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Monday, July 12
Beer and battlefields in Belgium
Beer is the perfect accompaniment to the battlefields of Belgium, finds Christopher Middleton... Telegraph (London)

In Scotland, a toast to high spirits
In the land of Johnnie Walker and Chivas Regal, Scotch is king. After a wee dram, it's time to hunt Nessie and ghosts... LA Times

Walking With the Herds in Kenya
On Crescent Island, in Lake Naivasha, there are no predators, cars or fences, so visitors can move freely among the animals...New York Times

Night Comes Alive in Madeira
Madeira, the Portuguese island long a favorite with older British tourists, is now attracting a younger set with its new boutique hotels and night spots... New York Times

Tours and Activities
In France, castle Guédelon being built to medieval standards
The castle is under construction using only 13th century materials and techniques. The exacting standard makes it a 25-year project... LA Times

World's Most Delicious Street Foods
Street food is going gourmet. From New York to Saigon, here are the can’t-miss options... Travel and Leisure

10 quick and easy summer getaways 
Chicago, Bermuda and Juneau, Alaska, among great weekend trips...

Los Angeles exhibit traces 65 million years of evolution
Part of the oldest museum in Los Angeles County has been turned into a home for the aged — and the ages... USA Today

Celebrity Cruises to launch first roundtrip voyages out of Istanbul
Celebrity Cruises has announced plans for roundtrip voyages out of Istanbul -- a first for the line... USA Today

World's largest cruise ship, Oasis of the Seas, continues to command a large premium
Seven months after its debut, Royal Caribbean's much-ballyhooed Oasis of the Seas continues to command a large premium vs. the line's other vessels... USA Today

Spirit and Ryanair: Two Airlines We Love to Hate
With extremely low customer satisfaction, fees galore, and cramped seats, why do passengers continue to flock to these two airlines?... Smarter Travel

New union leaders at American set polite tone
New leaders of the pilots' union at American Airlines are toning down the rhetoric against the company, believing that will help them win a new labor contract... Yahoo Travel News

America's Best and Worst Airports
Airports tend to inspire passionate feelings—passions usually bordering on loathing... Travel and Leisure

Airport Check-in: JFK airport works on cutting flight delays
A trial for a new jet-queuing system at New York JFK, designed to cut down on lengthy tarmac delays, has been extended after it showed signs of success... USA Today

Booking flights later could cost fliers more
Travelers are waiting to book flights closer to takeoff time, though the better strategy may be to plan far ahead... USA Today

The Big Six: Vintage Mexico
6 vintage retreats in Mexico... The Independent

Stay the night: Kempinski Nile, Cairo
Cairo was often let down by its poor standard of accommodation. Not now, says Adrian Mourby... The Independent

Hoyran Wedre, Demre, Turkey: hotel review
Nigel Richardson checks into Hoyran Wedre, an isolated Turkish hotel that's ideal for walkers on the Lycian Way... Telegraph (London)

Other and Odd
Taking pets along for the ride
Planning a family getaway is fun, but leaving behind your pet can be painful. Fortunately, pet-friendly lodging and restaurants are plentiful... Seattle Times

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