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First lady marks her 48th at a D.C. steakhouse

The first lady and her husband spent Tuesday night at BLT Steak in Washington, D.C., reports say. CNS News says Michelle Obama and hubby passed up the $28 “Obama” American Kobe beef burger with scallion mustard in favor of steak. It says the duo reportedly had Wagyu steak (on the menu at $81 for 10 […]

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In Transit Blog: London Art Fair to Showcase Modern Works

Courtesy of Scream Gallery.Four Times Andy on Coke, 2011, by Pakpoom Silaphan. London Britain’s largest modern and contemporary art show, the London Art Fair, will present works from more than 120 major galleries from Jan. 18 through Jan. 22 at the Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street. Novices will find themselves side-by-side with museum curators, gallery […]

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No Travel Cover for a Third of the UK Population

Greece, creditors seek bond compromise as clock ticksReuters Greece meets its private creditors on Thursday for a second day of bargaining on a crucial bond swap deal, with …

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Civic storm brews over ‘tornado tourism’ in Joplin, Mo.

Joe Raedle / Getty Images An American flag stands among the debris from homes that were destroyed by a massive tornado on May 27, 2011, in Joplin, Mo. It’s been eight months since Joplin, Mo., was devastated by a tornado, but a new storm is apparently brewing in the Midwestern city. Recently, the city’s Convention […]

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New Mississippi riverboat to have solo cabins

American Cruise Lines says about 15% of cabins on its new Mississippi River paddle wheeler will be set aside for solo travelers — a growing market for the company. Of 78 cabins planned for the soon-to-debut Queen of the Mississippi, a dozen are being designed for singles, spokeswoman Britt Rabinovici tells USA TODAY. At 211 […]

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Obama expected to shorten tourist visa process

The White House hasn’t divulged details of what it calls the president’s strategy to significantly boost tourism and travel, but Blain Rethmeier of the U.S. Travel Association says it’s likely aimed at reducing the time it takes many foreigners to get tourist visas. Among possible actions: •Boost staff in U.S. consulates in nations such as […]

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In Transit Blog: On Berlin’s Literary Calendar (for English-Speakers)

Jack English/Focus FeaturesColin Firth in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” which will be discussed after a screening organized by Dialogue Books.  Berlin Berlin’s rich and diverse literary scene is a crucial component of the city’s creative makeup. Since reunification, it has attracted a number of established and aspiring writers — all drawn to its openness and […]

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The Perfect January Detox – Top Tips for a Winter Sun Holiday From Direct Travel Insurance

Information contained on this page is provided by companies via press release distributed through PR Newswire, an independent third-party content provider. PR Newswire, WorldNow and this Station make no warranties or representations in connection therewith. SOURCE Direct Travel Insurance LONDON, January 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — After the rigours of the festive season, what better January […]

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Giveaway! Chicago Travel and Adventure Show, January 28-29

It’s that time of year again! The Chicago Travel Adventure Show is a great place to gather some travel ideas for the year to come.  This year, you can try your hand at scuba diving, go for a jaunt on a friendly camel, or climb a rock wall – all from the comfort of the […]

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Americans aboard Costa ship describe chaos

Americans who were aboard the Costa Concordia on Friday as it partially sank off the coast of Italy are returning home with tales of chaos and, some say, incompetence on the part of the crew. “Literally, if you’ve seen Titanic, it was the scene right out of that,” passenger Michael Stoll of Brick Township, N.J., […]

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