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Archive: July 6, 2008 - July 12, 2008

Friday Photo: Big Cat Nap

What is it about an afternoon nap that feels so luxurious? The lioness in this picture, sent to us by Liz Griffith of Falls Church, looks so relaxed, with her legs dangling from the tree branch, that we couldn't resist choosing it for this week's Friday Photo. Plus, Griffith's explanation...

By Christina Talcott | July 11, 2008; 12:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

Let's Talk Turkey: Is It Safe?

Yesterday's attack on the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul was tragic and scary, and immediately people started wondering: Is Turkey safe for travelers? The State Department posted a response on its Web site's page about visiting Turkey, and the advice offered is inconclusive at best: Essentially, travelers are warned to maintain...

By Christina Talcott | July 10, 2008; 3:12 PM ET | Comments (1)

(Hurricane) Bertha and a Nation

"The indication is that the hurricane is turning away from Bermuda, so we don't want to alarm people." That's Tyrone Smith of the Bermuda Police Service, speaking about the possible path of Hurricane Bertha over the next few days. As of yesterday afternoon, the storm was 780 miles southeast of...

By Scott Vogel | July 10, 2008; 6:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

Kids and Video Games: A Luddite Responds

Today I got an e-mail about a new survey of parents and kids that reveals that 96 percent of kids ages 8 to 14 will bring some form of video game with them on vacation, and that one third of parents surveyed worry that their child will be bored if...

By Christina Talcott | July 9, 2008; 7:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

Things Are Bad, Except Where They Aren't

Think no one's traveling these days, that we're all scaling back, setting our sights on day trips or worse -- staycations? Think again. Even as millions of Americans are rethinking their commitment to the summer vacation, a small fraction of us are actually living it up like never before. These...

By Scott Vogel | July 8, 2008; 6:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

Airline Schedule Changes

Seems not a day goes by without airlines announcing schedule cuts, mergers or bankruptcies. In recent weeks, Delta said it would reduce domestic capacity by 13 percent in the second half of 2008. United will cut service by 14 percent in the fourth quarter of 2008. US Airways is going...

By Carol Sottili | July 7, 2008; 1:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

 

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