership last year. In fact, only a handful of the current board members were serving in 2010, the last time the panel approved fare increases. The riders are […]

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Silversea offers Slow Food tour of Tuscany

This item was written by Larry Bleiberg, former travel editor of The Dallas Morning News and Coastal Living magazine. He is serving as Guest Editor of The Cruise Log while USA TODAY Cruise Editor Gene Sloan is away. Silversea is serving up Slow Food on its new tour of Tuscany. The three-day pre- or post-cruise […]

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InterContinental Hotels: Earn points faster

Starting on Feb. 15, IHG’s highest-end InterContinental Hotels chain will officially up the ante when it comes to earning loyalty points. Instead of earning a flat 2,000 points per stay regardless of how much you spend, you’ll now earn 10 points per $1 spent, IHG loyalty program chief Don Berg tells Hotel Check-In. IHG’s biggest […]

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Wichita: Southwest Airlines flights begin in ’13

Wichita will find a spot in Southwest’s route map, according to The Wichita Eagle. Wichita is one of the cities that Southwest inherited via its purchase of AirTran. But, as one of the smaller cities in AirTran’s route network, there was much speculation as to whether Southwest would ever integrate Wichita into its own route […]

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Lost in Jerusalem

In fact, of all the world’s roughly 200 nations, there was only one — besides Afghanistan and Iraq (which my wife has deemed too dangerous) — that I had absolutely zero interest in ever visiting: Israel. This surprised friends and mildly annoyed my parents, who had visited quite happily. As a Jew, especially one who […]

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Seminar on travel medical insurance

Are you planning a trip outside the province? Join the professional Insurance Advisors from BCAA as they demystify the complex world of Travel Medical Insurance. BCAA has partnered with Courtenay Recreation to present an informative session for those 55+ years of age on Travel Medical Insurance January 18, 2012 at the Florence Filberg Centre. You […]

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