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Thursday, August 2
The Hague, unbuttoned: Dining, shopping and lounging in this vibrant city
Welcome to the vibrant dichotomy that is The Hague, a city that has been labelled the greenest in Northern Europe as well as a global centre for peace and justice... Globe and Mail

Things to do in London besides the Olympics
The Olympics are taking over London this summer, but that's not all there is to do in town. Read on for our picks of the city’s top summer festivals, exhibits and events that have nothing to do with the Games...

Fresh food, thoughtful history hold sway in Petaluma
The city might not have as much clout as other Sonoma County spots but there are hidden treasures to discover... LA Times

Tours and Activities
Swimming with whales: Great adventure or intrusive practice?
I went on a swim-with-whales excursion recently where I came face to face with a massive humpback whale. The encounter was fleeting, but nonetheless thrilling and absolutely memorable. Still, it got me wondering about the advisability of swimming with wild creatures... USA Today

Great American Bites: Cincinnati-style chili rules a region
If you haven't been to the greater Cincinnati area, it is impossible to imagine how beloved chili is here. The city has its own unique and distinctive chili style reflected mainly in several regional chains like Empress, which claims to have started it all in 1922... USA Today

10 summer escapes off the beaten track
Leave your watch at home and turn off that phone. Tear up your itinerary and forget the bucket list. Now you're ready to get lost, to surrender to the meandering spirit of exploration... USA Today

Passengers Take Legal Action Six Years After Disastrous Cruise
British passengers are suing a cruise line for injuries they sustained during a stormy Atlantic crossing – a full six years after the

4 most common cruise ship mishaps
The cruise industry has a remarkable safety record, but things sometimes do go wrong. Here, the four most common causes of accidents and mishaps over the past 20 years...

Another Kid Rock cruise on the schedule for 2013
Music cruise organizer Sixthman says its fourth annual Kid Rock sailing, dubbed the "Chillin' The Most" cruise, will kick off on March 6 in Miami on Norwegian Cruise Line's 2,394-passenger Norwegian Pearl... USA Today

NTSB to investigative Boeing 787 engine failure
Investigators are looking into a recent engine failure on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday... CNN

In-flight entertainment: What you'll get on each airline
Many people think that it doesn't matter which airline you fly domestically; they're all the same. When it comes to in-flight entertainment, however, that couldn't be further from the

Report: FAA probing near miss at Washington Reagan National
Three regional planes flying for US Airways "came within seconds of a midair collision" Tuesday afternoon at Washington Reagan National Airport, The Washington Post reports... USA Today

The Big Six: Boutique beds in Brooklyn
Our picks for the six best boutique places to sleep in Brooklyn... The Independent

New Minneapolis hotel appeals to your 'inner geek'
Minneapolis will soon get a new hotel that its owners are describing as "industrial schoolhouse chic."... USA Today

Cancun gets a Hard Rock Hotel
Mexico's drug violence has kept many travelers away, but that's not stopping the Hard Rock Hotel chain from heading to Cancun... USA Today

Other and Odd
Keycard hacker picks locks, exposes gap in hotel security
You probably don't give those ubiquitous hotel-room keycards much thought but Cody Brocious obviously has. Last week, the self-described hacker/music aficionado demonstrated a homemade gadget that could conceivably unlock millions of hotel-room doors around the world...

Poker-style food championship announced in Las Vegas
In November, the World Food Championships will get underway for the first time, partnering with Bally's Las Vegas as the official host in a four-day festival of eats and a big-bucks cooking competition...USA Today

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