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Cashing in on ‘Linsanity’ tourism

From “Lin and tonics” and “Lintinis” at Manhattan watering holes to Taiwanese tours featuring hard-to-get Knicks tickets at Madison Square Garden, some enterprising tourism promoters are hoping to turn NBA phenomenon Jeremy Lin’s fairy tale success into an economic slam dunk. The Taiwanese-American, Harvard-educated point guard’s meteoric rise to fame started Feb. 4, when he […]

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36 Hours: 36 Hours: New Orleans

Friday 5 p.m.1. COCKTAIL HOUR In a city blossoming with craft-cocktail bars, best begin with a classic. The French 75 Bar (813 Bienville Street; 504-523-5433; arnaudsrestaurant.com/french-75) is a side chapel to Arnaud’s, one of the old French Quarter dining palaces. The bar can get smoky, but that’s part of its French colonial charm, along with […]

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NELSON: Traveling tips for anglers on the go

Regardless of their final destination, anglers find bringing their gear with them on their trips even more difficult than waiting in the TSA lines at airports. Every angler has high hopes and expectations for their trip. These dreams can become nightmares without proper preparation for these trips. A successful trip always starts with planning. The […]

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New Mount Vernon exhibit spotlights food

The latest celebrity chef died 210 years ago. But no matter. Martha Washington’s prowess as the overseer of a kitchen that turned out meals for Revolution-era movers and shakers is being celebrated in an exhibit opening Feb. 18 at Mount Vernon, the Virginia estate she shared with husband, George. Hoecakes Hospitality: Cooking with Martha Washington […]

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Check In, Check Out: Hotel Review: Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom, in Vienna

A sleek, skyscraping hotel with a view of old Vienna (the First District) and hip Vienna (the Second). Doubles begin at 200 euros, or $260 at $1.28 to the euro, and go way up. THE BASICS For years Vienna’s hotels occupied one of two extremes: Ringstrasse-based five-stars with 19th-century dowager queen charm and 21st-century prices, […]

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5 Great Reasons to Book a Ski Holiday With Winter Sports Insurance From Direct Travel Insurance

CROYDON, England, February 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — It’s not too late to book a ski holiday this season as 2012 ushers in some excellent reasons to head for the slopes. Whether winter sports enthusiasts choose the Alps, Pyrenees, Eastern Europe or go further afield to the Rockies, there’s plenty of excitement in prospect and bargains […]

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Indianapolis sport show is midwinter festival in temporary temple

By Steve Polston Subconsciously, a Hoosier outdoors lover feels sap rising in the blood like it does in trees, and realizes this quickening of spirit brings a need to spend a little time shopping for ideas and even actual products to enhance outdoor sports activity. Renfro Productions’ 58th Ford Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show […]

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Lawyers: Cocaine found in sample of cruise captain’s hair

By Giacomo Aprili, AP In this Jan. 14, 2012, photo, Francesco Schettino, captain of the luxury cruiser Costa Concordia, is arrested in Porto Santo Stefano, Italy.

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Surfacing: By the Tiber in Rome, a Museum Rises, Pleasures Follow

By KATIE PARLA For more than a decade, the Flaminio  neighborhood in Rome was a work in progress. This plot of land hugging the Tiber was the object of urban renewal plans that sought to cultivate the arts and draw visitors to a handful of structures designed by the world’s leading architects. In 2002, Renzo […]

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Gulf Coast celebrates return of Biloxi Blonde beer

The beer, born at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino, was lost when the casino’s brewery was destroyed in 2005. Yet it was not forgotten by customers. “It’s so much more than a beer. It’s really a comeback moment,” said Beau Rivage spokeswoman Mary Cracchiolo-Spain. The Beau Rivage went to the Legislature to get permission […]

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