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It Came From the Chat: Some Scent-sational Stories

In yesterday's chat, I asked readers to share their stories of smells that reminded them of places they'd visited, and the stories rolled in. Here are three I didn't get a chance to post: Gee Street: My favorite scent-place association: Stayed in Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii last...

By Christina Talcott | November 11, 2008; 08:09 AM ET | Comments (2)

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; 07:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

Site Inspection: Kanye West's Travel Site

A few weeks back, I was tipped me off to an intriguing development: Hip-hop megastar Kanye West has launched his own travel company. When I first checked the Kanye Travel Ventures site, it was bad: With an amateurish design and limited "deals" -- phone cards were sometimes the only options...

By Christina Talcott | April 24, 2008; 07:51 AM ET | Comments (0)


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