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The Four Non-Travel Travel Books I Can’t Do Without

Even as a travel writer, or especially as a travel writer, some of my deepest understandings of place, my most intense sense of "being" somewhere come neither from actually being there, or from reading...

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Pay To Pee?

When the airlines started charging for everything from pillows to soft drinks and baggage, many of us, facetiously, wondered out loud when the airline would start...

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Banning Kids From Flying

Most Americans aren’t anti-kids. Just the ones that fly it seems. A recent on line chat had a curmudgeonly majority of flyers saying kids don’t belong on planes....

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Six Star Ratings Fraud!

My jaw dropped when an on line travel review site announced that it would add a new tier to its Star Services ratings for hotels: Six Stars. What qualifies as s a...

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Drugging Kids on Planes

When we created a Travel Video PostCard video a year or more ago about the practice of some parents giving their kids Benadryl or a related “drug” to keep the...

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Lost Luggage Nightmares

Lost Luggage Nightmare [email protected]’s a nightmare. We drag our luggage through security and customs. And break our backs jamming them in the overhead bins.Then there’s the...

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Honeymoons to Familymoons

 Honeymoons to  FamilymoonsChrissy and Herb Strickland from Florida were getting married.But this time, a second marriage for both, it wasn’t just between them.They...

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How Not To Travel Like An “Ugly American”

It's part of travel's enduring mythology: The American tourist, unable to manage even a few sentences in any language other than English, and oblivious to the cutlure and traditions...

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The Lure of Dark Tourism: Murder and Mayhem

Places like Cambodia’s Killing Fields, Auschwitz, New York’s Ground Zero, or the Wolf’s Lair where Hitler barely survived an assassination attempt in 1944, exert a powerful pull on travelers.But...

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