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TRO TravelGram - September 6



Tuesday, September 6
Best Fall Getaways
Now is actually the time to visit a few popular summer destinations, since their prices, crowds and temperatures have dropped... Yahoo Travel News

Wellington, New Zealand's Flyover Capital, a Must-Stop
Wellington, New Zealand, is shedding its dull capital image with new museums, music and a night life... New York Times

My Kailua
A native son returns to the windward side of Oahu, a greener, quieter world away from Honolulu... New York Times

Tours and Activities
New York City's spots for book lovers
Bibliophiles can turn to several tourist spots in New York City, including the public library and Book Row, to get a good read on the printed word and its writers.\... LA Times

'Tea with Hitler' cafe is a big Bavarian attraction
Eagle's Nest, the mountain retreat in Germany near the Austrian border, was where Adolf Hitler took time off with mistress Eva Braun while World War II raged... USA Today

Wild, wonderful waterfalls in West Virginia
West Virginia, with its rugged terrain, has its share of waterfalls... USA Today

Kate Middleton's wedding dress draws record crowds
The lacy gown in which Kate Middleton wed Prince William April 29 has been on display at Buckingham Palace since July 23... USA Today

Hebridean Island Cruises Launches River Programme for 2012
Hebridean Island Cruises is about to take the plunge into river cruising -- and at prices that befit its standing as a luxury boutique line...

Disaster on the Danube: Avalon Waterways Cruise Abandoned After Collision
A Danube cruise on the 170-passenger river ship, Avalon Tranquility, has been abandoned after the vessel was struck by a cargo ship on Friday evening...

Mouse halts Nepal-to-Thailand flight
Everything was going peachy on a Nepal Airlines Boeing 757 at the international airport in Katmandu until a furry critter upset the balance of things... USA Today

'Flying Fortress' B-17 still a show-stopper
The B-17, nicknamed the "Flying Fortress," was a bomber aircraft used in Europe during the war... USA Today

The Pig, Brockenhurst: hotel review
The Pig, a New Forest sensation conceived by Britain's most inspired hotelier... Telegraph (London)

The dirty truth about hotel ratings
The four major systems have varying degrees of trustworthiness...

LA's newest boutique hotel with rooftop pool
Los Angeles has a new boutique hotel called the Hotel Wilshire that's housed in a six-story, former medical office building... USA Today

Other and Odd
Man dies after choking on in-flight meal
A budget airline has offered passengers travel vouchers after a man died after choking on an airline meal...Telegraph (London)

World's worst public artworks
Art is a very personal thing. One man's Michelangelo is another man's eyesore... The Australian

365 Guide Tip for the Day
Marketing Social Consciousness - Environment
Travel professionals have a rare opportunity to influence the social consciousness of travelers... Travel Research Online

Today in History
U.S. Nicknamed "Uncle Sam" 
Samuel Wilson, a Troy, New York meat packer, began supplying United States troops with barrels of meat on this day in 1813... Travel Research Online

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