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Archive: August 3, 2008 - August 9, 2008

Friday Photo: I Scream, You Scream...

Some people swear that ice cream is necessary to life, especially on hot summer days. Regular Travel Log reader Jamie Pearson, this week's Friday Photo winner, took the cool treat's application to a whole new level in Spain this summer. She writes: "Ice cream was the only thing that made...

By Christina Talcott | August 8, 2008; 7:07 AM ET | Comments (1)

Did Anyone Remember to Pack Our Daughter?

I admit that I have forgotten items now and then, especially when I am caught up in the tornado of travel. I have left my passport in a bathroom stall in the Zurich airport (embarrassing!) and misplaced one of my bags at a car rental office in Los Angeles. But...

By Andrea Sachs | August 7, 2008; 7:17 AM ET | Comments (22)

August Is the Cruelest Month

If your vacation happens to begin tomorrow and you're planning a car trip -- well, I'm not suggesting that you cancel it, but do be careful. August 6, it seems, is one of the deadliest days of the year when it comes to car accidents, according to a set of...

By Scott Vogel | August 5, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (3)

The Monday Rant: Mini-Bars, Maxi-Buzz Kill

I am afraid to even look at it, much less touch it or -- aghast! -- open it. I am referring, of course, to the Evil Mini-Bar, the cruelest of hotel appliances (amenities is too generous and kind a word). Back in the day, mini-bars were friendly repositories of refreshments....

By Andrea Sachs | August 4, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (18)

 

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