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2 survivors on wrecked Italian cruise ship were on honeymoon

But late Saturday, nearly 24 hours after the capsizing, rescuers had reason to celebrate: a South Korean couple on their honeymoon responded in the door-to-door search of cabins and were brought to safety in good condition, officials said. Prato fire commander Vincenzo Bennardo told the Associated PRess that rescuers had been banging on doors of […]

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Getting Lost: 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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Reserving flights to space, including travel insurance

<!–enpproperty 2012-01-15 08:08:51.0Kenneth ChangReserving flights to space, including travel insuranceReserving flights to space, including travel insurance11063692Science and Technology2@sunday/enpproperty–>   Virgin is offering $200,000 flights into space. A plane carried Virgin’s SpaceShipTwo in New Mexico. Frederic J. Brown / Agence France-Presse – Getty Images To go to outer space, Catherine Culver went to a travel agent. […]

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Check out these five ideas for family travel in 2012

What are your travel plans for 2012? Here are five ideas for your family to consider: 1. Travel to learn. More families are using their time away together to learn about themselves, other cultures and the changing nature of our global society. Consider a language immersion program, a cultural exchange or volunteer vacation. Learn about […]

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126 Americans were aboard Italian cruise ship that wrecked

Several media outlets citing Italian television reported that two survivors had been found inside the ship and firefighters were working early Sunday morning to rescue them. The ship’s Italian captain, Francesco Schettino, was detained late Saturday and is being investigated for manslaughter and abandoning ship. The Associated Press reports Schettino is being held in a […]

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Check In, Check Out: Hotel Review: St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London

A glamorous train station hotel with a split-personality, where rooms start at £180, or $275 at $1.53 to the pound. BASICS The St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel brings some majesty and style to the fustiest category of accommodations, the train station hotel. The original Midland Grand Hotel opened in 1873 and was shuttered in 1935; today, […]

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UK Travel Insurance 2011 – Market Research Report – new market research report

UK Travel Insurance 2011 – Market Research Report – new market research report London 1/14/2012 07:28 PM GMT (TransWorldNews) Companiesandmarkets.com Recent Submissions Motiva Enterprises LLC – SWOT Analysis – new company profile Flowserve Corporation – SWOT Analysis – new company profile Claire’s Stores, Inc. – SWOT Analysis – new company profile The total number of […]

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TEDxObserver: the challenge of inspired ideas

This paper has been a devotee of TED.com for some years. TED is an organisation dedicated to “ideas worth spreading”. It does this in many ways. It hosts two annual four-day events in the US and the UK, the TED conferences, packed with a remarkably diverse range of speakers and performers whose talks never exceed […]

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Crystal Cruises adds comfort food to the menu

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. Crystal Cruises, known for its luxury ships and gourmet fare, is adding comfort food to the menu […]

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Panic, chaos as Italian cruise ship runs aground; 3 dead

Three bodies were recovered from the sea after Costa Cruises‘ 6-year-old Costa Concordia ran aground off the tiny vacation island of Giglio near the coast of Tuscany late Friday, tearing a 160-foot gash in its hull and sending in a rush of water. Costa Cruises is owned by industry giant Carnival. The ANSA news agency, […]

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