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‘Saskatchewan screamer’ snarls flight schedules

– Updated at 2:15 p.m. ET Fliers faced a rough travel day in some parts of the country thanks to a winter storm in the Midwest and blustery conditions in the Northeast. Chicago flights were the hardest-hit in this round of weather-related disruptions, affected by a storm that the Chicago media have dubbed a “Saskatchewan […]

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Footsteps: For the Poet Wallace Stevens, Hartford Was an Unlikely Muse

A lot of us think of Connecticut’s capital as a generic New England way station between Boston and New York. A decent place to stop for pancakes? Sure. A wildly lyrical geyser of the American imagination? Not so much. And yet, as I discovered on a recent weekend trip, Hartford could probably rival the Haight-Ashbury […]

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Travel Insured’s "Team TII" Gives Back

Employees take the initiative in charitable giving through creative fundraising efforts. East Hartford, CT (PRWEB) February 23, 2012 When Travel Insured’s Vice President Tina Gehris launched Team TII to support Travel Insureds mission of “giving back” on a company level in 2011, employees took on the fundraising challenge with creativity and a great deal of […]

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News to use

Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently: Sceptre Tours is offering a package that would be good for a family looking to explore Ireland this summer. It includes round-trip air from Chicago, six nights’ lodging in a three-bedroom villa at Adare Manor in […]

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Airlines hike fares for third time in 2012

Airlines are seeking to raise air fares for a third time this year. United Airlines initiated the latest attempt on Tuesday night. The airline increased fares by $4 to $10 round trip. Routes of 500 and fewer miles got the smaller increase while routes of 1,000 or more miles got the larger increase, says United […]

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On Assignment: How to Photograph a Safari

This time, with years as a professional photographer under my belt, though little experience taking photographs of animals, I knew that I needed a bigger lens. Big lenses, though, can be heavy and cumbersome, so I chose one that was large but manageable. As a professional I have the advantage of belonging to a service […]

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Travel Insurance industry rates from $89* Aud – annual Policy – e

You are covered for the benefits described below. Please note, this policy does not cover travellers over the age of 70 years and only covers some Pre-existing Medical Conditions automatically. You should read the full terms and conditions outlined within the Combined Financial Services Guide and Product Disclosure Statment (including Policy Wording) before deciding if […]

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Recommended: Travel photo of the day: Galapagos iguanas bask in the sun

Gary Arndt / everything-everywhere.com Marine iguanas, Galapagos Islands I had the pleasure of visiting the Galapagos Islands in October 2011. They lived up to their reputation as being one of the most special places on earth.  The islands, located several hundred miles off the coast of Ecuador, is where Charles Darwin came up with the […]

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Cruise companies still holding line on fares

Major cruise companies continue to hold the line on fares, despite the recent downturn in bookings. In a research note sent to clients this week, UBS analyst Robin Farley says her firm has seen “no significant sequential declines in average prices, with week-over-week ticket prices looking flat sequentially for the third straight week.” Farley says […]

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Atlanta hotel rates down, owners pessimistic

Of its customers’ Top 8 most-visited cities in the U.S., Travel Leaders’ corporate travel agency saw rates drop slightly in 2011 vs. the prior year in just a single city: Atlanta. Admittedly, it’s a tiny drop – less than 1%. Still, Atlanta’s rates didn’t surge ahead at a time when rates in Travel Leaders’ other […]

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