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TRO Travelgram: Dec 11



America's Best College Towns 
Strolling along Ithaca Commons in upstate New York is a crash course in College Town, U.S.A. Spitting distance from both Cornell and Ithaca College, the four-block pedestrian area buzzes with vendors, cafés, festivals, and, of course, students around every bend… The Huffington Post
36 Hours In...Évora
This pretty, historic Portuguese city is particularly festive in the run-up to Christmas, with roasted chestnuts, special cakes and Nativity scenes dotted around the streets… Telegraph (London)

Tours and Activities

National Archives unveils major expansion for exhibits
A major addition to the National Archives opening today will expand public exhibit space and provide a new home for the only original Magna Carta on display in this country… USA Today
Restaurant Report: Spork in Bend, Ore.
Both the name and the menu of this former food truck swerve away from the conventional… New York Times


P&O Cruises Cancels Arcadia Sailing Due to Storm
P&O Cruises has cancelled a two-night cruise on Arcadia due to strong storms in Northern Europe…
Photo tour: The adventure of a Hurtigruten cruise
Thinking about a cruise along the fjord-lined coast of Norway? Our latest Cruise Ship Tour, in the carousel above, offers a deck-by-deck look at one of the most intriguing vessels sailing in the region: Hurtigruten's Midnatsol… USA Today


Airlines boost fares up to $10 each way
Just in time for the holidays, an airfare watchdog says three major airlines have raised fares as much as $10 each way, although it is not yet clear whether the price hike will stick…
Best new airport amenities in 2013
In the sky, hassles abound as airlines squeeze in more seats on their planes and tack on more fees for checking baggage, changing flight plans and using other services… USA Today


7 Beach Resorts That Are Affordable and Awesome 
Most of us have to stick to a budget when we plan a vacation, and we know that considering a hotel's value is just as important as considering its rooms and features. It's hard to enjoy a nice resort when you feel like you've been ripped off, and it's hard to enjoy a cheap resort when you feel like a few extra bucks could have bought you a significantly better trip… The Huffington Post
W Verbier, Switzerland: review
W Verbier has bold design, spacious rooms, luxuriant beds and superb food… Telegraph (London)
Hotel Review: Aloft Cleveland Downtown
This property, which opened in June, gives Cleveland a boost of contemporary hotel design in an area not known for style-centric accommodations… New York Times
Other and Odd

Simon Calder: How Nelson Mandela gave South Africa back to the world 
"No-fly" sanctions, threatened by airlines unwilling to service a nation with constitutional racism, never took effect. But in the four years between the release from prison of Nelson Mandela in 1990 and his inauguration as president, South Africa moved in the traveller's perception from pariah state to dream destination… The Independent
Airline cell service can be pricey but popular
The costs for using your phone during a flight don't show up separately on the bill… USA Today

365 Guide Tip for the Day

The language of victimhood
You will meet more challenges in the travel business than in most, simply because of the pace of innovation and change. The industry has been in a state of complete liquid flux since 1994 or so. Many of the suppliers and travel professionals we old timers once knew no longer exist… Travel Research Online
Today in History

Germany and Italy Declare War on The United States 
The United States was still reeling from the surprise attack by the Japanese on Pear Harbor on December 7, 1941 and had formally declared war on Japan… Travel Research Online

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