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More taking vacations to help those in need

By • Catholic Online • 3/5/2010

When most people travel to faraway lands, it's usually "to get away from it all." Now, more people are going to ailing faraway lands "to get to it." LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) The January earthquake in Haiti actually spiked travel to that troubled island nation. The trend is being called ...


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Two killed in cruise ship tragedy

By • Catholic Online • 3/4/2010

Two passengers died after a 26-foot wave crashed into a cruise ship on the Mediterranean earlier this week. Glass windshields were shattered and six other people suffered minor injuries. LOS ANGELES, CA  (Catholic Online) - The two victims have been identified as a German and an Italian ...


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Cancun once again the place to party

By • Catholic Online • 3/4/2010

After several setbacks, Cancun, Mexico is once again the destination point for many young partiers. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) The resort area had dwindled in popularity recently. Last year, the country was in the grip of a swine flu epidemic. Cancun also reported a shortage of vacation ...


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Cruise ship: How big is too big?

By • Catholic Online • 3/4/2010

Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas is the world's largest cruise ship. It seats over 8,500 passengers and offers a plethora of fun activities. It has led some people in the travel industry to ask how big is too big? LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) Travel corespondent Margot Dougherty with ...


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Secrets of the Super Packer: She never checks a bag, but still travels in style

By • McClatchy Newspapers • 4/27/2009

Detroit Free Press (MCT) - "Which was better? Take all you own, and struggle to carry it? Or travel light, and spend half the trip combing the shops for what you've left behind?" _ Author Anne Tyler in "The Accidental Tourist" ___ Two years ago, Annabel Cohen had what she thought was a great ...


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Especially in these tough times, it pays to shop around

By • McClatchy Newspapers • 4/27/2009

Chicago Tribune (MCT) - Shop. Shop. Shop. Compare. Compare. Compare. During this seemingly endless recession, it will take time and effort to find the best ways to stretch your travel dollars. Burdened with worries about job security, depleted retirement funds and a stream of bills, we all need a ...


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Odd inns: Not just a bed for the night, these European lodgings are places to bide a while

By • McClatchy Newspapers • 4/27/2009

The Philadelphia Inquirer (MCT) - Some specialty hotels become the focal point of a vacation because of their unique qualities. Here are four odd European hideaways (including a former jail) that fit that description. What's more, they're perfect in springtime, when the weather's warming and ...


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Grillers hold their meat to the fire at Arkansas steak cook-off

By • McClatchy Newspapers • 4/27/2009

The Dallas Morning News (MCT) - Come May, this small city will be smokin' as grills fire up for the 20th annual World Championship Steak Cook-Off. Fragrant white clouds of smoke will wreathe the downtown square, and connoisseurs and cooks of great steaks will compete for $6,600 in prize money. The ...


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Conner Prairie gives eye-level looks at Indiana life in the 1800s

By • McClatchy Newspapers • 4/27/2009

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MCT) - Kids can bring in firewood, pump water from a well and pet farm animals at Conner Prairie. Pretty soon, they'll be able to fly. On June 6, the park will unveil its 1859 Balloon Voyage experience, in which up to 20 guests at a time will climb into the gondola of a ...


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Take a turn around the Brickyard, then check out the museums

By • McClatchy Newspapers • 4/27/2009

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MCT) - Our top speed in a spin around America's most famous racetrack was about 200 mph slower than the big boys. "We got up to 37 there, coming into Turn 3," said John Baker, who drives the bus that takes paying guests on a lap around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. ...





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