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Archive: January 27, 2008 - February 2, 2008

Way to Go: Our Annual Travel Guide

We know, we know. Between airline shenanigans, exorbitant fares, confusing passport requirements, rising fuel costs, terrorist threats and snarky security agents, it's a wonder we all don't stay home. But despite all the above disincentives, we go, because travel is worth it. And to make your next trip go a...

By K.C. Summers | February 1, 2008; 3:02 PM ET | Comments (5)

Insta-CoGo: Direct Flights vs. Nonstop

CoGo recently received a letter from a reader apoplectic about US Airways. When calling the airline three times about a ticket from Phoenix to BWI, she wrote, she was distinctly told three times that the flight from Phoenix to BWI was "direct" -- which she assumed meant, well, direct, as...

By Cindy Loose | January 31, 2008; 1:06 PM ET | Comments (19)

What's the Deal?: Bargains to Grab Now

It's February. Time to plan your garden and your vacations. You're on your own finding seed catalogues, but I can help with some travel deals. Here are a couple that are worth a look: Cathay Pacific is again selling its All Asia Pass for travel in 2008, which can save...

By Carol Sottili | January 31, 2008; 9:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

Travel Health: Hotel Drinking Glasses

Okay, I'm switching to plastic. You ever wonder how clean those hotel glasses are in hotel rooms? Well, according to an Atlanta TV station that mounted an undercover investigation last fall, not very. The station hid a camera in various hotel rooms around town, and used drinking glasses were set...

By John Deiner | January 30, 2008; 2:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

Insta-Q&A: A Nip, a Tuck and a Tuk Tuk in Bangkok

Welcome to the inaugural edition of Insta-Q&A, where you can both pose questions to the Travel section, and also help out fellow travelers with your own answers to their queries. Our first question is one we didn't get a chance to answer during this week's chat (it's every Monday at...

By Scott Vogel | January 30, 2008; 7:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

Happy Talk: Americans vs. the World

The problem with traveling, someone once said, is that you take yourself with you wherever you go. We all dream of escaping, but accomplishing escape is far more difficult than advertised. Which brings me to the following public service message: Are you planning to travel to a foreign land in...

By Scott Vogel | January 29, 2008; 11:55 AM ET | Comments (8)

Insta-CoGo: Burning Questions From Vegas

If you were anywhere near a TV set on Friday afternoon and it was tuned to CNN or MSNBC, you saw the flames shooting out of the roof of the Monte Carlo casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip. Pretty harrowing stuff, right? The 3,000-room hotel remains closed, and travelers get...

By John Deiner | January 29, 2008; 7:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

The Monday Rant: Dulles, Metro . . . and Me

A sampling of this week's sales: United, $213 to San Juan. Jet Blue, $199 to Vegas. Air France, $552 to Madrid. You know what all those fare have in common? They leave from Dulles. And you know what that means? If you're without a car, you'd have to beg a...

By Christina Talcott | January 28, 2008; 7:32 AM ET | Comments (45)

 

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