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Archive: February 17, 2008 - February 23, 2008

Enter Now: Introducing the Friday Photo

Now there's another reason to look forward to Friday afternoons. Starting today, we'll be running a travel photo each week in this space, and we want you to provide it. We're starting out with Travel staffer Christina Talcott's shot from a recent trip to South Africa. Christina writes: I...

By John Deiner | February 22, 2008; 1:32 PM ET | Comments (0)

What's the Deal: Get Away From the Ice!

If you've put off planning that spring vacation, here are a couple of deals that could give you ideas. * Virgin America is offering a "Why Leap When You Can Fly" sale. Price is $238 round trip plus about $21 taxes for nonstop flights from Washington Dulles to either Los...

By Carol Sottili | February 22, 2008; 7:24 AM ET | Comments (0)

Insta-CoGo: You, Freezing Rain and Canceled Flights

Not more snow, sleet and freezing rain! The forecast is ominous, and having traveled through the last round a week ago, I feel for anyone traveling in the next 36 hours who may have concerns about whether their flights, or connecting flights, will get off the ground. Let's say they...

By John Deiner | February 21, 2008; 1:31 PM ET | Comments (0)

Baby, Say 'Cheese' for the State Department

You're never too young to travel. But first, you have to learn to sit all by yourself. That was the lesson my sister recently learned when she brought Kate, then five weeks old, to have her passport photo snapped. Lisa, her husband and itty-bitty Kate are traveling to Italy in...

By Andrea Sachs | February 21, 2008; 7:35 AM ET | Comments (15)

Travel Health: That Water on the Plane

A few days after I returned from South Africa, I got sick -- really sick. At first I wondered if I was suffering from drinking bad water, from, say, the ice cubes at that cute café in Jo'burg. But that's unlikely: Unlike many African countries, South Africa's drinking water is...

By Christina Talcott | February 20, 2008; 12:41 PM ET | Comments (8)

Insta-Q&A: Mackinac Island's Grand Hotel

It's time once again for 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. Today's question comes from a reader whose wife is soon to celebrate her 50th birthday. If you have some advice for...

By Scott Vogel | February 20, 2008; 7:07 AM ET | Comments (7)

Insta-CoGo: Will Amtrak Be More Secure?

The plan to increase security on Amtrak gets no argument from me, in theory at least. But don't you have to wonder about the effectiveness of various aspects of the plan? First off, both uniformed and plain clothes officers will be riding the trains and be present in stations. The...

By Cindy Loose | February 19, 2008; 12:58 PM ET | Comments (9)

It Came From the Chat: Are Searches and Seizures Unreasonable?

It's a question that's been raised by business travelers all over the country. A version of it surfaced in our chat on Feb. 11: Arlington, VA - Searching my BlackBerry?: Why in the world should Customs have the right to search my BlackBerry and laptop files just because I am...

By Scott Vogel | February 19, 2008; 7:23 AM ET | Comments (6)


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