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TRO Travelgram: Aug 5


Monday, August 5
Sonoma County: Beyond the wine tasting
Sonoma County boasts more than 450+ wineries, so it is a given that wine tasting is one of the top attractions for visitors to the area... USA Today

Summer on the Jersey Shore, After the Storm
A visit to the coast more than eight months after Hurricane Sandy reveals a range of recovery... New York Times

Tours and Activities
Dubai's most outrageous attractions
Dubai received more than 5.5 million tourists in the first half of this year, an 11.1 per cent increase on last year, according to the latest figures from Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing. Here we highlight the most extravagant attractions that are enticing tourists... Telegraph (London)

Best places to swim with sharks 
In spite of the extreme news and gory pop culture references, swimming with sharks continues to be a large and growing activity... CNN

25 foods worth traveling for
Even if we don't always remember the history behind the Colosseum, the significance of the Great Pyramids' configuration, or who built Machu Picchu after returning home from a trip, we can almost always remember what we ate while we were there... USA Today

Holland America Cruise Ship Bails Out Alaska Sightseeing Vessel
A Holland America ship lent a helping hand to a disabled sightseeing boat in Alaska Friday, aiding 102 tourists and a Glacier Bay ranger who had been stranded...

Senator Introduces Bill That Would Raise Taxes on Cruise Line Revenue
Senator Jay Rockefeller introduced two bills to Congress yesterday that would close what he calls a tax loophole and force cruise lines to pay more U.S. taxes...

Cruising to Western Europe and the British Isles
Western Europe in cruise lingo covers the British Isles, often combined with a port call in France – and sometimes includes Belgium, The Netherlands (Amsterdam) and Germany on longer itineraries. Castles, military sights, must-see cities, shopping opportunities (including for Scottish woolens and Waterford crystal) and legendary golf courses are among the highlights... USA Today

World's highest airport to open this year
The world's highest civilian airport, at 4,410m above sea level, is being built in Tibet by the Chinese government... Telegraph (London)

Travelers unlikely to see visible security changes despite threat alert
Air travelers aren't likely to notice visible security changes as a result of a terrorism threat alert issued Friday by the State Department... CNN

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