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Archive: June 24, 2007 - June 30, 2007

Survival Tips From the Pros

Our inbox clogs up with travel survival tips this time of year, most of them of the "duh" variety. Don't pack expensive or essential items in your checked luggage. Go easy on the alcohol when flying. Make sure your carry-on will fit in the overhead. Ho hum. But the new...

By K.C. Summers | June 29, 2007; 10:08 AM ET | Comments (17)

How Wired Is Your Room?

High-speed Internet? Of course. In-room iPod and docking station? Check. IP Video on Demand in High Definition? Er, coming right up! As hotels compete for tech-savvy travelers, the most forward-thinking have begun offering videos on demand in high definition. Many properties have offered HDTV in guest rooms for some time....

By Gary Lee | June 28, 2007; 10:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

Car and (My) Driver

One of the joys of visiting a new city is driving. In an unfamiliar car, you have the opportunity to explore new routes and roads (okay, get lost), meet the locals (translation: get cussed out for not knowing the streets) and take in the scenery (while parked on the side...

By Andrea Sachs | June 27, 2007; 9:44 AM ET | Comments (0)

Where to, Uncle Sam?

On our weekly online chat on Monday, someone posed a really simple but good question: Where, relatively locally, have you not yet been but always wanted to visit? That got me thinking about visiting Cape Cod or Martha's Vineyard, two places I've of course heard lots about but never had...

By Anne McDonough | June 26, 2007; 10:51 AM ET | Comments (21)

Boutique Hotels: Thumbs Up or Down?

Thanks to a plan in the works by Marriott International, a new line of boutique "lifestyle hotels" may soon be coming to street corners across the country. Is this welcome news for travelers? Are these the kind of properties you are looking for? A few days ago, Bill Marriott, Marriott's...

By Gary Lee | June 25, 2007; 3:41 PM ET | Comments (5)

Passport Survival Tips

We've written about the current passport crisis repeatedly in recent weeks, and with increasing alarm. Travelers who sent in their applications this spring were told that the former four- to six-week processing time had increased to eight weeks, and made their travel plans accordingly. Now, of course, with the surge...

By K.C. Summers | June 25, 2007; 10:53 AM ET | Comments (9)

 

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