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Archive: September 23, 2007 - September 29, 2007

Columbus, Ohio, for $10?!

Got $10 to spare? If so, and you don't mind driving to Richmond, you can fly to Columbus, Ohio, on Skybus, a new low-fare carrier that recently started service between the Old Dominion and the Buckeye State. On every flight, the carrier sells 10 seats for $10 (not including taxes)...

By Andrea Sachs | September 28, 2007; 10:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

Hotels with Women-Only Floors: A Good Idea?

Even though Marriott has scrapped plans to set aside a women's-only floor at a major new property, the concept is still being batted around among hoteliers. Marriott had originally designated the 19th floor of its new $100 million, 340-room JW Marriott in Grand Rapids, Mich., to be exclusively available to...

By Gary Lee | September 27, 2007; 7:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Back In the Water

For all those parents who made me stand idly by the pool for hours this past summer, staring longingly into placid yet befouled waters, I have four words for you: Swim diapers aren't enough. My 7-year-old and I hit them all this past summer, from the coolest waterparks to the...

By Scott Vogel | September 26, 2007; 9:28 AM ET | Comments (4)

Surveillance: Now It's Getting Personal

Last weekend's Washington Post story about the U.S. government collecting surprisingly personal data about millions of American travelers -- and saving the information in a database for years -- was chilling. Of course, as the story pointed out, the Automated Targeting System (as it's called) has been used to screen...

By K.C. Summers | September 25, 2007; 12:02 PM ET | Comments (8)

Autumn Colors: Leaf Me Out of It

First, the good news: According to the Vermont Department of Marketing and Tourism, the foliage way up north is looking pretty sharp these days. Here's I learned from a press release received on Thursday afternoon: "The color change is accelerating rapidly at the higher elevations along the spine of the...

By John Deiner | September 24, 2007; 10:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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