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Tuesday, June 28
Cosy on down in New Zealand's adventure capital 
While New Zealand towns generally don't have a reputation as nightlife hubs, the South Island's adventure capital is a vibrant exception... Telegraph (London)

Chicago revels in its gangster history
When Louise Leach planned her vacation, she had three priorities for her visit here: "architecture, pizza and gangsters."... USA Today

From Lisbon, Visiting the Storied City of Evora
Many day trips and overnight stays - especially to outlying towns and cities in southern Europe where weekend hours for shops and tourist sites can seem almost whimsical... New York Times

Tibet to reopen to foreign tourists
Luxury travel just reached the roof of the world... USA Today

Tours and Activities
Mountains of massage: The Austrian spa retreats that take their cue from Mother Nature
It's rare enough you meet someone who has invented a massage...The Independent

One month, two wheels, 26 festivals: Glastonbury and Hard Rock Calling
Twenty-six festivals in 30 days across 13 countries... Telegraph (London)

Skiing in Chile: Come for the snow, not the glitz
An erupting Chilean volcano might be cause havoc for ski resorts in Patagonia, but farther north near Santiago an epic snow season is under way... Globe and Mail

Cunard Line to send all three ships on epic voyages in 2013
Cunard Line announced plans to send all three of its ships on epic voyages in 2013 in what the line's top executive says is a sign of growing demand for longer cruises... USA Today

Business leaders: Cruise ships aren't ruining Charleston
Business leaders in Charleston, S.C., held a press conference on Monday to express support for cruise industry giant Carnival... USA Today

Price of Mediterranean cruises cut
The cost of cruising in Europe has fallen to its lowest in years, with poor sales forcing tour operators to cut prices by up to 50 per cent... Telegraph (London)

Photo tour: The elegance of a Princess ship
Unveiled in 2004, the 2,670-passenger Sapphire Princess is one of Princess Cruises' top vessels in Alaska, and it also sails to Hawaii, Mexico and along the West Coast of the USA... USA Today

VoltAir: The electric passenger jet of the future
VoltAir made a showing at the recent Paris Air Show, on the same stand as the incredible Concorde-of-the-future Zehst space

AA attendants: 'Complete Chaos' form new boarding policy
American airlines has changed the way it boards its flights, choosing to board fliers in the order they checked in... USA Today

Malaysia Airlines: No more infants in 1st class on jumbo jets
Malaysia Airlines has banned babies in the first-class sections of its Boeing 747-400 jets... USA Today

FAA proposes $1 million fine against Boeing
Federal aviation regulators hit aircraft manufacturer Boeing with a $1.05 million proposed fine... USA Today

In Antigua, let go, relax and get your chakra fixed
Visitors to Hermitage Bay Antigua are drawn to the rustic purity and holistic approach of the hotel's wellness program... Globe and Mail

Dogs find a welcome spot at California B&Bs
California's bed-and-breakfasts are opening their doors to man's best friend. A guide to a few pooch-friendly spots in Southern California and the Central Coast... LA Times

Hotels offer services through tablet PCs
For a night of clubbing in Manhattan on a recent weekend, Seunghee Thomson turned to the iPad in her room at the Mondrian SoHo to ask the hotel's concierge for a recommendation... USA Today

Other and Odd
'Bear jams' as grizzlies amble and feed alongside Grand Teton National Park roads
A grizzly bear clan famous for its frequent roadside appearances in Grand Teton National Park is keeping park rangers especially busy this summer tending to tourist critter jams... Seattle Times

Lady Gaga sued over Japan earthquake charity bracelets
Pop superstar Lady Gaga has been sued over sales of her wristbands for J
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