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Your Ever-Vigilant Friends at the NSA

Raging Moderate, by Will Durst Dear U.S. Citizen, Please accept our most egregiously sincere apologies for the difficulties and inconveniences the secret monitoring of your phone records and email and GPS units and foreign travel and bank accounts and yes, even your snail mail has evidently caused. Daryl Cagle / Cagle Cartoons (click to view […]

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5 Things Vacation Rental Guests Really Want

Filed under: News, Renting By Matt Landau In my years of vacation rental research, I’ve settled on two facts: first, most vacation rental homes are really nice. They’re nice because owners live in them part-time (or once lived in them full-time) and thus, they have all the amenities and standards anyone might need to feel […]

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Top 10 bars in San Francisco

San Francisco’s bars are made for drinking it all in. Take your pick from a speakeasy within a speakeasy, tiki and cocktail bars, and even family-friendly soda and ice-cream hangouts Beautiful wood interiors (mimicking the inside of a cask), stunningly tall liquor shelves (so high that they need a rolling ladder), live music and a […]

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Top Secret Tips for Saving Money in London

Whether you live there or you’re just visiting, London is an expensive place and considerably more so than the rest of old Blightey. Not only do you face inflated costs in London whether you’re buying a drink or a house, but the sheer range of things to see and do also make it very hard […]

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7 Ways to Cut Cost on Airfare

By Barbara Pronin Frequent flyer miles aside – because, as many of us have learned, they may not be available when we need or want them – there are other ways to ensure you get the best possible price on air travel. From Scott Gamm of TheStreet.com, here are five ways you can try: Talk […]

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10 Travel Tips to Get Your Family Road Ready

As we approach the traditional kick-off of the summer travel season, Rand McNally ‘s editors have compiled a list of Top 10 travel tips to keep the “Are We There Yet’s?” at bay. These easy-to-implement suggestions will help keep families and friends road-ready instead of road-weary. At Home #1: Engage everyone in the planning. If […]

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Top 10 budget hotels, B&Bs and hostels in Portland, Oregon

Portland’s budget hotels include a former bathhouse with a rock’n’roll vibe, art-stuffed B&Bs, and a bike-friendly hostel This mid-century motor inn has been turned into a boutique hotel in the heart of Portland – think classic motel with ultra-modern glass and steel facelift somewhere between Twin Peaks and a cosmopolitan truck stop – and is […]