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Archive: July 20, 2008 - July 26, 2008

Friday Photo: Our OTHER Photo Contest

Yes, you've seen this photo before. R.K. Wild's photo of a puppy barking at the ocean was last year's runner-up in our annual photo contest. We're re-posting it because today is the last day to submit your best vacation shot for this year's contest. Here are the details and rules:...

By Christina Talcott | July 25, 2008; 6:24 AM ET | Comments (0)

Airlines Try to Lighten Their Loads

Everyone's trying to lose weight these days, it seems. For some, it's all about bathing suit season. For others, it's done in the name of fuel economy. While drivers are trading in SUVs for compact gas-sippers, airlines are doing what they can to shed some pounds. No, not by imposing...

By Christina Talcott | July 24, 2008; 11:55 AM ET | Comments (12)

Cheers to the Museum of the American Cocktail

If you think Washington's hot, try New Orleans in July. When the Museum of the American Cocktail reopened its doors on Monday in that city, the temperature hit 96 degrees -- plus humidity. It may seem fitting that a town legendary for its raucous Mardi Gras celebration would house a...

By Christina Talcott | July 23, 2008; 6:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

Airline Deals Are Getting Rare

Less than five years ago, you could fly to Europe for $298 round trip off season, including taxes. And, in 1977, I flew the now defunct Peoples Express, one of the first post-deregulation discount carriers, for $99 each way from New York to Los Angeles: I paid a similar price...

By Carol Sottili | July 22, 2008; 6:23 AM ET | Comments (9)

The Monday Rant: Yet Another Amtrak Derailment?

Like a lot of people, I have a relationship with Amtrak that's straight out of "Codependent No More": can't live with it, can't live without the hope that America will someday figure out how to have a passenger rail system. On the one hand, I can certainly understand why Amtrak...

By Scott Vogel | July 21, 2008; 6:34 AM ET | Comments (0)


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