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Alaska Airlines launches fare sale

Alaska Airlines launches fare sale

September 23, 2010 · , , , , , ,

Alaska Airlines on Thursday launched a fare sale for flights purchased through Oct. 23. The airline, which is operated by Alaska Air Group, said the sale features fares as low as $89 one-way between Anchorage and Fairbanks and $199 between Anchorage and Seattle. The fares are available on select routes between Alaska and the Lower [...]

Trains, buses steal gold for Vancouver

Trains, buses steal gold for Vancouver

February 24, 2010 · , , , ,

Vancouver’s driverless trains have been steady winners at the Winter Olympics during which passengers have poured on to a transit system that has stretched way beyond expected capacity but not snapped. Vancouver’s Translink local transit system says usage has averaged 1.6 million people a day over the Games so far, more than twice the normal [...]

10 great places to strike a swimsuit pose

10 great places to strike a swimsuit pose

We can’t all look like a swimsuit model, but that doesn’t mean we can’t travel like one. Diane Smith, editor of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue (on newsstands now), shares great locations from current and past issues to strut your stuff. Whistler, Canada This wintry wonderland is better known for snow than sand, but it proved [...]

10 great places to feel like an Olympic champion

10 great places to feel like an Olympic champion

There’s nothing like witnessing Shaun White stomp a double cork 1080 in the 22-foot halfpipe, or seeing Rachael Flatt effortlessly nail a triple Salchow. However, if you can’t join the sports-loving masses in Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympics (today through Feb. 28), never fear. Jim Kaese, cofounder of athleticmindedtraveler.com, shares his favorite ways to [...]

American Airlines to charge $8 for blankets

American Airlines to charge $8 for blankets

If you want a pillow and blanket in coach on American Airlines, it’s going to cost you. The airline will charge $8 for a pillow and blanket in coach class for domestic trips and some international flights longer than two hours, beginning May 1. The international flights are to and from Canada, Mexico, Hawaii, the [...]

On the road to the Winter Olympic Games

On the road to the Winter Olympic Games

February 2, 2010 · , ,

Got docs? If you’re planning on driving to the Winter Olympics later this month, having the appropriate documentation can mean the difference between having a gold medal experience and being disqualified before you even get to Vancouver. Problem is, what constitutes “appropriate” is in the eye of the beholder. Northbound: Increased traffic, unpleasant surprises? For [...]

Stay safe, scam-free at the Winter Olympic Games

Stay safe, scam-free at the Winter Olympic Games

February 2, 2010 · , , , , ,

The parents of Team USA bobsledder Steve Mesler had it all figured out. Through an Internet contact, they paid $8,000 to rent a condo at Whistler. The plan was to watch their son compete in the Games, but it ends up the person who took their money doesn’t have any property to rent. Police say [...]

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