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Myrtle Beach adds zipline, NASCAR attraction

There are also improvements to one of the area’s most popular piers and, for a change of pace, a yearlong celebration marking the local art museum’s 15th anniversary. Myrtle Beach is located on South Carolina’s Grand Strand, a 60-mile reach of beaches along the state’s northeastern coast that attracts about 14 million visitors a year […]

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Q&A: Billy Campbell, of AMC’s ‘The Killing,’ Enjoys Sailing Tall Ships

BILLY CAMPBELL, a leading man in AMC’s newest drama, “The Killing” (its second season starts April 1), didn’t have much sailing experience before 2000 when he signed up to be part of the crew of the Sorlandet, a 186-foot Norwegian square-rig sailing ship built in 1927. “I sailed a bit as a child,” he said […]

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Jason Mraz Wants To Tell You His Favorite This ‘N’ Thats

Ever wonder what Jason Mraz’s favorite yoga school is? Jivamukti Yoga School in New York City. His pick for weekend breakfasts and Yerba Mate lattes? That’d be Jitter’s Coffee Shop, right here in San Diego. What about best place in Los Angeles to buy records? Why, Amoeba Music, of course. So sayeth Mraz, anyway, now […]

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Checking in to TripAdvisor’s hotel rankings

To many hoteliers and their guests, TripAdvisor’s Hotel Popularity Index — a destination-specific ranking based on quantity, quality and recency of content written about the hotel on the site — is an indispensable and influential tool. Even as the self-described “largest travel community in the world” faces increasing competition and scrutiny for its unverified, anonymous […]

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Heads Up: The Western SoMa Area of San Francisco Is Resurgent

She should be forgiven for seeming skeptical. The Mid-Market/Western SoMa neighborhood, just south of Market Street between Fifth and 10th Streets, has long been an unpretty, crime-ridden stretch of boarded-up storefronts and run-down flophouses. It declined considerably after its heyday, in the early 20th century, when it was known as San Francisco’s grand theater district. […]

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Why Buy Travel Insurance?

Here are ten reasons why we recommend travel insurance. Traveling inevitably means encountering the unexpected. For a worry-free vacation, you should definitely have it. Here are some situations in which you will be glad you invested wisely: You fly to London and your bags fly to Lisbon. Your daughter gets sick before you leave and […]

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14 Travel Tips for Berkshire 2012

Recs 1 By Joe Magyer More Articles March 17, 2012 Comments (0) The Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A  ) (NYSE: BRK-B  ) annual meeting is dubbed “Woodstock for Capitalists” for good reason: 30,000-plus value investors and Warren Buffett acolytes descend upon Omaha, Neb., for a weekend of enlightenment and revelry. It’s like Burning Man, sans drugs and desert […]

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Rick Steves: What’s new in France and Spain for 2012

RICK STEVES: What’s new in Italy in 2012 In France, Paris’ progressive mayor, Bertrand Delanoe, is launching an electric-car-share program called Autolib’, which is designed to function much like the city’s successful Velib’ bike-share program. Eventually 3,000 electric cars will plug in at 1,000 (mostly underground) stations — and yes, Americans and Canadians can rent […]

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Pursuits: Where to See Olympics Tryouts in American Cities

But even if you can’t spare the time or money to make the trip overseas, there are other ways to experience the rush of patriotism and physical virtuosity. Before the Games begin, each sport in the program goes through a qualification stage to establish the final field of competitors from the United States. Many of […]

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Travel insurance or assistance policies can save a lot of grief when a trip goes awry

It seemed innocent at the time: a sightseeing ATV ride down a mountain in Moorea, an idyllic South Pacific island known for serenity and beauty. But things quickly spiraled out of control for Edwin “Ned” Brockenbrough when he began to tumble, broke 12 ribs and suffered internal injuries. The Seattle surgeon was evacuated to the […]

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