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Archive: June 22, 2008 - June 28, 2008

Friday Photo: Windy Ride

On this muggy, sticky day, we thought the Friday Photo should be something chilly. Then Cliff Wilson, of Centennial, Colo., sent this to us. Bingo! Wilson writes: "Not just wind boarders but snowboarders and skiers at Independence Pass, Colorado were enjoying the snow conditions of spring snow at 12, 095...

By Christina Talcott | June 27, 2008; 4:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Olympics: Yet Another Thing to Worry About

Air pollution, terrorism, political unrest: The list of potential concerns by athletes and visitors regarding the upcoming Beijing Olympics just seems to go on and on. And now there's another one. Rabies. According to a study released just yesterday by the CDC, believe it or not, dog bites are among...

By Scott Vogel | June 27, 2008; 11:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

A Blog, Blog, Blog, Blog World

Is it possible to cast your net too widely in search of travel ideas? Judge for yourself as we take a whirlwind spin through a few of today's (other) Travel blog offerings. Expand your horizons, or just read some really weird stuff. It goes without saying that you could discover...

By Scott Vogel | June 26, 2008; 1:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

Net Gains? American Adding Internet, for a Price

Starting today, some American Airlines passengers can test out the airline's new internet service on flights from New York to L.A. The broadband service, provided by Aircell, will offer free access to and a few other sites. American says it plans to install Aircell in 15 of its Boeing...

By Christina Talcott | June 25, 2008; 6:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

Airline Watch: It Just Keeps Getting Worse

Fees for pretzels, checked bags, diet Coke . . . the cutbacks and new tariffs levied by airlines have been rampant in this grim travel season. Now comes word that United will be laying off about 950 pilots, or 15 percent of the total. According to a story in today's...

By John Deiner | June 24, 2008; 10:56 AM ET | Comments (24)

The Monday Rant: Dream Books Giving Nightmares?

I'll admit it. I've taken my swipes at Conde Nast Travel on occasion, chiefly for its fixation on trips that 99% of the public couldn't or wouldn't ever take (Bay of Kotor, anyone?). But it's a rare month when I don't learn something of immediate relevance to my travel career....

By Scott Vogel | June 23, 2008; 12:09 PM ET | Comments (14)


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