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Archive: August 26, 2007 - September 1, 2007

The Heck With High Season

As all right-thinking people know, the day after Labor Day -- not Jan. 1 -- is the real beginning of the New Year. That first-day-of-school energy makes it seem as if anything is possible. But September is significant for another reason, too: It marks the start of the best time...

By K.C. Summers | August 31, 2007; 1:47 PM ET | Comments (2)

Fort Lauderdale Mayor vs. Gays

A rift between Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Mayor Jim Naugle and the city's tourism officials reached a new peak a few days ago and the city's repuation as a top destination for gay travelers is at stake. Tensions started last month when Naugle said that gay sex is rampant in public...

By Gary Lee | August 30, 2007; 11:01 AM ET | Comments (5)

Nonrefundable Tickets: Does an Emergency Count?

A recent complaint is a common one: Guy buys a nonrefundable ticket. Something goes wrong and he can't make the flight. He's surprised he can't get his money back. But if his failure to show was no fault of his own -- say a flat tire, an accident, illness, whatever...

By Cindy Loose | August 29, 2007; 9:49 AM ET | Comments (27)

Zip-less Rental Cars

When renting a car, I am hardly an auto snob. Though I'd love a GPS to help me navigate foreign roads and an iPod hookup for my road-trip soundtrack, my only real requisites are four tires and at least two doors. I don't need a roof or a European pedigree,...

By Andrea Sachs | August 28, 2007; 11:54 AM ET | Comments (19)

Domino's Pizza and Other Healthy Dining Options

Just as travelers have begun craving locally grown and organic meal options, along comes, a Web site designed to help folks locate restaurants with menu items that are low in calories, trans fats and all other horrible things, and high in fiber and other stuff that's nutritional. The site,...

By Gary Lee | August 27, 2007; 1:06 PM ET | Comments (7)


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