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NYT > Travel » Q&A: Billy Campbell, of AMC’s ‘The Killing,’ Enjoys Sailing Tall Ships

Friday 16 March 23:11:30 UTC 2012

The actor discusses how, for a price, anyone can make sailing a tall ship their new day job. [Link]

NYT > Travel » The Clubs of Curaçao

Friday 16 March 23:11:21 UTC 2012

The island has several places to watch and dance to live music. [Link]

NYT > Travel » In New York City, Island Music Dance Clubs

Friday 16 March 21:58:12 UTC 2012

Where to go in New York to hear island music. [Link]

NYT > Travel » With Curaçao’s Music, You Can Hear the Cultural Mix

Friday 16 March 21:58:10 UTC 2012

The Caribbean island has beaches, but also a hybrid culture you can dance to, a mix of rhythms and sounds that might be sung in any of four languages. [Link]

NYT > Travel » Journeys: Private Restaurants Try to Expand Cuba’s Menu

Friday 16 March 21:58:01 UTC 2012

Paladares, or privately owned restaurants, are bringing a dash of style to Havana’s dining scene. [Link]

NYT > Travel » Private Dining in Havana

Friday 16 March 21:58:01 UTC 2012

Family-run restaurants are gaining popularity in Cuba’s capital city. [Link]

NYT > Travel » Explorer: To Be a Hotel and Gay in New York

Friday 16 March 21:57:58 UTC 2012

Going undercover at Manhattan’s newest gay hotel, The Out NYC. [Link]

NYT > Travel » Pursuits: Where to See Olympics Tryouts in American Cities

Friday 16 March 21:57:58 UTC 2012

Can’t make it to London? A guide to the Olympic trials right here at home. [Link]

NYT > Travel » Heads Up: The Western SoMa Area of San Francisco Is Resurgent

Friday 16 March 21:57:58 UTC 2012

The Mid-Market/Western SoMa neighborhood in San Francisco is on the upswing; Twitter is even moving in. [Link]

NYT > Travel » T Magazine: Now Online | T's Spring Travel Issue

Friday 16 March 21:30:05 UTC 2012

Our latest issue is all about personal journeys. [Link]

NYT > Travel » Homegrown Fashion in Central Berlin

Friday 16 March 20:10:41 UTC 2012

In Berlin, Mitte may have gone mainstream, but its alleys still become the fashion strasse of the moment. [Link]

Travel | Mail Online » Titanic holidays: A journey to Nova Scotia, the spiritual grave of the great ship

Friday 16 March 19:35:47 UTC 2012

The Titanic is everywhere as the centenary of its demise approaches – but the soul of the great ship may just lurk in Nova Scotia, where 121 of the victims are buried. Paul Gogarty pays a visit. [Link]

NYT > Travel » T Magazine: Golden Ticket

Friday 16 March 19:19:28 UTC 2012

For the spring travel issue, Julie Ho and Nicholas Andersen of ConfettiSystem turned gold fringe into our trademark "T." [Link]

Travel: travel guides, insurance, holiday news, hotel reviews and short city breaks » Bond connection sees Bognor bookings soar

Friday 16 March 19:03:52 UTC 2012

The unglamorous seaside resort of Bognor Regis has seen a sharp rise in visitor numbers following the decision to film scenes from the new James Bond movie there. [Link]

About.com Spain Travel » Jerez is a Lonely Planet 'Unsung Place'

Friday 16 March 18:59:20 UTC 2012

There are no songs about Jerez, it would seem, as Lonely Planet has featured the city in it's 2012 list of 10 of the world's unsung places. Which is not true, as a quick search on Spotify finds hundreds of songs with 'Jerez' in the title, which is indicative of Jerez's importance in the world of flamenco….Read Full Post [Link]

Travel | Mail Online » Hotel review: The Richard Onslow, Cranleigh, Surrey

Friday 16 March 18:42:30 UTC 2012

The Richard Onslow comes from good hotel stock – its manager has worked on Necker Island. But what would the Inspector make of it – especially as the late bar looked likely to keep him awake? [Link]

NYT > Travel » In Transit Blog: 14 Music Videos From the Caribbean

Friday 16 March 18:39:17 UTC 2012

Sounds from the Caribbean. [Link]

Travel: travel guides, insurance, holiday news, hotel reviews and short city breaks » St Patrick's Day in Montserrat: the Caribbean's Emerald Isle

Friday 16 March 17:25:38 UTC 2012

Montserrat has a special link to Ireland that comes alive each year on St Patrick's Day. [Link]

Travel | Mail Online » Costa Concordia: Souvenir hunters steal symbolic bell from wreck

Friday 16 March 16:28:41 UTC 2012

Trophy hunters have raided the wreck of the capsized cruise ship Costa Concordia, stealing a brass bell inscribed with the vessel's name. Italian prosecutors have opened an investigation. [Link]

Travel | Mail Online » Vladimir Putin hands Russians four-day holiday in May – for gardening

Friday 16 March 16:14:41 UTC 2012

It isn't just Britain that will be enjoying an extended bank holiday this summer. Perhaps in a nod to the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, Vladimir Putin has given Russians a four-day break in May. [Link]

Travel | Mail Online » Egypt holidays: Luxor and Alexandria have much to offer – but where are the tourists?

Friday 16 March 15:55:19 UTC 2012

The political tremors of the last year have not helped Egypt's reputation as a holiday destination. But Fleur Chavasse finds much to enjoy – if few other people – in Alexandria and Luxor. [Link]

Travel: travel guides, insurance, holiday news, hotel reviews and short city breaks » American Civil War anniversary: the battlefields where north met south

Friday 16 March 15:16:06 UTC 2012

Ahead of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, Barbara Noe visits key battlefields. [Link]

Nosolo Viajeros » Templos budistas en Europa

Friday 16 March 14:14:27 UTC 2012

El budismo es la religión oriental que más expansión está teniendo en Europa en los últimos años. Y es que cada vez son más los budistas que hay en cualquier rincón del Viejo Continente, y esta proliferación ha provocado que los templos budistas empiecen a tener importancia en Europa. A pesar de vivir un aparente [...] [Link]

Travel: travel guides, insurance, holiday news, hotel reviews and short city breaks » Ski deals of the week

Friday 16 March 14:00:58 UTC 2012

This week's best ski deals, including last-minute holidays to St Anton, Flaine and La Plagne. [Link]

Travel: travel guides, insurance, holiday news, hotel reviews and short city breaks » Travel industry makes final plea over Air Passenger Duty

Friday 16 March 13:34:19 UTC 2012

Airlines and tour operators have made a final plea to the Government to reconsider plans to introduce another increase in Air Passenger Duty (APD). [Link]

Travel: travel guides, insurance, holiday news, hotel reviews and short city breaks » Travel advice: flight bookings; northern India; overnight trains to Italy

Friday 16 March 13:34:18 UTC 2012

This week: why a confirmation email doesn't guarantee a place on the plane, visiting northern India, and an overnight train to Italy. [Link]

Travel: travel guides, insurance, holiday news, hotel reviews and short city breaks » FAQ: is it better to check in for flights online or at the airport?

Friday 16 March 13:34:17 UTC 2012

Each week Gill Charlton answers frequently asked question. This week: is it better to check in for flights online instead of at the airport? [Link]

Travel: travel guides, insurance, holiday news, hotel reviews and short city breaks » Montserrat: the Caribbean's Emerald Isle

Friday 16 March 13:34:16 UTC 2012

Montserrat has a special link to Ireland that comes alive each year on St Patrick's Day. The writer Ian Thomson is beguiled by its charms. [Link]

Travel | Mail Online » Brits abroad: Survey reveals that we are a nation of adventurous travellers

Friday 16 March 12:49:59 UTC 2012

A survey has revealed that, contrary to their poor image, British tourists are keen to have a go at the local language, make new friends and try the regional cuisine rather than binge on alcohol. [Link]

Travel: travel guides, insurance, holiday news, hotel reviews and short city breaks » Travel views: March 10 to March 16, 2012

Friday 16 March 12:37:25 UTC 2012

The best of our readers' feedback, including thoughts on visiting Tunisia and travelling by rail across Europe. [Link]

Ayuntamiento de Madrid – Notas de prensa » Madrid 2020, un sueño colectivo

Friday 16 March 12:32:05 UTC 2012

Organizadas por el Colegio de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos de Madrid Objetivos: liderar las mejores soluciones para atender los grandes ejes estratégicos que definen la revisión del Plan General: una ciudad con más oportunidades económicas, más sostenible, mejor cohesionada social y territorialmente, y con mejor calidad de vida La candidatura de Madrid 2020 ofrece fiabilidad en tres pilares … [Link]

- Europe RSS Feed » Travel Challenge: A luxury week in Cyprus

Friday 16 March 12:30:01 UTC 2012

Each week we invite three companies to offer us their best deal for a specific trip. Today: a luxury holiday in Cyprus. All packages include a week's accommodation, transfers and flights from Gatwick to Paphos in the west of the island on Saturday 21 or Sunday 22 April. Prices are per person, based on two people sharing. [Link]

- Europe RSS Feed » Journey to the source: Dining out in Córdoba

Friday 16 March 12:30:01 UTC 2012

It was a simple, timeless-looking tavern, though in the low evening light no sign was visible. Peering inside through a wrought-iron gate I saw several occupied tables, half-tiled walls, a stag's head sprouting impressive antlers, a priest and, most important of all, a leg of jamón on the counter. Within seconds I was inside, seated at a wooden table. Photos … [Link]

Ayuntamiento de Madrid – Notas de prensa » Tesoros de Madrid en familia

Friday 16 March 12:27:00 UTC 2012

El día 18 de marzo los madrileños y visitantes podrán descubrir en familia el patrimonio cultural y monumental de la capital de España Además, el día 19 se ha programado una visita guiada adaptada para personas con discapacidad visual El recorrido, que se realizará por los barrios de los Austrias y la Morería, permitirá al público infantil conocer de una … [Link]

Ayuntamiento de Madrid – Notas de prensa » Servicio Especial de EMT entre Pitis y Chamartín

Friday 16 March 12:18:00 UTC 2012

La Línea especial de la EMT funcionará cada 20 minutos, tendrá parada en Pitis, Ramón y Cajal y Chamartín y será gratuita para los usuarios de Renfe Prestará servicio de 7.00 a 24.00 horas desde Chamartín y de 7.00 a 23.30 horas desde Pitis Desde Ramón y Cajal, las últimas salidas se realizarán a las 23.45, dirección Chamartín; y a … [Link]

Travel: travel guides, insurance, holiday news, hotel reviews and short city breaks » Tate to launch cultural holidays

Friday 16 March 11:50:35 UTC 2012

The Tate group of galleries will next week announce that it has teamed up with the Ultimate Travel company to offer expert-led tours providing an insider's look at the world's most exciting art destinations. [Link]

Travel: travel guides, insurance, holiday news, hotel reviews and short city breaks » Maldives 'stable', says new tourism minister

Friday 16 March 11:48:51 UTC 2012

The new government of the Maldives has sought to reassure holidaymakers that the islands remain open for business, despite ongoing demonstrations at the ousting of the former president Mohamed Nasheed last month, in an alleged coup. [Link]

Travel: travel guides, insurance, holiday news, hotel reviews and short city breaks » Just Back: waiting for the Northern Lights

Friday 16 March 11:43:20 UTC 2012

Rachel Huckvale wins this week's writing competition for her account of her pursuit of the aurora borealis. [Link]

Travel: travel guides, insurance, holiday news, hotel reviews and short city breaks » British Virgin Islands Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous 2012: in pictures

Friday 16 March 11:40:47 UTC 2012

Dozens of superyachts have converged upon the British Virgin Islands for the annual four-day regatta. [Link]

Travel: travel guides, insurance, holiday news, hotel reviews and short city breaks » Cambodia: beyond the Killing Fields

Friday 16 March 11:19:56 UTC 2012

The author of 'The Killing Fields' visits Cambodia, 30 years after he wrote his searing war story. [Link]

Travel: travel guides, insurance, holiday news, hotel reviews and short city breaks » Cambodia: Beyond the killing fields

Friday 16 March 11:19:56 UTC 2012

The author of 'The Killing Fields' visits Cambodia, 30 years after he wrote his searing war story. [Link]

Nosolo Viajeros » Tad Lo: experimentando Laos rodeado de cataratas

Friday 16 March 8:42:17 UTC 2012

Tad Lo está situado en Laos, a mitad de camino entre Pakse y Salavan; quedando en la zona interior del país, al Sur de Laos. Se trata de un pequeñísimo pueblo cercano a 3 cataratas: Tat Hang, Tat Lo y Tat Suong. Para la mayor parte de viajeros pasa sin pena ni gloria, ya que [...] [Link]

Travel: travel guides, insurance, holiday news, hotel reviews and short city breaks » How my dad (Richard Branson) and Al Gore gatecrashed our honeymoon

Friday 16 March 8:30:23 UTC 2012

Speaking for the first time since her lavish wedding, Holly Branson tells Bryony Gordon about her family, A-list upbringing and the fire that wrecked Necker. [Link]

USATODAY – Destinations Top Stories » Limb-ripping coaster stalls on first day

Friday 16 March 8:09:00 UTC 2012

A new extreme roller coaster at a British theme park in Surrey became stuck on a steep ascent during its first day in service this week, leaving … [Link]

NYT > Travel » The Bay Citizen: The Case of a Stolen iPhone at a San Francisco Airport

Friday 16 March 7:05:30 UTC 2012

A stolen iPhone at a security checkpoint took one man on a winding road of encounters with the T.S.A., airport management, a private security subcontractor, and multiple police offices. [Link]

USATODAY – Destinations Top Stories » TripAdvisor's No. 1 hotels yield some surprises

Friday 16 March 4:52:34 UTC 2012

We stay at TripAdvisor's top-ranked hotels in New Orleans, New York City and Washington and see what makes them special — or not. [Link]

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