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Archive: December 2, 2007 - December 8, 2007

Holiday Travel: No, Not the Sofabed!

Don't tell my family what I'm about to reveal here, okay? For years, my wife and I have made the yearly trek to see the fam in Delaware, Central Jersey and Upstate New York. In three short, exhausting days, we're usually able to pack about 600 miles on the car,...

By John Deiner | December 7, 2007; 10:21 AM ET | Comments (4)

Dust Off the Skis and Snowboards!

The storm that just dumped a few inches on us was good to some of our area ski resorts. Many of them have already opened, or will open by Saturday. But who's got the best snow? Our top picks: * Wisp Resort in Western Maryland has had a foot of...

By Carol Sottili | December 6, 2007; 1:41 PM ET | Comments (0)

(Ditching) Home for the Holidays

What can we learn about our culture from the Christmas cards we receive? (Besides the fact that Santa has a strange propensity for Coke in vintage bottles, I mean.) For one thing, Christmas and precipitation are inextricably bound. Think of it: In the case of every other holiday, no one...

By Scott Vogel | December 6, 2007; 7:28 AM ET | Comments (9)

Christmas in NYC: Kitsch and Tell

Few cities drape itself in more garland and glittery stuff during the holiday season than New York. But if you're only there for a short time, how do you decide what to see and do? For today's Escapes page in the Style section, we sent a reporter to the Radio...

By John Deiner | December 5, 2007; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (2)

Holiday Air Travel

The special attention given to air travel by top officials, including President Bush, seems to have paid off. The big question: Will the same measures be instituted over the Christmas holidays? It looks like YES. First, Thanksgiving travel. Major measures included the opening of military air space for commercial flights,...

By Cindy Loose | December 4, 2007; 7:04 AM ET | Comments (1)

Santa, Are You Reading?

In a shameful misuse of my blog platform, I'd like to recommend a wonderful movie for the holidays: "The Life of Reilly," a documentary about the life and times of the game-show fixture and "Tonight" show staple that has absolutely nothing to do with the holidays -- or with travel...

By K.C. Summers | December 3, 2007; 12:13 PM ET | Comments (0)


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