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TRO TravelGram: Dec 9



Friday, December 9
A perfect day in New York
Suggestions for an ideal day out - whether you are new to the city or know it well... Telegraph (London)

The 10 merriest places to spend Christmas (other than home) 
Sometimes you need to leave town to get into the Christmas spirit... Globe and Mail

36 Hours: Lake Placid, N.Y.
Lake Placid has quietly been adding non-Olympic attractions, including farm-to-table restaurants, classier lodgings and a gleaming convention center... New York Times

Tours and Activities
Berlin: A classroom with a view 
A walking tour isn't just a great way to see Berlin, it's also a capital way to learn about its history... The Independent

Leaf through a library on your next trip
With architecturally significant buildings, exhibitions and a wide range of amenities, the public libraries in many cities rank alongside museums as must-see destinations...

Jewish NYC: History, heritage, Hanukkah - and food
Museums and historic sites, the world's largest menorah, and a trendy new Tribeca restaurant inspired by an old-school Catskills resort...

World's Best Spas
The most memorable treatments don't just help travelers unwind and unplug, they actually deepen a connection to a destination...Yahoo Travel News

'Buckle bunnies,' Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ in Vegas 
The rodeo's in town, and that means a Sin City corral brimming with cowboy hats, bronc and bull riders and barrel racers... USA Today

Cruising to lesser-known parts
Voyages to Antarctica and the Arctic are a staple of the Silversea expedition itinerary, however cruising to lesser-known places, such as St Kilda in the Hebrides, are also part of the line's calendar ...Sydney Morning Herald 

QM2 refitted with Hamilton as home port
Cunard's Queen Mary 2 has returned to Southampton harbor following an extensive two-week refurbishment... Telegraph (London)

Feast or Famine: Will Royal Caribbean's New Dining Packages Save Cruisers Money?
Who says sister lines don't share recipes? Taking a page off Celebrity Cruises' menu, Royal Caribbean has introduced seven new specialty dining packages available on four of its

Cruise line drops Hawaii call after protests
American Safari Cruises is canceling another port call on the Hawaiian island of Molokai in the wake of protests by islanders...USA Today

Houston is 6th U.S. city to land A380 flights
Houston will become sixth U.S. airport to land regularly scheduled service on the Airbus A380, the world's largest commercial passenger aircraft... USA Today

Fliers blame 'bully' flight attendant
Three women kicked off an AirTran plane bound for New York say a "bully" flight attendant is to blame... CNN

South Korea by train
Takes in cold-war zones and ancient temples on a tour of South Korea ... Telegraph (London)

Bangkok's best budget hotels
A selection of the best affordable hotels in the Thai capital...Telegraph (London)

The best rest list
A reprise of favorite lodging in 2011, all of which offer superlative style and service and a design narrative with a strong sense of place... The Australian

Lawsuit blasts Marriott's new sales strategy 
A lawsuit filed Tuesday by a longtime Marriott hotel owner seeks $20 million in damages, claiming Marriott's newly revamped sales structure has cost it business... USA Today

Other and Odd
U.S. cancels Nepal travel warning
The United States says it has canceled a warning issued against travel to Nepal earlier this year because of the improved political situation in the Himalayan nation... Seattle Times

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