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TRO TravelGram - Oct 2

10-02-2009

Friday, October 2

Destinations
36 Hours in Baltimore
Crab joints and sports bars now share the cobblestone streets with fancy cafes and tapas restaurants...
New York Times

Cuba: Close, but no cigar for U.S. tourists
Cuba and its tourism industry are ramping up with hip hotels, Chinese-made tour buses and restaurants serving trendy international dishes, partly in anticipation of an influx of Americans and their greenbacks...
USA Today

Tours and Activities
2009 Vacation Destinations of the Forbes 400
The richest at play...
Forbes Traveler

Bison, U.F.O.'s and Schussing Without Snow
At the Great Sand Dunes National Park in southern Colorado, 30 square miles of sand pile up in dunes as high as 750 feet...
New York Times

Disney museum opens honoring man behind the mouse
Walt Disney's relatives greeted the first wave of visitors as a new museum designed to showcase the personal world of the legendary animator opened Thursday...
Yahoo Travel News

10 great places to toast Bloody Mary's 75th
Say cheers to the Bloody Mary as the brunch favorite celebrates its 75th anniversary this month. Dale DeGroff, author of The Essential Cocktail, shares his list of great bars where you can sip the classic cocktail...
USA Today

Cruise
Ken Griffey Sr., Vida Blue to headline 'baseball greats' cruise series
MSC Cruises has assembled some of the best-known baseball names of yesteryear for five voyages this coming winter...
USA Today

Transportation
Hello From 35,000 Feet!
Greetings from American Flight 1718, en route from Chicago to Boston. It's the first flight with onboard Wi-Fi (GoGo) for yours truly, and I thought I'd quickly share my experience with this still-nascent technology...
Smarter Travel

Delta, Northwest frequent-flier programs are now merged
Delta Air Lines has completed the integration of its frequent flier program with that of its subsidiary, Northwest Airlines, Chief Executive Richard Anderson said Thursday...
USA Today

Lodging
Hotel bargains with a surprise twist
Properties turn to 'stealth gratitude' in attempt to attract and keep guests...
MSN.com

Other and Odd
Is swine flu covered by travel insurance?
With the federal Centers for Disease Control reporting that a second wave of the flu is spreading widely across the nation, USA TODAY's Laura Bly answers questions on
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