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  • Orbitz Rewards Visa arrives as 2nd phase of loyalty program

    Orbitz Rewards Visa arrives as 2nd phase of loyalty program
    Orbitz Worldwide not only wants you to join its loyalty program and book hotels rooms and flights on Orbitz.com, it wants you to do so on your mobile device and pay using its new credit card the travel agency introduced Tuesday. In return, Orbitz is...
  • Chris Brown jailed for months more as bodyguard appeals verdict

    Chris Brown is looking at another tortuous cross-country trip back to Los Angeles, courtesy of the U.S. Marshals Service, followed by months more in jail, courtesy of the guilty verdict in his bodyguard's Washington, D.C., assault case.  Brown, who's...
  • JaxPort, Carnival Cruise Lines ink new deal for more service out of Jacksonville's terminal

    JaxPort, Carnival Cruise Lines ink new deal for more service out of Jacksonville's terminal
    JaxPort has ensured the cruise industry will be sticking around a while longer with a new agreement reached a decade after Carnival began sailing out of the First Coast. JaxPort and Carnival Cruise Lines inked a deal to extend service out of the...
  • 'Island of Lemurs: Madagascar' goes beyond the cute and cuddly

    'Island of Lemurs: Madagascar' goes beyond the cute and cuddly
    Who knew lemurs were zen masters? The primates, whose ancestors came to Madagascar some 60 million years ago, love to play. They also enjoy a good siesta on a handy branch, and when they are happy, they emit a cute little noise akin to a piglet's snort....
  • Taking the Kids -- and letting a little girl lead the way in Monet's garden

    I can't stop smiling. I'm walking in Monet's famous gardens at Giverny (http://giverny.org/gardens/fcm/visitgb.htm) on a sunny day, gardens with nearly 100,000 plants and a riot of colorful flowers, not to mention the famous lily pads immortalized in...
  • China's enclave in Canada

    China's enclave in Canada
    If you close your eyes at the Sea Harbour Restaurant for just a few moments, you could swear you're in Hong Kong, as servers and customers exchange rapid-fire Cantonese. When you open them, it's as if you've been teleported to the Pearl of the Orient;...
  • Thailand: With martial law imposed, should you still go?

    Thailand: With martial law imposed, should you still go?
    The declaration of martial law in Thailand on Tuesday marked a dramatic political turn for the Asian country that's been in the grip of civil strife the last six months. But what does the army's promise of restoring order mean for travelers who have...
  • Taking the Kids -- 6 ideas to jumpstart a multigenerational summer trip

    Taking the Kids -- 6 ideas to jumpstart a multigenerational summer trip
    Is grandma packed? There's a good chance she and grandpa are going along on your summer vacation whether it's to a week at the beach, to Yellowstone or Orlando, and there's also a good chance they're leading the way -- and paying for, or for much of, the...
  • Manaus is Brazil's jewel of the Amazon jungle

    Manaus is Brazil's jewel of the Amazon jungle
    It's that special time in the late afternoon when the light turns golden and life seems to move at the pace of a bygone era in the square that anchors this Amazon city's opera house. Children clamor to catch soap bubbles sent aloft by a vendor,...
  • More cruise passengers lured by a private balcony

    More cruise passengers lured by a private balcony
    The Titanic didn't have them. Neither did the snooty Queen Elizabeth 2 or the swinging TV "Love Boat" Pacific Princess. But now many travelers refuse to cruise if they don't have a balcony cabin. "The first couple times I cruised I had a porthole...
  • Dept. of Transportation: 'More protection, not less'

    Dept. of Transportation: 'More protection, not less'
    Apparently unfazed by the current congressional proposal to undo its earlier airline passenger protection rules, the Department of Transportation proposed a set of new, additional consumer protections. The most important deals with fees: DoT proposes that...