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TRO TravelGram: Jan 3



Tuesday, January 3
Nature rules in the heart of the outback 
On the fringes of South Australia's outback, kangaroos hop in sodden clumps across mossy fields and the clouds of flies that usually pepper the sky are nowhere to be seen... The Independent

Provence: 'Tis the season of the truffle 
In deep midwinter, southern France entices a gourmet gathering...The Independent

To Go or Not to Go: 11 Places With a Bad Rap
Mexico, Egypt, Greece: a look at some of the most "challenged" destinations to help you determine where the benefits outweigh the risks for travel in the New Year. ... Budget Travel Online

Barbados's eastern promise
Most visitors to Barbados never venture to its wild, Atlantic side. They're missing out... Telegraph (London)

Tours and Activities
A fondue-lover's tour of Switzerland 
Size is not Switzerland's main asset... The Australian

Biking for beginners
The Otago Rail Trail is an easy, well-maintained route through 150km of remote countryside. Suitable for all ages, with accommodation along the way... The Australian

World's Most-Visited Museums
A majority of travelers choose to get their culture fix at these museums... Travel and Leisure

Five unforgettable hot springs
From the most luxurious to the simply historic... CNN

Orlando's newest attraction is full of hot air
No, Toto, we're not in Kansas anymore - or the Emerald City, for that matter... USA Today

Cruising through the Danube drought
Low water levels in Europe's rivers have made cruising difficult, but rain is coming... Telegraph (London)

The 11 Most Popular Ships of 2011
Which ships set the pace in 2011? Here are the 11 cruise ships that really rocked the boat...

Photo tour: Carnival Cruise Lines' Carnival Inspiration
The 2,056-passenger Carnival Inspiration just arrived in Long Beach, Calif. in December to begin regular three- and four-night cruises to Mexico... USA Today

Hidden Fees of Low-Cost Airlines
When you get right down to it, for passengers, it's all about the price of the ticket... ABC News

Metrorail line to Miami International Airport almost complete
The huge project to build a Metrorail line from Earlington Heights to Miami International Airport will be done in the spring... Miami Herald

Ask the Captain: Why cargo loading is so important for safety
Pilots and load planners ensure that the airplane is properly loaded prior to departing the gate... USA Today

What are the best borough hotels outside Manhattan? 
In the past six years, more than 40 per cent of new hotels opened in boroughs beyond Manhattan... Globe and Mail

Europe's best spa hotels
Head for a rejuvenating break at one of Europe's most tempting spa hotels... Telegraph (London)

When a home is a hotel
With travel costs rising, friend's spare room or sofa may be the solution... CNN

Aloft Hotels test out iPad concierge 
Aloft Hotels, part of the Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide brand, is piloting a tablet-based concierge program ... USA Today

Other and Odd
2011's Most Bizarre Travel Stories
To ring out the old year, check out this collection of crazy happenings from the year in travel...

Weak Euro: Windfall for U.S. Travelers Abroad?
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