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Travel Articles by David Bear
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Two Wrights can't be wrong

03-31-2002

Pittsburghers don't have to travel very far to appreciate the genius of Frank Lloyd Wright. Indeed, Western Pennsylvania is well-endowed with the Wright stuff.
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Welcome, Mr. Siegel, and good luck to you

03-17-2002

Ten days ago, US Airways named David N. Siegel as its president, chief executive officer and board member.
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Islands in the sun

03-03-2002

There's a wide divide between reality and a virtual experience. Visiting some place in imagination, whether via books, movies or electronically, is nothing like actually being there.
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Deep in the heart of taxes

02-17-2002

Now that fuel prices have fallen by more than half, why do airlines still levy fuel surcharges?
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Let there be snow

02-10-2002

Timing and luck are important elements in planning any ski vacation, even when the journey doesn't involve getting on a plane.
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Weather life's tempests with a teapot

01-13-2002

For the billions of tea drinkers around the world, the tale of tea makes an interesting story.
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Looking backward, looking forward into the new year

12-30-2001

When it comes to travel, this certainly has been a year of enormous change.
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Lady Liberty and Paris pinnacle

12-16-2001

It was envisioned as an immense project, a 150.9-foot-high, copper-clad statue of a standing woman clad in flowing robes holding a torch aloft in her right hand and a book in her left.
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A first-class experience

12-09-2001

This week, I returned from my first trip since Sept. 11 that involved airline travel. I had harbored no anxieties about airline safety or in-transit hassles
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Training gardens

11-18-2001

Model railroading has been popular for almost as long as there have been trains. Electric HO and O gauge layouts have circled Christmas trees for decades, and expansive model train displays still draw crowds to museums and science centers around the country.
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Lodge in village of Val David turns hospitality into an art

11-11-2001

At La Sapiniere, the accommodations are not palatial, but each of the guest rooms in the main lodge is unique in size, shape and furnishing.


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Quebec's Laurentians:great skiing with a foreign flavor

11-11-2001

Ninety miles north of Montreal, the Laurentians get abundant snow from mid-December to April. If you take the well-plowed, four-lane Autoroute 15, the area is an easy two-hour drive from Dorval Airport.
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Newspapers offer valuable resources through Web sites

10-28-2001

Events of the last 8 weeks have elevated anxieties about travel. Whether true or not, the fear that familiar places have changed and unfamiliar places might be unwelcoming or outright hostile to foreign visitors has caused people to postpone or cancel long-planned trips.
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Looking ahead to the euro

10-14-2001

The turmoil and uncertainty of the past month notwithstanding, a major new world currency will debut in 11 weeks.
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Making plans for the real millennium's eve

10-10-2001

Twelve months ago, the world was in a frenzy as people everywhere were making plans for year-end events they hoped for or feared would happen.
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Falling for Yosemite

10-07-2001

1,170 square miles of mostly wilderness beg to be explored
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Renaissance Cruises' sudden close shocks travel industry insiders

09-30-2001

The Sept 26 announcement by Renaissance Cruises that it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and immediately ceasing operations came as something of a surprise to many travel industry observers.
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Roaming elk are at home here in Pennsylvania

09-23-2001

The largest herd of wild elk east of the Mississippi lies just a few hours' drive northeast of Pittsburgh, in Pennsylvania's Moshannon State Forest.
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Back in the air, again?

09-23-2001

This has been the second-strangest week for American travelers.
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Traveling in tragedy's wake

09-16-2001

The incomprehensible, volcanic chain of events that began Tuesday morning have already echoed around the world. Unthinkable terrorism has caused unimaginable destruction, with disruption and loss beyond anyone's calculation.
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Taking Leo to the lake

09-09-2001

Like so many other families, ours has acquired an adored canine component.
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Losing a local landmark

08-26-2001

You'd better hurry. There's not much time left if you want to take in the best view Pittsburgh has to offer.
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Let's keep things in perspective

08-19-2001

The crash and burn of its proposed merger with United Airlines has unleashed a barrage of difficult questions about the future prospects of US Airways.
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Mounting Mesa Verde:

08-19-2001

In a high point of Stone Age culture 
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Walk, don't run to the nearest exit in a hotel fire

07-29-2001

After a spate of deadly hotel fires in the 1980s, Congress passed the Hotel and Motel Safety Act of 1990.
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