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Archive: June 10, 2007 - June 16, 2007

Pride Festivals

The season of Pride festivals -- a major travel incentive for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people -- has kicked off with events planned in cities throughout North America and in several international destinations. Kimpton, a chain of hip hotels, is offering a 15 percent discount to travelers who book...

By Gary Lee | June 15, 2007; 9:43 AM ET | Comments (0)

Cruise Report: Carnival Liberty

Just returned from a six-night Western Caribbean cruise (Freeport, Bahamas; Grand Cayman; Costa Maya, Mexico) aboard the Carnival Liberty out of Fort Lauderdale with 10 family members, ranging in age from 19 to 83. Here are a few pros, cons and lessons learned. Positives: All gather for the "hairy chest"...

By Carol Sottili | June 14, 2007; 10:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

Turn It Down

Earlier this week I headed to a fabulous swimming pool with a faux sandy beach at the Las Vegas Mandalay Bay with thoughts of relaxing with a book, with hopes of falling into a well-deserved nap after getting up in time to see the sun rise over the Grand Canyon....

By Cindy Loose | June 13, 2007; 9:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

On the Road with . . . Borat?

I usually travel with Lonely Planet or Rough Guide titles, and sometimes with a nonfiction book about the place I'm traveling. (I should be careful about that; on last month's trip to China I brought along the fascinating "China Syndrome," by Karl Taro Greenfeld, and scared myself silly thinking about...

By Anne McDonough | June 12, 2007; 9:59 AM ET | Comments (0)

Some Vacation

It's bad enough that Americans don't get as much vacation time as the rest of the world. Seems we're frittering away the time we do get by taking our laptops, cellphones and other electronic gear along with us, unable to unplug ourselves from the demands of daily life. A new...

By K.C. Summers | June 11, 2007; 8:59 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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