2012

Every few years, we try to find on the web a great collection of Merry Christmas and Happy New Year statements in as many foreign languages as possible. Here we go with this year’s version.

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Winter weather photography is extremely challenging. Snow, freezing rain, other precipitation and extremely low temperatures can cause camera and lens operational problems for photographers and permanently damage camera’s and lens’ mechanical and electronic parts. Ned Levi discusses the problems of making photographs in winter weather and how to overcome them.

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Ski free with hotel reservation in Aspen, AA flight attendants to join in merger talks, BWI gets OK to waive fees

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NORAD goes on Santa Alert with a widespread volunteer effort that goes through Christmas Eve. What about the little gifts that hotels leave every time we visit — those mini-bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body wash? And, can where you live, ready you for travel? A woman from Boston thinks so.

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This weekend we look at how newly passed marijuana laws passed in Colorado and Washington State might impact ski resorts. We look at the travel information served up by Google. And, Consumers Union urges airline travelers to understand the fees airlines are charging this holiday season.

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The staff of Vimeo, the competitor to YouTube for user-generated videos, selected some of the best travel videos posted during this past year. I have collected three of those selected here. The lead video, above, features a trip across the USA in three minutes. The second, a similar journey across South America. The final video here is vision of Chicago by night.

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Brussels Airline gives away surprise in baggage claim, what to do on Christmas, how well do you know these neon signs?

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While the blogisphere has been filed with anti-tripadvisor screed for years (perhaps, once-upon-a-time accurate), the website has developed into a series of recommendations that can be trusted and used to plan a trip. On my latest trip to Ireland and Italy in October, that was certainly the case.

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Are airport scanners nuking you, man wears 70 items of clothing, Air ticket price transparency in Canada

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It’s a travel axiom that when taking connecting flights, it’s better to carry on your luggage. Sometimes it can result in missing your connection, as a client found out this weekend.

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