Malt Shop Memories Cruise: Back to the 60s

Malt Shop Memories Cruise: Back to the 60s
I booked a Malt Shop Memories Cruise last spring and was going solo. My husband didn't dance and was too ill to travel. But he was excited for me and wanted to see the itinerary. … This was the music from my days at Northeast High School in …
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Inflatable, solar-powered, on-the-go light
What began as a project to bring light to communities in developing nations has evolved into a business that lights up the night for backpackers and other outdoor enthusiasts. MPOWERD's Luci Inflatable Solar Lantern is a 5-inch-diameter-by-1-inch-thick …
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When to consider a vacation rental

When to consider a vacation rental
For short stays of three or four days while traveling, we still like the services of a hotel. And occasionally the full-blown resort experience is just what we're seeking. But when staying somewhere longer than that, a vacation rental is just the …
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Well-preserved Kanazawa more accessible on Japan's new bullet train
The new high-speed Shinkansen line travels from Tokyo to Kanazawa in about two hours. The trip is covered by the Japan Rail Pass and reservations are required. The city became much more accessible last year with the opening of the line. LINDA …
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Madeira – The rain forest destination Americans are missing out on

Madeira – The rain forest destination Americans are missing out on
The tour operator supplies maps, directions, lodging, breakfast, and dinner, and moves our luggage when we change hotels. Several companies offer a Madeira package. If you make this choice, be aware that the travel industry is a shape-shifting landscape.
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Travel review: Philadelphia, Here I Come!
I travelled to Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, known for its cultural wealth, and – unlike neighbouring New York – the friendliness of the locals. Pennsylvania's largest city has hit the headlines in recent months thanks to the World Meeting …
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SS United States to travel again as luxury liner

SS United States to travel again as luxury liner
Plans are in the works for the historic SS United States to take passengers around the world. (See renderings.) Once at risk of heading to the scrap yard, the SS United States, which has sat in the Delaware River for years, will be reborn as an 800 …
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Environmental groups: Philadelphia oil trains put safety at risk
Environmental groups: Philadelphia oil trains put safety at risk. You need Flash to watch this video.Sorry, your browser doesn't support Flash, needs a Flash update, or has Flash disabled. VIDEO: Oil trains. The oil trains that travel through …
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Yahoo shuts down 7 digital magazines
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – Yahoo is phasing out seven digital magazine properties, including those for food and travel, as part of the Internet company's cost-cutting moves. On Wednesday, the company said it has begun phasing out seven digital …
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Passengers Stranded in Hot Plane for 3 Hours at Philadelphia Airport
A mechanical issue left more than 150 passengers stranded on a taxiway at Philadelphia International Airport for nearly three hours Monday night, Frontier Airlines confirmed to ABC. After shutting off the engines to conserve fuel while waiting for de …
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Latest Philadelphia Travel News

Michael Portillo: 'I played American football in Philadelphia and I danced the
The series is really about getting off trains rather than getting on them; it is about arriving in places such as Philadelphia, Baltimore or the Amish country in Pennsylvania. Although people think about the romance of long-distance travel on trains …
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Winter Storm Jonas Interstate Travel Forecast | The Weather Channel
Snowfall rates will exceed 1 inch per hour through much of Saturday in the Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia areas. Sustained northeasterly winds will approach 30 mph at times, and gusts will be higher, leading to blizzard conditions with near …
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Rounds of snow to create wintry travel in northeastern US this week

Rounds of snow to create wintry travel in northeastern US this week
While little to no accumulation is expected in Manhattan and Center City in Philadelphia, a westward shift in the moisture associated with the storm by as little as 25-50 miles could deposit a couple of inches. As the storm heads toward Atlantic Canada …
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Winter Storm Watch Declared In Philadelphia
A Winter Storm Watch is now in effect Monday night through early Wednesday morning in Delaware, Chester and Philadelphia counties. Areas under the winter storm watch have a potential for 4 to 8 inches of snow through 4 a.m. Wednesday, the National …
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Philadelphia: This week to bring next opportunity for snow
However, the track of the storm and intensity of the snow will determine whether the area is faced with nuisance to disruptive snow or a lighter mix of snow with fewer travel problems during Tuesday into Wednesday. Rain could even mix in south of the city.
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Latest Philadelphia Travel News

Jonas Travel: Airlines Cancel Thousands of Flights, D.C., Baltimore, Philly
Southwest Airlines released a travel advisory stating that their scheduled services on Friday and Saturday are likely to be disrupted, meaning they could be delayed, diverted and/or canceled. Travelers flying to, from, or through impacted areas this …
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The Five Best Super Bowl Viewing Parties in Philadelphia
Head down to the South Philly location of this hometown institution, dubbed the "#1 sports bar in North America by ESPN," for a quintessential Philly experience. Their all-you-can eat Super Bowl Sunday package features a limited all-you-can-eat menu of …
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Over 100 missing, 14 dead as strong quake rattles Taiwan
By late Saturday, some tracks had been repaired and trains were able to travel as far south as Chiayi, with shuttle buses available to those traveling on to Tainan. The quake was felt as a lengthy, rolling shake in the capital, Taipei, on the other …
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Major Roads Passable In New Jersey, But Travel Still Risky

Major Roads Passable In New Jersey, But Travel Still Risky
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Travel remains hazardous in parts of New Jersey, one day after a major snowstorm socked the region. But most major highways had been cleared by early Sunday, including the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike.
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Snowstorm grounds all air travel at Atlantic City, Philadelphia airports
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Mid-Atlantic snowstorm has grounded all air travel in and out of Atlantic City International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport for Saturday, Jan. 23. A reported 1,200 flights in total have been cancelled at area …
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Snowstorm prompts Pennsylvania travel restrictions
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The huge snowstorm has prompted transportation shutdowns or restrictions around Pennsylvania, with officials urging people stay off the roads if at all possible. The storm prompted cancellation of all flights Saturday into and out …
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Travel tactics to deal with the coming mid-Atlantic, Northeast winter storm

Travel tactics to deal with the coming mid-Atlantic, Northeast winter storm
A messy wintry mix of moderate snow, some ice and coastal rains and flooding from Philadelphia up through Boston. There'll likely be heavy delays and cancellations starting Friday afternoon at all the airports in this congested part of the nation. That …
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Amtrak Modifies Service Ahead Of Winter Storm
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Amtrak says it will be operating a modified schedule in the Northeast due to the winter storm forecasted to impact the mid-Atlantic region. Amtrak says passengers holding reservations are strongly encouraged to keep a close eye on …
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Gridlock, worries ahead of heavy snow predicted for weekend
WASHINGTON (AP) — Drivers in the Washington area spent hours in icy gridlock ahead of heavy snowfall that's predicted to arrive by the weekend from Appalachia to Philadelphia and maybe farther north. On Thursday morning, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe …
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Latest Philadelphia Travel News

Tourists make time for a Philadelphia museum where felons did theirs
In the travel industry, prison museums are a growth sector. A book published last year, “Escape to Prison: Penal Tourism and the Pull of Punishment,” looks at 10 of the roughly 100 of them around the world. Although some (like Alcatraz, or South Africa …
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PennDOT plans to open shoulder lane to traffic on I-76
In a major initiative that will be the first for Pennsylvania, motorists will be able to drive on all three lanes – including the shoulder – during peak times on portions of I-76, the PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards revealed Thursday at the …
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