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by Michele McPhee. Posted Mar 16th 2011 10:00 AM
Continue ReadingThe year 2010 was a good one for Michele Nadeem. She married the man of her dreams. They bought the home of her dreams. Then she got the job of her dreams. There was only one problem. The new home and husband were in Boston. The new job was in Florida. There was also a solution: commuting–by plane.
by Fran Golden. Posted Mar 11th 2011 07:00 AM
Continue ReadingAn historic 8.9 earthquake in Japan early today triggered a tsunami expected to hit Hawaii this morning. Hotel guests were moved to higher floors as tsunami sirens shrieked, and the islands prepared for potential disaster.
by Zach Honig. Posted Mar 10th 2011 01:00 PM
Continue ReadingAs a travel writer, I frequently have opportunities to visit incredible destinations. And with my background in photography, it's not unusual for me to take hundreds of photographs each day that I spend in a major Asian metropolis, or a rural Peruvian village, or a pedestrian-only ski town in the Swiss Alps. Until recently, I felt compelled to share those photos with my Facebook friends back home – often on the same day that I captured them. But that immediacy comes with a price.
by Doug Lansky. Posted Mar 9th 2011 01:00 PM
Continue ReadingI try not to get swept off my feet while I'm on the road. The goodbyes are just too painful. But now and then something touches me deep down. This happened to me in Japan when I was introduced to their toilets.
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by Ronnie Koenig. Posted Mar 3rd 2011 03:30 PM
Continue ReadingEveryone thinks that their wedding proposal was the best. But these thoughtful and travel-savvy guys really took things to the next level by popping the question in some of the most unique and awe-inspiring destinations. Read on to see some of the most romantic and off-the-beaten path spots where these couples discovered that a trip can be the beginning of the journey of a lifetime!
See the photos.
See the photos.
by Rebecca Dolan. Posted Feb 9th 2011 12:42 PM
Continue ReadingYou might recognize Liz Behler from right here at AOL Travel where she served as features editor. Before joining our team, Liz also lent her talents to the pages of "Philadelphia Magazine" and the crew of TV's "Trading Spaces." Now, the 27-year-old Harrisburg, Pennsylvania native is embarking on a new venture: a year-long trip around the world. We caught up with Liz before she began the first leg of her journey and found out all about her decision to pack up and go.
Photo, Liz Behler
by Jason Cochran. Posted Feb 9th 2011 11:30 AM
Continue ReadingMichael Fazio was a personal assistant in Hollywood before serving as one of the top concierges in New York City's toniest hotels. Now, he serves some 20,000 condominiums and private clients. His new book, Concierge Confidential (written with Michael Malice), is a compendium of juicy stories about celebrities behaving badly, temper tantrums of the fabulously wealthy, and his victories in scoring seemingly unattainable prizes for his well-heeled clients. It also dishes about the tricks of the concierge trade. Jason Cochran caught up with him:
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by Michele McPhee. Posted Feb 4th 2011 12:00 PM
Continue ReadingAmanda Patterson got the call at her apartment in Cairo from an evacuation insurance agent at 4 a.m. Tuesday – sparking what she called a "saga" that would get the Tulane University student out of Egypt and back to her native Massachusetts on Thursday.
by Lark Gould. Posted Feb 2nd 2011 05:00 PM
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