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TRO Travelgram: Aug 29



Wednesday, August 29
The Big Six: Greek island idylls 
From an abandoned hamlet in the foothills of Mount Pantokrator to a hotel that juts out from a volcanic cliff-face... The Independent

Turkey: Hidden pleasures
Avoiding the mass tourism and the madding crowds of Turkey's coastal resorts is easy – you just have to know where to look... The Independent

13 of Europe's hidden hot spots
Americans can't get enough of Paris, as becomes painfully clear each summer, when it swarms with tourists. Thankfully, Europe is still full of under-the-radar gems... CNN

Tours and Activities
Ohio displays memorabilia of past presidential campaigns
As the Republican and Democratic national conventions gather and the presidential campaigns rev up for the final, raucous push, a quieter perspective can be found amid memorabilia of campaigns past... picks the 10 sinfully good buffets in Sin City
Lots of Las Vegas-goers love the city's famed buffets -- and love debating which spreads are best... USA Today

Richard Linklater on America’s Ignored Monuments
The film director talks about discovering "the kind of places that are in front of your nose, but you don’t know much about"... New York Times

Princess Announces Name for Newest Cruise Ship
Princess Cruises has announced the name of its newest ship in a keel-laying ceremony at Fincantieri shipyard in

Hurricane Isaac Hits New Orleans; Port Remains Closed
Hurricane Isaac hit New Orleans this morning. The port of New Orleans closed on Monday (Aug. 27) at 5 p.m and stayed closed yesterday (Aug. 28) and will remain closed today (Aug. 29)

Cruise ship review: Celebrity Cruises' revamped Infinity
Overall, out reviewer gave the Celebrity Infinity mixed marks. Among positives, the reviewer noted the ship's beautiful spa, "strikingly designed" common areas and variety of live musical entertainment... USA Today

TSA: Boston bag screeners distracted by cellphones
The Transportation Security Administration has moved to fire six bag-screeners in Boston for performing inadequate luggage checks, some because they were distracted by their cellphones or other electronic devices... Yahoo Travel News

Aviation security goes beyond passenger screening
It's important to remember that as critical as passenger screening is, it remains just one aspect of
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