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October 31, 2010

The good, the bad and the bizarre from the world’s best travel media ONE-STOP SHOPPING Southwest Airlines doesn’t want you looking up their airfares on anyone else’s Web site but theirs. They seem to think this is a good idea. I don’t. By now, you’ve probably seen the a.../ ➝

September 9, 2010

It’s high time we sent this myth into retirement, right alongside “surrender monkey” jokes and “freedom fries.” You get some interesting reactions when you talk to folks about traveling in France, especially from those who’ve never been there: “The French are ar.../ ➝

September 6, 2010

The holding cells that served as a legendary hellhole for unlucky tourists may soon take on a new role — tourist attraction. According to the newspapers in Baja California, the Tijuana municipal police headquarters known as La Ocho is finally being closed after 60 years in operation, at the en.../ ➝

September 6, 2010

By TRACY GROSS Which was more fascinating — the sight of Vietnam to me, or the sight of me on a motorcycle to the Vietnamese? Call it a tossup. We picked out our hired motorcycle at a makeshift garage on the edge of Saigon, housed under a cinema which was showing Big Momma’s House 2. [&h.../ ➝

September 3, 2010

You know about Auschwitz, Dachau, Buchenwald. This place was the blueprint for them all. Sachsenhausen is in the town of Oranienburg, a nice 45-minute country drive north of Berlin. But the pleasant rural surroundings do little to mask the ugly past of this place. Heinrich Himmler ran the entire Naz.../ ➝

August 31, 2010

The man I call the Godfather of Travel, Arthur Frommer, just returned from London, and blogged about it. Being away too long from London is something we have in common, and I’m still overdue for a return visit. “I firmly believe that every human being should go there at least yearly,R.../ ➝

August 29, 2010

And no, the ones under his eyes don’t count! We told you in last week’s Sunday Travel Digest about Rolf Potts, writer and traveler, who’s doing a ’round-the-world trip with no bags. Not non checked bags. Not no carry-on bags. Not so much as a fanny pack. No bags, period. Airl.../ ➝

August 28, 2010

A country without a memory is a country of madmen. — George Santayana, 1863 − 1962 The New York Times evoked a memory recently with a story about the Green Book, published between 1936 and 1964 by Harlem’s Victor H. Green. To really understand it, you need its full title: “The Negro Motorist.../ ➝

August 27, 2010

One of an occasional series introducing black travelers and their Web sites SITE: Try Anything Once This blogging sister has a split-personality passion — half-foodie, half traveler. And she’s perfectly positioned to pursue both. For one thing, she’s in New York. How can you not be.../ ➝

August 20, 2010

The human connections we make when we travel through the world can do more to make a journey memorable than a thousand five-star hotels. My taste in travel memorabilia constantly evolves. I started out collecting insignia and patches from everywhere. Even friends brought them back for me. The plan w.../ ➝