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Archive: June 8, 2008 - June 14, 2008

The Friday Photo: Irish Ayes

Now that we've survived the heat from earlier this week here in D.C., it's time to kick back and get ready for the weekend. And what better way than to take a gander at this week's Friday Photo? This week's comes from David French of Alexandria, who returned from Prague...

By John Deiner | June 13, 2008; 3:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

Iceland's New National Park: Think Big

With only 300,000 residents and hypothermic temps, Iceland is not a boastful country. But now the Scandinavian nation can crow away. The country recently cut the red ribbon on Vatnajökull National Park, the largest national park in Europe and Iceland's biggest conservation project. While we're talking in superlatives, it is...

By Andrea Sachs | June 13, 2008; 6:37 AM ET | Comments (0)

Heathrow Layovers: The Experts Weigh In

The kind folks at the British Travel office recently read our Monday chat and offered some tips on Heathrow layovers, which we talked about a lot during the course of our one-hour gabfest. Here's what they said about arriving at Heathrow: "While the fantastic Heathrow Express is your fastest option...

By Christina Talcott | June 12, 2008; 10:27 AM ET | Comments (6)

Insta-CoGo: Drowsy Pilots in the Cockpit?

Let's file this one under "things you'd probably rather not know." According to a report in USA Today, "Two airline pilots fell asleep while cruising over Hawaii last February, flying past their destination toward open ocean for 18 minutes before waking up and returning for a safe landing." The incident...

By John Deiner | June 11, 2008; 10:24 AM ET | Comments (5)

Jet Lag and You: A New Cure?

The cure for jet lag is as elusive as the cure for the hangover. In my world, water and sleep help for both afflictions, but neither is a miracle worker. However, on a recent trip to the Pacific Northwest, I unknowingly snacked on a jet-lag elixir. I thought it was...

By Andrea Sachs | June 10, 2008; 6:36 AM ET | Comments (0)


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