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The recent shutdown of the US government closed the entire US National Park System. While rarely mentioned during the shutdown, it also closed the US National Wildlife Refuge System. Ned Levi discusses visiting both, with special emphasis on the less known National Wildlife Refuge System and what the refuge system has to offer travelers.

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Smile if you are a Bostonian; the world is watching you. Flight attendants list seven reasons they love to fly. And, enjoy some amazing airport architecture.

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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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Turbulence injures at least 20 near Boston, cockpit error sent 737 into nose dive over Pacific, pilots part of Wall Street protests

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Logan expands behavior detection program, three online hotel finders go battle it out, in changed GDS relationship Travelport can sell Economy Plus seats

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Segway ban in Boston not a good idea, still searching for a secondary airport site in Atlanta, pilots flies past security under new TSA rules

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On this Memorial Day in the U.S., Ned Levi has created a travel guide to America’s most historic battlefields, which have in part shaped American history and culture.

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Laura Townsend Elion begins a series on haunted places in America. This post focuses on the East Coast — Lizzie Borden, Concord/Lexington, Key West, Salem witches and Gettysburgh.

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Here’s my Boston list of things to do that mixes tourist stuff with insider tips and a clutch of great restaurants where no one can go wrong.

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Priceline.com released its annual survey of the 50 most-popular destinations for the upcoming Independence Day weekend. Here is their survey. This year, Chicago’s Millennium Park replaces last year’s winner, New Orleans, as the most popular July 4th destination among Priceline customers.

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