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Archive: July 8, 2007 - July 14, 2007

I'm Green. . .When It's Convenient

Wow. If the 1,041 people interviewed for a new survey that came across my desk can be taken to represent the American traveling public, we are not good citizens when it comes to being "green" on the road. The survey included questions that compared at-home green techniques (water conservation, turning...

By Anne McDonough | July 13, 2007; 9:24 AM ET | Comments (12)

Euro Blues

It's not getting any easier travelingl overseas, is it? All this week, the dollar has been losing ground to the euro. At its peak, the exchange required travelers to give $1.37 for every euro. The British pound also traded at a sky-high rate of about $2.03 on Wednesday. Both currencies...

By Gary Lee | July 12, 2007; 10:20 AM ET | Comments (13)

Passports in Hot, Cold Water

By design and purpose, passports take a lot of beating. They get tossed into luggage haphazardly, manhandled by immigration officers wielding large stamps and sometimes jettisoned into a busy road in Tijuana (sorry, dear passport, I blame the tequila). Now, we can add to the list of bad treatment the...

By Andrea Sachs | July 11, 2007; 9:52 AM ET | Comments (5)

Short-Lived Airline Deals

Airlines are more often than not offering sales with very short shelf lives. It's not uncommon for a sale to last for only a couple of days. Here are a few that will expire before the Travel section goes to press on Sunday. *Aer Lingus has a September sale on...

By Carol Sottili | July 10, 2007; 3:54 PM ET | Comments (2)

Hotel Blogs: The Users Check In

Dig the blogging thing? (Well, you must, since you're reading this.) Or are you simply into hotels? Fans of both will find nirvana in several Web sites specifically dedicated to blogs about individual hotels or chains. I have checked out a couple of the blogs devoted to chains: www.starwoodlobby.com and...

By Gary Lee | July 10, 2007; 10:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

Will Wonders Never Cease, Part 2

7/7/07 wasn't just the date that a desperate housewife and a basketball superstar got hitched in Paris . . . it's also when the results of the New Seven Wonders campaign were revealed in Lisbon. More than 100 million votes were cast by folks around the world in this people's...

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

 

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