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TRO Travelgram: June 18



Monday, June 18
Slovenia: A land of lakes, mountains ... and worms
Honing your survival skills in the wild makes for an intriguing short break, as Alasdair Baverstock discovers... The Independent

Detroit vs. Philadelphia: Explore Detroit beyond the headlines
This piece is part of a series of "city smackdowns" pitting rival cities against each other and letting you decide which one's best. Today read up on the pros and cons of Detroit, MI... CNN

Stockholm, and the Strangers Who Brought Me There
On a trip to Sweden's capital, the author used local bloggers and "soulmates" to shape his itinerary. So, how'd it go?... New York Times

Tours and Activities
'Worn to be Wild': Celebrating the black leather jacket
The Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wis., is exhibiting more than 50 leather jackets, including this one that belonged to Elvis Presley. The exhibit opens this weekend....

National Park Guide: Floridas Everglades
Everglades National Park is refuge to more than 20 rare, endangered or threatened animal species, including the Florida panther, snail kite, alligator, crocodile and manatee... USA Today

Palace-Hopping in Poland
On a tour of the country's palaces, the author is transported to earlier eras of Polish — and personal — history... New York Times

Fire on Rhine River Cruise Forces Evacuation
A ship fire broke out onboard CroisiEurope's MS Gerard Schmitter river cruise ship on Saturday, 16 June, according to

Silversea acquires new expedition ship
Silversea has acquired a new expedition cruise ship and a Galapagos-based Ecuadorian tourism company...

Greyhound Express: new spin on an old-fashioned ride
One traveler finds the ghost of Jack Kerouac and more on a bus trip up California's spine. At $1 each way, it has to be the best bargain in all of travel... LA Times

Email your MP over high air tax, Britons told
British travellers have been urged to email their local MP over escalating Air Passenger Duty (APD)... Telegraph (London)

TSA to fire 7 workers in Philadelphia after bribery probe
The Transportation Security Administration plans to fire seven workers in Philadelphia, after convicting another worker of bribery, in an investigation a House chairman said reinforced the need for an agency overhaul... USA Today

Top Green Luxury Hotels in NYC
The next time you visit New York, it would be worthwhile to book your stay at one of the Top 5 hotels which captures that socially responsible edge with their best green practices... Misc

Hotel Review: Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago
Inside the chain's first luxury Blu hotel in the United States... New York Times

BMW's designer: Hotel light switch a key detail
What does one of the world's top automobile designers look for in a hotel room when he first arrives? The light switch locations first, and then, all the fun stuff like the view and the interesting lamps...USA Today

Other and Odd
10 Things to Do in the First 24 Hours of Your Trip
Once you have finally dropped your bags at your destination, the next 24 hours of any trip can be both thrilling and completely disorienting...

$2 billion Mexico resort shelved due to feared impacts
Project would have been near a national marine park; developer to try again...

Judge: JetBlue pilot is mentally competent to stand trial
A judge ruled Friday that a JetBlue Airways pilot who left the cockpit during a flight and screamed about religion and terrorists is mentally competent to stand trial... USA Today

365 Guide Tip for the Day
Online Reputation Management for Travel Agencies
You know what your company stands for, what ethic you live by and the manner in which you deal with your clients. But now someone posts a negative review of your business online, and searches of your company name generate the negative review as a
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