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Las Vegas adult and topless pools open for the season

•MGM Grand’s Wet Republic  (where “European sunbathing” is not allowed) opens Friday. This is one of the bigger and more raucous party pool complexes in Vegas. Celeb hosts have included Lindsay Lohan. MORE: Vegas 101: Tips for scoring a winning stay INTERACTIVE: Your A to Z guide to Las Vegas PHOTOS: Las Vegas adult and […]

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T Magazine: Points West

Abass MakkeFrom left: Tube swimsuit, $180. At Opening Ceremony, New York and L.A. U-Shaped one-piece, $180. At Barneys New York. Board shorts, $120. At the Webster, Miami. For Yodit Eklund, the 26-year-old designer behind Bantu swimwear, the beaches along Africa’s West Coast are a source of inspiration — so she photographed her recent collection there […]

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Weird travel insurance claims

Essential Travel reveals some of its weirder claims from UK holidaymakers:   A bill of £23,000 medical expenses for a bad stomach upset would have been more than a pain in the bum for one unlucky traveller had he not invested in insurance. The poor guy struck by lightening in South Africa found his insurance […]

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European bug is catching

For all the hand-wringing over the American economy this election season, it’s easy to forget that our struggles are part of a larger, worldwide issue. And in the broader affliction, several European economies teeter far closer to the brink than ours does, Greece, Spain and Italy among them. Though an ocean away, what happens on […]

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Photo tour: The magic of the Disney Fantasy

NEW YORK– What does Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship, the Disney Fantasy, look like on the inside? USA TODAY’s Cruise Log toured the vessel on Thursday in New York just before it was christened by Mariah Carey, and we’ve just posted a comprehensive photo tour of what we saw. Click HERE to go directly to […]

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Reserve a hotel room with phone number only

The limited-service hotel chain La Quinta thinks 16 digits stand in the way of receiving more hotel bookings from multitasking travelers on the go. That’s why the chain with more than 800 locations as of today is letting travelers on their iPhone or Android reserve a room for the same night by entering only their […]

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10 best domestic, foreign airports for flier freebies

Alice, a vice president in the publishing industry in Los Angeles, says airports need to increase free services and activities for families traveling with children and other fliers. “Perks like free Wi-Fi and aid to overburdened travelers ease the pain of travel, and small comforts go a long way toward making the traveler feel cared […]

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Frugal Traveler Blog: Tips From the Times Travel Show

Seth KugelAt The New York Times Travel Show, representatives from Silk Road Treasure Tours, which specializes in trips to Uzbekistan, dressed in traditional clothing. This weekend was The New York Times Travel Show at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, where exhibitors, some clad in native costumes, dole out brochures, advice and even free Thai […]

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Saving travelers money by forbidding online "opt-out" boxes

The pre-checked box, a clever technique that travel companies use to extract a few dollars more from customers booking their trips online, may be checking out. Last month, the Minnesota Department of Commerce alleged that National Union Fire Insurance and Travel Guard Group had violated state law by automatically enrolling consumers in travel insurance without […]

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Overhead bins get bigger to fit more carry-on bags

By JOSHUA FREED The Associated Press Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type MINNEAPOLIS — Fliers can stop sharpening their elbows. Overhead bins are getting bigger. Packed planes and a high volume of carry-ons are forcing airlines to expand the space above passenger’s heads. United and Delta are the latest airlines to replace […]

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