Monthly Archives: November 2011

Travel | A trip of one’s own: How to enjoy traveling solo | Seattle Times Newspaper

Maybe it’s because I’m an only child, but I like traveling alone. There’s a special sweetness to solitude. It’s less complicated. There’s nobody to blame if things go wrong, nobody to accommodate, no schedule to stick to but your own. … Continue reading

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Travel | Should the TSA, now turning 10, go away? | Seattle Times Newspaper

The federal agency charged with protecting the nation’s transportation systems turns 10 this weekend. And although its supporters will probably spend the coming days talking about its apparent successes, including the absence of a sequel to the Sept. 11, 2001, … Continue reading

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Celebrity Cruises cancels parasailing trips after death – USATODAY.com

Celebrity Cruises has canceled all parasailing excursions in the Caribbean indefinitely after a passenger died this week on one of the trips, the Virgin Islands Daily News reports. Celebrity Eclipse passenger Bernice Kraftcheck, 60, fell to her death on Tuesday while … Continue reading

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Travel Kit – My, what a nice suitcase you’re wearing

“Hawaiian has a 25-pound weight limit and actually weighs bags at the gate, snatching away bags that weigh more and charging a checked bag fee,” said Hobica. “EVA Airways has a 15-pound limit, and several other airlines have limits as … Continue reading

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Overhead Bin – Mom recycles her way to Italy

After Cheryl Davidson’s two teenage kids scoffed at her longtime recycling habit, she decided to prove that every nickel counts. In an interview with Los Angeles NBC affiliate KNBC, Davidson recounted the challenge she gave herself: “I said, ‘OK, you … Continue reading

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Flier sues Southwest, says owed 45 free drinks – Travel – News – msnbc.com

Southwest Airlines Co was sued by an Illinois man over the discount carrier’s decision to stop honoring coupons for free alcoholic drinks, which it had given to select travelers and which lacked expiration dates. via msnbc.msn.com A reminder to just … Continue reading

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Itineraries – Explore ancient Mayan civilization at Tikal

On Monday we posted a story about a new photo book on civilization’s most important sites. The list of 100 destinations includes Tikal, an ancient Mayan city in Guatemala (pictured above). Looking at the beautiful, mysterious photo featured in the … Continue reading

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Overhead Bin – Wanted: Guinness World Record travelers

Consider some of travel’s earlier contributions in the timeless quest for a Guinness title: In August 2009, Philip Guarno, Adam Spivak, John Kirkwood and Aaron Rye set the record for the greatest number of different roller coasters ridden in a … Continue reading

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Airline passengers asked for extra cash $200 for fuel – Travel – News – msnbc.com

Hundreds of passengers traveling from India to Britain were stranded Thursday in Amritsar, India, by the charter airline Comtel, which was asking them to kick in money to cover the cost of fuel and fees. Passengers will not be allowed … Continue reading

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First-Ever Winter in Venice™ Holiday Celebration in Las Vegas

The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas are delighted to introduce Winter in Venice™, the first true celebration of the winter season on the Las Vegas Strip. With 49 days of holiday festivities throughout both resorts, Winter in Venice will … Continue reading

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