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  • Foreign but familiar: Getting oriented in Europe

    Whether tackling big cities or quaint villages in Europe, you don't want to feel like a stranger in a strange land, even though that's exactly what you are. Getting oriented is especially important in big cities, which, for many travelers, are the most...
  • End Of The Line For Metro-North?

    For the 115,000 daily passengers on Metro-North in Connecticut, the derailment and fatalities that occurred Dec. 1 in the Bronx really hit home. Those were Connecticut rail cars involved in that crash and a crew that could just as easily have been...
  • Can you trust a vacation rental?

    Can you trust a vacation rental?
    The two-bedroom apartment in the trendy Tunali neighborhood of Ankara, Turkey, that Richard and Ellen Lacroix rented through Airbnb fell dramatically short of their expectations. It was, they say, infested with mosquitoes, smelled of cigarette smoke...
  • Southwest suspends pilots who flew plane to wrong airport

    Southwest suspends pilots who flew plane to wrong airport
    Southwest Airlines suspended two pilots from flying after their jetliner with 124 passengers landed at the wrong airport near Branson, Mo., late Sunday, a spokeswoman said Monday. A Southwest captain, who has 15 years flying with the airline, and a...
  • Budget tips for 20-something travelers (and vagabonds of any age)

    When I was 18, I wrote a postcard to my grandmother from Austria, describing how I slept for free on the porch of a hostel in Innsbruck. While I wouldn't do that now, it's fun to reminisce about my backpacking days. Back then, bars were inundated with...
  • The great airline fee grab

    The great airline fee grab
    Air travel is full of surprises, some good, many not. Steven Allen says he got a bad one recently when he called to change a United Airlines ticket from San Francisco to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. To move his return date from Oct. 25 to Oct. 27, the...
  • Bad Year For Metro-North Turns Tragic

    The first two passenger cars in Sunday's Metro-North train crash in The Bronx had red stripes and "State of Connecticut" logos. The pictures should remind this state that the accident could have happened here. It ought to have our full attention. The...
  • State Department warns travelers about dangers of visiting Honduras

    State Department warns travelers about dangers of visiting Honduras
    WASHINGTON -- The State Department on Tuesday cautioned travelers about the risks of visiting Honduras, known as the “murder capital of the world,” saying that killings of Americans are frequent and almost never solved. In a travel warning,...
  • Broward tourism officials aim to build on LGBT success

    Greater Fort Lauderdale has come a long way since officially rolling out the rainbow carpet to gay and lesbian travelers in 1996. Back then tourism officials spent $35,000 on gay marketing. Today that marketing budget is about $750,000 and is aimed at...
  • Hartford's Trademark Industry Developed Into Protection Against Severe Weather

     Hartford's Trademark Industry Developed Into Protection Against Severe Weather
    Hartford's signature industry — insurance — started by offering financial protection against fire damage, but as the property-casualty business evolved the biggest threat to property became weather in all its extreme variations: tornadoes,...
  • Cloudy Forecasting Gradually Clears: Weather Has Always Been Big News

    Cloudy Forecasting Gradually Clears: Weather Has Always Been Big News
    Forecasting the weather -- or trying to -- is as old as civilization. Around 340 B.C., the Greek philosopher Aristotle wrote a four-volume text exploring the origins and dynamics of different weather events. Still, for many hundreds of years,...
  • How travelers can challenge the industry's 'act of God' excuses

    How travelers can challenge the industry's 'act of God' excuses
    It's the time of year when the travel industry likes to play the weather card. Couldn't check into your hotel? Blame it on that distant tornado. Flight canceled? It's the hurricane's fault, even though it's hundreds of miles away. A big repair bill for...