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Unique-Guides Offers Unique Way to See Travel Destinations

June 7, 2012
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There are so many web sites to assist the traveler that it’s hard to keep up with what’s new, and for me at least there’s a comfortable tendency to remain with the tried and true, the TripAdvisors of the world. Fair enough, but that doesn’t mean that there’s no room for the untried. A...

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Belgium: Europe’s Cameo-Perfect Destination

May 28, 2012
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Belgium: Europe’s Cameo-Perfect Destination

BRUSSELS -BRUXELLES-BRUSSEL – How does a place get so little respect whose walk-around delicacies include wondrous waffles, where three languages elbow each other for predominance with no victor apparent and where there are cathedrals as old as the hills, diamonds by the billions, amazing chocolate and beer, high fashion and high commerce galore, and...

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The Last Oasis of Quiet In Peril As Virgin Atlantic OKs Phone Calls

May 21, 2012
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The Last Oasis of Quiet In Peril As Virgin Atlantic OKs Phone Calls

This cannot be a good thing. Virgin Atlantic will now allow cell phone calls. For most of us, a crying baby would be preferable to row after row of passengers jabbering away at high volume on their phones. Virgin Atlantic says it will limit the number of calls at any given time but it...

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For Law and Order, Avoid the ‘Law and Order’ States

April 24, 2012
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Poor old Louisiana. For the 11th year in a row it comes up dead last, so to speak, in the annual survey of safest and “least peaceful” places to live in the country. From the criteria of the number of homicides per 100,000 people; number of violent crimes; incarceration rate; number of police employees;...

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