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Iceland’s volcanic ash halts flights across Europe

Iceland’s volcanic ash halts flights across Europe

April 15, 2010 · , , ,

Ash clouds from Iceland’s spewing volcano disrupted air traffic across Northern Europe on Thursday as authorities closed British and Nordic air space, shut down Europe’s busiest airport at Heathrow and canceled hundreds of flights. Britain’s Civil Aviation Authority said non-emergency flights would be banned until at least 6 p.m. (1700 GMT, 1 p.m. EDT). Irish [...]

London Jewish Museum reopens after major facelift

London Jewish Museum reopens after major facelift

March 16, 2010 · , , ,

They are icons of Britain: a Victorian-era statesman, a World War I soldier-poet, fish and chips. They’re also Jewish — evidence of the 1,000-year history of Jews in Britain, whose story is told in a museum reopening this week after a 10 million pound ($15 million) expansion. “Fish and chips, which everyone thinks of as [...]

Save on Rail Europe round-trip tickets, from $257

Save on Rail Europe round-trip tickets, from $257

The Real Deal: Discounted round-trip tickets in Leisure Select class on the Eurostar route (18 departures daily between London, Paris, and Brussels) start at $257 per person—plus between $10 and $18 in fees. Leisure Select class is more spacious than economy class, with reclining seats and more legroom; you also get complimentary newspapers and a [...]

What’s new in Great Britain and Ireland in 2010

What’s new in Great Britain and Ireland in 2010

A key to experiencing Great Britain and Ireland smartly in 2010 is to embrace them not as “ye olde” destinations but as modern ones. London is busily preparing for the 2012 Olympic Games, developing its Olympic Park site in the eastern part of the city. The con artists are getting warmed up for the big [...]

Cheapest times to visit pricey spots

Cheapest times to visit pricey spots

If you want to visit Hawaii, Aspen, New York, Paris or Napa, you can bring a large billfold. Or you can time your visit to the periods during the year when these places are at their most affordable. International travel was estimated last month to have declined by 4 percent in 2009 to 880 million [...]

Mamma Mia! ABBAWORLD theme park opens in London

Mamma Mia! ABBAWORLD theme park opens in London

January 26, 2010 · ,

Is it possible to have too much ABBA? Knowing me, knowing you, the answer is no. The spangly Swedish quartet that gave the world “Waterloo” and “Dancing Queen” has sold 400 million records since its 1970s heyday and spawned the hugely successful stage and film musical “Mamma Mia!” And now there’s ABBAWORLD — a new [...]

London: 5 free things to do on a winter’s day

London: 5 free things to do on a winter’s day

Prices in London have dropped in the last six months because businesses are running many sales and because the U.S. dollar has gained in buying power against the British pound. Yet London is still expensive. What many visitors don’t realize, though, is how much there is to do for free in the city—much of it [...]

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