This Week in Travel

Here’s a short list of travel related stories I wasn’t able to write posts about this week. I hope you’ll explore the links on your own: The San Diego Wild Animal Park is being renamed the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Safari is Swahili for “Journey of Mind and Soul” which the park claims better represents the current mission of the park. The Oregonian has a beautiful guide to the state’s wineries....

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Las Vegas reporting uptick in Reservations (and rates)

It is unlikely that any city in the US was hit as hard by the recession as Las Vegas. They experienced twin crashes in housing and tourism while still not being completely recovered from the downturn of the early 2000s. While housing may yet take a while to recover, signs of a recovery in the tourism industry are growing. Numbers just released by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority say the city attracted 3,330,658 visitors...

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LastMinuteTravel.com Travel Temptations Sweepstakes Kickoff

Last Minute Travel is giving away free hotel nights at popular locations across the country. To qualify, just follow @LMTTweets on Twitter and RT (re-tweet) the contest Tweets as instructed. Then, those who follow and RT will be entered into a random drawing for those free hotel nights. We’ll have a new RT promo about every two weeks, so be sure to check back for new hotel packages and additional chances to win. Our first week will...

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This Week In Travel

NomadicMatt has penned a great column on Huffington Post about Why We Travel. MSNBC has a list of America’s strangest Roadside Attractions. How many have you visited? The NY Times visits the revived Brixton Market in London. The LA Times suggests some alternate beach destinations for those tired of the sands of Southern...

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This week in Travel

The LA Times covers the “Swimming of the Ponies“, which is not a Virginia take on the running of the bulls; the best ice cream treats in Las Vegas; and New York’s club and bar scene is going up, way up, to the roof. The NY Times visits the picturesque Paris waterside from hotel barges to floating bars; staying with the water theme, they travel on a houseboat near Sacremento, CA; and why Spongebob Squarepants may be...

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