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Archive: February 4, 2007 - February 10, 2007

Beijing from Dulles: On Your Mark, Get Set . . .

Go. If you've been waiting with bated breath for information on United Airlines' new nonstop service from Dulles to Beijing, you can exhale now. According to a press release from United, the airline received final approval yesterday from the U.S. Department of Transportation to begin the flights. Here's what we...

By John Deiner | February 9, 2007; 1:13 PM ET | Comments (7)

Not all Maryland Tourism Web Sites are Awful

I came down pretty hard on the state of Maryland's tourism Web site in our Way to Go section last week, declaring it by far the weakest, most-out-of-date and least useful of all the surrounding states. (Compare them and see if you don't agree.) I quickly got a call from...

By Steve Hendrix | February 9, 2007; 10:52 AM ET | Comments (1)

Why is It Snowing in London? (And I'm Not Talking About London, Ontario)

So what do you think my chances are of flying into London's Heathrow (I'm leaving tomorrow) and then transferring across town to Gatwick to catch a flight to Spain now that six inches of snow have fallen there? One London newspaper headline reads, "Commuters Endure Travel Chaos as Snow Falls."...

By Carol Sottili | February 8, 2007; 2:35 PM ET | Comments (11)

Different Strokes for Family Members

A recent chat question keeps running through my head: This one from a man whose wife wants their vacation to be about sightseeing, museums and theater, and two teens who want beaches and amusement parks. Initially I was thnking about where he could go where both sets of activities could...

By Cindy Loose | February 8, 2007; 9:50 AM ET | Comments (8)

Two Short-Lived Airfare Deals

Here are two deals that expire before we can get them into the paper: * JetBlue has a coast-to-coast sale: $99 each way (about $219 round trip with taxes) from Washington Dulles to three cities in California: San Diego, Oakland and Long Beach. But you have to buy no later...

By Carol Sottili | February 7, 2007; 3:21 PM ET | Comments (0)

Philly Crepes, Not Steaks

As a vegetarian visiting Philadelphia, I always miss out on the city's staple -- the cheesesteak. If I ordered a cheesesteak, hold the meat, I'm pretty sure the city would not feel any brotherly love toward me. While the town has innumerable eateries serving plant food, Beau Monde turned me...

By Andrea Sachs | February 7, 2007; 12:32 PM ET | Comments (9)

Best of the Caribbean

I would never ask readers to do my work. Unless they want to. Here's the deal: We're constantly asked, "Where should I go in the Caribbean?" I'm trying to put together a definitive list of which islands are best for those looking for specific experiences. I plan this week to...

By Cindy Loose | February 7, 2007; 10:53 AM ET | Comments (19)

Pecked to Death by a Duck

Will airlines, hotels, car rental companies, and the like ever run out of creative ways to squeeze another dollar out of us? The latest is Spirit Airlines: The discount carrier announced that, starting Feb. 10, each passenger will be allowed only one piece of checked luggage; a second bag will...

By Carol Sottili | February 6, 2007; 2:32 PM ET | Comments (7)

Hawaii's Ferry Big Development

While doing some research for last weekend's Way to Go issue, I stumbled across this tidbit: Starting in July, the Hawaii Superferry will start shuttling passengers from Honolulu (on the island of Oahu) to either Maui or Kauai. The ferries can hold more than 850 passengers and about 280 cars,...

By John Deiner | February 6, 2007; 11:34 AM ET | Comments (10)

Phone Home? No Thanks

When I studied abroad in northeast China, we would spend hours waiting for our Hotmail or Yahoo accounts to load up, and every other week I'd use a phone card to call home (and then hang up once someone answered so they could call back; it was cheaper that way)....

By Anne McDonough | February 6, 2007; 9:41 AM ET | Comments (1)

Hotel Search SOS

Need help figuring out a good hotel for a family reunion? Or want to compare the different prices offered on the Web for a room in the same hotel? Or to find a hotel meeting space good for a book club or other social group? In my research as a...

By Gary Lee | February 5, 2007; 3:48 PM ET | Comments (0)

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Travel ... And Then Some

Travel can be broadening, amusing, depressing, enlightening, touching and instructive -- sometimes all on the same trip. But as many of us know all too wel, the simple act of going from Point A to Point B can also be teeth-gnashingly frustrating. Anyone who's ever suffered through a canceled or...

By K.C. Summers | February 5, 2007; 12:38 PM ET | Comments (2)

 

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