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Another European airline fails; 7,000 stranded

Hungary’s Malev Airlines ceased operations early this morning, becoming the second European airline to fold in the past week. Spanish carrier Spanair ceased operations last Friday, stranding about 22,000 passengers. The grounding of Malev, which has its largest base in Budapest, disrupted about 7,200 passengers, according to media reports. Reuters notes the carrier’s demise ends […]

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36 Hours: 36 Hours: Park City, Utah

Friday 4:30 p.m.1. FORAGING ON MAIN As dusk shrouds the Wasatch Range, the Old West-style storefronts of Main Street light up with the hubbub of shoppers and après-skiers. Wedged among the ski shops and real estate windows are a sprinkling of stylish newcomers. Flight Boutique (562 Main Street; 435-604-0806; flightclothing.blogspot.com) carries such brands as Elizabeth […]

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2012 Oklahoma travel publications available

With 184 glossy pages packed full of helpful tips, photography, contact information and travel ideas covering the entire state, the 2012 Oklahoma Travel Guide is the perfect road trip companion. This edition features Oklahoma’s iconic travel experiences, tribal attractions, outdoor recreation, city and small town activities, western heritage destinations and cultural excursions. Special sections in […]

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Is Yosemite’s Half Dome being loved to death?

Over the past decade, however, the route has been inundated with up to 1,200 nature lovers a day seeking to experience the iconic mountain that is stamped on the California quarter, stitched on a line of outdoor clothing and painted on the side of the park’s vehicles. Now officials want to permanently limit access to […]

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Q&A: Q&A With Allegra McEvedy

More than 30 years later, she still refers to those journals and has filled many more. Here are excerpts from a conversation about how and where to find some of the most interesting food in the world. Q. You describe yourself as a culinary explorer, but you’re also a collector of sorts, right? A. I […]

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Do you need medical evacuation insurance when you travel?

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 sunburn, so he didn’t opt for additional insurance coverage for his […]

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‘The Lives of Margaret Fuller’ by John Matteson

Fuller’s most famous and enduring work therefore remains “Woman in the Nineteenth Century” (1843), which is underpinned by the idea that all human beings, whatever body their souls chance to inhabit, have the ability, the right and the duty to strive toward perfection. Influenced by the Romantics, especially Goethe (whose biography Fuller once planned to […]

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Get paid to spend a month in Ecuador

Doesn’t that sound great amid the February blahs? InternationalLiving.com is seeking a single person and friend or a couple to spend a month seeing what retirement living is like in Cuenca, Ecuador. It’s a pretty city in the interior of the country noted for its Spanish Colonial architecture. Cuenca is popular with retirees. In fact, […]

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Cultured Traveler: On the Vodun Trail in Benin

My driver and guide, Ulrich Vitale Ahotondji, slowed so we could get a better look. “Don’t get out,” he warned, but I was already leaping out of the car with my camera. The figure cowered against a wall, and began babbling in an eerie metallic voice. The teenage protector raised his stick and I retreated […]

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New ideas

New ideas 2/4/2012 What is the biggest impediment to business growth in the Caribbean? Is it our small markets? Is it a lack of capital? Is it a lack of synergy between the public and private sectors? It may surprise readers to discover that one of the most cited issues when it comes to regional […]

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