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Today’s Top Story
Fuzzy math on carbon footprints
Admit it. At one time or another, you’ve been guilty of taking an unnecessary trip that wasted energy, generated pollution, and helped contribute to global warming. In fact, it’s probably safe to say that until recently very few among us considered the fate of the planet when making our travel plans–price and convenience, sure, but not fuel burn. (USA Today)
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Zip lining over St. Lucia
Forget bowling, rock climbing and ice skating. The coolest thing to do on a cruise vacation these days is to go zip-lining through the jungle. Strap yourself into a harness 80 feet above the jungle floor, then zip along the treetops with the parrots. It’s the ultimate adrenaline rush. (Anita Dunham-Potter)
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More travel news
Air Canada flight makes emergency landing
An Air Canada flight from Toronto to London made an emergency landing in Ireland after the co-pilot became ill in the cockpit, an airline spokesman said Tuesday. (AP)
London will be Europe’s first city to get A380 service
The world’s largest passenger jet will take off for London from Singapore on March 18, marking the Airbus A380′s first commercial flight to Europe. (Reuters)
Stranded at the airport? Dont’ forget Rule 240
It was created by the old Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) way before the days of airline deregulation. And the rule clearly stated what an airline’s responsibilities were to passengers in the event of a flight cancellation or delay. (TodayShow.com)
When Willy Wonka’s gold ticket isn’t enough
An all-chocolate room was unveiled in Manhattan on Tuesday — a pre-Valentine’s Day creation complete with furniture and artwork made of the sweet stuff. (AP)
San Jose travel agency owners charged with bilking clients
Theft and elder fraud charges have been filed against two San Jose area travel agency owners accused of bilking hundreds of clients of more than $1 million in travel fees for trips they never provided. (San Jose Mercury News)
Today’s Travel Blogs
And you thought your passport took forever
Given all those new passport woes during 2007, we’re sure plenty of you have sob stories about how long it took to get a new passport. But spare a thought for Maria Kostova in Macedonia who had to wait more than 20 years to finally get her right to travel. (Jaunted)
Can I get a refund for my flight to Kenya?
If you’re into the world’s most dangerous places, chances are Kenya’s at the top of your “must visit” list. The State Department has advised Americans to stay away from the violence-plagued East African country. So where does that leave people with nonrefundable airline tickets to Nairobi? (Elliott.org)
How NOT to kill your significant other while traveling
Mark Twain once said, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” An excellent quote, but he could have added one more item to the list of things traveling often destroys– relationships. (Gadling)
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