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Episodes for November 2008
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Wandering in Weimar
The ancient settlement of Weimar on the Ilm River in Thuringa, Germany, is a repository of considerable culture. FMI – www.germany-tourism.de
A guide to cruising the seven seas
Here is a fleeting rundown of some of the varied areas for cruising. Don't get over helmed by the possibilities.
An excursion in
This is an excellent season to visit England's largest national park. Located on the north coast of
A Meteor in Paris
Paris' newest metro line has a sleek, 21st-century feel and makes negotiating the City of Lights even easier.
Coping with travel stress
Travel ranks just above Christmas and other holidays in causing stress. Here are various ways to minimize its effect on you.
When in Rome
Be careful of your body language when visiting and foreign lands. Here are some common faux pas to avoid.
Who gets bumped and why
What's the rhyme and reason to who gets to fly and who gets left behind? The simple answer is, there is no simple answer.
Baguettes on Bora Bora
Following the Natchez trace
This 450 mile stretch of scenic highway through the Appalachian foothills in central Tennessee boasts poignant history at its every bend. FMI www.nps.gov/natr
If your flight plans go awry, find an airline gate agent who follows Merkle's Law. You may find seemingly inflexible airline regulations can magically be bent.
National Geography Awareness Week
Over the next 6 days, students across the country will get a dose of geography with the activity packet CD carrying the theme data and. FMI www.nationalgeographic.com/geography-action/index.html
Getting to know Nicaragua
A ruggedly beautiful country, the Central American nation is slowly being rediscovered. Here are some high points to explore. FMI www.nicaragua.com
The London Transport Museum
If double-decker buses and vaulted underground trains excite you, you'll want to visit this museum of vehicles that have served Londoners since 1820. FMI - www.ltmuseum.co.uk
The London Heathrow Express carries passengers from Paddington station to all Heathrow terminals. It runs every 15 minutes and cost as little as $20 each way. For information and e-tickets - www.heathrowexpress.com
Beware of the credit freeze!
If you maintain your credit card close to its limit, consider the dangers of hotels and rental car companies who freeze a portion of your credit for up to two weeks to cover estimated charges.
Hiking the hills of Hong Kong
Within easy sight of the vibrant city's soaring skyline, adventurous travelers can find hundreds of miles of glorious hiking trails. We'll visit two: Pokfulam Park and the MacLehose Trail. FMI – www.hkta.org
Cheap ski trips
American Youth Hostels operate facilities near 45 ski areas across the country. Here's how to get in on the savings, both in accommodations and on the slopes. FMI – www.hiayh.org
Travelers in trouble abroad
Never take your US constitutional guarantees for granted when traveling in foreign lands. They won't mean much if you get into trouble over there. FMI - www.travel.state.gov
To be sure your luggage arrives when you do
“Never checked your valuables," and other sage advice for making sure you and your luggage get where you're going together.
Tips to make packing painless
Having a trip collection point makes for a more convenient way to pack. Plus, we offer other strategic tips to make your trip more enjoyable.
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