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Passengers suing Carnival over crippled cruise seek $5,000 a month for life

A group of passengers suing Carnival Corp. for damages after sailing on the ill-fated Carnival Triumph cruise ship that drifted at sea for days are asking the company to pay $5,000 a month for the rest of their lives for ongoing medical and mental problems.<p>The case stems from the February 2013 …

Soar at Sweden's Sublime Treehotel

Whether you grew up in the open countryside or an urban apartment, there's a high chance that at some point in your life, you daydreamed of having your own tree house. The appeal of this fantasy might have resided in its exclusivity, or perhaps the rustic, handmade quality associated with these …

Sinkhole opens up at National Corvette Museum, swallows cars

A massive sinkhole that opened up under a Kentucky museum Wednesday morning swallowed several vintage and rare Corvettes.<p>The National Corvette Museum said the Bowling Green Fire Department estimates the sinkhole to be around 25-30 feet deep and 40 feet wide.<p>"This is going to be an interesting …

14 Places In France That Aren't Paris

Photo credit: Paul Bica/Flickr<p>Paris: you either love it or hate it. But don't let your feelings for Paris color your view of the rest of France... it's a wonderful country with lots to see and do.<p>If you're a fan of the City of Lights, venture beyond the metropolis. If you're not a Paris person, …

13 People Who Took Their Sense Of Humor To The Grave ... And Beyond

It's great to have a sense of humor about life, but what might be even better is taking your sense of humor with you into the great beyond. And for these people, though their time on this planet has ended, their ability to joke about it has not.<p><b>1. Actor Leslie Nielsen, known best for his</b> …

6 Life Lessons from Laura Ingalls Wilder

The <i>Little House on the Prairie</i> books are so widely known, it's hard to believe that the real-life Laura Ingalls Wilder has been gone for nearly 60 years. Born in Pepin, Wisconsin, she would have turned 147 this year. She immortalized her pioneering family in the <i>Little House</i> books, written and …

Business Travel App to Offer Mobile-Only Hotel Deals With Free Cancellations

Business travelers need lots of flexibility when a last-minute meeting gets changed or a new one pops up so Expedia’s corporate travel brand, …

Drunken In-Flight Rampage Lands Aussie Man in Custody — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>A South China Airlines flight from Guangzhou to Vancouver was rather more eventful than …

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Newark Airport Is Getting a Second Rail Line Into New York City

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey plans to extend the PATH train line to Newark Liberty International Airport over the next decade.<p>Agency …

40 things to do off the Strip in Las Vegas

Okay, so maybe not actually shake hands with the mob, but you can sit in an electric chair, hear a mobster court case, and try on a pair of brass …

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Air France Finally Catches Up to Competitors With Lie-Flat Seats in Business Class

Air France–KLM Group is introducing business-class seats that each cost 50,000 euros ($68,000) to make and turn into fully-flat beds, more than a …

11 Small Towns Around America That Have Interesting Claims To Fame

There are loads of bizarro places across America, and loads of towns known for being the "capital of" or the "hometown of" something extremely specific and weird. And the times you see these types of places most are on road trips.<p>So the next time you're driving near these fine American towns, take …

The 13 Weirdest Things in the SkyMall Catalogue

Whenever I'm at the airport, I get this weird urge to improve myself.<p>Fresh from my full-body TSA massage, I snub the smutty gossip rags at Hudson News in favor of <i>The Economist</i> and <i>The New Yorker</i>; then board my flight feeling oh-so-very-pleased with myself.<p>But shortly after takeoff, something else …

Inside the Forgotten 'Ghost Stations' of Subterranean Paris

(Image courtesy of Gonioul. Article by Holiday Lettings)<p>Centuries of social and political development have seen Paris emerge as the "international capital of style", a paragon of cultural and architectural achievement that is home to some of the world's most iconic buildings.<p>But beneath the …

Skyscanner Wants to Be a Global Player, Claims Its Growth Is on Steroids

Skyscanner, the flight-metasearch service that is branching out into hotels, says its revenue increased 96% to $108.6 million in 2013, its fastest …

Of Towers and Turrets: Castles in Scotland

<b>Auchindoun Castle</b><p>Every time we drive a winding road to visit a castle, I am watching and waiting for that moment that the fortress comes into view, and like a small child, I gasp at the sight of it. Every. Single. Time.<p>I grew up on stories that were set in castles, tales of knights and princesses. …

Eat Your Way Through Montreal This Winter

<i>By Natalie Taylor</i><p>When the maple-syrup-drenched croissant touched my tongue, I knew that this Martin Picard brunch was worth the delighted squeals escaping from my fellow hungry foodies who had made the hour-plus pilgrimage from Montreal to his remote <i>cabane à sucre</i> (sugar shack) in Mirabel, …

New Amsterdam Museum Tells the History of the Red Light District

On any given evening, thousands of tourists stroll down the narrow canal-side streets of Amsterdam’s famed Red Light District, gawking at ladies in …

Airlines Are on Their Fourth Consecutive Day of Weather-Related Flight Delays

U.S. airlines canceled nearly 2,800 flights Wednesday because of snow and freezing rain in the Northeast and Midwest, the third consecutive day that …

China's New Year Travel Slump Has Hotels Promoting Deals via Social Media

Among the industries hardest hit by the Chinese government’s anti-corruption campaign—including high-end spirits, Swiss watches, and shark-fin …

The Latest Olympics Security Concern Is Toothpaste on Airlines

Airlines flying to Winter Olympics host Russia are being warned to watch for toothpaste tubes containing materials that could used by terrorists to …

TripAdvisor Apps Now Provide Wi-Fi Information For Cities and Airports

TripAdvisor’s updated hotels and flights apps now provide information about Wi-Fi and roaming charges for downtown areas and airports in 21 cities …

Calling for Travel Photos! Faraway lands, local...

Calling for Travel Photos!<p>Faraway lands, local cities, and diverse cultures—we want to see travel photos that inspire you to learn more about the …

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Why Sun Belters Should Resist the Winter Weather Gloat

<i>"My favorite part of winter is... watching it on TV from Arizona!"</i><p>Such brags are tempting for those of us who live in the Sun Belt (and is but one example from my Facebook feed in the last couple of weeks). But we should resist, not only because extreme temperatures like those brought by the polar …

The Sunniest Spots In The World

Sure, rain can be cozy and comforting, especially when you expect it (here's looking at you, Seattle). But what if you want to get away from all the cold and snow and yuckiness and celebrate life in the sunshine?<p>There are handfuls of places around the globe where the sun outshines the rain more …

'Science Of Winter Olympics' Videos Will Change The Way You Look At Your Favorite Sport

What makes figure skaters so graceful on the ice? It's a question many will be asking during the upcoming winter Olympic games in Sochi, Russia.<p>Sure, figure skating is all about skill and practice -- lots of practice. But ultimately it's about science. Just check out the video above from the …