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Archive: April 13, 2008 - April 19, 2008

The Friday Photo: Where's Nemo?

Merlin ID: 12181268 Happy Friday, which means, of course, that it's time for your big contribution to the Travel Log. This week's spanking new Travel tote bag goes to Cindy Sherman of Lothian, Md., who took this picture on a recent trip. Why do we dig this one so? You...

By John Deiner | April 18, 2008; 3:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

Tales From the Road: Atlantic City, Still Awful

A few years ago, I wrote a story for The Post's Travel section about the renaissance of Atlantic City. Things were getting hipper, happier, cleaner. The future seemed so bright I had to wear shades. Okay, things for AC aren't quite panning out the way I'd expected. Gaming revenue, according...

By John Deiner | April 18, 2008; 6:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

NYC Cabs: Cash or Credit?

Gone are the days of running out of cash in a NYC cab and having to ask the driver to swing by an ATM machine -- or beg the hotel concierge to spot you a $20. Visa, MasterCard and other major plastic companies (including debit cards) now go wherever you...

By Andrea Sachs | April 17, 2008; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Can You Trust Travel Guidebooks?

Travel writers on the take?! I'm shocked, shocked. A new memoir by a rogue guidebook writer is causing a big kerfuffle in the travel community. In his book "Do Travel Writers Go to Hell?", former Lonely Planet contributor Thomas Kohnstamm says that during his assignments for several LP guidebooks, he...

By K.C. Summers | April 16, 2008; 1:44 PM ET | Comments (0)

Tijuana Tragedy: Is It News to You?

In case you haven't heard, a new travel alert -- or, to be precise, an updated travel alert -- was issued yesterday for Americans traveling to Mexico. The bulletin, which you can read in full here, is primarily concerned with criminal activity in the border towns, and warns of an...

By Scott Vogel | April 16, 2008; 6:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

Delta/Northwest Marriage: What Does It Mean?

Should the Delta/Northwest merger go through, the jury is still out on what type of effects it will have on the regular schmoe trying to make his way back home. Will frequent-flier mile programs change? Will more fees be charged? Will there be less competiton and higher fares out of...

By Carol Sottili | April 15, 2008; 11:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

Insta-CoGo: Teens and Car Crashes

While no one can calculate the sorrow caused by teen crashes, a first-ever analysis released last week by AAA finds that crashes involving drivers ages 15 to 17 cost American society more than $34 billion annually in medical expenses, lost work, property damage loss and other related costs in 2006....

By Cindy Loose | April 15, 2008; 6:24 AM ET | Comments (11)

The Monday Rant: Air Wars, Part II

Let me see if I've got this straight. Airport security lines are longer than ever, flights are more expensive than ever, planes are more crowded than ever and more often delayed than ever. Meanwhile, a second checked bag costs more, food costs more, legroom costs more. And best of all,...

By Scott Vogel | April 14, 2008; 6:45 AM ET | Comments (15)

 

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