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5 free things in San Diego, beyond sun, surf and sand

5 free things in San Diego, beyond sun, surf and sand

SAN DIEGO — The home of SeaWorld and a world-famous zoo offers plenty of cash-burning attractions, but San Diego also has awe-inspiring sites …

October 27, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Why can't I change the name on my award ticket?

Q: I recently booked four tickets between Milwaukee, and New Orleans, La., using my Delta SkyMiles so that my husband, son and my son’s frien…

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5 free things to do in Richmond, Va.

RICHMOND, Va. — With terrain varying from the mountains to the coast, Virginia offers an array of fall colors for leaf-peepers. But before or …

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Go For the Food: Portland tempts with endless eats

Go For the Food: Portland tempts with endless eats

PORTLAND, Ore. — Getting a great meal in Portland is harder than you’d think.

October 06, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Photos: 'Leave your grenades at home,' TSA advises fliers

Photos: 'Leave your grenades at home,' TSA advises fliers

The travel tip from the Transportation Security Administration to travelers in September is to leave grenades at home. You'd think this wouldn…

September 30, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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Photos: Tour a serial killer's house

Photos: Tour a serial killer's house

A former boardinghouse run by a California woman convicted of killing her elderly tenants and burying them in the yard became a tourist destin…

September 18, 2013 5:33 am Photos

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Shabby condo no luxury rental

Q: We just had a frustrating experience with HomeAway and I need your help. I recently rented a condo in Laconia, N.H., that we found through …

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Charged for insurance I never wanted — or needed

Q: I recently rented a car from Avis in Houston with a friend. A few weeks after we returned the car, I discovered a $260 charge for optional …

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Is a deal really a deal? Run your own calculations before you buy

Q: I’m writing to you in the hope that you can help resolve a dispute I am having with Living Social. I don’t know where else to turn.

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Photos: Statue of Liberty to reopen July 4

Photos: Statue of Liberty to reopen July 4

Months after Superstorm Sandy swamped her little island, the Statue of Liberty will finally welcome visitors again on Independence Day. Sandy …

July 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson on list of UK newspaper's six cool U.S. cities

Tucson on list of UK newspaper's six cool U.S. cities

Brits are bypassing the big cities for America's smaller treasures.

October 15, 2012 11:08 am Photos

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The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum at 60

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum at 60

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum will celebrate its 60th anniversary on Labor Day. Daily Star photographer A.E. Araiza spent a day documentin…

August 31, 2012 12:44 pm Photos

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Scout many sources for cruise deals

Scout many sources for cruise deals

Q: All cruise brokers say they're the biggest and cheapest. Which one really does the most business with the cruise lines? We can only travel …

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Cruise deals readily available

Cruise deals readily available

MIAMI — Seeking a getaway despite the economic downturn, Olivia Gonzalez called her travel agent with an agenda.

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More want to come sail away

More want to come sail away

NEW YORK — It's wave season, the time of year when travelers typically book the most cruises. And there's good news for cruise-loving consumer…

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Resort lives up to name

Resort lives up to name

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The wind was howling, the temperature plunging and snow was coming down so fast that a four-minute ride on a high-s…

January 11, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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Budget Travel by Arthur Frommer : Cruise ship gimmicks are 'deeply disturbing'

Nearly a dozen new cruise ships, some designed to carry from 3,000 to 4,000 passengers apiece, will be debuting this year. They will add more …

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Bird-watching, Alamos, Sonora

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On the go

On the go

Fun and recreation, Aspen, Colo.

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Cruise ships keep getting more massive

HOUSTON — Cruise lines continue to add huge ships to their fleets. The newest ones now sailing or planned this year:

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Queen Mary 2 reigns supreme

Three years after it exploded onto the cruise scene, the Queen Mary 2 still reigns as one of the most talked-about ships ever built.

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Top 10 ski resorts

The top North American resorts, from the readers of Ski magazine:

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Advice by Arthur Frommer : Budget Travel Cruise ships, sadly, keep getting bigger

The stubborn, headlong rush toward the creation of more absurdly large ships continues without letup.

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Airport restrictions can affect cruise trips

If you've got tickets for a cruise in the coming weeks, be comforted by the fact that industry officials and the U.S. Coast Guard believe ther…

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