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Washington Monument to remain closed into 2013

The Washington Monument will be closed well into the next year, the National Park Service announced Thursday. The 555-foot-tall obelisk suffered cracking and chipping to its stone blocks on Aug. 23 during a 5.8-magnitude earthquake the rocked the Washington area. Repair work won’t begin until late summer and is expected to take up to a […]

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Frugal Traveler Blog: In Portugal, Mirandese Spoken Here

An old woman in a plain gray dress and a shopping bag full of oblong orange squashes called out to me from down the street. I had no idea what she was saying – and that couldn’t have made me happier. After all, I had come to her rural village – Malhadas, in the northeast […]

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Travel: Do you need medical evacuation insurance?

By Mitch Lipka Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:16am IST REUTERS – When Brad Catania went to Cancun in April 2010 with co-workers for a long-weekend retreat, the 35-year-old recruiter from Eagleville, Pennsylvania, expected a week of sun and surf interspersed with business. The closest thing to a health emergency on his mind was warding off […]

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American Airlines and MasterCard Start the New Year Right With ‘Check It Out …

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — With 2012 in full swing, American Airlines and MasterCard® have teamed up to create the “Check It Out. Check It Off.” promotion, which encourages customers to book on AA.com using their MasterCard card for a chance to check some one-of-a-kind travel experiences off their “bucket […]

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Does travel insurance cover Concordia crisis?

This item was written by Fran Golden, a cruise expert and Trip Coach for Budget Travel magazine. Golden is serving as Guest Editor of The Cruise Log while USA TODAY Cruise Editor Gene Sloan is away. When you book a cruise you’re offered the option of travel insurance, for a fee – either directly through […]

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Accor Hotels wants to be your Facebook friend

Are you a member of Accor Hotels’ loyalty program? If so, the French hotel chain that includes Sofitel and Novotel hotels wants to learn more about you. And its hotel managers and employees are turning to Facebook and other social media to do so. Last month, Accor started a pilot program at its Sofitel and […]

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10 great places to celebrate the Year of the Dragon

Boston  New England’s only major Chinatown began to develop in the 1880s, but recently found new life with the completion of the Big Dig, which removed an elevated highway and created such public spaces as Chinatown Park. When Tsui was a student in Boston, she frequented the area’s low-cost, high-flavor restaurants, including Chau Chow City, […]

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In Transit Blog: Long-Awaited Scipio Tombs Reopen in Rome

Sovraintendenza ai Beni Culturali di Roma The founder of one of ancient Rome’s most illustrious clans, consul Lucius Cornelius Scipio Barbato, began building monumental tombs for his relatives in the third century B.C., and the family continued to use the site as a place of rest until the first century A.D. The site was forgotten, […]

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Travel: How to cover the costs of disaster

By Mitch Lipka Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:18pm EST (Reuters) – When Brad Catania went to Cancun in April 2010 with co-workers for a long-weekend retreat, the 35-year-old recruiter from Eagleville, Pennsylvania, expected a week of sun and surf interspersed with business. The closest thing to a health emergency on his mind was warding off […]

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Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show: 2 for 1 ticket offer

Immerse yourself in a world of unlimited travel inspiration at Destinations: The Holiday Travel Show. From 2-5 February at Earl’s Court, you can meet over 300 of the UK’s leading travel companies, discover thousands of travel ideas and enjoy exclusive discounts and offers only available at Destinations: The Holiday Travel Show. With three dedicated expert […]

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