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Archive: May 13, 2007 - May 19, 2007

Lost in the Airport: Vacation Cash

Here's a lesson for all of you, because we here in the Travel section really do want everyone to arrive safe and sound at their destinations, and with all of their possessions intact. That last part is pivotal, as I learned last week on vacation. My wife and I flew...

By John Deiner | May 18, 2007; 10:11 AM ET | Comments (10)

$32 Tip Included

In the latest salvo in the debate over how much to tip hotel staff, a guest at the posh Phoenician in Scottsdale, Ariz., is suing over mandatory gratuities included in his room bill. It seems that upon check-out Jim Schulevitz got a bill that included a $4 daily tip for...

By Gary Lee | May 17, 2007; 11:04 AM ET | Comments (32)

Eww, That Smell

Sailing around the Caribbean is an adventure unto itself, yet on a recent vacation to the British Virgin Islands, our family had some added intrigue: Who stole the milk? Here's the back story: In an effort to save money and time, my new brother-in-law packed some provisions in his checked...

By Andrea Sachs | May 16, 2007; 10:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

Cuba Bound

For decades the U.S. has restricted travel to Cuba, and while any savvy traveler used to be able to legally circumvent the restrictions, the Bush administration has made it an almost total ban, unless you are a journalist going to do a story or you have relatives in Cuba. The...

By Cindy Loose | May 15, 2007; 10:13 AM ET | Comments (0)

Broadway Discount Update

Why pay full price to see Broadway shows? Sharon Isch, our former Post colleague and resident theater expert, just e-mailed with this update on discounted Broadway tickets: Several companies offer discounts for Broadway shows, including, which requires signing up for a free online membership. Very simple. I joined long...

By K.C. Summers | May 14, 2007; 4:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

What to Pack?

A lot of the questions we get from readers about a given destination have to do with weather -- when's the best time to go, what clothes to pack, etc. Me, I swear by layers, but there also are some neat weather-data tools out there that can help take some...

By K.C. Summers | May 14, 2007; 9:29 AM ET | Comments (3)


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