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Top 10 U.S. spots to visit in 2014
Intrepid travelers need not leave the United States to find distinctive cities, spectacular open spaces and wide beaches to explore… CNN
Destination: New Orleans
It's always the perfect destination for jazz and jambalaya -- and Mardi Gras is just a few short months away…
The best and worst cities when it comes to travel taxes
Corporate trekkers have a heftier tax burden in some cities than others, and that could lead some to change their travel plans, according to a new study released today… USA Today

Tours and Activities

New Austin children's museum, The Thinkery, debuts
At The Thinkery, Austin's new children's museum, kids can draw with lasers, create music with water, sculpt with magnetic fluid and much more… USA Today
10 resorts for extreme skiers and snowboarders
What makes a mountain great differs from person to person. There are the resorts where you take your kids -- with sleigh rides, mountain coasters and the like -- and then there are the resorts where you go to test your own mortality… USA Today


Cruise Line Forces Passenger with Dementia Off Ship, Claims Safety Issues
Celebrity Cruises forcibly disembarked an elderly couple off of Celebrity Millennium last month after the ship's doctor became concerned about the woman having a problem with dementia…
Cruise ship tours: Viking River Cruises' Viking Odin
Christened in Amsterdam on March 21, 2012, Viking River Cruises' 190-passenger Viking Odin was one of line's first "longships" -- a new class of vessel… USA Today


US Airways begins its fade into history
The sign atop the nine-story office building downtown still will say US Airways, and so will the white planes with the blue tail that take off every few minutes from Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport. But US Airways has started its gradual fade into the history books… USA Today
Storm cancellations top 1,000 as flight woes drag on
Air travelers face another day of headaches Tuesday as stormy weather snarls flights for the fifth day in a row… USA Today


The Roxburghe Hotel, Kelso, Scotland: review
The Roxburghe Hotel, in Kelso, is a homely Scottish Borders hotel offering bedrooms with open fireplaces, elegant dining and an array of activities, including fishing and clay pigeon shooting… Telegraph (London)
A look at IHG's new EVEN wellness hotels
Don't expect to find a front desk when you walk into an EVEN Hotel, a new wellness-oriented brand set to debut next year. Guests will instead be directed to a "Well-ness Island," where an employee will hand them either cool or heated hand towels, depending on the season… USA Today

Other and Odd

Going it alone: 7 tips for successful solo travel
Succumb to fears of danger and loneliness and you'll miss out on one of the most addictive travel experiences around. These seven tips will prepare you for a solo adventure… CNN
Six Travel Apps for Medical Emergencies
If you get sick abroad, how can you find the nearest hospital or translate the names of your medications? These six medical travel apps could save your life…
We're Heading to London! (But How to Take the Dog?)
Inside the research, drama and, at times, staggering economics of trying to take the family pet on an overseas move… New York Times<

365 Guide Tip for the Day

Monitor your language: Should and Want
This week we are looking at the way language affects our psychology and perhaps hinders or helps our progress. The difference between the word "should" (or "need") and the word "want" is one of my absolute favorites because of the very real impact it has on my motivations…Travel Research Online

Today in History

The King Abdicates the Throne 
His name was Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David and he ascended the throne of the United Kingdom on January 20, 1936 as King Edward VIII. But shortly after he took the throne, Edward announced he wished to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson…Travel Research Online TRO Travel Specials Dont forget to sign up - Flanders, Belgium - How Much Do You Know?…

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