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Monday, July 26
Revisiting London
What happens when you return to a destination you once knew, only to find it unrecognizable?... Travel and Leisure

The Music of Time in Veracruz
Awash in the sounds and sights of the past, the state and city of Veracruz are refreshingly, movingly Mexican—home to some of the country’s most spectacular archaeological haunts and most infectious music... Conde Nast Traveler

Hidden in Hungary, Treasures on the Vine
The historic wine region of Tokaj is still a place for the curious and enterprising to rub shoulders with winemakers in their homes... New York Times

A Swedish Island for Respite or Revelry
Gotland, an island about 60 miles off the southeastern coast of Sweden, has become a magnet for partygoers and solace-seekers... New York Times

Tours and Activities
Visiting Religious Sites: What to Know Before You Go
Traveling to religious sites on your own is doable, but if you prefer a guide, you'll want to make sure you choose the operator that is right for you... Smarter Travel

Gumbo? Curry? ‘Ethnic’ Dining in Madrid
Waves of immigrants have crossed paths with legions of Spaniards who have toured the globe and developed new tastes...New York Times

Down by Paris’s Riverside
In Paris, travelers can dance to an accordion on the Marne or sleep in a barge on the Seine... New York Times

How the New Cruise Safety Bill Affects You
How will new regulations impact your next cruise?

Taking the Kids - New Cruise Megaships Offer Entertainment, Variety
As cruise ships get larger— Royal Caribbean's 5,400-passenger Oasis, Carnival's 3,646-passenger Dream, Oasis' sister ship Allure slated for December, and Disney's Dream next January—we're seeing more for families at every turn... Smarter Travel

Princess Cruises ship loses power off Florida coast
Last night apparently was a rough one for passengers on Princess Cruises' Emerald Princess, which lost power shortly after pulling out of Fort Lauderdale... USA Today

FAA: Northwest Violated Safety Rules
Just because they merged with Delta doesn't mean past transgressions don't matter. The FAA says Northwest displayed "systemic non-compliance" with the FAA over many years...Smarter Travel

Atlanta Hartsfield airport puts Aerobahn plane locator to use
To cut down on long delays and other "irregular operations," the world's busiest airport will begin using a new "surface management system" early next month... USA Today

The Peabody, Memphis, Tennessee: hotel review
Expect celebrity residents, traditional surroundings and a twice-daily Duck Parade at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis... Telegraph (London)

Hotel Review: Centurion Palace in Venice
From its attentive service to its sleek, elegant styling, the Centurion Palace is not just another nice hotel, but an experience... New York Times

Disney gives sneak peek of new Hawaii resort
More than 80 years after Mickey Mouse piloted "Steamboat Willie" and whistled his way into the hearts of children across the world, he has finally reached the shores of Hawaii... Yahoo Travel News

New York governor approves short-term apartment rental ban in NYC
New York Gov. David Paterson has signed a bill that makes short-term, vacation apartment rentals illegal in New York City - a defeat for opponents who claim it will limit choices for Big Apple budget travelers... USA Today

Other and Odd
Five Ways to Get the Best Exchange Rate Overseas
In the absence of any one-size-fits-all currency exchange formula, your best bet is to know which strategies to employ. Find out which types of currency exchanges make the most sense for your trip... Smarter Travel

7 Travel Secrets of Top Show Dogs
Traveling with pets isn't easy. So we asked the owners and handlers of show dogs for tips that kept the world's most pampered animals wagging all the way home... Budget Travel Online<
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