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Archive: July 13, 2008 - July 19, 2008

Friday Photo: Shake on It

Today's Friday Photo, by Cathy Sampson of Shrewsbury, Mass., has a story behind it that's more about a photo not taken. Let's let her tell it: "I took this photo while scuba diving in Grand Cayman this April. Our son's friend, Brian Sklut, was completing his checkout dives to earn...

By Christina Talcott | July 18, 2008; 2:43 PM ET | Comments (0)

Anteing Up in Copenhagen

Or rather, to be completely truthful, I've just returned this morning from a trip I took there for an upcoming Travel piece. Everyone knows that Europe's expensive -- which may be why I saw a rather startling lack of Americans in Denmark -- but just how out-of-reach is it? The...

By Scott Vogel | July 17, 2008; 11:23 AM ET | Comments (9)

Snakes in a Hotel Room

Carol's recent blog about the low numbers of visitors to the United States suggested some reasons why foreigners are staying away, but she neglected to mention one possibility: deadly snakes in our hotels. As an animal lover, I'm saddened by the wanton disregard for these creatures, but I also cringe...

By Christina Talcott | July 16, 2008; 7:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

Guess Who's Not Coming to America?

With the dollar being not so strong against the Euro and the British Pound, among others, you'd think that foreign visitors would be flocking to the United States. You'd be wrong. According to statistics from the Travel Industry Association (TIA) and the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, there were two million...

By Carol Sottili | July 15, 2008; 7:19 AM ET | Comments (16)

The Monday Rant: Drop the Chutney

Chutneygate started on a travel day like every other travel day. As I walked through security at the Portland, Maine, airport, I had my boarding pass in hand, my flip-flops off, my computer in a tray, my toiletries squished into tiny vials in a tiny ziploc bag. I did not...

By Andrea Sachs | July 14, 2008; 7:34 AM ET | Comments (32)

 

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