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Plan summer travel to New England spots

Plan summer travel to New England spots

May 4, 2009 · ,

Beaches, mansions, hikes and pizza — these are a few of Yankee magazine’s favorite things about New England for summer travel. The magazine’s May/June issue is a travel guide to the region listing hundreds of attractions, places to stay and events. Yankee’s best-of lists are state-by-state. Connecticut’s top picks including a seafood roll with a [...]

Conservation effort targets Montana hotels guests

Conservation effort targets Montana hotels guests

May 4, 2009 · , , ,

People checking in at some Montana hotels and other lodging establishments will be asked whether they care to contribute a dollar or two to help conserve part of the landscape that draws tourists here by the millions. A new program invites innkeepers to make ever-so-subtle pitches for small sums that will help pay landowners who [...]

It’s like Expedia…only for bus travel

It’s like Expedia…only for bus travel

May 4, 2009 ·

A new website makes it easier to find the bus line and bus fare that fits your budget, schedule, and even your neighborhood: BusJunction.com. Searching on BusJunction.com allows users to select their departure and arrival cities, desired date, and number of passengers. It fetches the cheapest fares, listing multiple bus lines in a single window. [...]

Book advises ‘Travel Therapy’ for what ails you

Book advises ‘Travel Therapy’ for what ails you

Whether you are recovering from an illness, getting over a lost love, exhausted from everyday stress, celebrating a milestone or reinventing yourself, a new book called “Travel Therapy: Where Do You Need To Go?” has suggestions on destinations and activities that match your frame of mind. The new $20 paperback from Berkeley-based Seal Press, by [...]

The bottom-line you need to know about swine flu

The bottom-line you need to know about swine flu

April 27, 2009 ·

A never-before-seen flu strain — a mix of pig, human and bird viruses — has turned killer in Mexico and is causing milder illness in the United States and elsewhere. While authorities say it’s not time to panic, they are taking steps to stem the spread and urging people to pay close attention to the [...]

JetBlue now offering rewards points for pets

JetBlue now offering rewards points for pets

April 16, 2009 · ,

JetBlue’s JetPaws program gives fliers two TrueBlue rewards points each way if they bring a pet along. You’ll receive a guide to “Travel Petiquette,” too. In the words of travel blog Jaunted, “Too bad the airline doesn’t send out regular etiquette guides for human passengers.” There’s a catch: It costs $100 each way. Also, you [...]

Shopping the world’s greatest flea markets

Shopping the world’s greatest flea markets

March 30, 2009 · ,

Some people travel so they can climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower, or ski the Rockies, or feast on rare delicacies in Bangkok. Not me. I think of the world as a series of fabulous flea markets, displaying each culture’s best bibelots — many of which can be had for a paltry few [...]