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Luxury pet-travel site launches

Traveling with pets is a big travel trend, and more and more hotels, travel providers and retailers are catering to furry creatures. Now comes TheJetSetPets.com, billed as “the first and only one-stop resource for luxury pet travel expertise,” offering advice and the latest news regarding pets and luxe spots, plus space for pet owners to […]

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Asia Issue | Update: Now Is the Season for Japan

So as I sat above the enigmatic presentation of 15 rocks, arranged with seeming randomness across a wide bed of raked sand, I could hear nothing but bird song from the cherry trees around me. A trickle of water from a thin bamboo chute issued into a stone basin around the corner, deepening as it […]

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Travel Troubleshooter: Trip insurance doesn’t cover everything

Catherine Markland assumes her travel insurance policy will cover her canceled tour. But it doesn’t. Can her trip be saved? Q: A friend and I purchased a tour from Friendly Planet to Ecuador last July. We booked a round-trip flight on American Airlines from Dallas to Miami to arrive in time to connect to the […]

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Taste Wash. wine at region’s premiere wine event

By SHANNON DININNY The Associated Press Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type For years, the Pacific Northwest’s premier wine tasting event has been a showcase for the staple wines of Washington state — syrah, merlot and cabernet sauvignon — and shined a light on up-and-coming wineries and new wines. Now in its […]

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All fuel removed from capsized Costa Concordia near Italy

By Filippo Monteforte, AFP/Getty Images Tthe stricken cruise liner Costa Concordia is shown off the Isola del Giglio in this Jan. 25 photo.

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Next Stop: Pagodas, Low Crime and Value Draw Intrepid Travelers

But a visit to the country, also known as Burma, can be a bit tricky. Here, then, is a cheat sheet for a visit. BEFORE YOU GO Although it is now possible to get a visa on arrival, travel agents recommend having one in hand before your trip begins. Arrangements take up to three weeks […]

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Navajo Nation eyes Grand Canyon for development

By FELICIA FONSECA The Associated Press Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Generations of Navajo families have grazed livestock on a remote but spectacular mesa that overlooks the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers. This is the East Rim of the majestic Grand Canyon — the last […]

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Gen. Robert E. Lee sword featured at Appomattox museum

The uniform Lee wore that day in 1865 will also be on display March 31 when the Museum of the Confederacy opens an 11,700-square-foot museum within a mile of where the war effectively ended. The Appomattox museum is the first in a regional system planned by the Museum of the Confederacy to make its vast […]

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Surfacing: In Singapore, Head for the Hill, Hip Duxton Hill

DESPITE its charming look — rows of ornate, prewar Chinese shophouses in punchy pastels fronted by palm trees — the Duxton Hill neighborhood in Singapore has a sordid past peppered with hostess bars, gambling dens and police raids. Now, after being deemed a conservation area by city authorities, the area, on the outskirts of Chinatown, […]

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Vermont’s snowmobile season ends with warm-up

The Associated Press Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type RUTLAND, Vt. — Snowmobile season typically runs through mid-April in Vermont, but not this year. The Vermont Association of Snow Travelers and the Forest Service have officially closed all snowmobile trails after a winter of little snow and nearly a week of summer-like […]

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