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Sunday Travel Sections

Some of the best from Sunday's newspaper travel sections. Looks like the push from the Mexican tourism department is working with major Sunday stories in NYC and SFO... TB

NY Times: Mexico’s Freedom Trail

NY Times: An Ancient City in Turkey Finds New Life in Modern Art

NY Times: A Hotel Where Some Guests Have Been Dead for Years

LA Times: Paris for beginners

LA Times: Idaho's Stanley Basin runs wild

Chicago Tribune: Asheville, home of hillbilly progressives

Chicago Tribune: Westin Beach Resort a treat for the senses Fort Lauderdale FL

Chicago Tribune: The holy month in Istanbul

SFGate: Magical Pueblos an alternative Mexican vacation

SFGate: Barefoot in Venice

Miami Herald: Surfin' safari: Catch a wave around the world on the `Dream Tour'

Miami Herald: Laid-back Bimini gets a shot of new energy

San Jose Mercury News: Nayarit is nirvan for golfers, surfers Mexico 

USA Today: Daniel Boone inspires North Carolina driving trail

Harrah's uses resort fees to take swing at competitors - Las Vegas Sun

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This is a great move by Harra's.  I hate resort fees.  Here is a list of Vegas hotels that charge resort fees. TB

Struggling under a mammoth debt burden in penny-pinching times, Strip casino giant Harrah's Entertainment is taking the offensive with a press release informing consumers that none of the company's Las Vegas hotels charge so-called mandatory resort fees.

The release also takes a broad swipe at the competition, including the many Las Vegas hotels that charge such fees.

via www.lasvegassun.com


Best Hawaiian Hikes: 6 Fit for the Family - Frommer's

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The Frommers site has a ton of ads, but good photos and hike suggestions. The "family" list missed the "adult" Phallic Rock hike on Molokai shown above. TB

The islands, each unique and geographically diverse, boast a variety of hikes and terrain to rival anywhere in the world. The most difficult part about hiking in Hawaii is deciding which trail to take. Do you head for the summit of a 13,000-foot volcano, where you may encounter snow and blooming silversword? Do you opt to walk deep into a wet, tropical forest to discover plants and birds found nowhere else in the world?

via www.frommers.com


Small Hotel Improvements Make Big Differences to Business Travelers

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Looks like biz travelers would rather have free internet and parking rather than fancy lobbies. TB

A new national survey of business travelers by D. K. Shifflet & Associates found that the top rated, and somewhat costly to deliver, hotel services are no surprise: free internet, free parking, sound proof walls, smoke free hotel and free breakfast. The more surprising result however, is that smaller and less costly room improvements make almost as much difference as the free continental breakfast. 

via D.K. Shifflet & Associates Ltd.


Should You Buy an 'All You Can Jet' Pass? - SmartMoney.com

JetBlue Airways has brought back its “All You Can Jet” pass, which allows customers to fly coach on any of the airline’s routes as often as they like for a month. Travelers can choose between a $499 pass that excludes Friday and Sunday travel, or a $699 pass for travel on any day. Both passes are good for travel between Sept. 7 and Oct. 6. They include taxes for domestic flights. Passes are available until Aug. 20, or until the airline sells out, whichever happens first.

via www.smartmoney.com


Endless Summer: Chasing Beach Season Around the World | BootsnAll

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In many parts of the world, summer vacation season starts winding down at the end of August. Beach trips come to a halt as people start getting back to the daily grind for the push toward Christmas. However, just because summer might be ending in parts of the world, such as the U.S., it doesn’t mean it’s not beach season somewhere else. Just like it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere for happy hour, similarly it’s always beach season somewhere in the world. Below you’ll find a compiled list of some of the best beaches around the world and when they can be enjoyed.

via www.bootsnall.com