December 2011

Nudists in Florida plan to promote their natural lifestyle as a tourism asset, testing airline food and a unique phallus museum in Iceland grace this weekends, end-of-the-year news. Happy New Year.

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As we wind to closing out 2011, a look back at the top stories read this past year on ConsumerTraveler.com shows us a mix of topics from passport rules and regulations to consumer problems and travel rules to Top 10 lists. These stories are either stories that evoke the most passions at the moment, and change the course of Washington bureaucrats, such as our coverage of passport issues in the spring, and pats on the back to airlines when they go beyond the call of duty as in the case of Southwest airlines last January.

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Ten places to spend at the end of the world, scholar determines when safety risk is highest, El Al adds fuel surcharge to airfare

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Named to the U.S. Ski Team at 18, Bahrke, a native Californian, spent 11 years globetrotting for World Cup competitions and competing in three Olympics (Salt Lake City, Torino, and Vancouver). These days, she is squiring those with gobs of disposable income around one of America’s top luxury ski resorts. Though situated in the resplendent […]

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Las Vegas monorail offers locals discount rides, New Year’s resolutions for hotels, Honeywell software helps pilots land

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Many of us have heard about the New Year’s ball dropping at Times Square in New York, we have seen videos of the fireworks over Boston Harbor and Las Vegas, but how many have seen the Sardine or Bologna drop in Maine and Pennsylvania or the MoonPie drop in Alabama?

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In order to sit next to her children, ages 7 and 10, Molly Todd was told she would have to pay extra for her economy class seat.

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The most expensive New Year’s Eve dinners in Las Vegas If you’re going to Las Vegas for New Year’s Eve and want to throw your money away, spend it at one of these venues. Strip restaurants are rolling out the red carpet to accommodate [foodies] with holiday buffets and prix fixe meals. Here’s a look […]

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Airport food and healthy don’t seem to go together. But these days, the healthy offerings are getting better and more and more outlets are providing at least some healthy choices on their menus.

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Airports courts fliers with reward programs, the man behind SIA’s meals, Viking orders two luxury ships

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