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Aruba offers Super Bowl losers a consolation trip

The Dutch island of Aruba has a creative campaign to stir interest in the Caribbean island. It’s cheering up Super Bowl losers — the New England Patriots — with a winning offer: a free stay on the island. The package includes airfare, hotel rooms and more, and certainly is designed to bring welcome publicity to […]

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Letters: Ski Season in Spain

Opinion » Anxiety: A Thief in the House A family fiction by Joe Frank.

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Jerry’s Fast Train: A Big Idea That Could Crash

With the California Federation of Teachers, the California Nurses Association, the Courage Campaign and civil rights lawyer Molly Munger all mucking up his plans for a ballot measure seeking a temporary tax hike (not to mention some disgruntled unions bitching about where he’s getting funding for his measure), you gotta wonder why Gov. Jerry Brown […]

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Service for Minn. couple missing in cruise disaster

St. Piux X Catholic Church via AP Family members of Jerry and Barbara Heil say they accept the decision to end the search.

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Frugal Traveler: In Tel Aviv, a Quaint Enclave

Established in 1887  as the first neighborhood of modern Tel Aviv , charming Neve Tzedek still delights with its many old buildings and independent shops. —   RACHEL B. DOYLE Dunia  11 Yehudah He’Chasid Street  (972-3) 5161-813  dunia-bags.com  The ’70s soundtrack and resident dog only add to the bohemian feel at this leather goods purveyor. […]

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7 Travel Insurance Tips for Your Next Vacation

The news of the cruise ship disaster off the coast of Italy was particularly noteworthy for my family. On April 1, we set sail on a seven-day Caribbean cruise. My daughter is already freaking out, and my son is not helping matters. He’s plastered pictures of the Costa Concordia all over the house. One issue […]

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Five Great Agency Ideas From Around the World

In their entries for Ad Age’s International Agency of the Year contest, shops around the world submitted an array of clever ideas that solved problems for clients. The winner, as profiled two weeks ago, was Japan’s TBWA Hakuhodo, and the runner-up was Brazil’s F/Nazca Saatchi Saatchi. But many of those who didn’t win submitted ideas […]

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Preparation resumes for Italian ship’s oil removal

By Pier Paolo Cito, AP Italian firefighters work on the hull of the cruise ship Costa Concordia off Italy’s coast on Sunday.

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Heads Up: Bangkok for Wine Lovers?

Five years ago, the likes of Sip — low-key establishments offering a diverse selection of well-priced wines by the glass and the bottle — were all but absent from Bangkok’s night-life landscape. Onerous import tariffs limited consumption in Thailand to a small coterie of well-heeled expatriates and residents with a penchant for pricey labels and […]

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ROAD TRIP: Florida’s country music festivals

By Janis Fontaine Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Updated: 1:22 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012 Posted: 12:59 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012 Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type Pack up those boots and your favorite country plaid shirt and hit the road this spring to see your favorite country artists in concert. Florida has a festival for just about everything, but country […]

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