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Wednesday, November 30
Discover secret swimming holes in the Canary Islands 
Explore the Canary Islands, the Spanish-ruled specks off the coast of north Africa, hopping from island to island, searching for something special, far from the crowds... Globe and Mail

Evening treats in the 'Peg 
Great fortunes were made and suddenly lost here in the crash of 1929, the end of Winnipeg's financial heyday. But Winnipeg's grand old buildings have been saved and revived ... Globe and Mail

Unforgettable Holiday Escapes
Whatever your holiday flavor, these 10 packages deliver memorable experiences... Smarter Travel

An Old-World Escape Near Mexico City
Two hours from Mexico City, a rural colonial town with beautifully restored hacienda... New York Times

Tours and Activities
Legoland will open water park in time for summer
Florida's newest theme park is opening a water park in time for summer 2012... Yahoo Travel News

Party with the stars in Vegas on New Year's Eve
Never too early to start planning a New Year's Eve night out. Especially in Las Vegas, which flies in a planeload of stars to headline NYE bashes... USA Today

Offbeat Traveler: Field of Light exhibit in Bath, England
The outdoor exhibit features over 5,000 bulbs that gradually change colors, creating an "Avatar"-like landscape... LA Times

P&O to Make Tipping Automatic on All Cruises
From April 2012, P&O Cruises will replace its traditional method of tipping -- passengers distributing envelopes to crewmembers at the end of the cruise -- with fixed-rate tipping...

Splendour of the Seas' New Look: A Peek Inside the Cruise Ship's Massive Refurb
Royal Caribbean may call it a "five-week revitalization," but we're calling the refurbishment of Splendour of the Seas a true renaissance...

The Muppets to have role on next Disney ship
Mickey and Donald will have some new company on Disney's next cruise ship: The Muppets... USA Today

Will American bankruptcy impact cruisers?
Industry watchers say today's bankruptcy filing by American Airlines should have little immediate impact on cruisers, despite the dominant role the company plays in flights to Miami - the world's largest cruise hub... USA Today

Quest: No danger American Airlines will stop flying
Speculation about the future of American Airlines has been swirling for months. Still, many travelers were stunned Tuesday to learn that the carrier and its parent company have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy... CNN

In-Flight Amenities That Make Us Hope for Tarmac Delays 
With these amenities, long-haul flights aren't long enough... Conde Nast Traveler

Rock 'n' roll hotels
A new book lifts the lid on the rock 'n' roll secrets of some of the world's most famous hotels... Telegraph (London)

Read's, Faversham: hotel review
Read's in Faversham, an elegant hotel in Kent with consistently excellent food... Telegraph (London)

Hyatt Hotels to make children's menus healthier
In a move that could ripple across the hotel industry, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts today will announce a commitment to making its kids' menus healthier,... USA Today

Other and Odd
iPhone self-combusts on plane
There are plenty of "no smoking" signs plastered throughout airplane cabins, but that didn't stop one iPhone from self-combusting on a flight ...

Will the London Olympics bring a travel boom or bust?
Next year is a big one for tourism in Britain - first the June celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee (60 years on the throne), then the Summer Olympics in late July and early August... LA Times

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