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Friday, July 29
St. Louis trip is a hit with older kids
St. Louis is family-friendly and surprisingly young and vibrant... CNN

The ultimate guide to Majorca
Insider's guide, with advice on hotels, beaches, restaurants and bars... Telegraph (London)

Astypalea: Treasured island
It's a little speck in the Aegean that got lost in time... The Independent

36 Hours in Budapest
From stately Buda in the west to shabby-chic Pest in the east, the Hungarian capital's brightest spots are native-born, rather than imports... New York Times

Tours and Activities
Long hikes about to get harder
Hiking the nearly 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail already is grueling, and the U.S. Postal Service's proposed shutdowns of rural outposts may make it even tougher...

Monterey Bay Aquarium's 'Open Sea' focuses on migrations
The Monterey Bay Aquarium's new exhibit, "The Open Sea," simulates the migration of ocean animals across the Pacific Ocean... LA Times

Restaurant Report: Hong Kong Capital Cafe
No one comes to Hong Kong for eggs and French toast. But one of the most memorable Hong Kong experiences is dining at a bing sutt, a traditional cafe that serves Western-style breakfast dishes and drinks all day... New York Times

Cruise lines take the 'all' out of 'all-inclusive'
The days of all-inclusive cruises including the cost of all meals seems to be vanishing...

Tropical Storm Don forces cruise changes
Tropical Storm Don has forced two Carnival ships to alter itineraries... USA Today

Lockheed Martin gets $72 million TSA contract
Lockheed Martin Corp. said Thursday it won two regional orders for a combined $72 million to help the U.S. government set up new passenger-screening equipment at about 300 airports... Yahoo Travel News

Rio-Paris investigators urge better pilot training
French investigators called for better pilot training after a report into the crash of an Air France Rio-Paris flight two years ago found the crew ignored stall warnings and standard procedures...

Unruly fliers arrested for assault on AA pilot
Two brothers have been arrested and accused of a violent attack on an American Airlines pilot who had booted one of the men off a flight from Miami... USA Today

Airbnb revisits policies after vacation rental trashed is an online rental agency that pairs up travelers who need a place to stay with people who have a place to

Google wants you to find your' 'perfect hotel'
As part of its continuing push into the travel world, Google has revealed a new tool designed to let you find your dream hotel...USA Today

Other and Odd
NKorea threatens to dispose of SKorean assets
North Korea is again threatening to dispose of South Korean assets at a stalled joint tourism venture at a scenic mountain resort in the communist country... Yahoo Travel News

'Jeopardy' host found burglar in S.F. Marriott room
Early Tuesday morning, Trebek, 72, hurt his Achilles tendon after chasing a burglar down the hallway of the Marriott Marquis hotel in downtown San Francisco... USA Today

365 Guide Tip for the Day
Tactics: Develop a Group Leader Program
Experienced travel agents seek out good group leaders... Travel Research Online

Today in History
The marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana
Charles Philip Arthur George, the Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer were married on July 29, 1981... Travel Research Online

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