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Plain and Simple in Plains, Georgia

PLAINS, Georgia — This is no picture perfect Williamsburg or nifty paint-by-the-numbers Sturbridge Village, no Six Flags Over the Fifties, either. This is the real McCoy. Seven doors long, downtown Plains seems from another time….



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10 Tips on Scoring a Hotel Upgrade

While I’m 0 for 25 in the TripAdvisor tabulation of the world’s top hotels, I’m still interested in working for an upgrade whenever possible. I have less luck than most people and maybe that’s because…



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Fantasy Time: The Joy of Daydreaming

This is waaaay too important to let someone else decide. Lonely Planet says Atiu (here’s looking, Atiu) tops the list of incredible tropical experiences while Conde Nast’s Traveler Magazine says Wakaya Island in Fiji is…



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Tips For Avoiding Bedbugs In Hotels

The recent surge of bedbug reports has many travelers on edge, but these creatures are not invisible and a vigilant hotel guest should have no problem avoiding the bloodsucking pests. Hotels.com spokesperson Nicole Hockin, author…



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Fun and Games on a Travel Site

Yipes, I’m more than 2 billion seconds old! Uh, oh. I’ve only got 20,941 days until my 100th wedding anniversary. I better get on the ball looking for a gift. Rattling around the nifty travel…


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Good Deals Abound for Hotels

For all the attention and work we apply to finding a $50 discount on air fares (gobbled up by $51 in sly new fees), we need to pay some attention to hotel sales. They’re out…





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Wasington: A Capital Place to Visit

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Call the RotoRooter man. Washington, one of the great travel destinations on the planet, is clogging up. Traffic, the bane of the age, already paralyzes this grand capitol and capital both in…



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Travel Trends: Israel Up; Elsewhere, Down

The hot international region you’d expect people to be avoiding? The Middle East. The rare hot international region people are visiting in record numbers? The Middle East. Go figure. Actually, it’s Israel that’s pushing up…