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Smooth Sailing: Top Destinations for a European River Cruise

Despite the economic crisis gripping Europe, there's one sector which has seen a dramatic surge of interest in recent years: river cruises. Trips along Europe's great waterways are in higher demand than ever; thanks to their relaxed pace, customizable activities, and itineraries which mix culture, …

European Travel

Indiana Tourism department teaches 4th grades how to be travel agents

Fourth-graders in a Noblesville school are meeting the requirement to learn Indiana history by learning how to promote the state to tourists.<p>The …

When a river cruise turns into a bus ride, what rights do passengers have?

Al Chapper’s trouble with Vantage Worldwide River Voyages isn’t just the most common river-cruise question I get. It’s the most common cruise …

35 Disney Vacation Tips: An Infographic

Disney World is a lot of things, but <i>cheap</i>? You're dreaming if you think you can bring a "tight budget" with you to the theme park. Well, dream on... and see how far you can stretch your dollar at Disney World's Magic Kingdom theme park!<p>This fun and insanely insightful infographic includes tips like:<p>…

Walt Disney Company

Three lipsticks that really last

<b>M:</b> E, you know I favour bright lipsticks. Even more so now that I go swing dancing 15 times a week. The bright lip. It is essential.<p><b>E:</b> As essential …

Number of planes to double in next two decades, Boeing forecasts

The number of commercial aircraft in the world will double in the next two decades, with the Asia-Pacific region becoming the focal point of global …

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Google Officially Buys Waze in a $1 Billion-Plus Deal, Will Keep It Independent

Google this morning said it had acquired mapping startup Waze, as we had expected it would.<p>Brian McClendon, who is the company’s vice president of …

On the run and out of a job: Consulting company fires professed NSA leaker

Edward Snowden, who outed himself as the source of leaks about massive government surveillance programs, is out of a job.<p>The consulting company Booz Allen Hamilton, which does billions of dollars in business for the National Security Agency and other corners of the federal government, said Tuesday …