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  • Orange County blogger hopes to finish novel while riding Amtrak

    Orange County blogger hopes to finish novel while riding Amtrak
    At first, Marianne Kirby was just one of 16,000 writers seeking a free long-distance ride on an Amtrak train. Then, in July, the Orange County resident and UCF graduate got an email saying she was one of 115 semi-finalists who were still in the...
  • Fitzpatrick, Strouse spar on abortion, Ebola, other issues

    Fitzpatrick, Strouse spar on abortion, Ebola, other issues
    Viewpoints on abortion, the Ebola virus, marijuana and health care — and nearly $2 million in campaign cash — now divide Bucks County Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick and Kevin Strouse, his Democratic challenger for the 8th Congressional...
  • ODU survey: More people avoid trips due to traffic

    ODU survey: More people avoid trips due to traffic
    More people than ever are avoiding driving to certain businesses or neighboring cities due to traffic. That's the conclusion of the 2014 Life in Hampton Roads survey, compiled by the Old Dominion Social Science Research Center. According to the...
  • CTA: No fare hikes in 2015

    CTA: No fare hikes in 2015
    CTA riders will not have to pay more in fares next year, but they will see an increase in rail service during rush hour, according to the transit agency's proposed 2015 budget released early Monday. The freezing of fares is good news for riders who...
  • Frequent travelers give TSA low marks despite PreCheck expansion

    Frequent travelers give TSA low marks despite PreCheck expansion
    The Transportation Security Administration is falling flat in its efforts to win the hearts of frequent fliers. Nearly 86% of frequent fliers surveyed said the agency is doing a “poor” or a “fair” job. And that’s after...
  • On the Spot: Honor seat reservations? That's up to the airline

    Question: In the Oct. 12 Letters column in the Travel section, a letter headlined "Gloomy Skies" recounted that a US Airways customer service representative said that the airline was not legally obligated to honor seat reservations. Is this fact or...
  • Europe: Festive river cruises celebrate the holiday season

    Europe: Festive river cruises celebrate the holiday season
    Soak up the scenes and scents of the holidays on a European river trip, during which carolers sing and the smells of gingerbread and mulled wine fill the air. The cruises visit Europe's well-known Christmas markets, where you'll find seasonal foods and...
  • From Little Saigon to San Jose, a faithful bus connection

    From Little Saigon to San Jose, a faithful bus connection
    Just before he climbs aboard the shiny white bus, Tau Pham hands his satchel to the guys loading cargo. Quickly, they stuff it next to dragon fruit, car parts, homemade sticky rice and today's editions of the Vietnamese newspapers. Pham thanks them...
  • Gambling mixes with kids entertainment

    Gambling mixes with kids entertainment
    While toddlers ride a miniature carousel at The People's Choice Family Fun Center in north suburban Waukegan, adults play their own games at five video slot machines a few feet away. "They play; I play. We're just having fun," said mother-of-two...
  • 15-night Panama Canal cruises from $1,349

    15-night Panama Canal cruises from $1,349
    Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently: •Friendly Planet Travel has 15-night Panama Canal trips on Celebrity Cruises as low as $1,349 per person double occupancy from San...
  • News to use: Travel tips and trips

    News to use: Travel tips and trips
    Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently: The Irish Highlights package from Go-Today is as low as $999 per person double occupancy for travel during the winter months. That...