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Top 10 budget beach hotels in Andalucía, Spain: part two

Spain’s Costa de la Luz offers beach after golden beach. Here’s our pick of the best affordable seaside hotels from Cádiz to Tarifa, from the family-friendly to wind and kitesurfing hangouts• Part one: Andalucía from Malaga to Mojácar The Hotel Fuerte Conil can’t be called budget in high season, when prices rocket, but, for anyone […]

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The 7 Features Your New Car Won’t Have

(MCT)—The next time you test drive a new car, you might be in for a shock. While you would expect a place to stash your stogie or a slot to slip in your copy of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” you’re in for a surprise. Most likely, that new car won’t accommodate you. Call it […]

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Sochi Hotel Horror Stories

We thought the big controversies in the Sochi Winter Olympics would be toothpaste terrorism or government-sanctioned homophobia. Then the press tried to check into their hotels and discovered a comical array of foibles that will do nothing to boost the Russian tourism industry. But what shocks the traveling press corps—lost hotel reservations, uncovered manholes, unsafe […]

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Now Playing in Denver: Reefer Gladness

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How to Survive an Aussie Road Trip with Children

Whether you’re taking your car or a campervan, hitting the road with the family is a great way to form strong bonds and enjoy each other’s company in an interesting environment. However, being stuck with each other inside a vehicle for long hours can be quite trying, especially without the right prior preparation. To help […]