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Archive: Monday Raves

Raving, Not Ranting, About Air Travel

We're all used to the travails of flying. Delays, cramped planes, random fees, missed connections -- you know the drill. But it may not be a bad idea to share when things go right. Last week, I flew to San Jose, Costa Rica from Reagan National, connecting in Houston, on...

By Carol Sottili | November 17, 2008; 07:53 AM ET | Comments (6)

Monday Rave: Rental Car Save

There was some kind of computer glitch, I suppose, that cancelled my last-minute car rental at Logan Airport in Boston. I certainly didn't call to cancel the car I would need to get to Cape Cod for my friends' wedding. If you were reading last week, you'd know that rental...

By Christina Talcott | October 6, 2008; 09:53 AM ET | Comments (4)

Monday Rave: Security Line, Experts Only

After countless flights over innumerable years, I am now a certified pro at airport security. Faster than you can say "bag check," I can slip off my shoes, pull out my computer and toiletries, place them in the tray, and saunter through the metal detecting machine, boarding pass in hand....

By Andrea Sachs | August 25, 2008; 09:30 AM ET | Comments (9)

Monday Rave: Real Smart

It's a cruel irony: People with clutter problems love buying magazines about how to control clutter, thereby creating more clutter. That's why I like Real Simple Magazine's Web site and its hordes of useful -- and paperless -- tips on organizing. Imagine my glee, then, when I discovered they have...

By Christina Talcott | July 28, 2008; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (5)

The Monday Rave: In Praise of Slow Travel

Does anyone still remember the 1969 comedy "If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium"? It's a mildly entertaining film whose best joke is its title and whose protagonists are cartoonish tourists who try to visit nine European countries in 18 days. This was not an unexpected plotline, especially when you...

By Scott Vogel | May 12, 2008; 06:37 AM ET | Comments (9)

The Monday Rave: Tax Rebates and Travel

Okay, we've heard you. A few folks (very few, in fact) have questioned the need for fostering negativity on Mondays. We say: Why not? But we're going to mix it up a bit from now on. So herewith is our first Monday Rave. And could there be a better thing...

By Christina Talcott | April 28, 2008; 06:16 AM ET | Comments (15)


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