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Friday, April 1
Umbria: Hilltop towns in the green heart of Italy
Breathtaking views of stone buildings perch above green valleys in Umbria, which boasts beautiful landscapes, terrific food, impressive art and architecture, and a wealth of history... Yahoo Travel News

36 Hours in Louisville, Ky.
Louisville bolts into the public eye for 120 seconds each May, but there is more to this courtly city on the Ohio River than the Kentucky Derby... New York Times

10 great places in Lyle Lovett's Houston 
Lyle Lovett knows his hometown of Houston will be packed with fans for this weekend's NCAA Final Four tournament. But the Grammy winner says the city can wow visitors year-round... USA Today

Post-revolution Egypt waits for tourists to return
The setting is already surreal: a warm breeze wafting off the Nile, a muezzin's call to prayer, and a full moon glinting against a giant stone visage of Ramses II, the most powerful pharaoh in Egyptian history... USA Today

Tours and Activities
Have your cake and read a book, too, in Kirkland
"Knead and Read" is the name for this new series about a day trip with a bakery and a bookstore... Seattle Times

Ga. aquarium to open dolphin exhibit after delay
The massive new addition to the world's largest aquarium isn't simply a tank with dolphins leaping to and fro... Yahoo Travel News

Nixon library offers candid new take on Watergate 
For years, Richard Nixon's presidential library was accused of committing another Watergate cover-up. But now, archivists say, the stonewalling is over... Yahoo Travel News

Strong winds pull cruise ship from Florida dock 
Carnival Pride was docked at Cape Canaveral when storm hit

Will Mobile be able to woo back its only cruise ship?
Mobile's mayor, Sam Jones, and the chairman of the city's tourism board are traveling to Miami tomorrow to meet with the president of Carnival Cruise Lines, which said it was ending its cruises from the Gulf Coast port ... USA Today

As ticket prices have risen, so have bag fees 
Charges range from $10 more for second bag to up to $400 for overweight luggage ...

Miami is next U.S. city to get A380 service
Miami will become the next U.S. city to host regularly scheduled service on the Airbus A380, the world's largest commercial passenger aircraft... USA Today

New Ryanair fee is real, but what about pledge of child-free flights?
European discount carrier Ryanair is set to introduce child-free flights starting in October... USA Today

Sleep sky-high at the Hotel Beaux Arts Miami 
Cultural projects in the business district are aiming to wrangle Brazilian financiers, their wives and their money away from neighbouring South Beach... Globe and Mail

Charlton House, Shepton Mallet
It's worth paying extra for the hotel's superior rooms ... Telegraph (London)

Back From the Dark, With a Fairy Godmother's Help
The Falls Village Inn in Connecticut, built in 1834, gets free help from a prominent decorator, Bunny Williams... New York Times

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TLabs Showcase - Travelhoppers
TLabs Showcase on travel startups featuring US-based trip planning and destination service Travelhoppers... TNooz

Tattoo tourism: Where ink and travel meet 
Getting a tattoo - or several - provides an indelible souvenir of a trip ...

 365 Guide Tip for the Day
Writing for Travel Agents - Writing About Travel
Every travel agent should know the basics of travel writing... Travel Research Online

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