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Archive: June 2007
jun 29

Catch J.K. Rowling on tour

The author of the Harry Potter books will stop in three cities in October to give Americans readings of her latest novel.
jun 29

Harry Potter travel guide

Potter-ites, rejoice! Here's a guidebook of your own.
jun 28

More travelers are booking the fun stuff early

Tours, shows, exhibits, and other activities are being booked by some travelers farther in advance than ever.
jun 28

Today's travel intel

Cleaning up cookies, your own travel TV show, security guidelines, and more in today's edition.
jun 27

Great posts from great blogs

We've culled our favorites, for your reading pleasure.
jun 27

You don't need an iPhone...

...to do cool tricks as a traveler. Here's a roundup of tips.
jun 27

Where does the Lego lady go to unwind?

The head of innovation at Lego travels the globe spotting business opportunities and is rarely at home for two weeks straight.
jun 26

Record flight delays

The number of flights canceled in the first 15 days of June was up a whopping 91 percent compared with the same period last year.
jun 25

Today's travel intel

The latest cities with movies, plus an international attraction reopens—all in today's edition.
jun 25

A Dozen Distinctive Destinations

See the 12 locations—each one rich with character, a sense of place...and historical preservation activists.
jun 23

Rockin' cruises

You can cruise with your favorite musician.
jun 22

Are You the Ugly American?

Readers reacted to the list of the 10 common mistakes Americans make when traveling.
jun 21

Family travel news roundup

The very latest in planning trips for your family.
jun 21

Crazy festival stories from readers

Maybe it's the sun? Readers share memorable experiences at a few summer festivals.
jun 21

Today's travel intel

A new (and interestingly placed) hotel, and be sure to submit your photos for this contest, all in today's edition.
jun 21

London for $536 R/T, after taxes

Today Zoom Airlines, a Canadian air carrier, began its first flights from New York City (JFK) to London (Gatwick).
jun 20

What's the craziest festival you've seen?

We have a round up of some of the wackiest.
jun 20

Now open: Museum of Toys

Now, you can see more than 50,000 pieces pf toy memorabila, all thanks to one devoted collector.
jun 20

Today's travel intel

Passport rules (again), trans-fat-free hotels, and go RVing in today's edition.
jun 20

America's wacky festivals

Love garlic? So do we. But did you know there's a festival devoted to it?
jun 20

Cross the Panama Canal on YouTube

Through the magic of internet video, you too can experience this fun trip.
jun 20

Restaurants with "higher standards"

This website is the "Zagat guide for Muslims."
jun 19

Rental car companies add green machines

Hertz and Avis are placing bets on hybrids, cars with combination gas-and-electric engines that dramatically increase fuel efficiency and decrease greenhouse gases.
jun 19

Containermania: Pack it right!

Expert tips from our editors on the best ways make your luggage light and tight.
jun 19

Western Europe: By car or train?

Our expert advice on how to squeeze in all the beautiful sites—and the best way to get around.
jun 19

NYC restaurant discount

A special deal for the lady readers of This Just In—it's going on all summer.
jun 18

Uh-oh...Your digital camera is overloaded...

Corey Bauer,a reader of this blog, recently posted a question.
jun 18

Today's travel intel

The latest in guidebooks and poverty tourism, plus more in today's edition.
jun 18

Barcelona isn't very Spanish

Spain's second-largest city has quite the eclectic viewpoint—learn more in our trip coach session.
jun 15

A summer paradise of public art

Sculpture Projects Munster is one of Europe's largest outdoor art exhibits, but it's only held once a decade.
jun 14

How to store digital photos while traveling

Our best tips for a reader whose daughter is heading abroad.
jun 14

Breaking: Marriott to launch boutique hotels

The huge chain makes a strategic partnership and says it will build roughly 100 in the next several years.
jun 14

The coolest new digital maps

Now, you can take a videoguide of the next hotel you'll be staying in, before you book.
jun 13

Celebrate Frida

The Mexican painter and feminist would have turned 100 this year—to celebrate, a retrospective is on display in Mexico City through August 19.
jun 13

Where does the Guinness man go on vacation?

One of eight master brewers, he expects to hopscotch Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean over the course of about 20 weeks—so where on earth will he relax?
jun 13

7 tips for booking train tickets in Europe

Quick-hit ways to keep costs down when you're riding the rails.
jun 13

Jazz festivals roundup

The best summer jazz festivals to visit, as recommended by a pro.
jun 11

Cool new websites and blogs

You can get insider tips about Las Vegas, as well as backpacking ideas and hotel information with these helpful websites.
jun 11

Tricky pix!

Your kids will love to try out the goofy shots described in Tricky Pix: Do It Yourself Trick Photography With Camera.
jun 08

Hot news: Passport rule change

This summer, the Feds are allowing travelers to present a State Department receipt showing their passport application is being processed, instead of a passport, when crossing borders.
jun 07

Today's travel intel

New nonstop routes, new passport rules, plan a volunteer trip, and more in today's edition.
jun 07

Travel news roundup

National Park fees, Jamaica news, a new spa, and more in today's news.
jun 07

Very weird amusement parks

Did you know there was a theme park about Nintendo? We didn't either. Thanks, Gadling.
jun 07

Skymark: Discount airline in Japan

Helpful advice from reader Linda Overholt of L.A. for your next trip to see the Great Wall.
jun 06

He gets paid to dance around the world

We caught up with Matt, a self-described 30-year-old deadbeat from Connecticut and star of international "dance videos," to ask a few questions.
jun 05

A new way to explore Jamestown

The water-based Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail will take you on great explorations.
jun 04

Don't let your reward miles vanish

Many members of American's AAdvantage frequent flier program recently received an email reminder that their reward miles are in danger.
jun 04

Pandas, visiting with locals, and more things we love

The latest great deals in Girlfriend Getaways.
jun 04

What readers think about the TB patient

A reaction from 18 of our readers on the frightening news.
jun 01

Today's travel intel

Borat's new career and the Grand Canyon Skywalk in today's edition.
jun 01

Love this trend!

New York City's JFK airport finally got a cell-phone parking lot.
jun 01

What's "geotagging"?

Link any photo you take to the exact latitude and longitude where you took it—brings new meaning to customizable maps you can make for your travels.

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