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Tuesday, August 24
How to Help the Gulf Coast: Take a Vacation
Want to do some good ... and save money to boot? Take a trip to the Gulf Coast...

Idaho's Stanley Basin runs wild
A backcountry trip in the Sawtooth Range summons the spirit of the Old West... LA Times

Authentic Bali
Travel + Leisure heads to Bali in search of some of the island’s most authentic experiences... Travel and Leisure

Secret Sardinia 
While everyone else is elbowing for a beach chair in the Greek Isles or the South of France, this under-visited Italian island holds the promise of true Mediterranean bliss... Budget Travel Online

Tokyo, old and new, can be enjoyed on the cheap
One of the most fascinating things about Tokyo is the way it combines both the ancient and the modern. Or rather, the way it doesn't combine them at all, so the new and the old are side by side everywhere you turn... Yahoo Travel News

Tours and Activities
5 Tasteful U.S. Trips
Sussing out places that serve bona fide regional specialties is a high point of any road trip. Here are restaurants worth a detour...Budget Travel Online

In Estonia, Jiggling and Bog-Trekking
Nature has bequeathed a waterlogged landscape that makes every stride a mini-adventure... New York Times

River Cruise Cancelled Following Barge Collision
Viking River Cruises has cancelled the next cruise for Viking Kirov, the Russian river ship that was left with a hole after it collided with a barge last week...

Man Overboard! Staying Afloat After Being Bumped From Your Cruise
While getting bumped from a cruise is extremely rare, it's good to know what will happen if you do get bumped, and what actions you can take to ensure your vacation survives... Smarter Travel

Jumble of Air Safety Rules
After the F.A.A. downgraded Mexico’s safety rating, attention turned to the inconsistencies in global guidelines... New York Times

Carry-Ons and Courtesy Need to Co-Exist
With most flights full, anxieties and tensions associated with stowing carry-on bags are soaring... New York Times

ACLU questions 'enhanced patdown' of air travelers
The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts is questioning the propriety of stepped-up security checkpoint procedures at airports in Boston and Las Vegas... Yahoo Travel News

Delta CEO: 'We need lots of folks with language skills'
That's according to Reuters, which writes Delta plans to "begin recruiting furloughed flight attendants to support its growing international route network"... USA Today

Cool design meets old-style grandeur in Stockholm
This hotel set in two converted townhouses is proving a winner with guests, says Sarah Barrell... The Independent

Country Inns & Suites revamps breakfast buffet this fall
The Country Inns & Suites chain is overhauling its complimentary breakfast buffet to feature more variety, fresh fruit and better coffee... USA Today

Holiday Inn, other IHG chains offer to pay airline checked-bag fees
Hoping to cash in on a common traveler complaint, Holiday Inn, InterContinental and other IHG-brand hotels are offering to pay the checked-baggage fees charged by many U.S. airlines... USA Today

Other and Odd
Acropolis open for full moon as pay dispute solved
Greek officials say the Acropolis in Athens will open on the night of the August full moon Tuesday after a pay dispute with security guards has been resolved...

Selling Florida’s Gulf Coast Beaches
As the oil spill retreats, the tourism industry tries to lure visitors back... Newsweek

Northeast trains halted by power trouble aga
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