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Deal watch: Norwegian extends cruise sale

This item was written by Fran Golden, a cruise expert and Trip Coach for Budget Travel magazine. Golden is serving as Guest Editor of The Cruise Log while USA TODAY Cruise Editor Gene Sloan is away. Norwegian Cruise Line has extended its “Norwegian Take it to the Next Level” sale through Sunday, April 15. The […]

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Kimpton Hotels opens its first art gallery

The Kimpton Hotel chain has opened its first art gallery at the Hotel Palomar San Diego. The hotel has partnered with Salazar Contemporary Art, a project curated by art dealer Alexander Salazar, to turn a small lobby space into a gallery that will feature a new artist’s collection each month. All proceeds will go to […]

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Allegiant Air starts charging for use of overhead bins

By Julie Jacobson, AP An Allegiant Air flight prepares to land in Las Vegas.

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Frugal Traveler Blog: In New Zealand, a Man, a Van, a Plan

Early on a chilly March morning, my iPhone alarm clock sounded. I extracted myself from deep within a navy blue comforter, sat up and opened the door. I had momentarily forgotten where I was. Oh, right. I gazed out at Lake Taupo, a sprawling lake on New Zealand’s North Island. Ducks gliding along just offshore […]

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Allianz Global Assistance USA Announces International Travel Scholarship Recipients

ScholarTrips program recognizes local student achievement and offers them the opportunity to study abroad RICHMOND, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Henrico-based Allianz Global Assistance USA, a global travel insurance and assistance company, announced today that it has awarded scholarships to six area high school students to travel and study abroad. Recipients of Allianz’s annual ScholarTrips scholarships will receive […]

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Top five adventure cruise ideas

Cruises are often thought of as relaxing, luxurious and low-key ways to spend a few days lounging in the sun. In recent years, however, a new type of cruise has been gaining popularity amongst holiday makers with more adventurous spirits. Adventure cruises take place on smaller ships with fewer amenities that allow access to the […]

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Sheraton spas expand worldwide

Sheraton Hotels is planning a major expansion of its Shine Spa this year. The Starwood Hotels Resorts Worldwide brand plans to nearly double its portfolio of Shine Spas with 10 spa openings slated for this year. Eventually, it will open 23 new spas, primarily in Asia, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. This year, Shine […]

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What travel expenses are tax deductible?

As a freelance television commercial producer who travels frequently for work, Newman can’t afford not to keep receipts for every taxicab, every meal and every newspaper he buys. When April 17 rolls around, he’ll be armed with enough documents to make sure he’s getting every tax deduction he’s entitled to — and is able to […]

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T Magazine: Asked & Answered | Tilt

Big AddictOne of the six hotel rooms in Au Vieux Panier that doubles as an art installation, ”Panic Room” was designed by the French graffiti artist Tilt. The stately hôtel particulier Au Vieux Panier sits on one of the many labyrinthine cobblestone streets in the hillside district of Le Panier, Marseille’s oldest neighborhood and home […]

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Study shows travel insurance search decrease

Car insurance topped Google searches over travel and home cover in January, according to new data. Of a total of 1.9 million searches for insurance products online, 1.2 million or 62% were for car insurance-related terms. Travel insurance and home insurance attracted 25% and 13% share, respectively. The search for travel insurance was down 3% […]

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