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A killer of a tour? Jeffrey Dahmer’s Milwaukee

In a move that gives new meaning to the term “dark tourism,” a Milwaukee marketing group is set to launch 90-minute walking tours of the South Side bars where serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer met some of his 17 victims. The $30 per person tours of the city’s Walker’s Point neighborhood start Saturday and were advertised […]

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Overnighter: In Bratislava, Slovakia, a Chance to Enjoy Local Flavors Without the Crowds — Overnighter

“Vienna,” joked Peter, a Slovak friend of mine who had recently moved back to his homeland after several years abroad. That may not be the most useful of tips, but it does highlight the easy accessibility of Bratislava, which lies just an hour outside Vienna, about two hours and 40 minutes from Budapest, and about […]

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Bonnet House an Old Florida treasure on Fort Lauderdale beach

By Barbara Marshall Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Posted: 3:37 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2012 Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type Take a pair of artistic Bohemians in the Florida wilderness, add unfettered imagination and plenty of money and you have Bonnet House, an Old Florida oddity made even more unusual by its location squeezed among Fort […]

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Travel poll: 68% prefer coffee mug in hotels

Readers: When drinking coffee in a hotel restaurant, do you find it’s served in the vessel you like best? I ask because during a meeting last week at the Four Seasons Washington D.C. hotel’s newly updated breakfast restaurant, I politely sipped my coffee from a delicate cup and saucer. But once my meeting was over, […]

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Frontier changing its stripes in route shakeup

Milwaukee and Kansas City appear to be the next U.S. cities that will lose their status as airline hubs. That’s thanks to a route shakeup at restructuring Frontier, which is contracting in those cities as it struggles to find its footing following its 2009 acquisition by Republic Airways and a subsequent Republic-orchestrated merger with Midwest […]

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Cambodia, in and Around Kep, Open but Undeveloped

Nearby, suspended over the water overlooking the South China Sea, rickety open-fronted restaurants were perched on stilts. At one of the smallest, the Seagull, I sat with my son and husband watching wooden fishing boats move slowly along the coastline as the family who owns the spot prepared what would be the finest steamed crab […]

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ACTION LINE: Don’t get ‘tripped’ by your travel policy

You buy travel insurance in case things go wrong. Unexpected things, like family emergencies. But if you buy insurance because you have a “pre-existing” health condition and fear it could force you to cancel your trip, you may be wasting your money. “My mother and father (Patricia and John Hall) booked a Mediterranean cruise last […]

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Disney Fantasy to begin Caribbean sailings March 31

By FloridaGoGo Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type Disney Fantasy to begin Caribbean sailings March 31 — The Disney Fantasy, the fourth ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet, was christened on March 1 during a star-studded christening celebration at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal in New York City. On a night filled […]

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Philly’s Rittenhouse Hotel to get an update

Hersha Hospitality Trust has purchased the high-profile Rittenhouse Hotel in the heart of Philadelphia and has plans to update it, the company announced this morning. The hotel for the last decade has won Five Diamond status from AAA, and last year was ranked Philly’s No. 1 hotel by Travel + Leisure. The Rittenhouse – which […]

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Vegas 101: Tips for scoring a winning stay

1. Know when to go.  Rates generally are lowest Sunday to Thursday when big conventions aren’t in town. If dates are flexible, resort websites make planning easy, with monthly calendars showing the lowest rates for each day. For instance, rooms at the upscale Bellagio are running $149-$399 in coming months, depending on the date. July […]

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