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Travel Articles by David Bear
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Will bill to protect airline passengers get an extension?

10-31-2004

Unless Congress acts, travelers will lose the guarantee that tickets they've purchased on one airline will be honored by other carriers if it ceases to operate.
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Pocket knife cuts holes in airport security

10-17-2004

Its blade was only 3 inches long, but the small Swiss Army knife I keep in my medicine kit was against the law. 
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Many tourist areas bouncing back after storms

10-10-2004

The simple answer is that the places we're covering got through the storms relatively unscathed, with only minor flooding and wind damage.
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Opening doors in Philadelphia

10-03-2004

Philadelphia is both fortunate and unique to have a group of residents committed to sharing their residences with out-of-towners.
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How to prevent buyer's remorse

09-12-2004

Too often, however, must-have purchases turn out not to have been such good deal when viewed in the sober light of home.
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Dividend Miles: Use 'em or lose 'em?

08-29-2004

Continuing uncertainty about the future of US Airways has many readers up in the air.
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Tips for avoiding busiest times at airport

08-15-2004

There are blocks of time during the day when a plane is taking off every 36 seconds on average, and other times when there are no departures at all for nearly an hour.
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The lure of Lourdes

08-08-2004

Sip holy waters at the grotto where Bernadette had a vision of Virgin Mary
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Avoid flights at rush hour

07-25-2004

The line of passengers waiting at the electronic check-in kiosk snaked completely out of the enclosure meant to contain it.
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Without a travel agent, you're on your own

07-11-2004

Today anyone can make their own arrangements for just about any journey. Yet it's also easier get things royally screwed up.
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A touch of Basque

06-20-2004

A proud people maintain their identity despite competing French, Spanish influences
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Paris was burning in a wicked and deadly heat

06-20-2004

Temperatures around the country peaked at more than 100 degrees. The French are used to la canicule, the dog days of summer, but this was something different.
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When bad things happen to good travelers

05-23-2004

On some trips, anything that can go wrong will.
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Views of Vancouver: Multicultural metropolis boasts matchless vistas and attractions

05-16-2004

Canada's major Western metropolis is a young and vibrant city, in terms of both history and population.
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10 health tips for travel in the tropics

05-09-2004

Medical experts agree there are no health guarantees when visiting the tropics. You can do everything right and still get sick, or everything wrong and stay well.
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Death by elephant shows nature's sobering side

04-18-2004

Recently, sad news reached me regarding the March 30 death of Fortune Mkhize, a 27-year-old ranger and "trails" guide in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, a vast wilderness preserve in South Africa's Kwazulu-Natal province.
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Canaan Valley offers down-home downhill fun

04-15-2004

Set on the edge of the vast Monongahela National Forest near Seneca Rocks and Dolly Sods, the 15-mile-long Canaan Valley (pronounced Ka NANE), at 3,200 feet above sea level, claims to be the highest valley east of the Rockies.
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A brief history of time-keeping

04-04-2004

Today is unique, and not only because it happens to be the start of daylight-saving time.
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Cruise of Inside Passage provides breathtaking views of wildlife and scenery

03-28-2004

"Bear." The subdued, slightly startled cry from one sharp-eyed passenger gained volume as it spread quickly through the dining room of the Spirit of Endeavour.


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Go with the floe when exploring glaciers

03-28-2004

The Mendenhall glacier is several miles wide and nearly 13 miles long, but it is only one of some 40 rivers of ice that flow down from the Juneau Icefield.


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Before you rent a car, know your insurance coverage

03-07-2004

Silly me for not realizing that the daily insurance coverage could be nearly as expensive as the daily rental rates.
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Skaters warm up to Ottawa's 5-mile-long rink

02-22-2004

This article was a winner in the 2005 Canadian Lights awards for travel writing about Canada


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Canaan Valley offers down-home downhill fun

02-15-2004

Set on the edge of the vast Monongahela National Forest near Seneca Rocks and Dolly Sods, the 15-mile-long Canaan Valley (pronounced Ka NANE), at 3,200 feet above sea level, claims to be the highest valley east of the Rockies.
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PIN down ways to remember codes

01-18-2004

Like many people these days, I am overwhelmed by the proliferation of passwords and secret codes that have accumulated in my life. The very safeguards designed to protect my security often prevent me from accessing my own accounts.
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The roots of Christmas and routes of St. Nick

12-21-2003

Though Christmas can be a highly ritualized and spiritual experience for believers, the holiday has transcended religious boundaries and become an occasion for the giving and receiving of gifts, even in cultures not entirely motivated by consumerism.
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