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In The Early Snow

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Come such magical moment as these, ones that , for the moment, obscure the burden of heavy snow fall, and make us children.  Make us smile. Again.         Image by Tanit Sakakini 12/29/12 Cambridge, MA Read More »

How Not to Eat Like an Ugly American

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How Not to Eat Like an Ugly American: Or, How Best To Pass the Salt You’d think eating was risk-free, or at least faux pas free. It’s not Nor is travel, it seems. New Media Travel’s post How Not to Travel Like an Ugly American, highlights some of the cultural land mines that lie in wait for the unsuspecting traveler, ... Read More »

The Cross, The Crescent and The Sounds of Andalusia, Spain

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5_Audi___Spain Audio Travel Postcard: Andalusia, Spain   Please click the player above to travel to Andalusia via the Sounds of Spain This Spain Audio and Video Postcard takes travelers on a trip to Andalusia, Spain, to  Grenada and Seville, among the country’s most authentic cites The Postcards are a unique video travel experience, taking viewers through the exciting cities of ... Read More »

Family Travel Bloggers Unite Again: This Time, Dallas

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Family Travel Bloggers Unite Again: This Time, Dallas (Kyle McCarthy of Family Travel Forum contributed greatly to this report) Despite the flight disruptions caused by Hurricane Sandy, 75 travel professionals will convene at the second Family Travel Conference (FTCDallas) to be held at the Omni Dallas Hotel at the Convention Center Nov. 9-11, 2012. You may recall my New Media ... Read More »

Companies Use Social Media to Stress Brands, Not Customer Service

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Companies Stress Brands, Not Customer Service You can’t blame travel suppliers and companies for their myopia. For all too many years they’ve had a Pavlovian response to their brands: promote them, and get around to taking care of customers later. Or maybe never. In spite of all the brouhaha that suggested social media is the way to connect with and ... Read More »

Even “Dear Abby” Says Don’t Leave Home Without Travel Insurance

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Even “Dear Abby” Says Don’t Leave Home Without Travel Insurance According to the travel insurance companies, you shouldn’t  leave home without travel insurance. And according to Dear Abby, you shouldn’t leave home without travel insurance. Why? Did you hear about the 62-year old grandfather who suffered a heart attack somewhere in the Mediterranean and needed emergency heart surgery? Or how ... Read More »

Why Airline Food Really Is Bad (1-min Audio PostCard)

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AIRLINE2 1 Please click the Audio Player above to hear why Airline Food Really Does Taste Bad Text Version Is it actually the food the airlines serve (when they do) that tastes so bad, or is it the flying experience make the food taste so awful? Wired Magazine reported that a handful of brave volunteers made “the ultimate sacrifice for ... Read More »

Note to Airlines: Skip the Passengers, Just Fly the Bags

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Note to Airlines: Skip the Passengers, Just Fly the Bags Absurd as it may seem, it’s very possible the airlines are making more money on the persistent and aggressive fees they’re charging than on ticket sales. A report from the Department of Transportation  reveals that in 2010, the airlines raked in a whopping 5.7 billion dollars in checked bag and ... Read More »

Tying the Knot With Kids-The New Kind of Wedding

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Tying the Knot With Kids-The New Kind of Wedding Since 9/11 it’s pretty clear that the trend toward the bonding, memory-building kinds of family travel experience  is still strong. And the Caribbean, with its mix of the sensual and the accessible, is still a perfect place for those tying the knot, again, but who are committed to sharing the event ... Read More »

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