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TRO Travelgram: Jan 30


Wednesday, January 30
Savouring a taste of Himalayan village life
Low-key tourism is helping to sustain communities in India’s mountainous north, and offering trekkers a unique insight into the daily round... Telegraph (London)

Best new mountain resorts
The latest ski resorts are trending toward high design and popping up in some unexpected places. Such new resorts in Norway, Japan and Austria's Tyrol region have begun to attract an off-the-beaten-trail set... CNN

3 undeniable reasons to explore Mexico
During a recent visit to Mexico, a woman on a bus in Cancun expressed puzzlement to me about why anyone would choose to travel to her country right now. I've got my reasons... CNN

Tours and Activities
Road trip around Iceland 
On a winter road trip along the island's circular Route 1, Caroline Bishop gets up close to an epic wilderness that offers drama and exhilaration to intrepid travellers... The Independent

Tattourism: Permanent souvenirs make their mark
Who needs tchotchkes? Eiffel tower snow globes are passe, and with open borders, passport ink is growing harder to come by. For an unforgettable souvenir, some adventurous travelers are bringing home an indelible reminder of their vacation. For them, getting inked on vacation is a new way to commemorate a trip

Photo tour: Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas was the world's largest cruise ship when it debuted in 1999, and its arrival marked the beginning of a new era of larger, more amenity-filled vessels at the line... USA Today

Princess Cruises fined for discharge in Glacier Bay
The Environmental Protection Agency has levied a $20,000 fine on Princess Cruises for releasing wastewater into Alaska's famed Glacier Bay... USA Today

A guide to the best kid and family-friendly airlines
In an era when you're lucky to get a free Coke with what passes for in-flight service, we were surprised to learn that some airlines still offer perks to pint-sized customers... USA Today

Pieces falling into place for American-US Airways merger
More of the pieces seem to be falling into place and a picture is starting to emerge of what an American Airlines-US Airways merger might look like... USA Today

Boeing's Dreamliner production plans not changing
Boeing announced record revenue of $81.7 billion for 2012 Wednesday and said it has no plans to change its 787 Dreamliner production schedule despite a government directive to investigate recent fires associated with the giant airplanes... USA Today

Hotel of the Week: El Encanto, Santa Barbara 
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