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Massive storm disrupts last-minute holiday travel

Massive storm disrupts last-minute holiday travel

December 24, 2009 · , ,

A slow-moving storm spreading snow, sleet and rain across the nation’s midsection glazed roads and disrupted flights Thursday, making last-minute holiday travel treacherous but promising a white Christmas for some. The National Weather Service issued blizzard warnings for parts of Oklahoma, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Texas. It cautioned that travel would be [...]

Top tips for smart shopping in Europe

Top tips for smart shopping in Europe

Shopping in Europe can be fun, but not if you let it overwhelm your trip. I like to shop smart, spending my time — and money — efficiently. Based on three decades of travel, here are my top tips for shopping in Europe. Shop in countries where your dollar goes farther. Shop in Turkey, Morocco, [...]

With air security, travelers are flying blind

With air security, travelers are flying blind

December 24, 2009 · , , ,

The Transportation Security Administration likes to keep terrorists guessing. Apparently, it likes to keep travelers guessing, too. And we do. Shoes on — or off? Laptop computer in the bag — or on the conveyor belt? And tickets: middle name, middle initial or just first and last? Oh, and are they going to pull you [...]

Been away from the airport? A lot has changed

Been away from the airport? A lot has changed

Haven’t flown since last Christmas? Be prepared. Things have changed. Airlines continued to adjust to the tough economy. There are even fewer planes in service, and that can make rebooking after a cancellation tougher. Higher bag fees and new charges can make flying more expensive. And swine flu worries mean you might get a wary [...]

6 questions to ask before staying at a new hotel

6 questions to ask before staying at a new hotel

December 24, 2009 ·

I’m not sure how a fully inflated beach ball got in my hotel room. The ornamental blue vase next to the flat-screen TV? Not entirely certain about that, either. But shortly after we checked in for the weekend, the two met. My 4-year-old son couldn’t wait to get to the beach so he could play [...]

Miami offers a taste of Haiti, no passport needed

Miami offers a taste of Haiti, no passport needed

From his corner convenience store in Little Haiti, Ashraf Mashni sees a thriving Caribbean village. It’s a short drive inland from Miami’s trendy South Beach, and it lacks the glassy newness of the city’s condo canyons downtown. The shabby neighborhood can be tough, populated by “your good, your bad and your don’t-know-no-better,” he says. But [...]

Air France crash may lead to new safety rules

Air France crash may lead to new safety rules

December 17, 2009 · , ,

New airline safety standards may be required after the crash of Air France Flight 447 cast doubt on the reliability of speed-measuring equipment in difficult, stormy conditions, French aviation investigators said Thursday. The Airbus A330 plunged into the Atlantic Ocean off Brazil’s coast en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris on June 1. All [...]

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