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Waldorf-Astoria gets into beekeeping business

The Waldorf-Astoria in New York City has some interesting guests checking in soon: thousands of bees. Next month, the hotel plans to install six beehives in a rooftop space on the 20th floor. They will include one mature hive of 20,000 bees and five starter hives of 5,000 bees each. By August, the hotel expects […]

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Allegiant to charge $35 for carry-ons

Allegiant Air will begin charging passengers for carry-on bags, according to AirlineReporter.com. FIRST REPORT:  Allegiant to start charging for carry-ons (AirlineReporter.com) “Allegiant will begin charging for carry-ons for travelers booking new reservations beginning Wednesday (it will go live on our website late Tuesday night PDT),” Allegiant spokeswoman Jessica Wheeler confirmed today to David Parker Brown […]

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In Transit Blog: Sampling the Easter Markets of Prague

Taiko Prague Frisky young lovers, barbecued pork and rows upon rows of colorful hand-painted eggs are all part of Prague’s pastel-hued Easter markets. The old tradition of men playfully swatting their paramours with artfully decorated willow sticks in exchange for plum brandy and painted eggs is a beloved part of the seasonal fun. These Easter […]

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inventors improve travel mugs

Many midnight phone calls, text messages and pizza box physics went into the invention of a new-and-improved travel mug that has a chance to be sold at major retailers. An automatic lid is the secret to the potential success of the mug, designed by a father-son team from Newport News. “It looks simple, but a […]

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Passengers praise response to cruise ship fire

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. Passengers from the Azamara Quest are safely in luxury Malaysian hotels today, recalling the frightening experience of being stranded […]

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Revel megaresort opens in Atlantic City

Atlantic City, the nation’s second largest gambling market, has a new casino resort. The highly-anticipated Revel opened with much fanfare at 7 a.m. Monday. State and local dignitaries, including New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, were on hand to kick off an eight-week preview of the resort. The smoke-free beachfront property features more than 1,800 […]

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Report: Allegiant to charge $35 for carry-ons

Allegiant Air will begin charging passengers for carry-on bags, according to AirlineReporter.com. FIRST REPORT:  Allegiant to start charging for carry-ons (AirlineReporter.com) “Allegiant will begin charging for carry-ons for travelers booking new reservations beginning Wednesday (it will go live on our website late Tuesday night PDT),” Allegiant spokeswoman Jessica Wheeler confirmed today to David Parker Brown […]

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In Transit Blog: It’s Panem in N. Carolina For ‘Hunger Games’ Fans

visitnc.com Fans of “The Hunger Games” books whose thirst for the trilogy wasn’t slaked by the opening of the blockbuster film last weekend can still visit the country of Panem, where teenagers are pitted against one another in deadly fights. It takes only a vivid imagination and transportation to North Carolina, where the movie was […]

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Travel photo of the day: Great Blue Heron sighting

Submitted by Ann Mellema / UGC Great Blue Heron, Everglades National Park, Florida It was a sunny, warm day when Ann Mellema took this photo of a Great Blue Heron on the Anhinga Trail at the Everglades National Park. Mellema told TODAY.com that a slight breeze ruffled the heron’s feathers, making for a more detailed […]

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New site offers discounted shore excursions

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. A new booking site launched by Viator, Inc. aims to make it easier for cruise passengers to find alternatives […]

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