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TRO TravelGram: Feb 17



Friday, February 17
Lure of the bleak city
It's impossible not to warm to Berlin -- even when there's a chill in the air... Sydney Morning Herald 

Miracles set in stone
The wonders of Ethiopia... Sydney Morning Herald 

Seeking the girl from Ipanema, in Ipanema 
On a beachside walk through the world's most sensual city, music and fashion are still always the passion... The Independent

Laid-back fantasy towns for every style
20 low-key, low-stress "Fantasy Towns" ... USA Today

36 Hours: New Orleans
The days leading up to Mardi Gras, Feb. 21 this year, fuse into one long celebration, as the city begins to fill up with floats, and anticipation rules... New York Times

Tours and Activities
Indy's St. Elmo serves steak fit for champions
The restaurant, arguably Indianapolis' favorite eatery, serves up the kind of hearty Midwestern fare that would power a 6' 4" NFL player... USA Today

Exploring Florida's newest theme parks 
Kids are in love with Lego and Harry Potter... Globe and Mail

Let your dog take you cross-country skiing
Glide down winter trails with the help of your dog... Globe and Mail

7 Perfect Days in 7 Popular Ports
With a record number of ships plying the Continent's waters (and boatloads of great deals to be had), this will be the summer of the European cruise... Conde Nast Traveler

Travel Q&A: Cruise-ship claustrophobia
Make sure you understand what you're getting before you book a trip... Seattle Times

Feds: NCL violated wage rules on Hawaii ship
Norwegian Cruise Line has repeatedly violated wage and overtime rules on the Pride of America, a ship based in Hawaii... USA Today

Carnival to expand in Southern Caribbean 
Industry leader Carnival is expanding capacity in the Southern Caribbean for 2013... USA Today

How safe is cargo on passenger flights?
More than a third of cargo that comes into the U.S. is on passenger flights... CNN

American Airlines ripe for acquisition
As American Airlines seeks to slash jobs and pensions to help steer its way through bankruptcy reorganization, rival carriers are eyeing it, looking at whether they should buy the struggling airline... USA Today

Spirit returns to Denver, adds 4 nonstop routes
Spirit Airlines will put Denver back on its route map, adding four new destinations from that city this May... USA Today

Romantic Winter Vacation Idea: Hunker Down in Off-Season Hotels
As winter marches on, cabin fever can strike even the most blissful couple... Conde Nast Traveler

Wall Street's not curbing luxe hotel spending
Despite falling profits, slashed bonuses and layoffs, Wall Street banks don't appear to be curbing spending at luxury hotels... USA Today

Other and Odd
Finding the locals for travel adventures
No guidebooks and "no saying no"... Seattle Times

Report: $1 Million of Cocaine Seized From Cruise Ship
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency has released details concerning the seizure of large amounts of cocaine from a cruise ship...

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