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Points of Interest: Israel to Equip Commercial Jets with Lasers, Virgin Cruise Lines May Be in the Works

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 4th 2014 10:38 AM
El Al Boeing 777-200 (4X-ECD) landing at Heathrow Airport, London.
Israel's commercial jets will soon be firing lasers, Virgin Cruise Line may be next for Richard Branson and winter storms causing up to $500 million in losses for U.S. airlines are among today's points of interest.
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The All-American Road Trip to Break Your New Year's Resolutions

by Anna Brones. Posted Jan 1st 2014 03:30 PM

You stuffed yourself with food over the holidays and now you're committing to eating and living better. In 2014 you will be healthy! Or will you?

Already sick of those resolutions? Feel free to break them. We have the perfect road designed for you to do just that. From the Spam Museum to all-American barbecue, there are plenty of places across the country where you can break down and defy your good intentions.
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9 Holiday Cocktails from Around the United States

by Anna Brones. Posted Dec 27th 2013 09:24 AM
Santa Claus lying on a chair and drinking orange cocktail, enjoying on a sunny day, on a beach
So, it's officially drinking season. Well, holiday drinking season that is. In need of a festive drink? These eight cocktails from around the United States should get you in the mood (if you're not there already), and at the very least, inspire you to brew up a hot toddy at home.
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Wheeling To Good Eats: Top 5 Food Truck Cities in the U.S.

by MapQuest Discover. Posted Apr 11th 2013 10:00 AM

The Food Truck Revolution has officially hit.

From Portland to New York, everywhere people are dishing out meals on wheels - and they're not just serving hot dogs and pizza anymore. Food trucks' mobile nature, and chill, fun vibe also means the food is everything from vegetarian to Korean to Thai fusion, and a lot of it is true gourmet.
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Vacation at a Whole Foods Spa? It Could Happen.

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Mar 25th 2013 02:33 PM
whole foods spa

Whole Foods will soon open the company's first "upscale health resort."

The market's co-founder John Mackey told USA Today that the resort, which began as an internal idea after a successful program to improve its employees' eating and lifestyle habits, would likely open near Austin, Texas, in the next three years.
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Points of Interest: Asiana's Crash Response Earns it $500,000 Fine, Delta's Breastfeeding Tweet Earns it Grief

by Zach Everson. Posted Feb 26th 2014 09:38 AM
Asiana Flight 214 Moved From Crash Scene
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Asiana Airlines being fined $500,000 for failing to help families after July crash, Delta Air Lines' breastfeeding tweets igniting a social media firestorm and Orient-Express Hotels changing its name are among today's point of interest.
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Points of Interest: Disney World Hikes Admission, Marriott Opposes Arizona's Anti-Gay Bill

by Zach Everson. Posted Feb 25th 2014 10:41 AM
Disney World raising its admission prices to $99 a day, Marriott opposing Arizona's gay persecution bill, and arm wrestling resolving a major airline dispute are among today's points of interest.
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What's Going on in Thailand, and What to See if You Go

by Megan Swanick. Posted Feb 21st 2014 02:30 PM
Anti-government protest in Bangkok
Getty ImagesThai anti-government protesters wave clappers as they protest at the government's temporary office in the permanent secretary for defence suburb of Bangkok on Feb. 19, 2014
Deadly protests in Bangkok have put Thailand in the world news. What's going on there and what's the impact for travelers?
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National Margarita Day Is Saturday; Celebrate at these 5 Mexican Tequila Spots

by Anna Brones. Posted Feb 21st 2014 10:30 AM
National Margarita Day
AlamyCelebrate National Margarita Day like this fella.
National Margarita Day is tomorrow. Of course, it's a Saturday, so you'd probably be drinking a margarita anyway.

And what's a margarita without good tequila? In honor of National Margarita Day we're featuring a few places in Mexico where you can check out legitimate tequila production.
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'Bridges of Madison County' Musical: Iowa Setting Obeys Broadway's Expectations

by Diana Lambdin Meyer. Posted Feb 20th 2014 10:15 AM
Bridges of Madison County, musical
Bridges of Madison County musicalThe Bridges of Madison County musical brings Iowa to Broadway.
As The Bridges of Madison County musical opens today on Broadway, sales of the book by Robert James Waller are expected to resurge. Rentals of the 1995 movie starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep also should get a bump.

But better than the book, the movie and the musical combined is a visit to the real Madison County and those beautiful and very real covered bridges.
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Points of Interest: Airlines Warned about Possible Shoe Bombs, easyJet Security Warned Because Passenger Wrote in Arabic

by Zach Everson. Posted Feb 20th 2014 09:46 AM
Security personnel screening passenger's shoes
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A report that airlines were warned to beware of show bombs, a security alert on an easyJet flight after a man was seen writing in Arabic and what WhatsApp is a favorite -- not just of Facebook -- but of travelers too are among today's points of interest.
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Love Your Pet Day: 4 Hotels Across the U.S. to Pamper Your Pooch

by Susan Barnes. Posted Feb 20th 2014 09:30 AM
Love Your Pet Day
AlamyTake Love Your Pet Day to the next level at one of these four hotels.
Love Your Pet Day is today. Feb. 20. Of course, if you really do love your pet, you probably knew that.

According to a May 2013 U.S. News & World Report article, Americans spend more than $60 billion annually on their four-legged family members. It comes as no surprise, then, that traveling with pets is rising –- and hotels are responding by offering pet amenities to make their four-legged guests feel welcome, too. Be it Love Your Pet Day or any other day, these four American hotels take dotting on your doggie to the next level.
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Greyhound's 100th Anniversary: 7 Fun Bus Trips to Celebrate It

by Anna Brones. Posted Feb 19th 2014 05:02 PM
2014 marks Greyhound's 100th anniversary. Founded in Minnesota in 1914 under the name Mesaba Transportation Company, nowadays you can take Greyhound to more than 3,800 places in the United States, as well as Canada and Mexico. And if you can make your way across the pond, you can even ride Greyhound in the United Kingdom.

In honor of Greyhound's 100 years, we rounded up a few notable bus trips for the road warrior in you.
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5 Winter Items You Actually Can Pack in Your Carry-On

by Anna Brones. Posted Feb 19th 2014 04:16 PM
pretty woman with ice skates...
Shutterstock / Dmitry Lobanov

Have a snowy getaway planned in the upcoming weeks? Winter is in full swing, and if you have a trip planned for snowy slopes, you've probably started thinking about what you're going to pack. And more importantly, what you're going to pack it in.

One of the keys to having a good winter vacation is having the right gear. And while no airline is going to let you onboard with your skis as a carry-on, there are a few winter items that you can take aboard -- yes, even that snow globe souvenir you've been dying to take home.
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Points of Interest: Sands Cyber Attack Bigger than Reported, AirTran to Vanish by Year's End

by Zach Everson. Posted Feb 19th 2014 12:20 PM
Sands Casino in Reno.
A cyber attack on Sands Casinos and Hotels was bigger than reported, the AirTran Brand is set to vanish by the end of 2014 and the U.S. issuing a travel alert for Ukraine are among today's points of interest.
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