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TRAVEL BLOGS,
NORTH AMERICA

See a patial list of our travel blog articles featuring places in North America below. For the complete blog archives list please visit our Archives page.

Agua Dulce, CA
Alaska Cruise
Alaska: Musk Ox
Alaskan Interior
Alaska Marine Highway
Alaska Railway
Alaska Small Ship Cruise
Alaska Whale Watching
Aleutians
Amelia Island, FL
Arizona Cowboy College
Aruba
Atlanta, Idaho
Austin, Texas
Avila Beach, CA
Banff
Baja California Sur
Baja Wine Country, Mexico
Belize
Big Bear Lake, CA
British Columbia Tea
Calgary
California Coast
Cambria & Paso Robles
Canadian Cities
Canadian Rockies
Canadian Winter
Catalina Island
Central Coast, California
Charlevoix, Quebec
Cherokee Nation
Chincoteague & Assateague
Claremont, CA
Columbia River
Costa Rica
Costa Rica Cloud Forest
Cozumel, Mexico
Death Valley Pupfish
Denali National Park
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Douglas Complex Fire, OR
Eastern Washington
Edmonton
Fairbanks, Alaska
French Canada Cruise
Glacier Peak, WA
Grand del Mar
Guadalajara, Mexico
Hana Highway, Hawaii
Hawaii
Hawaii Big Island
Hollywood
Honolulu, Hawaii
Inland Northwest
Jacksonville, Oregon
Juneau, Alaska
Kaua'i 1; Kaua'i 2
Key West
Kona, Hawaii
La Cantera, San Antonio, TX
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach Images
Lahaina, Hawaii
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Lanai. Hawaii
La Paz, Mexico
La Quinta, Palm Springs, CA
Las Alamandas, Mexico
Las Vegas
Lewis & Clark Expedition
Lexington, Kentucky
Long Beach
Maine
Mammoth Mountain
Maui, Hawaii
Mohonk Mountain House
Molokai, Hawaii
Monterey Bay
Montreal
Montreal Tea
Morongo Resort
Myrtle Beach
Napa Valley
New Brunswick
New Hampshire
New Mexico
New Mexico Images
New Orleans
New York
North Cascades, WA
North Dakota Blizzard
Northern Washington State
Nova Scotia
Oahu
Oceanside, CA
Orange County
Oregon Coast
Olympia, WA
Olympic Peninsula, WA
Oxford, Mississippi
Oxnard, CA
Palm Springs Aerial Tram
Palm Springs Museum
Palouse Scenic Byway
Panama
Pasadena, CA
Paso Robles, CA
Pismo Beach, CA
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Prince Rupert/Digby Island
Prudhoe Bay, Canadian Arctic
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Queen Charlotte Islands
Redondo Beach
Rhode Island
Richmond, BC
Riverside, CA
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Route 66
Samish Island, WA
San Diego
San Diego Resort
San Francisco
San Luis Obispo, CA
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Santa Monica, CA
Seattle
Seattle Parade Photos
Sedona, Arizona
Seward Highway, Alaska
Sitka, Alaska
Skagway, Alaska
Sonoma, CA
South Texas
St. Lawrence River, Canada
St. Louis, MO
Sun Valley, ID
Taos & Kit Carson
Taos, New Mexico
Texas Bull Riding
Texas Wine Country
Tongass, Alaska
Toronto
Utah
Vancouver
Ventura, CA
Victoria, BC
Virginia Skydiving
Waco, Texas
Washington D.C.
Washington D.C: Newseum
Western Canada
Westlake Village, CA
Whistler, B.C.

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TRAVEL BLOGS,
EUROPE

Alcala, Spain
Amsterdam
Aran Islands, Ireland
Arnhem, Holland
Assisi, Italy
Athens
Augsburg, Germany
Baltic Sea Nations
Basel. Switzerland
Bavaria
Beira, Portugal
Belgium
Berlin
Bertha Benz Route, Germany
Bled, Slovenia
Brno, Czech Republic
Bruges, Leiden and Dijon
Burgundy, France
Castelluccio di Norcia, Italy
Champagne and Lorraine
Champagne Country, France
Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy
Consuegra, Spain
Copenhagen
Cortona, Italy
Cotswolds, England
County Cork, Ireland
Crete, Greece
Czech Republic
Czech Republic Slideshow
Dolomites, Italy
Duxford Aviation Museum
Eastern Mediterranean
Erfurt, Germany
Europe by Train
Europe's Churches
Europe's Statues
Fairytale Road, Germany
Flanders, Belgium
France
French Alps
Galicia, Spain
German Wine Tours
Germany (Bach)
Germany (small towns)
Germany (4 big cities)
Germany's Great Cities Giverny, France
Graubunden, Switzerland
Graz, Austria
Great Britain Photos
Hamburg
Heroes of Britain
Heroes of Europe
Holland River Cruise
Iceland 1; Iceland 2; Iceland 3
Innsbruck, Austria
Ireland Return
Ireland Tour 1; Ireland Tour 2
Ireland Vacation
Ischia Island, Italy
Kos Island, Greece
Lake Como, Italy
La Mancha, Spain
Lisbon, Portugal
Libourne, SW France
Liverpool, England
Loch Ness, Scotland
London Tea
London Tour Part 1
London Tour Part 2
London Tour Part 3
London Tour Part 4
Lorraine, France
Lucerne, Switzerland
Madrid
Madrid Tapas
Mediterranean Cruise
Meuse-Argonne, France
Montagne, SW France
Montenegro
Monte Verità, Switzerland
Montpellier, France
Moscow & St, Petersburg
Munich
Nidwalden, Switzerland
Norcia, Umbria, Italy
Normandy Beaches, France
Normandy, France
Northern Italy
North Wales Railway
Norway
Norwegian Arctic
Norwegian Fjords
Offbeat Germany
Off the Beaten Path Europe
Orvieto, Italy
Oslo, Bergen & Trondheim
Paris
Perugia, Italy
Piazza dei Signori, Vicenza
Piovene Rocchette, Italy
Pittormie Castle, Scotland
Pointe du Hoc, Normandy
Poland
Port Meirion, North Wales
Portugal
Prague, Czech Republic
Provence, France
Pyla-sur-Mer, SW France
Pyrenees
Rail Europe
Rhodes Island, Greece
Rhone River, France
Riviera di Ulisse, Italy
Romania
Rome 1; Rome 2
Rouen, France
Saint-Émilion, SW France
Salzburg, Austria
Sarlat, SW France
Saxony, Germany
Schwyz, Switzerland
Scotland 1; Scotland 2
Senigallia, Central Italy
Slovenia
Southern England
Southern France
Southern Italy
Spain
Spain (Edible Books)
Spello, Italy
Stockholm, Sweden
St. Petersburg
Sutri, Lazio, Italy
Switzerland
The Ritz, London
Toledo, Spain
Turkey
Tuscan Farm
Tuscany
Tuscany and Umbria
Valencia, Spain
Vatican Museums
Vicenza, Italy
Vienna 1; Vienna 2
Wales
Wimbledon
Yaroslavl, Russia
Yorkminster, England
Zurich

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JetBlue's new routes are on sale, and among them you'll find savings to various U.S., Caribbean, and Latin American cities. The more than two dozen featured destinations include Anchorage; Detroit; Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago; and Santiago, Dominican Republic. One-way pricing starts at $34 ($68 round-trip). The sale doesn't have a booking deadline, and travel dates are dependent on the preferred route. For details, log on to JetBlue. CLICK HERE.

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Richard Carroll's travel blog/review
Branson's Bandbox

a popular music venue in Branson
In 1882, innovative Ruben S. Branson and his wife Mary opened a small general store and post office in a village near the White River, tucked away in the middle of the impressive Missouri Ozark Mountains. Quite possibly, an important page of Ozark history was begun while the couple was sitting near a warm cook stove enjoying hot corn bread prepared in a sizzling iron skillet, seasoned with bacon grease and topped with a slab of butter...

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Eric Anderson's travel blog/review
Along Aquitaine's Rivers with Uniworld's River Royale, Part 1

historic windmill at St. Emilion
Uniworld’s cruise from Bordeaux had already started when we arrived a day late at Bordeaux airport. We were flying Vueling Air to Bordeaux through Barcelona the same day the river cruise was due to begin. Our problem was a learning experience: Vueling, a low-cost European airline – for mechanical reasons – canceled its flight (the last one of the day out of Barcelona) leaving us with a taxi fare of 150 euros the next day. The boat had sailed.

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Guest Contributor's travel blog/review
London's 34 Restaurant: Linger with a Leisurely Weekend Brunch
By Ruth J. Katz

The Bugaboos, British Columbia
Set just off regal Grosvenor Square, 34 is an elegant oasis in a region, Mayfair, which is a haven in and of itself. A relative newcomer to London's restaurant firmament, 34 has become an instant culinary classic. With its burnished ginger banquettes, rich oak parquet flooring, and open kitchen as a centerpiece, it has fashioned a welcoming hearth and homey table for visitors; and indeed, there is a literal hearth, 34's charcoal grill (custom-built in Argentina).

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Tom Weber's travel blog/review
Under Doctor's Orders: The Good Guys in White Hats and Black Jackets

co-owner Marco Pisoni at the Fratelli Pisoni Winery

Sooner or later, all good things must come to an end, even for "Our Man in Italy," who, after 16 days of being pampered and fed like a king, bids farewell in his final dispatch from a luxurious spa-wellness hotel in the Trentino region of northern Italy.

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Fyllis Hockman's travel blog/review
The Balkans: Lovely States of Mind and Meanderings...

waterfalls at Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
This is not going to be your typical travel story. Oh sure, it started out that way. A story about a tour sponsored by Overseas Adventure Travel they called "The Crossroads of the Adriatic." It was going to be all about the medieval town of Dubrovnik in Croatia, a series of dozens of waterfalls at the 114-square mile Plitvice Lakes, exploring Sarajevo in Bosnia, a city that suffered through the longest, most devastating siege in the history of modern warfare and a visit to Ljubljana, Slovenia, my newest favorite European city...

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Tim Mattox's travel article
The 2015 Blues Music Awards

B.B. King said it best, "Memphis to me…is the home of the Blues. And it STILL is, because Beale Street was known for the 'college of blues.'" If the King of the Blues says it, you know it's true. As we draw closer to the 2015 Blues Music Awards all ears turn toward Memphis. The event has taken on a life of its own and this, the 36th Annual has added even more glitter to an already star-studded affair.

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Greg Aragon's travel blog/review
Island Life at El Cordova Hotel in Coronado

sunset at the Coronado Bridge
Coronado Island is a seaside paradise in the San Diego Bay that is full of history, relaxing atmosphere and great weather. The small, resort town is also home to a charming boutique hotel called El Cordova, which I recently discovered on a memorable weekend getaway. The adventure began when a friend and I drove through Downtown San Diego, crossed the beautiful, 2-mile-long Coronado Bridge and entered the tiny island.

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Ed Boitano's travel blog/review
A 12-Day Mediterranean Dream on the Royal Clipper

panoramic view of the coast from the CostaBaja Resort and Spa in La Paz
Travel writer and novelist Paul Theroux once said – and I paraphrase – that it's one thing to be happy, but to be aware of the happiness at that very minute is something unique and gratifying. The end of October I was happy. It was a perfect Sunday afternoon. Standing on a seemingly impenetrable granite cliff on the island of Corsica, the late western Mediterranean sun was just setting, but still creating warmth that counteracted the breeze from the sea.

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Tom Weber's travel blog/review
Under Doctor's Orders: Fratelli Pisoni Organic Winery

co-owner Marco Pisoni at the Fratelli Pisoni Winery

With his head barely above water from his daily two-a-day therapeutic baths, "Our Man in Italy" goes in search of another liquid that can also do the body good: wine, the kind found along the Strade del Vino of the Trentino.

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John Clayton's travel blog/review
A 1944 WW2 "Cover Up" at England's Slapton Sands

recovered World War 2 Sherman tank at Slapton Beach

When you think about your next vacation, do you ever consider staying in a place that is, for one reason or another, famous in world history? On the other side of the coin, what if you had no idea that your destination was the scene of a series of appalling "military mix-ups," would that make you more – or less interested? As an example, Slapton Sands, in the western part of England...

Greg Aragon's travel blog/review
An Un-Cruise Adventure through the Sea of Cortés

sunset at the Sea of Cortez
Imagine being in a small boat, drifting in a calm lagoon, surrounded by sand dunes and colorful migratory birds. Then picture ripples dancing on the surface, followed by a spout of water and then a graceful and magnificent emergence of a 30-ton gray whale. If this sounds exciting, then a trip to Bahía Magdalena with Un-Cruise Adventures is the way to go.

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Richard Carroll's travel blog/review
Branson's Bandbox

a popular music venue in Branson
In 1882, innovative Ruben S. Branson and his wife Mary opened a small general store and post office in a village near the White River, tucked away in the middle of the impressive Missouri Ozark Mountains. Quite possibly, an important page of Ozark history was begun while the couple was sitting near a warm cook stove enjoying hot corn bread prepared in a sizzling iron skillet, seasoned with bacon grease and topped with a slab of butter...

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Tom Weber's travel blog/review
Under Doctor's Orders – Canale di Tenno

stone house at Canale di Tenno

Try as he might, "Our Man in Italy" continues to be surrounded by H2O no matter where he points his camera, and his latest photo-shoot destination in the Trentino of northern Italy is no exception: a medieval hamlet and its mesmerizing turquoise-blue lake.

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Tim Mattox's travel article
The Tighten Ups: And the 'Shocking, Horrifying and Delightful' World of Laura Jane Willcock

Laura Jane Willcock of The Tighten Ups
Those who write about music and musicians frequently make comparisons to other artists. By referencing a player's style, a genre or similarities in sound a journalist can easily enhance and focus their descriptive process. It's a tried and true practice that I, too, have on more than one occasion employed. That is until witnessing, up-close and personal an on-stage performance featuring a Southern California band called the Tighten Ups.

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Greg Aragon's travel blog/review
Moroccan Martinis and Historic Pueblos in Desert Hot Springs

the El Morocco Inn and Spa at Desert Hot Springs
Desert Hot Springs is yet another oasis in the Palm Springs area. Set atop ancient hot and cold aquifers, the town is known for abundant resorts and mineral spas, world-class drinking water, secret celebrity visitors, and a few other hidden gems. My recent getaway to Desert Hot Springs began at the El Morocco Inn and Spa, an enchanting boutique hotel with an alluring, Arabian theme.

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Bev Cohn's travel blog
Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz Talk About Their Award-Winning Film – GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

Christopher Meloni with wife Sherman
GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem is an award-winning film and Israel's submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. This is the third film in a trilogy, which began over a decade ago. Written and directed by the Israeli brother-and-sister team of Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz. Miss Elkabetz, an award-winning actress, stars as the lead character.

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Guest Contributor's travel blog
Far from the Maddening Crowds: Boutique Hotels in San Diego
By Mary McGrath

shrimp enchiladas at the El Cordova Hotel, San Diego
It's easy to go to the same old hotels over and over again. It's predictable, it's familiar, but is it memorable? What if you got outside your comfort zone? What if you took a chance and tried something new? That's what I did when I went to San Diego this past weekend. I explored some of the smaller boutique properties and I came away with many memorable adventures.

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Dette Pascual's travel blog
Of Dreams, Tears, and Love

All Saints Day scene at a Philippine cemetery
Even after Pope Francis has gone back to Rome, memories of his visit to the Philippines goes on and on in the media. Not only what he did and said, but also his homilies that linger in the heart long afterwards. For me, he was most impactful when he deviated from his prepared speech and spoke from his heart in Spanish. Not only was he profound, his words became lyrical and poetic.

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Corinna Lothar's travel blog/review
Southwestern Virginia: Land of Music, Crafts and Nature

jam session on Main Street, Bristol, during Rhythm and Roots Festival
Virginia is for lovers – of bluegrass music, crafts, gorgeous scenery. and friendly, hospitable people. Southwest Virginia offers all of the above to a visitor, along with some tasty traditional food. Music serves as the glue in the region. Everywhere, be it the local diner, the craft center, a theatre, or just the street, a group will be strumming and singing, a jam session will be taking place.

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There is no unhappiness like the misery of sighting land (and work) again after a cheerful, careless voyage.

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HAPPY SPRING from the staff at TravelingBoy

We have designated 2015 as the year to give. Here are some of our favorite charities. CLICK HERE.

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Last-Minute Airfare Deals

Find the latest last-minute Web fares for flights departing from within the United States and Canada.

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Compare prices on 400+ airlines and travel sites, including Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, Priceline and more and find the best bargain..

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Random Acts of Canine Kindness

Cedric

Cedric the Dog takes a well-earned break after organizing a protest at a Washington State puppy mill.

Together in Spirit – The Best Friends Animal Society

At the core of Best Friends' work is the dream that one day animals will no longer be killed in America's shelters.

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Dog Quotations


Fly FREE to France

Any Suite on Any France Cruise from June-October 2015.

scenes from France
Photos courtesy of the France Tourism Development Agency

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Espresso in Outer Space

Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti recently tweeted from outer space about how much she missed a good Italian espresso. So Lavazza and Argotec made her a zero gravity espresso machine. It's on the International Space Station supply capsule scheduled for launch next week.


The Genesis of T-Boy’s Cartoons

Known for travel stories that immediately capture the interest of the reader with their colorful creativity, clever use of words and the talent to paint pictures with words about destinations all over the world, TravelingBoy is delighted to announce the riveting success of our hilarious travel cartoons that highlight the foibles and quirks of mankind.

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Americans Have Yet to Grasp the Horrific Magnitude of the 'War on Terror'
Coutesy of Lauren Carasik, Al Jazeera America

New report documents unspeakable humanitarian and political toll.

Even as the U.S. expands its military involvement in the Middle East and delays the troop drawdown from Afghanistan, the staggering human toll of the U.S. “war on terrorism” remains poorly understood.

A new report, whose release last month coincided with the 12th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, attempts to draw attention to civilian and combatant casualties in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Yet the study, authored by the Nobel Peace Prize laureate International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and other humanitarian groups, barely elicited a whisper in the media. Washington’s preoccupation with the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and other regional conflicts has largely obscured the humanitarian, economic and political toll of its “war on terrorism.”

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Argos in Cappadocia's Luxurious Cave Experience

Have you ever stayed in a cave hotel? Argos Hotel in Cappadocia offers travelers the ultimate luxury cave experience with pristine suites that top some of the best in the world. A world-class boutique hotel, built from the ruins of an ancient monastery, Argos exudes the feeling of its surroundings while still offering travelers the best accommodations in Cappadocia.

Cappadocia
Photo courtesy of Skip Kaltenheuser

The fifty-five room property, a mix of guestrooms and suites, are individually designed to celebrate Cappadocia’s cave dwelling tradition. The historic hotel manages to expose guests to the region’s cultural heritage while simultaneously surrounding them in rustic luxury.

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Click & Win

Play TravelAge West’s trivia contest for a chance to win a 3-night stay for two at the all-inclusive 5-star luxury Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico.

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Cruise Deals from Joni Notagiacomo at CruiseOne

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United Upgrades Meal, Beverage Service for Long-Haul Passengers

United Airlines passengers on long-haul flights, including those from the U.S. to Europe and Asia, will be offered complimentary meal service and free wine and beer beginning June 1. The move puts the carrier on par with other airlines, such as Delta and Lufthansa, which provide such service to first-class and economy travelers.

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Dominica’s New Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa to Open in 2016

AM Resorts’ newest Dominican property, Secrets Cap Cana, is scheduled to open in Fall 2016 – the company’s ninth property in Dominican Republic. The adults-only resort will be located on the southeast coast’s Juanillo Beach and will boast 470 rooms with privileged access for guests to a private beach, Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, a marina and more. The property’s groundbreaking ceremony occurred on February 20th.

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2 Free Hotel Nights & Transfer on Royal Clipper Mediterranean Sailings

Angkor Wat
Photos courtesy of Star Clippers

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Travel’s Best Wonders of the World in Pictures

Angkor Wat
Photo courtesy of The Travel Channel

Looking to expand your bucket list? After circling the globe, Travel Channel’s panel of experts has come up with a definitive list of 7 new wonders the world has to offer.

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Belize’s Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort Announces Grand Opening Ceremony for Newly Renovated Great House

Manta Ray
Photo courtesy of Hamanasi Dive and Adventure Resorts Belize

This boutique eco-resort will welcome guests to a bigger, brighter space, with more creature comforts and the same exceptional service.

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Hot Deals from Friendly Planet Travel

Zip-lining through the jungles of Costa Rica. Trekking the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu. A sunrise tour of the Taj Mahal. Now's the perfect time to treat yourself to that fun and exotic trip you've been dreaming of! Packages include 4 & 5-star hotels, round-trip flights, ground transportation, many meals, and more.

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America's Happiest Airports

Dating site www.MissTravel.com recently polled more than 50,000 people to find out their favorite U.S. airports and came up with a list that delivers on the comfort, convenience, customer service, and cleanliness fronts

  • West Palm Beach, Florida: PBI
  • San Francisco, California: SFO
  • Savannah, Georgia: SAV
  • Portland, Oregon: PDX
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: PHL

Essential Items You Must Pack in Carry-On Luggage

  • Prescription Medications
  • Documentation of Travel Plans
  • Cash & Currency Equivalents
  • Electronics & Other Valuables

The three worst airports for arrivals, with delays exceeding 20 minutes, are Newark, LaGuardia, and O'Hare; JFK is close at 19 minutes.


Deb's poetry break


Spring is like
a perhaps hand
By E.E. Cummings

Spring is like a perhaps hand
(which comes carefully
out of Nowhere)arranging
a window,into which people look(while
people stare
arranging and changing placing
carefully there a strange
thing and a known thing here)and

changing everything carefully

spring is like a perhaps
Hand in a window
(carefully to
and fro moving New and
Old things,while
people stare carefully
moving a perhaps
fraction of flower here placing
an inch of air there)and

without breaking anything.

Send Deb your favorite travel poems.



Airbus: Worst Airplane Seat Ever

Airbus filed a patent for what will be the least comfortable airplane seat in the sky. The new design features saddle-like seats that can fold up when not in use. Gone are cushions, padded armrests, tray tables and personal space: The new seating plan, of course, would allow airlines to cram more passengers into the limited space of the cabin.


Airlines with the Most Extra Fees
Courtesy SmarterTravel

The airlines call them ancillary revenues. Travelers call it nickel-and-diming. By whatever name, the dizzying array of fees that airlines now impose for everything from checked bags to carry-on bags to seat selection to ticket reissues is big business.

And it's getting bigger.

A new study by industry consulting firm IdeaWorks found that the airlines' ancillary fees had increased by almost 1,200 percent between 2007 and 2013, from $2.45 billion to $31.5 billion.

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Airlines Are Making Big Bucks!

Several major airlines are reporting big profits.

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5 Things Travel Has Taught Me

The staff at Twenty-Something Travel write about 5 things they’ve learned from travel.

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An Inside Look At the Los Angeles International Airport Control Tower
By John Clayton

Everyday planes land from and depart for all the corners of the world at LAX. Discover how they get to where they're meant to be by joining Armchair Traveler John Clayton as he takes an inside look at the LAX Control Tower.

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Operation Homefront

A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 4,500 volunteers with nationwide presence who provide emergency and other financial assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors.

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7 Frequent-Flyer Tricks Worth Learning

Master the art of earning miles, attaining elite status, and working the system to earn free flights and other perks. Learn from expert travelers who know how to maximize their elite status.

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Traveling Boy Recipe Travel recipe of the month

Feijoada Completa

Feijoada Completa is the undisputed national dish of Brazil. It is a bean stew with rice and pork meat. Different ingredients are used in different parts of Brazil, but usually include “farofa” (mandioca, a root from the rainforest), mixed with maize flour and oil.

The origin of the feijoada runs back to the sixteenth century with the introduction of African slaves in Brazil. Others argue that the black bean stew is instead a Brazilian variation of European fare like the French "cassoulet"and the Portuguese "caldeirada." Whatever its origin, feijoada stands as an important symbol of Brazilian heritage.

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Great Escape
Interesting Travel Photos: Questions
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Islands Part 1
Islands Part 2
Islands Part 3
Islands Part 4
Learning English
Queen Mary
Signs of the Times
Spirits of the World
Soft Adventures
The Haunting
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Traveling Blues Features (partial list) – blues aficionado Tim Mattox writes about the blues:
Honeyboy Edwards
John Hammond
Field Hollers
Eddie Vinson
Willie Dixon
Mark Hummel & the Blues Survivors
John Mayall
Lowell George (Little Feat)
BB King
Johnny Winter
Joe Bonamassa
Preston Smith
Rory Block
Mick Taylor
SoulSauce
Dennis Jones
Zen Blues Quartet
Rod Piazza
Buddy Guy
Pinetop Perkins
2011 San Diego Blues Festival
The Blues & Lives Well-Lived
Pendleton Warrior
Promise of the Real/Lukas Nelson
Jimmy Carl Black
Stephen Stills
Otis Rush
Little Walter
Johnny Otis
Kinsey, Perkins & Sumlin
Charlie Musselwhite 2
2013 San Diego Blues Festival
Phil Gates
Rod Piazza Birthday 2
JW Jones
Billy Watson
Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown)
'Iceman' Albert Collins
Lightnin' Malcolm

Travel Humor (partial list) – a collection of jokes (with bits of travel adventures) from graphics artist Raoul Pascual:
Can You Get Married in Heaven?
3 Men, 3 Women and 3 Bears
Dangerous Snake
The Truth About Reindeer
Health Warning
Do You Want to be a Mermaid or a Whale?
Irish Jokes
Outback Half-Wit
Irish Millionaire
Laundry Man
Moses and the Red Sea
Two Norwegians
How the War Between Ireland and France was Averted
Jewish Haikus
Italian Profiling
Paraprosdokians
The Middle Wife
Welsh Holiday
Alberta Snow
Complete and Finished
Alzheimer's Test
Fairy Tale
Agricultural Inspector
News from Libya
Chinese Food
Baby Polar Bear
Spanish Delicacy
Truck
Mexican Jews
British Humor
A Chicken Walks Into a Bar
First Child
Hello?
Irish Babes
Italian Golfer
Sleeping With Bob
The Crows of Massachusetts
Snow Parking
Hamburg Visits Los Angeles CA
Airplane Water Landing
Team Effort
Freeloaders
Leviticus 20:13


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