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Tuesday, November 30
Tasty Wellington, a place to be eaten up
In New Zealand's vibrant capital city, the passion for casual but elegant meals, made with locally sourced ingredients, is enjoyed by locals and visitors alike... LA Times

Discovering Secular Jerusalem
Travel + Leisure explores the secular side of Jerusalem—an ancient, sacred, embattled, and beloved city... Travel and Leisure

The Best Road Trip in Hawaii
Between the hula shows and umbrella drinks, authentic Maui can feel like an afterthought. Not so in the low-key paradise of Upcountry... Budget Travel Online

36 Hours in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
This resort town continues to mature beyond its spring-break days, now offering a sophisticated evening that doesn’t involve neon bikinis and syrupy daiquiris... New York Times

Tired of winter already? It's almost summer in Buenos Aires
As we here in the United States hunker down for another winter, Buenos Aires is shedding those extra layers and getting ready for a long, blissfully hot summer... Yahoo Travel News

Tours and Activities
Authentic Thai Cuisine Moves in From Sidewalk Stalls
Forgoing sidewalk stands for enterprising new restaurants, food markets, shopping mall eating spots and rustic diners that highlight local produce and traditional flavors in comfortable settings... New York Times

Hanukkah menorah lightings around the globe
A Jewish outreach organization is hosting a variety of public menorah lightings for Hanukkah in more than 70 countries around the world... Yahoo Travel News

10 great places to see art in smaller cities
The days after Thanksgiving are traditionally the busiest for art museums. But you don't have to visit a large city to find culture... USA Today

Holiday events light up national parks, historic sites
The sheer variety of sites that come under the auspices of the National Park Service -- from historic homes to urban enclaves to vast wilderness areas -- means there's a lot going on year-round, including during the holiday season... USA Today

Vacationers can study at Oxford for a week
If you want to walk in the steps of characters in the Harry Potter books and Brideshead Revisited, plus learn something new at one of Britain's most prestigious universities in the process, here's your chance... USA Today

Cruises: the ultimate holiday?
Why are holidays afloat such a success story for the travel industry? Because you unpack, sit back and see the world, says Simon Calder... The Independent

Report: Royal Caribbean considering cabins for singles on cruise ships
Is Royal Caribbean looking at adding cabins for solo travelers to ships?... USA Today

A photo tour of The Yachts of Seabourn's Odyssey Class ships
Luxury line The Yachts of Seabourn is in the midst of rolling out three new sister ships -- the Odyssey, Sojourn and Quest -- that are transforming the company. What are the 450-passenger vessels like?... USA Today

National Opt-Out Day: What We Learned
By many accounts, National Opt-Out Day was a resounding dud. But if you think that matters, you're missing the whole point. It's not about one day; it's about the future of air travel... Smarter Travel

Strike by Finnish cabin crews grounds flights
More than 100 flights were canceled Tuesday in Finland when cabin crews began a strike after a breakdown in labor talks between unions and airline representatives...

Babies on Airlines: Safety Seats Are Safer Than a Lap
Restraint systems for babies are safer, but there’s no charge for a parent’s lap... New York Times

BA, Iberia plan to grow via consolidation
Executives of British Airways and Iberia pledged Tuesday to make further airline acquisitions and partnerships after sealing a 5.7 billion pound ($8.9 billion) merger to create Europe's third largest airline... Yahoo Travel News

Airports, airlines increase traveler access to alcohol
Some airports now allow liquor to be sold at dawn or around the clock. Passengers can experience happy hour at 30,000 feet. And wine aficionados passing through airports in Philadelphia, New York and Seattle can enjoy a tasting without leaving the terminal... USA Today

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