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Thursday, September 15
Top 10 Puerto Rico experiences
Puerto Rico is the fodder of many a Caribbean daydream for good reason... CNN

Bangkok Essentials 
Thailand's peak season begins in November, when it'll be prime time to enjoy beautiful weather in the

The Charms of Yellowstone in Winter
Yellowstone National Park may seem like an odd destination during the chillier months, it is one of the best times to visit... New York Times

Tours and Activities
Peaceful camping near chaotic Hong Kong
A mix of rural and urban, East and West, and enough distance from the bustle of the city for a peaceful break, without eliminating conveniences like accessibility or indoor plumbing... Seattle Times

Oaxaca's Marvelous Markets
Elise Loehnen leads the way through the Central de Abastos market... Conde Nast Traveler

In Rennes, France, go for a drink on the 'Street of Thirst'
There's no better place to get a feel for this vibrant and historic city in western France than by claiming a ringside seat on one of the cafe patios facing Place Sainte-Anne on a sunny afternoon... Globe and Mail

San Francisco literary festival Litquake just keeps growing
You can't throw a New Yorker magazine in San Francisco without hitting a writer... LA Times

P&O Extends Oriana Dry Dock, Cancels 3 Cruises
Removing Peter Pan's play area and the Outer Space teen chill-out room is apparently proving to be tougher than initially expected for British line P&O

2 killed in Norway cruise ship fire
Two people were killed and at least nine injured on Thursday in a fire on a cruise liner operating on a popular route along Norway's craggy coast... AP

Norwegian cruise ships to return to Jamaica
Norwegian Cruise Line is sailing back to Jamaica after dropping the island from itineraries six years ago... USA Today

Airlines plan to reduce flying next year 
Airlines are putting next year's growth plans on hold, with high fuel prices and a sluggish economy forcing them to reconsider which flights make money and cut the ones that won't... Seattle Times

Decision to remove woman from airplane disputed
An airline that reported suspicious behavior by two men aboard a flight on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 said authorities removed them - and a female passenger who is half Middle Eastern and claims she was later strip-searched - without consulting the pilots or

US Airways' efforts to improve service pay off
For years, US Airways found itself ranked in or near last place when it came to the services that matter most to passengers. But times have changed... USA Today

The world's quirkiest hotels
These themed getaways offer a chance to step out of the everyday...

Coast haven ideal for a good lie-down 
Outrigger Little Hastings Street, an apartment resort added to the Noosa landscape in July last year boasts measures that are thoughtful, extensive and impressive...The Australian

Vegas: Caesars Palace to open new luxury tower
Caesars Palace today will finally start taking reservations for its newest tower - the Octavius - for arrivals starting on Jan. 2, 2012... USA Today

Other and Odd
Visit celebrity-owned hotels and restaurants
Now that you can fly to Iceland on the Iron Maiden plane, here are a few other ways to travel 'with the stars' ... CNN

Glitch: Google removes 'WTC' option to flight search
Don't go too hard on Google for a database glitch that listed the "WTC" World Trade Center code on its new flight-search option... USA Today

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