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Bush vows action on airline delays, stranded passengers
President Bush ordered his top aviation regulators Thursday to reduce the record flight delays that plagued airports this summer. (USA Today)

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Maysville, Kentucky: Americana on the Ohio River
On the south bank of the Ohio River in northern Kentucky is a town where time stands still. Riverboats dock beside the bridge. Cabaret plays in the restored opera house. Locals talk politics over ham and eggs at the diner. Maysville and its neighboring town Washington (a living museum) offer a wonderful and fast-disappearing peek into the world of early America. (Charles Leocha)

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More travel news

Starting Monday, new passport requirements kick in
Next week marks another chapter in a long, often confusing saga of changing U.S. entry rules: As of Monday, U.S. airline passengers will once again need to carry a valid passport when traveling to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean or Bermuda. (USA Today)

Lorenzo weakens to tropical storm
Hurricane Lorenzo weakened to a tropical storm Friday after making landfall along the east-central Gulf coast of Mexico, the National Hurricane Center reported. (CNN)

Plane searched over item in traveler’s bags
A SkyWest Airlines plane was isolated and searched at Denver International Airport on Thursday after a suspicious item was removed from a passenger’s checked luggage, but nothing alarming was found on the aircraft, authorities said. (AP)

Confessions of a Vegas massage therapist
Our anonymous confessor has been a massage therapist for six years, including the past three at a spa inside a premier hotel in Las Vegas. (BudgetTravel)

Visiting the Hamptons, but not paying the price
For a resort chic on a budget, pitch a tent and sort of rough it among otherwise outrageously expensive seasonal rentals. (The New York Times)(Registration required.)

Today’s Travel Blogs

Which hotel chain has the best bed?
Sleep System? Heavenly Bed? Sleep Number? Four Seasons mattress? Which hotel chain do you think provides the best sleeping experience? (Hotel Hotsheet)

Fly three get one free from Southwest
Southwest is on an uncharacteristic roll with its frequent flyer promotions. The latest: Rapid Rewards members can get a free ticket after flying three roundtrips within California. (Smarter Travel)

Speeding train crosses Europe faster
In the continuing contest between airplanes and trains in Europe, the Eurostar line has set a new record for the fastest journey between Brussels and St. Pancras Station in London. Cutting a good twenty minutes off the previous record, the Belgium to Britain journey took just one hour and 43 minutes. (Jaunted)

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