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Archive: December 9, 2007 - December 15, 2007

A Little More Leg Room, Please

Flown a budget airline in Europe lately and felt envious of the amount of space sardines have in a can? There may be changes afoot. According to a report in the London Daily Mail, budget airlines are being called on to give their jam-packed patrons extra leg room. Hear hear....

By John Deiner | December 14, 2007; 9:45 AM ET | Comments (10)

Making a (Packing) List, Checking It Twice

While digging around for the products to include in this year's holiday gift guide, I discovered some great travel-related Web sites. One I stumbled across doesn't sell travel products, but rather sells the notion of traveling light. founder Doug Dyment packs his site (pun intended) with all kinds of...

By Christina Talcott | December 13, 2007; 8:03 AM ET | Comments (2)

Are You More Stupider Than a Fifth-Grader?

Oh, Kellie Pickler, you poor "American Idol" also-ran. I don't watch "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" on Fox, but boy . . . you just have to love this clip of Pickler on the show. I understand that she may not know what Budapest is the capital of,...

By John Deiner | December 12, 2007; 12:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

Unclogging New York Airports

What's the U.S. Department of Transportation going to do to solve the congestion problem at New York City airports -- a clog that backs up flights and causes delays nationwide? Although the official word hasn't been decreed yet, insiders say they know. First, the DOT won't carry out its threat...

By Cindy Loose | December 12, 2007; 10:33 AM ET | Comments (0)

GPS: Is It a Find?

For the holidays, I am torn between asking for pearl earrings and a GPS unit. I need the former because I recently lost one of my earrings, and every proper girl needs a pair. For the latter, well, to be honest, I could get lost in a driveway. I never...

By Andrea Sachs | December 11, 2007; 8:44 AM ET | Comments (14)

Holiday Stays: It's All Relative

The free ride is over, Aunt Edna. Holidays or not, a recent survey reveals Americans' inner Scrooge. Bah, relatives. The report, which covered overnight family visits during the holidays, found that on average, people would charge their own kin $149 a night for accommodations at their place. But do...

By Andrea Sachs | December 10, 2007; 10:12 AM ET | Comments (11)


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