Kings Dominion’s 305-foot tall Roller Coaster “Intimidator(TM) 305″ Capped

Roller coaster fans, get ready to make your way to Doswell, VA, outside the state capital of Richmond. The last piece of track was lifted into place Jan. 9, 2010 for the biggest and most thrilling ride yet at Kings Dominion. Intimidator(TM) 305 is a mammoth 5,100-foot long steel Giga-coaster, that takes its name from one of stock car racing’s most beloved and tenacious drivers, Dale Earnhardt, “The Intimidator(TM)”...

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How to Avoid Baggage Fees

With the news this week that Delta and Continental have raised the price of their baggage fees (again), it’s time to look seriously at alternatives to checking in luggage. Loyalty has its rewards – many airlines will wave or discount baggage fees for its rewards club members. Check and see if you have enough points to qualify. If you’re close, consider taking some last minute travel and joining the world of Frequent...

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Extreme Base Jumping Experience to open in Las Vegas

When you’re in Las Vegas there’s no rush quite like winning a big hand or a giant bet that finally comes in. All that will change this April when the Stratosphere Las Vegas Hotel & Casino opens its next thrill ride, The SkyJump Las Vegas. Adrenaline junkies, and daring tourists, can experience the rush of an 855 foot “controlled freefall” off the Stratosphere Tower. This 40 mph fall will provide guests an...

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Travel Scam Alert – Your friend was not mugged

A friend sends you a desperate email from overseas. They’ve been mugged and are asking for your help so they can pay their bills and get a flight back home. The email is coming from your friends account, and it does sound legit, but you didn’t even know your friend was on vacation. Be careful before sending cash, you’re this far from becoming the victim of the latest internet scam. In the latest trend, scammers have...

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75th Anniversary of the Birth of Elvis draws fans to Memphis

This week marks the 75th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s birth. Known as the “King of Rock N Roll” or simply “The King”, Elvis put Rock and Roll on the map, but also was quite the movie star as this LA Times article remembers. I mention that because children entering high school this year were born 20 years after Elvis’ tragic death. So familiarity might be weak. Elvis’ legion of fans still...

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