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TRO Travelgram: May 9



Thursday, May 9
An American Tourist in Seoul
I have a history of incredibly bad timing in my travels. In 2010, I arrived in Quito, Ecuador mere hours before the police kidnapped the president and held him hostage in a coup attempt that ended in a dramatic standoff. That same year, I pulled into Jakarta just as authorities were storming a local terrorist cell. So it was typical that I'd have a visit to Seoul scheduled just as the country teetered on the brink of war with the North... The Huffington Post

12 Best Costa Rica Experiences 
Come face to face with a jaguar. Take a night hike past an active volcano. Watch chocolate being made. If you want a trip to Costa Rica that's a little bit out of the ordinary, don't miss these 12 one-of-a-kind experiences...

Tours and Activities
Great American Bites: Excess excels at Vegas' Bacchanal Buffet
Las Vegas celebrates excess, and the Caesars Palace casino resort has an overarching theme of Ancient Roman mythology, so the Bacchanal Buffet fits both like a glove... USA Today

A ‘New Louvre’ North of Paris
Just months after opening in a former mining town, the Louvre-Lens has drawn more than 400,000 visitors... New York Times

Eating Locally on the Road
From message boards to Web searches, a food writer offers her tools and tips for finding local food away from home... New York Times

Two passengers vanish from Carnival cruise ship
Two passengers went overboard while a Carnival cruise ship was sailing off the east coast of Australia, officials said on

How Normal Are Cruise Mishaps?
After the Carnival Triumphs dramatic struggles earlier this year, looking at how often things go wrong on a cruise... New York Times

Worst U.S. airports for flight delays
Congress reacted swiftly when furloughs of FAA air traffic controllers caused a surge in flight delays. But even without the cutbacks, travelers at these airports feel lucky when they depart on time... CNN

Southwest 'de-hubs' Atlanta, adds more AirTran cities
Southwest Airlines officially is "de-hubbing" the Atlanta hub it inherited from AirTran... USA Today

5 Stealthily Green Hotels 
Just because Earth Month is officially over doesn't mean you should run right out and fuel up your private jet without a care in the world. But if you must, you can take solace in knowing that your luxury hotel of choice may have already adopted some pretty unassuming ways to care for both you and the environment during your stay... The Huffington Post

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