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New Hotel Rates Feature on Google Maps

New Hotel Rates Feature on Google Maps April 8, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Just a few weeks ago, the search engine announced that it would be unveiling a new hotel price feature on Google Maps for select users and advertisers. With the new feature, hotel room rates, set to be in the form of sponsored links, will show up in search results for hotels, and users will have the...

Grounded Chinese Ship, Leaking Oil, Threatens Great Barrier Reef

Grounded Chinese Ship, Leaking Oil, Threatens Great Barrier Reef April 6, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
A Chinese coal-carrying cargo ship crashed into the coral reef and became grounded inside the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park off the Queensland coastlate Saturday within hours of leaving port.  The tanker hit the reef at full speed several miles outside its authorized shipping lane. The vessel has...

Solar-Powered Boat Set to Cruise the World

Solar-Powered Boat Set to Cruise the World April 2, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
On Wednesday, Türanor, a solar-powered boat–the largest of its kind–was put into water for the first time off of the northern German city of Kiel, where it had been under construction for the past 13 months. It will take another year or so for some intense testing before the white-and-blue-colored,...

Tax Deductions from Business Travel

Tax Deductions from Business Travel April 2, 2010 | Budget | Read More
For tax purposes, employment and business expenses are equally applicable to employees and the self-employed. While most  job-related expenses incurred by employees are eventually reimbursed by their employer, any unreimbursed employee business expenses are still deductible after a reduction equaling...

Ongoing Strike at British Airways and Potential Troubles from Other Airlines

Ongoing Strike at British Airways and Potential Troubles from Other Airlines March 31, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
With no sign of any negotiations to be resumed any time soon, the second round cabin-crew strike at British Airways went as planned on Saturday. The walkout has caused further disruption and frustration among passengers. British Airways has been taking a hard line against the strikes and the Unite union...

Travel Around Alaska with Sarah Palin

Travel Around Alaska with Sarah Palin March 31, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Sarah Palin, the former governor and current native of Alaska, will be featured in an eight part travel documentary on TLC highlighting the wonders of the northern state, called “Sarah Palin’s Alaska”. Some are referring to it as a reality show centering on the state’s traditions and...

National Parks on the New ‘America the Beautiful Quarters’

National Parks on the New ‘America the Beautiful Quarters’ March 29, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
The U.S. Mint will be issuing a new series of quarters featuring the country’s national parks and forests starting April 19 this year. The  last 50-state quarter program generated an enormous interest, with nearly half of the country participating in the coin collection, according to US Mint surveys....

Get Directions by Bicycling on Google Maps

Get Directions by Bicycling on Google Maps March 24, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
On March 10, 2010, after a 2-year effort, Google finally unveiled the get-direction-by-bicycling feature on Google Maps just as the warmer spring weather kicked into gear. It had long been one of the Google Maps’ most requested features, if measured by the number of signatures in a petition–more...

Thieving Baboons Seen at Vineyards in South Africa

Thieving Baboons Seen at Vineyards in South Africa March 23, 2010 | Cape Town, Travel News | Read More
PANIC – there will be a shortage of Chardonnay from South Africa this year, the grapes used to make the popular South African wine. And the diabolical creatures to blame? Baboons. Baboons, the red bottomed Old World monkeys, have (rather ironically) been eating the grapes on the vines that are...

Mexico Travel Warnings for Spring Breakers

Mexico Travel Warnings for Spring Breakers March 23, 2010 | Cabo San Lucas, Travel News | Read More
The killing of three Americans last weekend in the Mexican border town of Ciudad Juarez, across from El Paso, Texas, has prompted the U.S. State Department to issue a travel warning for Americans traveling to Mexico, especially border towns and some other parts of Mexico which have experienced increases...
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