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TRO Travelgram: July 19


Friday, July 19
Marfa, Texas: New feel in the Old West
About six hours west of San Antonio there's a small town called Marfa. Home to famous movie productions like "No Country for Old Men,"q the small town of 2,200 comprises a unique blend of old-school ranchers, border patrol agents and Avant Garde artists -- all set against the backdrop of the Old West...

Llafranc, Spain: Secret Seaside
Continuing our series on lesser-known seaside destinations, Sally Davies delights in the understated charms of Llafranc on the Costa Brava... Telegraph (London)

Tours and Activities
10 great places to bite into unusual hot dogs
The humble hot dog has come a long way since 19th-century European immigrants began selling them on the streets... USA Today

Atlanta's newest attraction: 200-foot Ferris wheel
You can now add "bird's-eye view from giant Ferris wheel" to your list of reasons for visiting Georgia's capital... USA Today

In Japan, Searching for Prized Sea Urchins
A quest for the freshest uni takes the author to Hokkaido, a seafood lovers' paradise north of Tokyo... New York Times

Norwegian Cruise Line Installs Green Scrubbing Technology on New Builds
Norwegian Cruise Line will install energy-efficient scrubbing technology on two newbuild ships, the company announced July 18...

Court Hears How Costa Concordia Victims Died; Schettino Has Plea Deal Rejected
Prosecutors in the trial of Costa Concordia Captain Francesco Schettino rejected his lawyers' request for a plea bargain yesterday...

Investigators trace 787 fire to battery-powered device
British investigators have traced the fire aboard a Boeing 787 at Heathrow International Airport to an emergency transmitter powered by lithium batteries... USA Today

Japan Air 787 returns to Boston on fuel pump concerns
A Japan Airlines flight to Tokyo's Narita Airport returned to Boston's Logan Airport on Thursday because of a possible fuel pump issue on the Boeing 787 aircraft... USA Today

Hotel of the Week: Sheraton Mirage Resort & Spa, Gold Coast
First opened in 1987, the Sheraton Mirage Resort & Spa on the Gold Coast has been given a $26 million refurbishment... The Australian

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