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Archive: January 6, 2008 - January 12, 2008

And Now This: Mice on a Plane!

Advice you never thought you'd need: Shake out those little pillows they give you on planes. Why? Because of a story I spotted courtesy of eTurbo News , which covers the travel industry. According to the report, mice were found on Sunday on a United Airways flight from Washington to...

By Cindy Loose | January 11, 2008; 7:08 AM ET | Comments (4)

Island Report: The Incident Fiji Wants to Forget

"Fiji Me." That's the slogan they're using on the official Fiji Islands Web site these days. It appears to mean something along the lines of, "Put some Fiji all over me." Anyway, the South Pacific nation is extending an invitation to tourists everywhere, asking them to immerse themselves in the...

By Scott Vogel | January 10, 2008; 11:41 AM ET | Comments (5)

Insta-CoGo: Ready for Passport Cards?

The U.S. State Department has just issued the initial rule that will lead to the creation of passport cards, as opposed to the existing passport books. A passport or the new passport cards will be needed when crossing the U.S. border into Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean at some...

By Cindy Loose | January 10, 2008; 7:28 AM ET | Comments (11)

Disney Whirl: Goodbye "MGM" . . . and Kids

Disney news. There's always Disney news. First up, if you didn't hear, there is no longer a Disney-MGM Studios. This week, the park officially became Disney's Hollywood Studios. It's evidently going to take a while to totally change all the signage, but from now on, that's the name of the...

By John Deiner | January 9, 2008; 7:35 AM ET | Comments (7)

Top Destinations for 2008: You Tell US

Lonely Planet just came out with its much-anticipated (well, I like it) list of hot travel destinations for 2008. And I, for one, am feeling a little deflated. I mean, last year's top destination, if I recall correctly, was China; the year before that, the wonderful Croatia. New Zealand, another...

By K.C. Summers | January 8, 2008; 7:29 AM ET | Comments (102)

The Monday Rant: Getting Groped in the Air

Today we inaugurate a new weekly feature on the Travel Log: The Monday Rant. And as anyone who travels knows, we won't be lacking for material. The process of getting from here to there ain't exactly a walk in the park these days -- it's more like running from a...

By K.C. Summers | January 7, 2008; 7:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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