Category: Travel

  • Summer vacation 2018: How to stretch your dollar on an overseas getaway

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    Don’t put away your passport and rule out that dream vacation in Europe just yet. The U.S. dollar, which tumbled about 10% last year, is in rebound mode. And a stronger greenback means Americans traveling abroad this summer will pay a little less for things like visiting museums, booking hotels and ordering local culinary specialties. To […]

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  • Five things to love about Norwegian Cruise Line’s new Norwegian Bliss

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    Cruise fans are buzzing about Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, the 4,004-passenger Norwegian Bliss, and for good reason. Scheduled to be christened later this month in Seattle, the Miami-based cruise operator’s largest vessel ever ranks among the most activity-packed ships at sea, with a wide array of eateries, bars, nightspots and deck-top amusements. USA TODAY Cruise […]

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  • Mobile full of historic houses

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    MOBILE, Alabama — In this 300-year-old Gulf Coast city, home is where the heart (of history) is. Visitors to Mobile’s pretty, oak-shaded streets can see the best of the city’s past at five different historic house museums. Four are classic antebellum structures. The other is a 1930s riverfront beauty that’s surrounded by a huge public […]

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  • Allegiant grows fast in small cities, but will they stay?

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    It was 2011, and he had just shepherded through a runway extension and other improvements at Owensboro’s airport in western Kentucky. Representatives of the low-cost carrier Allegiant were flying into town to tell Whitmer, the airport director, that Owensboro had landed flights to Las Vegas. “This is a dream come true for Owensboro!” he gushed in […]

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  • 10 great places to try Hawaiian poke on the mainland

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    There’s no need to leave the continent to eat Hawaiian. The state’s cuisine is spreading across the country, driven by the popularity of poke (rhymes with OK). The raw fish bowl served with rice, vegetables, sauce and other toppings, gets its name from the Hawaiian word meaning to slice or cut. “It’s fresh and healthy, […]

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  • Hawaii Volcano Continues to Impact the Travel Industry

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    As new fissures tear through the ground near Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, officials are considering additional evacuations that could impact travel to the popular tourist attraction. One of the fissures opened up around 25 miles east of Kilauea’s summit and could result in the closure of an important exit route, Highway 132. There are an estimated 2,000 […]

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  • Summer’s on sale at luxurious Caribbean resorts

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    More often adored for cold weather lures rather than hot weather tours, a summer vacation in the Caribbean is easier on the wallet and a great way to audition an island before spending the big bucks for a winter vacation. There’s no shortage of beach chairs, the best seats in the house are waiting at top-notch […]

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  • Madrid cracks down on short-term vacation rentals

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    Visitors to Madrid may find themselves with fewer booking options, following new proposals that will place sweeping restrictions on Airbnb-style home rentals. The Spanish capital is the latest city to place regulations on the rise of short-term vacation rentals, which are blamed for driving up rents and driving out locals. The new measures would place […]

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  • 8 Interesting Travel Myths, Debunked

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    TRAVELING ACROSS THE GLOBE SOMETIME SOON? Common misconceptions abound. Here are a few travel myths I’ve heard on more than one occasion, debunked. Everyone Hates Americans I actually know people who don’t travel because of this widespread belief. While I feel that some countries may not agree with our foreign policy, I’ve rarely seen any of that […]

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  • Room with no view: Valencia wants to ban Airbnbs with the best vistas

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    Valencia is the latest popular holiday destination poised to impose restrictions on private holiday rentals, such as Airbnb, with a focus on banning new tourist accommodation above first floor level. The rules, to be voted on by the Valencian regional government, would effectively limit the number of properties with Mediterranean sea views, or vistas over […]

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