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Travel Articles by David Bear
Versions of these articles and columns have appeared in newspapers around the county. Please enjoy them for your own use, but if you want to reproduce or publish them in any form, please let us know first by emailing us

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All power to the passengers

02-11-2007

With more travelers increasingly dependent on a variety of personal electronic devices , access to electric power becomes ever more important.
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Weekly US Airways e-Savers make comeback

02-04-2007

US Airways has reinstituted its weekly e-Saver fares to domestic and international destinations.
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Some cold prescriptions when you're flying

01-28-2007

Flying with a cold is never pleasant, but travel doesn't make allowances for such ailments. Here's a collection of basic remedies to consider if you find yourself taking a clogged head and runny nose to the airport.
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Williamsburg's re-creations offer authentic look at Colonial era

01-21-2007

Since its founding eight decades ago, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has pioneered the fine arts of historic restoration and interpretation, breathing new life into the past.
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Whatever happened to nonstop L.A. flights?

01-14-2007

On average, making a connection adds two to four hours to a one-way trip from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles. In addition to the extra time, connecting flights greatly increase the odds of misdirected checked luggage and mid-trip delays.
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Getting a bird's-eye view of any place on Earth

01-07-2007

Map-reading travelers know that gaining a high perspective is an important element in finding your way around places, both familiar and strange.
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Jamestown prepares to celebrate a milestone

12-31-2006

North America's first permanent English settlement is almost 400 years old
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Culturally, Santa Fe doesn't trail at all

12-24-2006

Although this sprawling settlement hosts more than a million visitors a year, it's still a place where blue jeans and cowboy boots can be worn everywhere, from flea markets to the finest restaurants.
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La Pousada has a most gracious ghost

12-24-2006

Though located just two blocks from the Plaza, La Posada de Santa Fe Resort and Spa feels like a private enclave. Its 157 guest rooms are fitted into six acres in an array of ochre-colored casas and casitas, no two of which are alike. Now an upscale resort and spa, the property has a history as colorful as Santa Fe itself.
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Relax and enjoy the trip

12-17-2006

These days, we find ourselves leaving for the airport earlier than ever, and perhaps also more aware of potential problems that might arise.
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Traveling tips for diabetics

12-03-2006

Changes in airplane security regulations have complicated travel for all fliers, but for the millions of Americans who require regular medicine for ailments such as diabetes, the limitations on carrying liquids on-board can present a luggage quandary.
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Around the world with Nellie Bly

11-26-2006

Early on the morning of Nov. 14, 1889, a 25-year-old woman embarked on a journey that would capture the world's attention in a way no traveler had ever done.
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Who deserves the credit for credit cards?

11-19-2006

References to credit cards date to 1890, when some European merchants offered them as perks to their better customers. But credit for the world's first broad-use charge account goes to Frank McNamara, a New York businessman.
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Suggestions for holiday departures, arrivals

11-16-2006

The next seven weeks will be the busiest travel time of the year, as Americans head somewhere for the holidays.
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Private retreat on Andros is a sliver of paradise

11-05-2006

Kamalame Cay is a private island retreat on a 96-acre slip of sand off Andros' northeast coast, offers three miles of beautiful beach fronted by crystal-clear ocean.
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Bahamas'Andros hooks travelers looking for sport, relaxation

11-05-2006

Its 2,300 square miles make Andros as large as the other 700 Bahamas islands put together, but it is mostly wilderness. For a sun-drenched destination a mere 170 Atlantic miles southeast of Miami, it offers precious little in the way of modern tourism amenities, but plenty of peace and unadulterated nature.
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Daylight saving: The dawn of darkness (and some confusion)

10-29-2006

Hope you enjoyed that extra hour of sleep this morning, because for the next four months, most of us will be going to work in the dark and coming home in the dark.
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Must US Airways practice its hard-sell pitches on a captive audience?

10-22-2006

Is it really necessary for US Airways to huckster credit cards on its flights?
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Re-acquainting with jet lag

10-16-2006

Until Pittsburgh International manages to attract or induce a major airline to once again offer nonstop trans-Atlantic service, area travelers should be prepared to put up with more severe effects of jet lag.
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Rev up the search engine for these travel sites

10-15-2006

A host of excellent online-only e-zines and e-letters have sprung up to fan travel fantasies. Here's a short selection of sites of particular interest.
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Beware of buying duty-free liquor

10-08-2006

If you can't pack it in your checked bags, don't bother
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Use Web to rent a vacation home

10-01-2006

For many travelers, renting a house, cottage, condo or apartment by a beach, ski slope, resort or a major city can make an affordable, roomy alternative to spending a week or two in a hotel.
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Stranded at the airport

09-24-2006

It's a risk every air traveler faces. Maybe your return flight gets delayed for hours before being canceled; maybe you're on an incoming flight that arrives too late for you to make the last connection out; maybe a storm shuts down the airport.


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Flying on 9/11 was super-smooth

09-17-2006

 The traveling public seems to accept the need for the new rsecurity egulations and believes they do make air travel safer. Most would support stricter measures, including banning carry-on luggage entirely. At least, those were the findings of two recent opinion polls.
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How to avoid travel fraud online

09-10-2006

In the largely unregulated World Wide Web, the principle of caveat emptor (let the buyer beware) has never been more important. How do you separate the good sites from the bad?
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