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Hawaii airport battles rain…and breast milk

It’s been a stormy week for airport officials in rain-soaked Lihue, Kauai. On Thursday, Hawaii’s lieutenant governor phoned a couple from Littleton, Colo. to apologize that they and a group of 10 to 20 other stranded tourists had been booted out of Lihue Airport into a raging rainstorm after midnight Tuesday. And, also on Thursday, […]

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Cultured Traveler: Thin Places, Where We Are Jolted Out of Old Ways of Seeing the World

It is, admittedly, an odd term. One could be forgiven for thinking that thin places describe skinny nations (see Chile) or perhaps cities populated by thin people (see Los Angeles). No, thin places are much deeper than that. They are locales where the distance between heaven and earth collapses and we’re able to catch glimpses […]

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Sallie Mae Insurance Services Offers Travel Insurance to Shield Students against Spring Break Risks

NEWARK, Del.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– As millions of college students prepare to head off to spring break, Sallie Mae, the nation’s No. 1 financial services company specializing in education, offers students and their parents greater peace of mind through its travel insurance program. “Spring break should be a well-deserved time of fun and relaxation for college students,” […]

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6 bids made for yearlong removal of Costa ship

By NICOLE WINFIELD The Associated Press Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type ROME — The Italian owners of the Costa Concordia ship that capsized off the Tuscan coast are considering six proposals to remove the vessel — a massive, yearlong operation that may involve breaking up the massive liner. Costa Crociere SpA […]

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Cruise boss: Don’t expect big discounts

(4:54 pm EST) — Waiting for fares to come down before you book a cruise for the coming year? You could be waiting a long time, says the head of the world’s largest cruise company. Carnival Corp. chairman and CEO Micky Arison tells USA TODAY that consumers expecting unusual deals in the wake of the […]

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‘The’ hotel to spot celebs during Austin’s SXSW

Who’d guess that Austin’s most expensive hotel converts itself into a concert venue – at the unusual hour of 7 a.m. – for almost a full week? Starting next Wednesday, March 14, Austin’s Four Seasons hotel will do just that during the South-by-Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival. The hotel will open its doors to coffee-drinking music […]

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Ranting flight attendant subdued by passengers

DALLAS (AP) — An American Airlines flight was delayed Friday by an altercation that passengers say started when a flight attendant ranted about the plane crashing. Passengers said several people wrestled the flight attendant into a seat while the plane was still on the ground at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Bethany Christakos of Dallas, seated […]

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Explorer: An Aimless Sailing Trip Off Palawan in the Philippines

  Pulling the mask from my eyes, I suddenly felt extremely exposed. We were snorkeling in the waters off Palawan province in the Philippines, and the 82-foot blue-and-white bangka boat that was our home for five days was too far away for a quick escape. So I readjusted my snorkel, inhaled and pumped down toward the reef. […]

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Travel insurance policies for mature travellers

The over 60 market is growing in popularity with a recent survey finding nearly 59% of the over 60 travellers who took part, are now taking up to three holidays a year and 70% are looking to take longer holidays.   Airport Parking and Hotels is helping mature travellers to plan ahead by compiling a […]

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State senator questions why Pure Michigan magazine is printed out of state

SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) – The Pure Michigan campaign recently came under fire after legislative committee testimony revealed that their magazine, Michigan Travel Ideas, is published by a company that is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. That company, Meredith Corporation, is the parent company of WNEM TV5 and WNEM.com. While testifying before the Senate Committee on Outdoor Recreation and […]

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