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  • Street cleaner in NYC
    Phoenix street cleaners saw ghosts on nightly sweep
    The presence of ghosts lurking on the streets of Phoenix at night in November 1918 caused at least two members of the Phoenix street cleaning department wishing their occupation took place in the daylight hours.“The presence of spirits...
  • Stone cairn at Loch Leven Lake
    Cairn subscription boxes surprise outdoor enthusiasts with monthly treats
    Hikers and backpackers will love the idea behind the Cairn Subscription Box—get a box of hiking-related goodies every month, provide feedback and earn points. It’s like having 12 birthdays a year. New products related to outdoors...
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    Virgin Hotels launches guest loyalty program
    Virgin Hotels, which will open its first property to guests in 2015, has launched a loyalty program, the hotel chain announced Tuesday. Called “The Know” (because members will be first in “the know” about developments with...
  • The fine art of creating a paperless holiday 'green-ting' card
    The fine art and etiquette of creating a paperless holiday ‘green-ting’ card
    Ecology-minded businesses and friends are sending more and more holiday greetings via email this season. So far this month your LA Travel Examiner has received at least 100 of these types of greetings. Many are coming from concerns in Los Angeles,...
  • Map of the Camino routes
    Film 'Walking the Camino' is the real deal
    A decade ago, relatively few Americans had ever heard of the centuries’ old pilgrimage trail, known as the Camino de Santiago. Now, following the release of a couple of popular movies and dozens of new books, thousands are familiar with the...
  • Niagara is a great honeymoon destination
    Top Honeymoon destinations
    Ideally, a person's wedding day comes only once. Therefore, most couples want their honeymoon to be a trip to remember. However, choosing from the many fun honeymoon destinations available can be a daunting endeavor. Much will depend on...
  • Plane makes emergency landing, 12 injured
    Plane makes emergency landing, 12 injured
    A tossed salad is one thing, but to have it tossed into your lap while you’re on a plane is another. But that’s exactly what happened to passengers when their plane hit a storm reported the Guardian on December 17, 2014.The storm...
  • Gotta Have It Redux
    Gotta Have It Redux
    More Items to Fulfill Christmas Wishes, Part TwoThe response to my earlier posting on holiday gift suggestions was so great, I thought I’d do one more for last-minute buys.Buy A Pie, Support KidsHere’s something to bring as a gift, or...
  • Multisport
    Austin Adventures announces Multisport Europe
    Group bike tours have always been a popular way to take an active vacation in Europe. But thanks to Austin Adventures, travelers can now discover some of the continent’s best kept secrets by going beyond the bike. In a move that reflects the...
  • Hotchkiss Fyler House at Christmas
    Torrington Connecticut's Christmas Village
    Torrington is a small city located in the heart of the Litchfield Hills that has a big Christmas Tradition, the Christmas Village, a favorite of young and old alike that is now in it's 67th year. One thing that makes this Christmas Village...
  • Downton Abbey Fans Can See Where The Show Is Filmed
    Downton Abbey Fans Can See Where The Show Is Filmed
    Are you a fan of Masterpiece Theatre's Downton Abbey and counting the days until the show starts its new season on January 4th? If you dream about walking in the footsteps of Lord and Lady Grantham and getting a taste of what life was like...
  • The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake Holiday Dinners
    Savor a delectable Christmas dinner at The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake
    Do you not want to be a slave to your stove and have to cook a Christmas Eve dinner or a Christmas Day dinner? Then here is a suggestion. Just pack the family in the car and head for The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake where you can enjoy a choice of...
  • Historic Kirtland Village's Nativity Exhibit
    The Christmas spirit comes alive at Historic Kirtland Village's Nativity exhibit
    If you are seeking a holiday event that inspires the true Christmas spirit then plan a visit to Historic Kirtland Village's 12th annual Nativity exhibit featuring more than 600 nativity scenes from around the world. This free exhibit runs...
  • Touchscreen Gloves On the Go
    Touchscreen Gloves On the Go
    Here's a selection of touchscreen gloves that enable travelers to use their portable electronics while keeping their fingers warms.The Foundation glove from 180sis a single layer powerstretch glove with QuantumHeat™ technology in the...
  • Wine Tasting with East Coast Winery
    A taste of wine on the Space Coast
    East Coast Winery is a local winery in Melbourne , Florida. Whether you are paying them a personal visit or communicating through email or phone you are greeted with friendly and helpful customer service. They know the scoop on Florida wine and...