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MAKING WAVES
Mega-Cruise Smackdown
Slide on Epic
The debut of outrageously extravagant ships was a theme in 2010, but which one really rules the seas? We pit Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas against Norwegian's Epic, comparing onboard activities (mega-slides!), over-the-top extras (ice bar!), and more. read more
This Just In
FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
Want That Hotel Towel? You Have to Pay $2.40
London's new Tune Hotels Westminster doesn't cut costs as much as pass them on. Guests are greeted at the front desk with new fees like $2.40 for a towel rental and $4.80 to activate the TV each day. Your room only gets a housekeeping visit before your arrival and every third day. Is this the start of airline-like fees expanding to the hotel industry? read post
Readrers' Choice Awards
READERS' CHOICE AWARDS
Tell Us Which Airlines You Love (and Hate)
We're giving you the floor! We recognize that our readers are true experts, so we want to hear your thoughts on all sorts of travel topics, starting with your favorite (and most hated) airlines. Our November 2011 magazine issue will be devoted to what you tell us. weigh in
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ULTIMATE PACKING GUIDE
Solve Packing Conundrums With 9 Household Items
Chances are, you already have an arsenal of packing aids at your fingertips. Just open your junk drawer. read more
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The old Cloth Hall in Krakow
EXIT INTERVIEW
Just Back From… Tracing Family Roots in Poland
J.J. Mortensen enlisted her friend M.K. Ruminer to accompany her on a two-week trip to her grandparents' village in the Carpathian Mountains and the cities of Kraków, Warsaw, and Gdańsk. read more
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