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"Sweet Suite Summer" package at Portland's Iconic Heathman Hotel

Jun 23, 2017
Portland’s iconic Heathman Hotel is inviting travelers to skip the line at the city’s hottest ice cream shop, Salt & Straw, and save on suite accommodations with the “Sweet Suite Summer” package

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Does Trump Really Want to Kill the US Travel Industry?

Trump himself benefits from tourism. We all do. So does the president really want to kill it? more
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Join the party in London this summer celebrating Harry Potter’s 20th

The Hogwarts Express at the Harry Potter Studio Tour
Ready to join the party? Britain is the host, celebrating Harry Potter’s 20th birthday. The first Harry Potter book was released on June 29,1997 more
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Tragedy on cruise: ship responsible for couple’s death, report finds

La Estrella Amazonica
On the first night of a long-planned cruise in the Peruvian Amazon, Larry and Christy Hammer, retirees in their early 70s, were killed in a fire that broke out in their cabin on the 31-passenger La Estrella Amazonica. more
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Why do the major airlines like bullies?

Anyone who has flown in coach in recent years knows that from the moment you arrive at the airport departure curb there's an indifferent vibe from the ticket agents to the gate agents, to the flight crews, to the baggage carousels more
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Cruises for all generations – Carnival Corporation

Carnival Vista
Name one vacation that’s guaranteed to please everyone from the preschoolers to the moodiest teen to grandma. A cruise! Especially on a Carnival Corporation ship more
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All the fun in one place – Grapevine TX – all summer long

Fireworks over Lake Grapevine
Fun is waiting for families at Grapevine, TX SUMMERBLAST all summer long—from Memorial Day thru Labor Day with day-night activities (even Friday night Fireworks!) and plenty of hotel deals. more
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Reducing the costs and stress of travel with the right insurance

Travel insurance can alleviate costs—and stress--but many families aren’t aware of the benefits or that with certain policies, kids under 17 may be covered free. more
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The great American family holiday – on a dude ranch

Clint the Donkey gets a hug at the Slyvan Dale Guest Ranch in Colorado
There can be plenty of time in the saddle when you take the kids to a dude ranch. But these days, there’s plenty else to do. In fact, ranch goers acknowledge, they often spend less time riding than they expected because of so many other activities and so much land to explore. more
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Trump’s immigration directives are stifling tourism — not good!

Trump's immigration policies are causing grief for innocent people at airports all over, and this is having a chilling effect on tourism into the United States. This is not good for our economy or our image abroad. more
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Resolutions for February: Show the Love

Here’s a new way to show your love—and it doesn’t necessarily involve chocolates (who needs the calories) a fancy dinner or flowers, nice as they are to receive. more
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