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Check In, Check Out: Hotel Review: St. Regis Princeville Resort

A splash of super-luxury in a remote corner of Kauai. Prices range from $450 for a room with a mountain or garden view to $3,800 for the Bali Hai Suite. BASICS The 252-room St. Regis Princeville lays claim to one of the most stunning locations anywhere: a cliff overlooking Hanalei Bay with views framed by […]

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Artist Beatrice Mady brings home colors and shapes from her travels; her work … – The Jersey Journal

Artist Beatrice Mady of Jersey City travels to places like Peru, Japan, Egypt and India and brings home colors, shapes and ideas as souvenirs. “I love to travel,” said the Heights resident. “I pick places to go to that are interesting to me and that have had influence on me in terms of philosophical thinking.” […]

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Suspected drunken driver speeds down Philly runways

Flights at Philadelphia International Airport were briefly halted Thursday morning after a 24-year-old man drove his sport-utility vehicle through a construction fence on the airport’s perimeter and drove onto the airfield. Police say the man now faces DUI and reckless endangerment charges after he sped up and down two different runways while authorities gave chase […]

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Bites: MeroToro in Mexico City

With their second restaurant, MeroToro, which opened in early 2010, the pair brought the surf-and-turf cuisine of Baja California to the Mexican highlands. For the project, they enlisted Jair Tellez, the 39-year-old chef and owner of Laja, an acclaimed restaurant in Valle de Guadalupe in Baja. MeroToro’s location, in the trendy Colonia Condesa neighborhood, helps […]

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Ten travel ideas for women

Join the FestiGals in New Orleans. Source: Supplied WHETHER it’s an American shopping expedition or a pampering in Bali, CHRISTINA PFEIFFER has 10 travel ideas every woman should consider in 2012. Each year around the world, the achievements of women are feted on International Women’s Day on March 8. It is a public holiday in […]

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Small Luxury Hotels of the World goes mobile

Small Luxury Hotels of the World optimized versions of its website for iPad and mobile devices to cater to travelers on the go, travel tech tracker Tnooz.com reports. The hotel marketing group now receives 2,000 visits a week from iPad visitors, the story says. Guests made 63 reservations made from the tablet for the first […]

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Journeys: Through the Alaska Wilderness Behind a Team of Sled Dogs

“You might want to go stand on the brake and start visualizing,” said Carl Dixon, my sled dog instructor, snapping me from my trance. “This is the big one. It happens fast on this run, so … ” He left the thought unfinished and walked to the front of the eight-dog team. “Ready?” he called […]

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New Disney Fantasy cruise ship sets sail this month

At Disney Fantasy’s Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, aspiring young princesses receive the full fairy-tale treatment by their very own Fairy Godmother-in-training who transforms them with magical makeovers. NEW YORK — The Disney Fantasy, a 130,000 ton, 1,115-foot-long addition to the Disney Cruise Line, arrived at Manhattan’s Terminal’s Pier 88 last week from Germany, where the ship […]

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N.C.’s Brown Mountain Lights burn mysteriously

For at least a century, the Brown Mountain Lights have confounded residents and tourists in a rugged patch of Burke County, bobbing and weaving near a modest peak. Are they reflections from automobile headlights? Brush fires? A paranormal phenomenon, or something natural not yet explained by science? “I didn’t feel anything spooky or look around […]

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Explorer: On the Solentiname Islands in Nicaragua, an Eden With Art

To visit the islands is to walk into one of those paintings. The Solentiname (pronounced so-LEN-teh-NAH-me) archipelago is a cluster of 36 islands near the southern corner of sprawling Lake Nicaragua. The islands are close enough for kayakers to paddle from one to another, but they’re far enough into the lake that a private motorboat […]

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