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Archive: January 13, 2008 - January 19, 2008

Sailing Into Controversy

Let's see. What are the three topics you're never supposed to bring up in casual conversation? Politics, religion and ... uh... I know, cruising! Yeah, those first two can ignite the occasional minor squabble, but if it's World War III you're in the mood for at the next cocktail party,...

By Scott Vogel | January 18, 2008; 8:04 AM ET | Comments (25)

Gimme Bunny

Yesterday I returned from a trip to South Africa, one of the most fascinating, beautiful, exhilarating, heartbreaking places I've ever been. I'm still sorting it all out in my head -- What did I learn there? What were my favorite and least favorite parts? What would I recommend to friends,...

By Christina Talcott | January 17, 2008; 7:30 AM ET | Comments (13)

Valentine's Splurge

Hotels all over the country have been pitching special deals for Valentine's Day. But really, how far are you going to go for a Hallmark holiday? Still, given these gloomy winter days, your romantic impulse might need a jolt. Here's some ideas not far from home: * If you have...

By Cindy Loose | January 16, 2008; 7:58 AM ET | Comments (0)

The Odd File: In Florida, the Trip of a Lifetime

Travelers often chatter on about where they want to go before they die. But what about where to go after you die? Yes, the travel industry is now marketing to the afterlife. No refunds, of course. At the forefront of Postmortem Travel is the Nepture Society, a cremation company based...

By Andrea Sachs | January 15, 2008; 7:33 AM ET | Comments (13)

The Monday Rant: What's So Hard About E-Zpass?

I had the fortune (misfortune?) to travel up I-95 and into New Jersey via the turnpike a few weekends ago, and several things leapt to mind. Delaware is an awful place to drive. Delaware is an expensive place ($4 each way for the toll?!?) to drive. Highway planners have become...

By John Deiner | January 14, 2008; 7:41 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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