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Archive: November 30, 2008 - December 6, 2008

Friday Photo: Stairway to Heaven

If you're hesitant to take the road less traveled, let this photo prove that an unbeaten path -- or, in this case, staircase -- can sometimes yield the greatest treasures. That, anyway, was the lesson I gleaned from the photo sent in by this week's Friday Photo winner, Laura Wainwright...

By Christina Talcott | December 5, 2008; 9:29 AM ET | Comments (1)

Foiling Fees

Did you see the Onion's story about the American Airline's newest fees? Does it make you feel better about getting charged for phone reservations? Also in the news, last Sunday's The Ethicist column had a question about avoiding an unbelievably high name-change fee. It made me wonder: Has anyone out...

By Christina Talcott | December 4, 2008; 9:44 AM ET | Comments (3)

Insta Q&A: Camaraderie in the Caribbean

Does the thought of setting out alone on a beach vacation fill you with dread? Dip in to the Travel Q&A mailbox with me and let's see if we can help reader Diane Nargiz of Solomons Island, Md.: I need some advice for a week's getaway in late December or...

By Christina Talcott | December 3, 2008; 9:34 AM ET | Comments (5)

What U.S. Cities Have the Healthiest Airports?

Two of our region's airports -- BWI Marshall and Reagan National -- have placed in the top 10 of the nation's healthiest. The rankings by Health Magazine gave BWI the number two spot, behind Phoenix Sky Harbor. BWI "features soft music and comfortable lighting at one of its key security...

By Carol Sottili | December 2, 2008; 12:06 PM ET | Comments (4)

Kids Deck the Airports' Halls

This month, two Washington area airports will bring in Santa's little helpers to assist with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority's second-annual tree trimming celebration. (Courtney Prebich/ MWAA) Today at Reagan National, between 10:30 and 11:15 a.m., about 100 children from nine District, Maryland and Virginia elementary and middle schools will...

By Andrea Sachs | December 2, 2008; 10:06 AM ET | Comments (2)

Traveling to India? A Mumbai Update

Needless to say, the tragic events in Mumbai last week have made that city a potentially dangerous destination for American citizens, among others. The situation remains fluid but it's unlikely that things will return to normal in the foreseeable future. As a statement on its Web site puts it, "The...

By Scott Vogel | December 1, 2008; 1:48 PM ET | Email a Comment

 

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