Joette Abraham

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2015 Kia Soul EV outdoes compact plug-ins

There shouldn't be much of a reason to include a snow scraper in a Kia Soul EV. The Korean automaker's first plug-in car, an all-electric version of its hottest seller, has been launched in urban areas of California, where snow is as rare as uncongested roadways.<p>But we were lucky enough to test the …

3 Reasons to Use Old Camera Lenses

I know it. You know it. Everyone knows it. Technology moves fast–almost frustratingly fast. Everyone also has that one story about their new and …

The Devil and the Art Dealer

It was the greatest art theft in history: 650,000 works looted from Europe by the Nazis, many of which were never recovered. But last November the world learned that German authorities had found a trove of 1,280 paintings, drawings, and prints worth more than a billion dollars in the Munich …

Secrets to a Seamless Embarkation

Boarding a ship can often be a tedious and drawn-out experience. Since hours of waiting in a terminal is not how you want to start your vacation, it's important to know what you can do to make embarkation go as smoothly as possible.<p>Not sure how to avoid the long lines to board? We've got the …

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American Legend: Coast to Coast by Train

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>You don’t really know a train until you’ve slept on one.<p>And I don’t mean a half-hour doze between Philly and Baltimore but the real deal: a bunk in a berth, a sliding door with a latch lock, and those WWII-style knobs to turn off your reading light.<p>And when you’ve really …

US Airways Loyalty Miles Stolen in System Hack

US Airways Group Inc. said hackers breached 7,700 accounts in its Dividend Miles frequent-flier program and deducted mileage credits from a “very …

The Exceptional Traveler: Housesitting

I'm a big fan of house rentals and housesitting, having done both many times in different parts of the world, from Morocco to Carriacou in the Caribbean. Not only can it be arranged within any budget, there is no better way to learn about another country and become part of the community.<p>Travel is …

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Travel Wheres and Wares: Week in Review

We agree that it’s about the journey, not the destination—and that what you <i>bring</i> is just as important. This week we let you in on the coveted travel …

How to travel in Europe

Fifty sovereign states. 10,180,000 sq km. 738,200,000 people. The word ‘Europe’ does little to convey the diversity found within, which can make it a bewildering place to travel. So here’s a handy guide to your transport options:<p>Car<p><b>Budget:</b> medium-high (London-Prague petrol from EUR360 return, plus …

First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect – rolling green fields, chatty locals and a pint for each hand – but there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and …

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10 Ways To Avoid Having Seatmates... For Free

Last week, Gadling posed an interesting question -- would you purchase half of an airplane seat just to ensure enough personal space?<p>The consensus seemed to be that buying half a seat was probably not the most economical plan. First of all, you could just spend that money on an upgrade that would …