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Tuesday, November 9
Stockholm on a budget
Stockholm is glacially cool, stylish – and notoriously unkind on the pocket. Susan Greenwood goes in search of affordable entertainment...

Provence: tips, recommendations and travel advice
Top tips, recommendations and travel advice for holidays in Provence in France... Telegraph (London)

36 Hours in St. Martin/St. Maarten
Though one of the most densely developed islands in the Caribbean, St. Martin/St. Maarten remains a stunningly picturesque place, yet with ever more options for visitors...New York Times

Tours and Activities
Ultratravel directory: what's new in the world of luxury travel
What's new in the world of luxury travel, including glamorous hotels in Zanzibar, Mauritius and Paris... Telegraph (London)

Oahu's Mt. Olomana: Walking a thin line above the world
With three summits, the mountain named for a Hawaiian warrior demands much of hikers. But the reward is stunning views of marshland and ocean... LA Times

In San Diego, see wild animals roam
Experience rhinos, giraffes, antelope and more at Safari Park...

6 Action Adventures in the Caribbean
The Caribbean islands offer a wealth of extreme activities, including snorkeling with humpback whales, exploring bat-filled caves, rappelling into canyons, and (yes) parasailing in the buff... New York Times

Truffle-hunting is a highlight of Italian vacation
Happiness in Umbria is what looks at first like a clump of dirt and smells like wet earth... Yahoo Travel News

Best in Cruise Travel: Cruise Critic Names 2010 Editors' Picks Award Winners - U.S.
Roll out the red gangway for Cruise Critic's 3rd Annual Editors' Picks Awards, which showcase the best of the best in cruise travel...

New megaships, some carrying 6,300 passengers, lure an international crowd
Megaships such as Royal Caribbean's new Allure of the Seas attract an international crowd... Seattle Times

Top Cruise Ship Bars for Happy Hour
There's never been a shortage of bars or lounges on any ship, but these spots make the traditional evening cocktail hour even more fun. From ESPN sports bars to any-time-of-day Champagne chic to cigar lounges, we've put together a primer of best bets... Smarter Travel

Two more Royal Caribbean ships to get an overhaul in 2011
Royal Caribbean today announced plans to overhaul two more of its ships in dry dock in 2011, bringing the total number of its ships scheduled for enhancements during the year to five...USA Today

'Extremely trying' situation for passengers on fire-damaged Carnival Splendor
Passengers on the Carnival Splendor face an 'extremely trying' situation without air conditioning or hot food... USA Today

American Airlines add flights, code shares
American Airlines adds flights out of Los Angeles and expands Canada market through code shares; Southwest adds some new markets... Seattle Times

Sticker Shock for Travelers as Airfares Climb
The degree of sticker shock varies significantly by region and by class of seat, despite some large increases in traffic... New York Times

The Private Way Around the Checkpoints
For now, private flights do not have T.S.A. checkpoints, but there are proposals that could change that... New York Times

Flying for the holidays? Frequent fliers have some tips
Frequent fliers from USA Today's panel of Road Warriors, who log millions of miles a year in the sky, offer some tips to ensure holidays aren't spoiled by the rigors of travel... USA Today

Google to offer complimentary in-flight Wi-Fi over holidays
Google says it'll offer complimentary in-flight Internet on three U.S. airlines during the holiday season... USA Today

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