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Thursday, August 26
Africa for beginners
Seasoned backpacker Laurence Watts shares his tips and itineraries for a memorable few weeks in southern or east Africa...

Anchored in Anchorage
Bruce Elder finds functional simplicity and a culinary surprise in a coastal getaway... Sydney Morning Herald 

How Green is My Berlin
Germans want to save the world—think German wind farms in the North sea, German solar turbines in the Sahara. Meanwhile, they’re throwing a helluva party back in Berlin. Welcome to the most eco–hip capital on earth... Conde Nast Traveler

Exploring Ecuador — sans the Galapagos Islands
With only two weeks to spend in Ecuador, we drew up an itinerary that bypassed the famous islands in favor of a whirlwind mainland trek... Yahoo Travel News

Tours and Activities
World's Top Wine Tours
A well-crafted wine tour can deliver Bordeaux’s best or a one-on-one with cult winemakers in Italy. But it’s all about choosing the right itinerary for your type... Travel and Leisure

Denver Chefs Head for the Garden
An increasing number of hometown chefs are celebrating Colorado’s farmers, ranchers, cheese makers and foragers... New York Times

Bandelier monument shares NM pueblo people's story
After nearly a decade of careful consultation with neighboring pueblos and a year of construction, the monument unveiled its $4 million renovated visitors center... Yahoo Travel News

New riverboat docks in Philadelphia
There's a new attraction expected soon on the waterfront: a 260-foot, four-deck paddlewheel riverboat replica providing dinner cruises up and down the Delaware River... USA Today

Bermuda Bound? Hurricane Danielle Churns Through Atlantic
Hurricane Danielle, the fourth named storm of the 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season, continues to churn toward the islands of Bermuda...

Why you sometimes need to play travel agent
It's a dirty little secret in the airfare search business, but consumers around the world waste millions of their hard earned dollars by overspending on airfare because current airfare search technology is far from perfect... Yahoo Travel News

One letter on a plane ticket says a lot about you
There are a few bits of information to pay close attention to on an airline ticket: the flight number, gate number and boarding time. Fare basis code? Not a common concern... Yahoo Travel News

Strike threat lingers at American after mechanics reject contract
Vote, which rejects contract by a nearly 2-to-1 margin, also gives union the authority to call a strike... USA Today

Cosmopolitan in Vegas partners with Marriott Int'l
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas hotel-casino is turning to Marriott International Inc. for customers...

Other and Odd
The 6th Annual Extra Mile Awards
Budget Travel salutes the forward-thinking companies—and people—working to make your vacation simpler, more affordable, and way more fun... Budget Travel Online

AAA predicts Labor Day travel boost, but expects shorter trips
More Americans will get away for the Labor Day weekend this year, yet stick closer to home as they try to get the most for their money, AAA said Thursday... USA Today

365 Guide Tip for the Day
Five Important Psychological Shifts: #4 – You are in charge
Top travel agents take full ownership of their projects and professional relationships... Travel Research Online

Today in History
Nineteenth Amendment
A mere 89 years ago, women had no Constitutionally guaranteed right to vote in elections. In January of 1918, President Woodrow Wilson announced that he was supporting a new amendment to the US Constitution that would give women the right to vote...Travel Research Online[Back to Press Releases Main]