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Bet You Didn’t Know This Trick, and How It Could Cost You Your Miles

Bet You Didn’t Know This Trick, and How It Could Cost You Your Miles

Via TravelingBetter I learned about an interesting consumer complaint to the Department of Transportation against American Airlines and an even more interesting response.

It strikes me that there’s a ton of disingenuousness on the part of lawyers for a major air carrier but also some interesting insight …read more

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Israel: FAA ban silences some traffic to Tel Aviv, and tourism suffers

Israel: FAA ban silences some traffic to Tel Aviv, and tourism suffers

With a second day of flight cancellations snarling plans and silencing some air traffic to Tel Aviv, one tour operator reports that life — but not travel-related business — is proceeding as usual. …read more

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Guangdong Province: yanjiang

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Guangdong Province: Panorama

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T Magazine: On Capri, a Chic New Shop Takes a Stand Against Sameness

T Magazine: On Capri, a Chic New Shop Takes a Stand Against Sameness

Helen White, a former assistant to Anna Wintour and fashion writer for Harper’s Bazaar, opened Cabana last month. It’s full of custom-made items for the home and the closet.

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Pursuits: New Twists for Wooden Roller Coasters

Pursuits: New Twists for Wooden Roller Coasters

In the past few years, three wooden coasters that take their riders upside down have been built. See what these next-generation woodies can do, taking one for a virtual ride.

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Fujian Province: Yuchanglou Xiaban Village Nanjing Fujian China——Eastern slanting west inclined tulou building

Fujian Province: Yuchanglou Xiaban Village Nanjing Fujian China——Eastern slanting west inclined tulou building

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Yuchanglou: Located in Xiaban Village, Shuyang Town, Nanjing County, Yuchanglou was built in 1308 and is one of the oldest existing Tulou. This five-story earth building is most famous for its tilted pillars. The most extreme is slanted at 15-degree angle. Yuchanglou has been like …read more

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The Atlantis of the East

The Atlantis of the East

The Chinese city of Shicheng was flooded in 1959, then forgotten. With its recent rediscovery, divers can explore a 600-year-old city that is both underwater – and unseen for decades. …read more

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The stories – and secrets – of Fez

The stories – and secrets – of Fez

A peek behind the walls of the world’s oldest medina reveals how residents live, work and shop in a 1,200-year-old city both steeped in tradition – and ready to embrace its future. …read more

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USA: Thoreau Farm in Long Wave Infrared
Unrest in Ukraine, Israel raises travel tension

Unrest in Ukraine, Israel raises travel tension

An extension of flight restrictions to Israel means more uncertainty for travelers in a six-day span marred by the shooting down of a commercial flight over Ukraine and a rocket strike near Israel’s gateway international airport.

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Unrest raises travel tension

Unrest raises travel tension

An extension of flight restrictions to Israel means more uncertainty for travelers in a six-day span marred by the shooting down of a commercial flight over Ukraine and a rocket strike near Israel’s gateway international airport.

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20 signs you’re a true yachtie

20 signs you’re a true yachtie

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YACHTIE: pronounced [yot-tee]

  • A person whose occupation it is to maintain and navigate a luxury yacht
  • A yachtsman whose duty is to keep the overindulgences, idiotic ideas, and beloved secrets onboard the world’s richest play toys
  • The only person with the skills and patience to perform 5-star service on the high …read more

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Spirit Airlines Eliminates Live Social Media, Proud of Cost Savings

Spirit Airlines Eliminates Live Social Media, Proud of Cost Savings

Not from the Onion.

Spirit Airlines has moved away from humans performing customer service on Twitter (they weren’t really very responsive to begin with) to an auto-responder instaad.

[A] big social media team costs money, so we put our feed on Autopilot to save you cents on every ticket.

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Marriott Credit Card Offers with a 70,000 Point Sign Up Offer, Plus 10,000 Point Referral Bonus!

Marriott Credit Card Offers with a 70,000 Point Sign Up Offer, Plus 10,000 Point Referral Bonus!

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For awhile now, the best sign up offer for the Marriott credit card has been 70,000 points after spending $1,000 within the first three months. While it is a great offer for the Marriott card (and much better then the inferior 50,000 point offer that is advertised in some places), …read more

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