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GANNETT Syndication Service

11/21/2017 05:14 AM
10 cruise ship suites that will blow your mind
The latest crop of mega-suites at sea includes complexes bigger than the average U.S. home.

11/21/2017 09:52 AM
Hang Time coaster coming to Knott's Berry Farm in 2018
See what it's like to hang over the edge on Knott's Berry Farm's new coaster, coming in 2018.

11/21/2017 09:48 AM
Here's how each airline determines boarding order
JetBlue recently changed its boarding procedure, so it’s a good time to take a look at how airlines are getting passengers from gates to seats.

11/21/2017 02:51 PM
Hotels offer Black Friday, Cyber Monday sales
It's the holidays; time to get hotel deals

11/20/2017 06:10 AM
20 countries where English travels well (2017 edition)
Many countries are quite accommodating to English speakers, and the annual English Proficiency Index by EF Education First ranks them.

11/21/2017 05:28 AM
Winter's coolest food and beverage festivals
Winter festivals celebrate maple, bourbon, wine, oysters and more across the country from December to March.

11/20/2017 04:54 AM
Thanksgiving flying guide: 7 things to know
Here are some guidelines – some new, most tried-and-true – that can help make your holiday trip less stressful.

11/20/2017 09:51 AM
TSA PreCheck members fume as their lines get longer
Increasingly, travelers are finding that the fast lanes are actually slower than the non-PreCheck lines.

11/20/2017 05:51 AM
Chefs' best spins on Thanksgiving sides
Restaurants across America serve creative takes on stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, squash and more Thanksgiving dishes this holiday season.

11/20/2017 05:45 AM
Disneyland's California Screamin' coaster closes Jan. 8
The popular ride in California Adventure will close as Paradise Pier is turned into Pixar Pier.

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USATODAY - Today In the Sky

06/19/2017 08:04 PM
Allegiant : 28 new routes, 3 new cities part of its biggest expansion ever
Allegiant bills news as “largest-ever announcement of new service in the company’s history.”

06/18/2017 08:52 PM
Weather delays: Monday turned out to be a terrible day to fly
Air travelers faced major headaches Monday afternoon as a long line thunderstorms blocked flight paths from New England to the Gulf Coast. 

06/20/2017 03:48 AM
Qatar Airways CEO warns of 'lasting wound' from 'blockade'
CEO: Fliers are returning and again using Qatar as aviation hub after initial hit to business.

06/18/2017 07:03 PM
Paris Air Show day 1: A bigger 737, huge Airbus order and the president
See all the stories that made news from the opening day of the Paris Air Show.

06/19/2017 02:59 AM
Boeing unveils a bigger 737 in fight against Airbus
Boeing's plans for 'stretched' version of its 737 Max aircraft came at the Paris Air Show.

06/19/2017 12:24 AM
Paris Air Show 2017: Airbus lands first big deal on Monday
Airbus has clinched a deal for 100 single-aisle A320neo planes in its first big move at the show.

06/19/2017 12:36 AM
Paris Air Show: What to look for in 2017
Boeing-Airbus rivalry will again be huge, but there are other interesting story lines.

06/15/2017 06:37 PM
New era of budget travel? Norwegian begins Boeing 737 flights to Europe
Discount airline will be flying 12 Boeing 737 routes to Europe from small U.S. airports by fall.

06/16/2017 05:12 AM
Name that airport ... (Bangkok Suvarnabhumi)
UPDATE: The photo in this week's "name that airport" post is of Thailand's Suvarnabhumi Airport near Bangkok. 

06/16/2017 12:00 AM
Spirit Airlines adds new routes from Pittsburgh, Hartford
The budget carrier is growing at two of its newest cities with more flights to Florida.

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GANNETT Syndication Service

11/17/2017 12:55 PM
Ooh la la! 20 lovely hotels in France
From chic and characterful Paris to the medieval hilltop villages of Provence, France is a land of infinite beauty and variety.

11/20/2017 06:13 AM
Hotels get rid of closets, add other storage solutions
Closet doors and dressers are disappearing, nooks are becoming more fashionable and the bed is serving a dual purpose with space underneath for bags.

11/16/2017 06:05 AM
The 20 most popular hotels in New York City
New York City has plenty of hotels, from pods to chains to luxury properties that play host to U.S. presidents and other dignitaries.

11/19/2017 03:36 PM
A look at creative hotel guestroom storage spaces

11/16/2017 06:06 AM
Major hotel brand to let guests earn points for ordering food, dining out
Loyal members of InterContinental Hotels Group can now earn points for ordering food on Grubhub or making dinner reservations through OpenTable.

11/15/2017 06:22 AM
The world’s most luxurious hotel closets
From China and Milan to Russia and Morocco, Oyster.com has pulled together a list of properties with the most luxurious closet spaces.

11/14/2017 03:22 PM
Renovations roundup: These hotels look better than ever
The hotel industry is thriving, with new properties popping up all over the USA. As a result, existing properties are renovating to keep up.

11/14/2017 12:47 AM
November roundup of notable hotel renovations

11/13/2017 07:02 AM
Hotels upgrade bathrooms for more demanding guests
Bathrooms have become as important to travelers as bedrooms, and hotels are taking the plunge into more creative guestroom lavatories.

11/10/2017 06:00 AM
Need a towel? Just text for one at the Four Seasons
The Four Seasons Chat lets guests send and receive instant messages with hotel employees before, during and even after their stay.

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GANNETT Syndication Service

11/17/2017 12:55 PM
Ooh la la! 20 lovely hotels in France
From chic and characterful Paris to the medieval hilltop villages of Provence, France is a land of infinite beauty and variety.

11/17/2017 06:04 AM
10 great trails for hearty winter hikers
These short sections of world-class hiking trails can be easily tackled in a day or weekend.

11/18/2017 06:00 AM
Stay active year-round with indoor climbing walls
Indoor climbing walls are a fun and challenging way to stay active year-round

11/16/2017 06:34 AM
10 insanely affordable destinations for winter 2017-18
From cities with epic Christmas markets to wallet-friendly beach vacations, these destinations are both festive and affordable this year.

11/16/2017 09:59 AM
25 must-see buildings in Washington State
Take a photo tour of noteworthy buildings as recommended by the American Institute of Architects.

11/17/2017 06:04 AM
‘Mini-moons’ give couples a vacation appetizer
For many couples, a two- to five-day romantic getaway is a prelude to a longer, traditional honeymoon.

11/21/2017 09:52 AM
Hang Time coaster coming to Knott's Berry Farm in 2018
See what it's like to hang over the edge on Knott's Berry Farm's new coaster, coming in 2018.

11/21/2017 03:56 AM
10 reasons you need to relax in Clearwater, Fla. after a theme park vacation
You don't need a fast pass to enjoy one of Florida's best beaches

11/20/2017 06:08 AM
Top 20 countries where English travels well

11/17/2017 12:34 PM
20 of the most beautiful hotels in France

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Latest Travel News from the New York Times

NYT > Travel

11/21/2017 03:00 AM
Travel Tips: 5 Rules for a Really Good Trip With the Kids
Tips include: Let everyone pick an activity, figure out child care in advance, determine the accommodations that best suit your family.
11/21/2017 10:02 AM
Detroit: The Most Exciting City in America?
How a 21st century Detroit navigates the dangers of regeneration is a particularly poignant question on the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit race riots.
11/21/2017 03:00 AM
Trending: Eschewing High-Tech Hotel Amenities in Favor of Old-School Record Players
Some hotels are offering record players, along with impressive vinyl collections to go with them.
11/19/2017 07:30 AM
Personal Journeys: Mourning in Paris
Paris is a good place to mourn. I would say this even if my uncle Richard hadn’t lived there, but all the more so that he had.
11/13/2017 11:52 AM
When New York City Was a (Literal) Battlefield
With old maps in one hand and Google Maps in the other, the author Russell Shorto roams across the city’s five boroughs, searching for remnants of the American Revolution.
11/20/2017 11:05 AM
What to Read Before Heading to Detroit
Three books on Detroit’s decline and resurgence.
11/18/2017 04:00 AM
Frugal Traveler: A Trip Through the Stunning, Rock-Hewed Churches of Ethiopia
Ethiopia is one of the more exciting places to visit in the world right now: An attractive mix of ancient tradition and rapid modernization.
11/18/2017 04:00 AM
Bites: An Argentine Chef Brings His Fire-Obsessed Cuisine to Rural France
Francis Mallmann has become a legend in South America. Does his new restaurant in a Provençal village live up?
11/18/2017 03:00 AM
Q&A: In Connecticut, a Quintessential Christmas
Caryn B. Davis, a photographer, captures the warmth of the winter holiday season in her new book “A Connecticut Christmas.”
11/17/2017 08:18 AM
Travel Tips: How to Get the Most Out of Your Babymoon
A couples vacation before becoming a parent is a chance to relax, spend quality time with your partner and indulge in some fun before parenthood hits.
11/17/2017 07:44 AM
How Clear Can Speed Up the Airport Screening Process
Clear uses biometric technology (fingerprints, iris scans) to help passengers get through security. Here’s how the program works.
11/12/2017 10:35 PM
Check In: At an Opulent Hong Kong Hotel, Room to Roam
The Olympian Hong Kong offers massive rooms, complimentary smartphones and a location with some of the best dining districts in the city.
11/21/2017 10:00 PM
Five Places to Shop in San Sebastián, Spain
In the Basque city of San Sebastián, Spain, Gros is a low-key neighborhood behind Zurriola beach that caters to residents, with shops focused on what's local,
11/21/2017 04:00 PM
A Guide to (Somewhat) Painless Thanksgiving Travel
Here’s what you need to know to avoid the crowds and have as painless a trip as possible via this nation’s roads and airports this Thanksgiving.
11/20/2017 12:20 PM
Instead of That $5 Water Bottle at Airports, Filling Stations
A growing number of airports are looking for ways to manage crowds, the empty plastic bottles they leave behind and improve the amenities.

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NYT > Escapes

03/05/2010 01:42 PM
Paddleboarding in Hawaii: Who Cares About Surf
Paddleboarding while upright means venturing far and wide without having to hunt for waves.
03/05/2010 12:27 AM
The Falcon: A Jazz Haven in a Hudson Valley Hamlet
Away from Manhattan’s urban frenzy, one man’s hospitality has created an intimate stage for top-tier musicians.
03/05/2010 12:28 AM
Breaking Ground: Sound-View Homes in North Carolina’s Waterfront
A waterfront second-home community in Merry Hill, N.C.
02/27/2010 06:01 PM
From Frozen Vines In Ontario, a Sweet Specialty: Ice Wine
The Niagara Peninsula in Ontario is ground zero for ice wine, whose grapes are ready for harvesting in the middle of winter.

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Latest Travel Tips from ESL

Sujain Thomas -- 2015-08-28 23:46
Travel Truths That Will Always Catch Up With You It doesn’t really matter whether you are one of those meticulous and go-by-the-book travelers or simply the fancy and footloose types without a care in the world, there are certain travel truths that will always catch up with you. You would have ten...
aggouni -- 2015-04-10 19:02
You may wonder what is the healthiest way to spend money? What causes us travel and be globetrotters? Where can a long trip on plane take us to? And where does the only palace exist in the United States? Discover 10 of the finest tourist facts that will introduce you to the world of travelling just ...
t2india.in -- 2015-03-01 04:13
Busted: Popular Travelling Myths Travelling is one of the THE rites of passage of the world. Everyone has this inherent need to travel whether they are from the stone age looking for better pastures or the new age man or woman looking to add some colour to life with a short trip abroad. Exploring ne...
Jude Tan -- 2014-04-26 01:50
So you've just had your Chinese visa stamped into your passport, your flights are booked, you have your farewell party sorted and it’s just a matter of days before the adventure begins. While a game of charades with your local waitress might be fun the first couple of times, getting chicken claw a...
Well jaded traveler -- 2014-00-22 12:18
When arriving in a new city, from my hotel room (which I always chose in the middle of the hotel area of the city), I walk to a nearby 5 star hotel. They always have a line of taxi cabs waiting in their drive way. They only allow good taxi drivers to pick up their guests. I don't know what the proce...
Peter Goudge -- 2014-00-22 12:09
Every person who has spent some time teaching and travelling around the world has a taxi story to share. Over the past 30 years or so that I’ve been teaching and travelling (with breaks in between), I can safely say that I’ve heard a taxi story from every continent. I’ve heard some shockers in...
Emily Austin -- 2014-00-04 12:29
Whether you are dealing with forest camping for the first time, or you are a frequent camper, a new outdoor tour will always be very thrilling and scary at the same time, especially if it includes camping within it. If you are planning a tour to India for experiencing ultimate fun and adventure, the...
Sarsjh Patrick -- 2013-11-04 12:58
Wildlife photography is indeed very rewarding, yet challenging when compared with all the other kinds of photography. Getting all the animals together to click the perfect picture can at times be very irritating. You cannot control or order them the way you want and therefore, need to have lots of p...
Jon Cheney -- 2013-06-19 17:49
As summer rolls on through, and we all sit in the office pining for a foreign getaway, regrets may begin to creep in that we didn’t think ahead and book something months ago. Thankfully there are plenty of holiday operators offering last minute holiday deals so you don’t have to miss out on a su...
Cliff -- 2013-06-19 15:59
There is always a part of me that dislikes the environmental impacts of traveling. The use of fossil fuels for transportation, buying food in non-environmentally friendly packaging, the list goes on. Luckily, I've found a couple of ways to make traveling a little easier on the environment. Use these...

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