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48 Hours in Baltimore, Maryland

by Libby Zay. Posted Nov 1st 2013 03:00 PM
Baltimore Inner Harbor
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There are two things you must do in Baltimore: eat Maryland's famous blue crabs and visit the Inner Harbor, a historic seaport now lined with museums and other attractions. Check these off your Baltimore bucket list while digging deeper to get a taste of Charm City's trendy neighborhoods on this 48-hour itinerary.
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Ohio Fall Foliage Drive

by Libby Zay. Posted Oct 3rd 2013 03:30 PM
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New England and the Mid-Atlantic get lots of press -- and visitors -- for autumn color displays, but the change of season is equally impressive in the Midwest. Ohio in particular has many highways and byways lined with trees in brilliant shades of gold, red, auburn and purple during the fall. The best way to see this foliage is to combine a road trip with time outside the car; many hiking trails close to the road lead you deep into the vibrantly hued woods. This 2-day autumn adventure touches on several of the state's best kept fall secrets, from urban trails to Amish country and Appalachia.
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UPDATE: Man Pleads Guilty to Groping Sleeping Passenger on Plane

by Libby Zay. Posted Aug 15th 2011 03:30 PM

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UPDATE 8/15/11: Ramesh Advani, who admitted to groping a fellow passenger on a Continental flight last year, will spend a year in jail, reports the Associated Press.
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Aaron B. Tobey, Airport Security Strip Protester, Sues TSA Over Arrest (UPDATE)

by Libby Zay. Posted Aug 11th 2011 09:30 AM

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UPDATE 8/11/11: A judge said Wednesday that he would rule in two weeks in the case of a college student who stripped naked at an airport security checkpoint last December.
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Cruise Crew Life: Living and Working Aboard a River Cruise Ship

by Libby Zay. Posted Jun 19th 2011 07:30 AM
"The crew makes the ship," declares Avalon Panorama hotel manager Dan Ungureanu as he makes his final dinnertime speech to guests. It was the end of the ship's first voyage through Germany, but the crew pulled everything off so seamlessly it was like they'd been traversing the same route for years.
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Woman Screams the TSA 'Molested' Her after Pat Down (VIDEO)

by Libby Zay. Posted Jun 2nd 2011 12:00 PM

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Here's a video that's hard to watch. A shaky hand-held camera records a shrieking woman who has just gone through security and yells that a TSA officer "just molested" her at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix on May 28th.
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Fatt Kwee Wong Caught Smuggling Illegal Immigrants into U.S. Aboard Queen Mary 2

by Libby Zay. Posted May 9th 2011 10:45 AM

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Authorities are saying a Malaysian man attempted to smuggle illegal Chinese immigrants into New York aboard Cunard's Queen Mary 2, a transatlantic ship deemed the "most luxurious ocean liner ever build."
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Tommy Hilfiger Buys New York's MetLife Clock Tower To Turn into Luxury Hotel

by Libby Zay. Posted May 6th 2011 03:00 PM

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Clothing designer Tommy Hilfiger is hoping the young, affluent crowd that dig his preppy style will flock to his new luxury hotel now in the works in New York.
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TSA Weighs "Trusted Traveler" Program

by Libby Zay. Posted May 5th 2011 01:45 PM

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Here's some good news: The Transportation Security Administration is working on a "Trusted Traveler" concept that could allow air passenger to speed through security checks by keeping their shoes on, leaving laptops in bags, and avoiding body scanners altogether.
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'Red' Tours Lead Visitors Through Chinese Communist History

by Libby Zay. Posted May 3rd 2011 01:00 PM

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An all-women combat unit dressed in revolutionary-style green caps and full soldier's uniforms are leading 'red' tourists on officially sanctioned tours of old revolutionary sites in China.
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