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Monday, October 31
The ultimate guide to Barbados
The Caribbean island's best hotels, restaurants, bars, beaches and attractions... Telegraph (London)

Kentucky: Head into the heartland of thoroughbreds and bourbon 
Visitors to the Lexington area, especially the horsey set, make a point of visiting farms to see favorite horses now standing at stud... Globe and Mail

Dominican Republic to renovate capital
The Dominican Republic plans to spend $31.5 million to promote tourism in the capital of Santo Domingo... Yahoo Travel News

Death Valley: Three Million Acres of Weird
Where ghost hunters track the spirits of miners and mistresses, and other metaphysical outliers... New York Times

Tours and Activities
How to safari -- Canada-style 
Top 5 ways to enjoy one of Canada's most magnificent gems of a park... Globe and Mail

World's best casino dining
Beyond the big jackpots, flashy shows and all-night clubs, mega-casinos seek to slake appetites for fine

A Gothic Tour of Italy
While its food and scenery command devotion, the country's catacombs, skulls and castles offer a tantalizing glimpse into its violent past... New York Times

Transatlantic cruises guide
Transatlantic cruises are one of the most sought after travel experiences... Telegraph (London)

Norwegian Gem's Captain Diverts Cruise to Rescue Distressed Sailors
On Saturday morning, Norwegian Gem rescued five people from a distressed sailboat in the

Changes coming for Cunard's Queen Mary 2
One of the most famous passenger ships at sea, Cunard's Queen Mary 2, is getting a major makeover next month...USA Today

Winter flights: A world of new possibilities 
As the clocks go back, the global map of airline route networks shifts, too... The Independent

What happens to items left at airport security?
The Transportation Security Administration does indeed end up with a lot of stuff...

AirTran jet lands in Mont. with cracked windshield
Officials say an AirTran Airways flight from Washington state to Wisconsin made an emergency landing in Billings, Mont., after the windshield cracked...

Qantas Airways grounds global fleet
Qantas Airways has grounded its global fleet, suddenly locking out striking workers after weeks of flight disruptions that an executive said could close down the world's 10th-largest airline piece by piece... USA Today

Travel Picks: Top 10 haunted hotels
Even ghouls and goblins need a home and staying at a haunted hotel can turn a holiday into a whole load of spooky fun... Yahoo Travel News

The world's most expensive vacation rentals
For the price of a Prius, relish a luxurious stay...

Hotel Review: Tune Hotel in London
The price scheme for this budget hotel -- separate charges for everything from a towel to TV -- isn't for everyone... New York Times

Other and Odd
After attacks, a renewed focus on bear safety
Wildlife agencies in the Northern Rockies go to lengths to warn people of the dangers of grizzly country...

D.C.'s Touromobile buses call it quits
After more than four decades of shuttling tourists on sightseeing swings of Washington, D.C. attractions, the open-air trams operated by Tourmobile will make their last stops on Oct. 31... USA Today

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