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Episodes for September 2007
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The hurry-up vacation
As life’s pace quickens and the demands of the daily schedule become increasingly hectic, a trend in leisure travel has emerged. Call them fast forward getaways.
The African continent is often perceived as a single, vaguely dangerous place. But it is infinitely varied, with more than 50 countries and thousands of different cultures.
Advice on ATMs abroad
Automatic teller machines are the currency source of choice for people on the go, both in the
Drop that Chalupa
More disconcerting than exotic entrées ordered inadvertently is the case of dysentery you might get served on the side.
The mystique of Mustique
Just 3 miles long and half a mile wide, this tiny Caribbean island is the essence of understated elegance. For information: www.mustique-island.com/
National Parks passports
The Park Service offers a range of inexpensive annual passes that provide unlimited access to
Approaching its 138th anniversary,
When it was set aside in 1906, Mesa Verde was
The central coast of
Special - Hotels in British Columbia
The going is great in
In the last days of the Middle Ages, a tiny piece of
Airing airline complaints
Few travelers know their rights when scheduled flights are delayed diverted or canceled. The sad truth is each airline is largely free to do whatever it wants, and lately, that’s not much. To register complaints
About airline service: Department of Transportation at http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/problems.htm
about airline safety: the Federal Aviation Administration
about airline security: the Transportation Security Administration at http://contact.tsa.dhs.gov
Rather than broad vistas,
Enjoying a Dutch treat
Mastricht, the venerable old Dutch city on the banks of the river
In the fall of 1810, a massive royal wedding was held on a swath of fields along
Through the lens artfully
New digital equipment makes taking pictures easier than ever before, but capturing the soul of a place still requires collecting images that speak to the viewer.
Browsing and newspapers abroad
The Internet can provide access to thousands of websites offering information about places around the planet. Here's how to target a useful few. Check the local newspapers. For information: www.newslink.org or www.mediafinder.com
The northeast coast of the
Time out in
Though part of
A French twist
Montréal is often compared to
Once capital of the
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